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Falcon 900B Flight Deck Upgrade Receives STC Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Chicago Jet Group for the Universal Avionics InSight Flight Deck Upgrade on Dassault Falcon 900B business jets.Chicago Jet's STC solutions for the Falcon 900B flight deck are separated into two packages: Phase One or Phase Two. Phase One replaces the NZ-2000 FMS by adding dual UA UNS-1Fw SBAS-FMSs including LP and LPV approach capabilities, a CVR-120A Cockpit Voice Recorder, and UniLink™ UL-801 Communications Management Unit. This solution offers capabilities for FANS 1/A+ CPDLC, European ATN B1, and Push-to-Load (required by the FAA for Domestic US CPDLC, departure, and en-route clearances). This FOI (FANS over Iridium) design utilizes the Latitude Technologies DL150 Iridium transceiver. In Phase Two, the InSight Integrated Flight Deck Solution replaces the legacy EDZ-800 EFIS System with four UA InSight EFI-1040 Displays, dual Touch EFIS Control Display Units (ECDU), dual Alphanumeric Keyboards (ANK), and the Mid-Continent SAM® MD-302 Standby Attitude Module, for a weight savings of more than 250 pounds. CJG's STC options include upgraded dual or triple integrated PS Egnineering PAC45L audio control panels system, Latitude Technologies Iridium-based SkyNode S200 Safety Voice SATCOM for the cockpit, and Aircraft Lighting International (ALI) enhanced adjustable LED cockpit lighting for the overhead panel, glareshield instrument panel flood lights, along with replacement LED lamps for the cockpit dome lights and reading lights."The InSight Display System elevates the Falcon 900B to a NextGen world-class aircraft," said Mike Mitera, Chicago Jet Group President. "Owners and operators will see immediate results in safety of flight, increased aircraft value, and a lower operating cost thanks to the increased reliability of the Universal Avionics equipment over the original OEM cockpit design. Most importantly, this sustainable technology is available today."Early next year, Chicago Jet will be adding the engine instrumentation on a 5th display to the Falcon 900B, as well as the RNP-AR approach capability that has been flown and tested and is expected to gain approval by Q3 2022.
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