Duncan Aviation and Honeywell have developed software upgrade

Terry Spruce

Duncan Aviation and Honeywell have partnered
to develop software for and certify Wide Area Augmentation System-Localizer
Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/LPV) upgrade capabilities for
Honeywell Primus Epic CDS/R-equipped Falcon 900 aircraft.

“Through an unprecedented amount of teamwork
and collaboration between our two companies, the Glass Box program for the Falcon
900 has taken a huge step forward with the addition of WAAS/LPV capability to
aircraft equipped with Honeywell’s Primus Epic CDS/R solution,” said Gary
Harpster, senior avionics installations marketing representative, Duncan
Aviation.

Harpster said Honeywell and Duncan Aviation
have both invested in the CDS/R cockpit panel upgrade solution with Duncan
Aviation having installed the major panel retrofit in 16 aircraft, including
the Falcon 900, the Hawker 800A, the Hawker 1000, and the Gulfstream GIII.

“This WAAS/LPV upgrade shows the commitment
our companies have to providing needed technology today while evolving the
system to meet the future needs that operators will have. Duncan Aviation and
Honeywell experts are working with European officials to understand the
requirements for an EASA validation and EGNOS certification.  Our team has
the foundation necessary to make a European installation happen relatively
quickly once these requirements are clarified,” Harpster said.

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