[Avionics Magazine 05-16-2016] Rockwell Collins’ Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A solution for Dassault Falcon 50EX aircraft that have been upgraded with Pro Line 21 avionics is now certified as part of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) held by Dassault Falcon Jet. The upgrade gives Falcon 50Ex operators access to preferred wind-efficient transatlantic routes where FANS 1/A has been mandated within the North Atlantic Tracks System (NATS).
Rockwell Collins FANS 1/A solution. Photo: Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins has already fielded several other FANS 1/A solutions for business aircraft, including the Challenger 604 and more than 300 new Pro Line Fusion-equipped Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 6000, and Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The company’s FANS 1/A solution is also part of Bombardier’s Pro Line 21 advanced flight deck and for new Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft, and aftermarket Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Additionally, the company has announced that FANS 1/A will be available for Falcon 2000 operators with its Pro Line 4-to-21 flight deck upgrade.