Dassault Aviation has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for Universal Avionics' (UA) InSight flight deck upgrade on the Dassault Falcon 900B.
Dassault's unique STC for the Falcon 900B allows owners to upgrade to a four-display InSight system while maintaining existing factory-delivered and OEM-supported flight management systems (FMS). The solution is fully compatible with the FANS 1/A+, CPDLC and ATN B1 solutions already provided by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet.
Introduced in 1991, the Falcon 900B continues to be a desirable aircraft, making these upgrades essential for ongoing operations. This solution provides 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. It improves flight operations by introducing high brightness, large format displays with intuitive interfaces. Finally, the installation increases available payload by over 200 lbs (91 kg) by removing five cathode ray tubes with limited brightness and colour rendering, three symbol generators and other sources of maintainability and parts availability challenges for flight departments.
“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,” says UA CEO Dror Yahav. “Upcoming upgrades for enhanced flight vision systems and flight deck connectivity will bring the updated aircraft into the front line of business jets.”
The InSight flight deck features unprecedented situational awareness thanks to UA's second generation synthetic vision system (SVS) and interactive digital maps, embedded Jeppesen charting with high-resolution airport maps and more. InSight is complemented with the latest in human machine interface design including touch control interactions with maps and charts, pilot selectable screen layouts, etc, for reduced crew workload. Benefits extend beyond the flight crew by providing unparalleled remote diagnostic capability to increase mission availability. InSight is the building block in preparing the Falcon 900B for other nextgen systems such as UA's SkyLens head-wearable display, interactive SVS (i-SVS) and added display options for engine indication.