Dassault receives EASy II approval for Falcon 7X
Dassault has been granted approval from EASA and FAA for the EASy II flight deck for the Falcon 7X business jet.
The EASy II flight deck is now avaiable for all EASy series Falcons.
“The EASy flight deck has received an enthusiastic reception from Falcon operators due to its ability to streamline the workflow in the cockpit and enhance situational awareness,” said John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet. “EASy II offers new functionalities and improved capabilities based upon extensive customer feedback, new regulations and operational changes that accompany a new set of air traffic management tools.”
Thanks to the data link capabilities provided by EASy II, the 7X is the first Falcon able to take advantage of the new generation of air traffic control capabilities. Data link tools such as CPDLC allow air traffic controllers to communicate with pilots via a text-based protocol, which can reduce miscommunication sometimes associated with voice-based communications.
In addition, EASy II is compatible with the US’s Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), a recently implemented SBAS system that allows precision approaches at more European airports.
Installing EASy II on the 7X as a retrofit involves both software and hardware upgrades. The installation can be done at any Dassault Aircraft Services facility or authorised service center and requires up to ten working days of downtime, depending on the options selected. The upgrade can also be installed during a major inspection, minimizing the impact on the operating schedule.