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Falcons certified for tech that improves poor visibility flying
Already certified on the 8X trijet, enhanced flight vision system via FalconEye maps terrain and carries out thermal imaging at the same time, providing a comprehensive picture to pilots who are battling the elements.
Falcon twinjets will be able to perform safer landings.
Read this story in our April 2019 printed issue.

The Dassault Falcon 900LX, 2000LXS and 2000S have been certified by EASA and the FAA for enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability, which is designed to improve access to airports in bad weather, providing operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft. The new EFVS capability, provided through Dassault Aviation's FalconEye Combined Vision System (CVS) and a combination of six fused sensors, was previously certified on the Falcon 8X trijet following the completion of joint EASA/FAA trials last year.

FalconEye is a head-up display (HUD) that shows separate synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and enhanced thermal and low-light camera images at the same time. It also allows pilots to adjust the split between synthetic vision system and enhanced vision system imaging areas to suit visibility conditions, providing effective situational awareness and allowing the crew to perform bad weather landings with confidence, precision and safety. The FalconEye option has been available on the two-engine 2000LXS/2000S and the three-engine 900LX since October 2016 and on the Falcon 8X since early 2017. The system will also be available on the new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet, which is due to enter service in 2022.

The next enhancement to the FalconEye option will be the addition of a dual head-up display configuration that will support an EFVS-to-land capability, allowing pilots to fly a full approach and land without requiring natural vision to see the runway. Full approval of this capability is anticipated next year.

Dassault has also produced the Falcon Sphere II integrated electronic flight bag suite and FalconConnect, a package of broadband communications solutions designed to facilitate inflight connectivity.

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