|Rockwell Collins FANS 1/A solution for the Falcon 2000 and 2000EX provides access to preferred wind-efficient routes over oceanic regions where FANS is used. Photo: Rockwell Collins
[Avionics Magazine 09-02-2016] Rockwell Collins’ Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A solution for Dassault Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft that have been upgraded with Pro Line 21 avionics is now certified under a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) held by Dassault Falcon Jet. The FANS 1/A solution is available from authorized Rockwell Collins dealers as an option with the Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade.
With FANS 1/A, Falcon 2000 and 2000EX aircraft operators will comply with regulations for operating over the North Atlantic and be able to access preferred wind-efficient transatlantic routes to save time and fuel.
To complement the FANS upgrade and other connectivity needs, Rockwell Collins’ solution includes FANS 1/A FAA letter of authorization assistance, interactive flight crew training with real-time feedback to improve understanding of the FANS environment, and a one-year subscription to Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM premium flight planning solution and mobile application.
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 flight deck 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 is certified for Falcon 50EX operators with Pro Line 21.