Upgrade Brings New Capabilities to Falcon 900A and B Operators
Saint-Cloud, France, 27-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade that will provide Falcon 900A and B operators with a range of important operational benefits, including an enhanced air traffic management capability and more reliable, cost-effective component offerings.
Known as “Falcon Select II”, the upgrade will enable operators to take advantage of next-generation ATM features such as ADS-B Out, FANS 1/A, and LPV offered on newer Dassault EASy-equipped aircraft models. It will also allow them to replace existing Cathode Ray Tube Flight displays with more powerful and reliable LCD displays designed to support electronic moving maps, electronic charts, XM weather maps and other advanced new cockpit features.
The package is similar to the Falcon Elite II offering introduced in 2013 for Falcon 900C and 900EX operators.
“With Falcon Select II, a large portion of our older fleet can now take advantage of Next-Gen technologies, which enhance situational awareness and operational capabilities,” said Jacques Chauvet, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Service. “And it contributes to increase the aircraft value on the pre-owned market where Falcons are known to depreciate slower than their competitors. “
Falcon Select II can be installed as a package or a la carte, in accordance with individual Falcon operator operational needs and maintenance schedules. The installation can be performed by any Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) facility, as well as by most Falcon Authorized Service Centers (ASCs). FAA Approval has already been achieved with EASA approval expected in Q1 of 2016.
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About Dassault Aviation
Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 80 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,250 Falcon jets have been delivered. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets — the Falcon 900LX, 7X and 8X — as well as the twin-engine 2000LXS, the Falcon 2000S and the Falcon 5X.
About Dassault Falcon Jet
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.
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