Duncan Aviation Partners with Universal Avionics on Falcon 900B Retrofit Package

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


LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation has partnered with Universal Avionics to install and certify a technologically advanced cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900B.

This cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and will significantly improve reliability and situational awareness. The avionics suite will have five high-resolution Universal EFI-890R LED backlit LCD displays, including EI (Engine Indication) that will replace the analog gauges. Dual Universal UNS-1Fw Flight Management Systems (FMS) will provide Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/SBAS/LPV) capabilities at initial certification and are ADS-B capable. Dual Vision-1® computers will provide Synthetic Vision and dual Application Server Units for on-side charts and graphical weather. Data link for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) operations will also be available. This solution also provides the capability for video, checklists and more.

“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+.”

Through its Organization Delegated Authority (ODA), Duncan Aviation will complete the new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on the Dassault Falcon 900B with certification expected this summer.

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. Reduced downtimes, reduced risk and investment are being delivered by Duncan Aviation with thorough preplanning with customers, the FAA, avionics and airframe OEMs and Duncan Aviation’s in-house engineering team.

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.

About Duncan Aviation
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.

Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team launch offices strategically located throughout the United States.  

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277. Or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.

About Universal Avionics
Universal Avionics manufactures and markets an extensive line of advanced avionics equipment. Product lines include the UNS-1 SBAS-enabled WAAS Flight Management Systems; the EFI-890R Flat Panel Display; a line of Flat Panel Integrated Cockpit Displays; the Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System; the TAWS Terrain Awareness and Warning System; the ASU chart, E-DOCS, checklist display system; Cockpit Voice Recorders; Flight Data Recorders; Radio Control Units; an Engine Display System; and a host of other advanced avionics equipment. For more information about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com.

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