Chicago Jet Group gains STC Approval for Universal Avionics InSight Flight Deck Upgrade on Falcon 900B
Sugar Grove, IL – 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 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). This FOI (FANS over Iridium) design utilises 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.
CJG’s two-phase installation offers Falcon 900B owner/operators flexibility in budget and downtime coordination. The most comprehensive installation provides both Phase One and Phase Two during a single downtime event.
“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 expected to gain approval by Q3 2022.