Chicago Jet Group gains STC Approval for Universal Avionics InSight Flight Deck Upgrade on Falcon 900B


Universal Avionics InSight

Tucson, Arizona – Chicago Jet Group (CJG) received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Universal Avionics’ (UA) InSight Flight Deck Upgrade on the Dassault Falcon 900B.

CJG’s unique STC solutions for the Falcon 900B Flight Deck Upgrade are designed to allow operators to choose from a Phase One or Phase Two Package. 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). 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 integrated audio control panels, Iridium-based Safety Voice SATCOM for the cockpit, and enhanced LED Cockpit lighting.

CJG’s two-phase installation offers Falcon 900B owner/operators flexibility in budget and downtime coordination. The most comprehensive installation offers both Phase One and Phase Two during a single downtime event.

“The InSight Display System continues to gain significant momentum in the market, with 9 STCs available or in advanced development, demonstrating the scalability of the system for business aviation,” said Dror Yahav, UA Chief Executive Officer. “Upcoming upgrades for Enhanced Flight Vision Systems and Flight Deck Connectivity will bring the updated airplane into the front line of business jets,” he added.

“The InSight Display System elevates the Falcon 900B to a NextGen world-class aircraft,” said Mike Mitera, Chicago Jet Group President. “Owner/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. As we look to 2022, Chicago Jet Group expects to add to this solution a 5th display for engine indication, and RNP-AR approach capability – a solution extensively tested already.”

The CJG Falcon 900B STC for InSight is available from select Universal Avionics Authorized distributors, and to celebrate this major milestone, UA is offering special upgrade incentives to Falcon 900B operators through December 15, 2021.

More About the InSight Display System

The InSight flight deck features unprecented situational awareness thanks to a 2nd generation SVS and interactive digital maps, embedded charting with high-resolution airport maps, advanced radio control with embedded radio tuning, and more. InSight is complemented with the latest in Human Machine Interface (HMI) design including touch control interactions with the flight plan, etc., for reduced crew workload. Its benefits extend beyond the flight crew by providing unparalleled remote diagnostic capability to increase mission availability. The 4-display InSight solution is the building block in preparing the Falcon 900B for other NextGen systems such as UA’s SkyLens Head-Wearable Display, Interactive SVS (i-SVS), and added display options for engine indication.


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