|Dassault Falcoln 900B. Photo: Wikipdeia
[Avionics Today 10-23-2014] Duncan Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the installation of a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ solution for a Falcon 900B with Universal Avionics EFI-890R advanced flight displays.
Since the announcement of the Universal Avionics EFI-890R Falcon 900B avionics retrofit option last fall, Duncan Aviation has completed two of the Falcon 900B avionics upgrades. The recent completion of the FANS 1/A+ certification will allow Falcon 900B operators to fly the most efficient path to between the U.S. and Europe in compliance with the 2017 North Atlantic Tracks (NATS) guidelines.
“The Falcon 900B has always been a good aircraft, but the avionics had become the weakest link in its future capabilities. The Universal Avionics solution replaces the items that cause those limitations as well as provides the operator with additional capabilities. Synthetic Vision allows the pilot the best in situational awareness throughout each aspect of the flight regime. The Application Server Units [ASU] provide the crew with a higher level of guidance when taxiing at unfamiliar airports, as well as weather and a user-definable checklist. This system also offers the ability for camera input on the Primary Flight Displays, WAAS with LPV, RNP 0.3 for approaches, the foundation for ADS-B, RNP 4 for flight within the NAT Tracks, UniLink UL-801 CMU weather, displayed Jepp charts and winds aloft, and more,” explains Gary Harpster, a Duncan Aviation avionics sales representative.