Heads Up Selected to Provide the Voice Checklist System for Rockwell Collins ProLine 21
Voice checklists and automated passenger briefings are now
seamlessly integrated into the popular Pro Line 21.
Carrollton, Texas – September 01, 2009 – Heads Up Technologies, Inc., a leading
supplier of electronic solutions for general aviation and commercial aircraft, has been
selected to provide the Voice Checklist Management System integrated into the
Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system for the Cessna CJ4. The new system,
called the CKL550, will be ready for production in 1st Qtr, 2010.
Based upon the company’s patented checklist management technology, the CKL550
reads the checklist aloud to the flight crew using a digital voice – just like another crew
member. The checklist items are displayed on the MFD and marked as completed or
deferred by the pilot. The voice presentation reduces pilot visual workload resulting in
better situational awareness and enhanced safety. Customization is possible,
allowing pilots to tailor their checklist to their specific aircraft configuration or mission
The system also provides verbal passenger briefings which can be triggered either
manually through the MFD, or as “autobriefs” associated with completing particular
“We are very pleased to be working with Rockwell Collins on this project” said Rob
Harshaw, President/CEO for Heads Up. “Heads Up introduced the voice checklist
twenty-five years ago at the NBAA as a stand alone unit. The Pro Line 21 project
represents the most seamless integration of our checklist technology to date,” he
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of
innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and
government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics,
mission communications, information management and simulation and training is
delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that
crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.
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