Falcon 900LX is first to fly using EGNOS


Dassault Falcon 900LX is first aircraft to fly using the new EGNOS satellite navigation system

A Dassault Falcon 900LX recently flew the first approaches using Europe’s new European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) satellite navigation system. The approaches were flown into Pau Pyrenees airport in France on an aircraft equipped with EASy II.

The aircraft flew seven approaches at the airport checking the EGNOS system including the accuracy and precision of the new signal. The new EASy II flight-deck system will be available on Falcon 900LX aircraft in the summer of 2011.

Certification of EASy II is expected in June of this year and will be available on the Falcon 900LX immediately and for other 900 EASy aircraft as a retrofit. EASy II will be made available for the 7X in the third quarter of 2012, and for Falcon 2000 EASy variants in the fourth quarter of 2012.