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Duncan, Universal Avionics Partner on Falcon 900B Avionics Upgrade

By Tish Drake | January 15, 2013
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Duncan Aviation, based in Lincoln, Neb., has partnered with Universal Avionics, of Tucson, Ariz., to install and certify an advanced cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900B, the companies said Tuesday.

This cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and will have five high-resolution Universal EFI-890R LED backlit LCD displays, including Engine Indication that will replace the analog gauges. Dual Universal UNS-1Fw Flight Management Systems (FMS) will provide Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/SBAS/LPV) capabilities at initial certification and are ADS-B capable. Dual Vision-1 computers will provide Synthetic Vision and dual Application Server Units for on-side charts and graphical weather. Data link for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) operations will also be available.

“This is an exciting upgrade that offers the capabilities that operators have been asking for, as well as enhanced safety, and reduced operational costs,” said Duncan Aviation’s Senior Avionics Sales Representative Gary Harpster. “When combined with the Universal Flight Management System, the 800 series Unilink (Communications Management Unit) system assists operators in complying with upcoming data link mandates such as FANS 1/A+ or Link 2000+.”

Through its Organization Delegated Authority (ODA), Duncan Aviation will complete the new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the Dassault Falcon 900B with certification expected this summer.

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