Duncan Aviation and Universal Avionics Partner on Falcon 900B Retrofit

Duncan Aviation has partnered with Universal Avionics to install and certify a technologically advanced cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900B.

This cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and will significantly improve reliability and situational awareness. The avionics suite will have five high-resolution Universal EFI-890R LED backlit LCD displays, including EI (Engine Indication) that will replace the analog gauges. Dual Universal UNS-1Fw Flight Management Systems (FMS) will provide Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/SBAS/LPV) capabilities at initial certification and are ADS-B capable. Dual Vision-1® computers will provide Synthetic Vision and dual Application Server Units for on-side charts and graphical weather. Data link for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) operations will also be available. This solution also provides the capability for video, checklists and more.

“This is an exciting upgrade that offers the capabilities that operators have been asking for, as well as enhanced safety, and reduced operational costs,” said Duncan Aviation’s Senior Avionics Sales Representative Gary Harpster. “When combined with the Universal Flight Management System, the 800 series Unilink (Communications Management Unit) system assists operators in complying with upcoming data link mandates such as FANS 1/A+ or Link 2000+.”

Through its Organization Delegated Authority (ODA), Duncan Aviation will complete the new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the Dassault Falcon 900B with certification expected this summer.

Duncan Aviation introduced its “Glass Box Project” concept in 2004. This is a focused effort by Duncan Aviation to make available the latest in emerging flat-panel retrofit technology. Reduced downtimes, reduced risk and investment are being delivered by Duncan Aviation with thorough preplanning with customers, the FAA, avionics and airframe OEMs and Duncan Aviation’s in-house engineering team.

Duncan Aviation’s Glass Box Project has continued to expand its reach. Since its introduction, Duncan Aviation has provided solution certifications for Falcons, Challenger 600s/601-1As, Astras, Hawker 800/800XP/1000s, King Air 200/300/350s and Gulfstreams.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277. Or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.