Dassault Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Universal Avionics (UA) InSight Flight Deck on the Dassault Falcon 900B.
According to Dassault, the STC for the Falcon 900B allows owners to upgrade to a 4-display InSight System while maintaining existing factory-delivered and OEM-supported Flight Management Systems (FMS). The solution is also fully compatible with the FANS 1/A+ CPDLC, and ATN B1 solutions already provided by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet.
The upgrades provide a new level of situational awareness to the flight crew, with features such as a 3D Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and 2D interactive digital maps, as well as high brightness and large format displays with intuitive interfaces. In addition, the installation also increases available payload by over 200 lbs (91 kg) by removing five (5) Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) with limited brightness and color rendering, three symbol generators, and other sources of maintainability and parts availability challenges for flight departments.
Dror Yahav, UA Chief Executive Officer, said: “The InSight Display System continues to gain significant momentum in the market, with nine STCs available or in advanced development, demonstrating the scalability of the system for business aviation. Upcoming upgrades for Enhanced Flight Vision Systems and Flight Deck Connectivity will bring the updated airplane into the front line of business jets.”