Bombardier introduces Advanced Avionics Upgrade for Global aircraft

A Bombardier Global 5000 business jet in flight.
Photo Credit: Bombardier

Bombardier has announced its new Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) for the Bombardier Vision flight deck.  The upgrade will be applicable to in-service Global aircraft.

It’s the latest new avionics software and hardware enhancement that will increase situational awareness and offer advanced visualization features for the pilots. 

Avionics upgrade applicability

These avionics are powered by Collins Aerospace and are available for in-service on these aircraft respectively: Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 5500, and Global 6500 aircraft, and are to be integrated with the Bombardier Vision flight deck

The AAU is built to tackle-in-service Global products to the next step of engineering pioneering, which is already installed on the in-production models of Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.

The new AAU software will also allow the installation of the manufacturer’s revolutionary Combined Vision System (CVS). This integrates the curing edge feature of the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and the Enhanced Vision System (EVS) in a single view which shaves off the crew’s workload. 

With the crew’s workload shaved, this will allow the crew to have better situational awareness with the clearest view through rough weather conditions. 

In fact, the Global 6000 business aircraft, is the first in the lineup to receive the upgrade, currently fitted at the Wichita Service Centre. 

A Bombardier Global 6000 jet in the hangar ready for modification for the German Armed Forces
Global 6000. Photo Credit: Bombardier

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Paul Sislian, Executive Vice President, Aftermarket Services & Strategy, Bombardier said: “The new software upgrade for the Bombardier Vision flight deck is a game-changer and we are delighted, along with Collins Aerospace, to bring our operator’s aircraft to new levels of operational excellence.”

He added:  “The Bombardier Vision flight deck has been an important staple on Bombardier Global aircraft for years, and the addition of the Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) ensures our business aircraft continue to be renowned for their impeccable safety, reliability, and performance.”

Marc Ayala, senior director of sales, Business & Regional Avionics, Collins Aerospace said: “The primary objective of this upgrade, and our long-term collaboration with Bombardier, is to proactively provide information to the flight deck that improves safety and confidence in decision making.”

Apart from the Combined Vision System being superior to the AAU, owners of Bombardier aircraft can opt-in additional after optional enhancement to their new avionics package. 

This includes ADS-B in/Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) and Airport Moving map/SVS Taxi mode. 

Moreover, a recently-introduced state-of-the-art weather radar will also be available which allows Vertical Weather and Predictive Windshear featured options.

In addition, Bombardier’s safety and performance-enhancing capabilities with the AAU including the Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS); come with an improved message logic and algorithm. 


The modification of the AAU on its fleet of Global Aircraft is available throughout the Bombardier service center network. 

Bombardier’s recently delved into the market of maintenance repair and overhaul in Singapore, Miami Opa Locka, Melbourne, and London Bigigin Hill. 

These new state-of-the-art modern facilities employ Bombardiers factory-trained technicians to ensure the streamlined process in excellence in engineering.

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