Thu, Jun 23, 2011
Flight Deck Enhances Situational Awareness And Operational
The FAA on Tuesday notified Dassault Falcon that it has
certified EASy II for the Falcon 900LX. EASA approval was granted
June 10th. The first production Falcon 900LX with EASy II will be
delivered in July. "EASy II marks a dramatic step forward in
creating a cockpit environment that is focused on elevating
situational awareness," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of
Dassault Falcon. "The new suite of tools included in EASy II makes
it the most advanced flight deck in the industry."
Last March, a Falcon 900LX serving as an EASy II test airplane
flew the first LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance)
approaches down to 250-foot minima using Europe's new EGNOS
(European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) satellite
navigation system, successfully demonstrating one of the key
situational awareness tools in the new flight deck.
Dassault says EASy II will offer a number of new options and
enhancements, including a Synthetic Vision System (SVS), improved
display symbology, Flight Management System (7.1) enhancements,
improved Take Off and Go Around capability, a Runway Awareness and
Advisory System (RAAS), RNP SAAR approaches capability, and an
enhanced navigation package including WAAS and EGNOS LPV function.
Other new options available in EASy II include Automatic Decent
Mode (ADM); XM Graphical Weather integrated into the INAV map and
ADS-B Out (Automatic Dependant Surveillance -Broadcast).
Two new communication features are also in development; FANS 1A
(Future Air Navigation System) and PM-CPDLC / ATN (Controller Pilot
Data Link Communication / Air Traffic Network) which are compliant
with Europe's new data link mandates will be also available for
Falcon 7X, 2000EX/LX and 900EX/LX aircraft.
EASA also approved the modification of Falcon 900 EX-LX Head Up
display software to match the new EASy II flight deck features.
A retrofit for all Falcon 900 EASy aircraft will be available as
a Service Bulletin by July 4, 2011.A training course developed with
CAE SimuFlite, has received approval by EASA, the FAA and the
United Kingdom's CAA. EASy II will also be made available for the
7X in the third quarter of 2012, and for Falcon 2000 EASy variants
in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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