Universal Avionics (UA) has joined forces with Fort Worth, Texas-based FAA certified MRO facility Trimec Aviation to provide integrated avionics solutions for all Dassault Falcon 2000/2000EX aircraft equipped with Collins Aerospace's Pro Line 4. The solution will include UA's InSight flight display system, SBAS-flight management systems (FMS), SkyLens head-wearable display (HWD) and UniLink communications management system. Completion of the supplemental type certificate (STC) is expected on the first of the type aircraft in the first quarter of 2023.
“Replacing existing flight deck displays with the InSight flight display system is an economical and sustainable initiative that extends the service life of both the flight deck and the aircraft while enhancing capabilities to meet global airspace compliance,” says CEO Dror Yahav. “Whether you own the aircraft for just a few years or decades to come, we believe this holistic approach complements the rising demand and value of the F2000/F2000EX aircraft.”
The integration will deliver a rich feature set for enhanced situational awareness and improved safety, increasing payload by more than 200 lbs and resolving concerns from operators on the obsolescence of CRT displays. Features include a second generation 3D Synthetic Vision System (SVS), a fully interactive and integrated digital map, a head-up navigation solution for all phases of flight with 360 degrees of enhanced terrain awareness and the latest in human machine interface (HMI) design including touch control interactions to reduce crew workload. The solution also supports RNP 0.3 approaches and enables CPDLC/DCL/FANS 1A+/ATN B1, saving 15 minutes or more for a typical flight. Trimec will provide the integration and certification of the system on the Falcon 2000/2000EX, which sets the stage for deployment on other aircraft with Pro Line 4.
“We are excited to be working closely with Universal Avionics on this achievement as our relationship goes back many years. We are always looking for ways to help our customers and this package with Universal Avionics InSight is a big step forward providing a modern package,” says Trimec general manager John Holland. “The additional components provide CPDLC features as well as an economic alternative for Falcon 2000 operators that are now looking to upgrade to FANS.”