Chicago Jet Group, based at Aurora Municipal airport, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate for Universal Avionics' InSight flight deck upgrade on the Dassault Falcon 900B. The upgrades are designed to allow operators to choose from a Phase One or Phase Two package.
Phase One replaces the NZ-2000 FMS by adding dual UA UNS-1Fw SBAS-FMSs including LP and LPV approach capabilities, a CVR-120A cockpit voice recorder and UniLink UL-801 communications management unit. This solution offers capabilities for FANS 1/A+ CPDLC, European ATN B1 and push-to-load, which is required by the FAA for domestic US CPDLC, departure and en-route clearances. This FANS over Iridium design utilises the Latitude Technologies DL150 Iridium transceiver.
In Phase Two the InSight integrated flight deck solution replaces the legacy EDZ-800 EFIS system with four UA InSight EFI-1040 displays, dual Touch EFIS control display units, dual alphanumeric keyboards and the Mid-Continent SAM MD-302 standby attitude module, for a weight saving of more than 250 pounds. CJG's STC options include upgraded dual or triple integrated PS Engineering PAC45L audio control panels system, Latitude Technologies Iridium-based SkyNode S200 safety voice satcom for the cockpit and Aircraft Lighting International enhanced adjustable LED cockpit lighting for the overhead panel, glareshield instrument panel flood lights, along with replacement LED lamps for the cockpit dome lights and reading lights.
The two phase installation is designed to offer Falcon 900B owners or operators flexibility in budget and downtime coordination. The most comprehensive installation provides both Phase One and Phase Two during a single downtime event.
“The InSight display system elevates the Falcon 900B to a nextgen world-class aircraft,” says Mike Mitera, Chicago Jet Group president. “Owners and operators will see immediate results in safety of flight, increased aircraft value and a lower operating cost thanks to the increased reliability of the Universal Avionics equipment over the original OEM cockpit design.”