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Falcon 900B owners gain new InSight into flight display
The modification addresses the growing obsolescence and maintenance challenges faced by operators of cockpits with legacy avionics. InSight on this Falcon replaces avionics with a fourth gen, integrated flight deck.
The InSight avionics cockpit retrofit upgrade brought the older Falcon 900B up to the latest 21st century standards and enhanced its resale value.

Phoenix Rising Aviation and Global Jet Partners have completed the first Universal Avionics InSight flight display system upgrade, replacing the control display system/retrofit (CDS/R) in a Falcon 900B. Phoenix Rising Aviation, a Part 145 based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, performed the installation together with major C check maintenance. The InSight installation in a Falcon 900B is based on the STC certified by Chicago Jet Group.

This pioneering modification addresses the growing obsolescence and maintenance challenges faced by operators of cockpits with legacy avionics. InSight replaces outdated avionics with a fourth generation, modern, integrated flight deck solution including four high-resolution displays and two touchscreen-enabled control displays, introducing the brightest displays in the industry while increasing available payload and improving reliability. Its 3D synthetic vision system and associated digital maps, combined with advanced safety features for traffic, weather and terrain, significantly enhance situational awareness for safer operations.

Michael D Long, CEO at executive aircraft sales and management specialist Global Jet Partners, says: "We chose the cutting-edge Universal InSight avionics cockpit retrofit upgrade to bring this beautiful, older Falcon 900B up to the latest 21st century standards and enhance its market and resale value. After a five month, complete upgrade, this aircraft is actively for sale and represents a high-value, turn-key market proposition."

"This one-of-a-kind jet is a compelling example of the transformative potential of the InSight system," adds Phoenix Rising president Warren Peck. "With InSight, Falcon 900B owners have a sustainable and cost-effective path to modernisation, regardless of its original avionics configuration, ensuring that their aircraft remain competitive and valuable within the market."

The InSight Flight Display System integrates with existing aircraft systems and includes the latest Universal flight management systems and UniLink data communications management, enabling FANS 1/A+, CPDLC and ATN B1 capabilities. Operational efficiency is improved with CPDLC departure clearances, saving 15 minutes or more on a typical flight, while WAAS/LPV and RNP approaches down to 0.3nm expand the range of airports where precision approaches can be performed.

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