Part Of 'EASy Phase II' Series Of Options
a Sunday morning conference at NBAA 2008, Dassault Falcon launched
its new 'EASy Phase II' series of enhancements to the already
capable EASy flight deck.
By far the most significant addition to EASy is the availability
of synthetic vision technology, now under development in
conjunction with Honeywell Aerospace. The system will be offered as
an option in new EASy-equipped models, as well as a retrofit for
like-equipped planes already in the field.
"When EASy was introduced, it was a revolutionary advancement in
cockpit technology and a giant step forward for business aviation,"
said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "And
today EASy continues its development with the adition of synthetic
vision that will move today's most advanced flight deck further
ahead into the future."
Dassault's interpretation of synthetic vision places a
high-resolution three-dimensional digital image on both pilots'
primary display units. The data is derived from the onboard
Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, which enables map
displays and alerts pilots if the aircraft's intended flight path
is projected to come near terrain.
Other features of EASy Phase II will include ADS-B Out
capabilities, improved XM Graphical Weather, Paperless Charts,
Localizer Approach Performance with Vertical Guidance approaches
(LPV), and support for Future Air Navigation System (FANS 1A) using
Controller Pilot Data Link Communications, which allows pilots and
ATC to communicate via a datalink system on transoceanic
Dassault's proprietary EASy flight deck is built largely on the
Honeywell Primus Epic avionics platform. To date, over 225
EASy-equipped aircraft are in service.
The planemaker plans to offer EASy Phase II by the last
quarter of 2009 on new-delivered Falcon 900EX EASy and Falcon 900DX
aircraft. It is projected to be available on Falcon 7X, Falcon
200LX and Falcon 2000DX models in mid-2010.
Three EASy-equipped models -- a Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000EX and
Falcon 7X -- are on static display at Orlando Executive Airport