Duncan Aviation partners Universal Avionics on Falcon 900B retrofit


Companies partner to install and certify a more up to date cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900B business jet.

                           Duncan Aviation Falcon 900B retrofit
Duncan Aviation has partnered with Universal Avionics to install and certify a more modern cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900B.

This cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and will improve reliability and situational awareness. The avionics suite will have five high-resolution Universal backlit LCD displays. Flight management systems (FMS) will provide wide area augmentation system/localizer performance with vertical guidance (WAAS/SBAS/LPV) capabilities at initial certification. Synthetic vision and data link for future air navigation system (FANS) operations will also be available.

“This is an exciting upgrade that offers the capabilities that operators have been asking for, as well as enhanced safety, and reduced operational costs,” said Duncan Aviation’s senior avionics sales representative Gary Harpster. “When combined with the Universal Flight Management System, the 800 series Unilink (Communications Management Unit) system assists operators in complying with upcoming data link mandates such as FANS 1/A+ or Link 2000+.”

Duncan Aviation introduced its “Glass Box Project” concept in 2004. This is a focused effort by Duncan Aviation to make available the latest in emerging flat-panel retrofit technology. Duncan Aviation’s Glass Box Project has continued to expand its reach. Since its introduction, Duncan Aviation has provided solution certifications for Falcons, Challenger 600s/601-1As, Astras, Hawker 800/800XP/1000s, King Air 200/300/350s and Gulfstreams.