EASy II Certification Granted by EASA and FAA for the Falcon 900LXBy Dassault Falcon, PRNE
Monday, June 20, 2011
SAINT-CLOUD, France, June 21, 2011 -
- Next Generation of the Award-Winning Flight Deck
Further Enhances Situational Awareness and
Dassault Falcon today received approval from the FAA for EASy
II, the next generation of its award winning flight deck (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.
EASy II Enhancements
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.
EASy Flight Deck History
The EASy flight deck was developed around Honeywell’s Primus
Epic system in the late 90s in an effort to create a fully
integrated cockpit management system and to foster improved
situational awareness. Its “T”-shaped configuration of four
14.1-inch LCD screens has many benefits for the crew. Tactical
information needed to fly the aircraft is displayed in front of
each pilot on their own primary display unit. Strategic
information, such as navigational functions and checklists, are
shared on the two vertically-stacked centrally located
multifunction display units, to ensure the flight crew works in
tandem and facilitating safety as each sees the other’s inputs.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon
business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault
Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70
countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the
Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business
jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France
and the United States and service facilities on multiple
continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the
rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have
been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets
currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX and
the 7X-as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000LX and the new
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Press Contacts : Dassault Aviation (France); Vadim Feldzer, Tel. +33-1-47-11-44-13; Marie-Alexandrine Munoz, Tel. +33-1-47-11-64-23; Dassault Falcon (USA)
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