(Teterboro, New Jersey, November 27, 2012) – Dassault Falcon has received EASA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install ADS-B Out (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out) on Falcon 50EX and classic Falcon 2000 aircraft equipped with Pro Line 4 avionics.
With this STC, Falcon operators can take advantage of the safety and operational improvements of the new technology before the mandated compliance dates set by airworthiness authorities. This approval follows FAA approval which was received for both aircraft within the past year.
“Dassault Falcon brought to market the STC years early because its benefits can be utilized today,” said Frank Youngkin, Senior Vice President of Customer Service for Dassault Falcon. "Supporting out of production aircraft and developing products that improve safety and operational efficiencies for our customers are paramount.”
ADS-B is a satellite-based surveillance technology for tracking aircraft and is part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Falcon operators that choose to have the STC kit installed beforehand can realize advantages where the service is currently operational such as optimized flight paths and reduced separation in areas of limited or no radar coverage.
The STC data package calls for replacing existing transponders with upgraded units that support the new protocol, along with wiring and other related components. It can be installed by any Dassault Falcon Service Center or Authorized Service Center. The installation takes approximately two weeks, but requires no additional downtime if combined with a C Check.
Dassault Falcon Backgrounder:
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, 2,200 Falcon jets have been delivered to 80 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets—the Falcon 900LX, and the 7X—as well as the twin-engine 2000LX, 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S.