LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation and Universal Avionics are pleased to announce that operators interested in seeing a Falcon 900B with the first EFI-890R cockpit retrofit upgrade can walk through the aircraft at the static display during the Convention and Exhibition of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). The aircraft will be on static display at Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas from October 22-24 and will also showcase a newly designed interior, new paint and new cabin/management/entertainment system; all completed by Duncan Aviation. Representatives from Duncan Aviation and Universal Avionics will be on hand to answer questions and give tours of this beautifully transformed aircraft.
The EFI-890R cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and significantly improves reliability and situational awareness. The Duncan Aviation/Universal Avionics cockpit upgrade presents a simple concept: Replace only the most critical components to maximize upgrade efficiency. This straightforward solution provides significant weight and power savings, increases reliability and reduces maintenance costs. The operator will realize less downtime and experience maintenance cost savings while receiving the benefits of the latest advancements in avionics technology comparable to current production OEM aircraft.
The avionics suite has five high-resolution Universal EFI-890R 8.9” Advanced Flight Displays, including Engine Interface Units (EIU) that replace analog gauges. Dual Universal UNS-1Fw Flight Management Systems (FMS) provide Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/LPV) capabilities and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capability. Dual Vision-1® computers provide Synthetic Vision and dual Application Server Units (ASUs) support procedural checklists, electronic documents (Edocs), Present Position (depiction) on approach plate overlays and external video capability.
“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. “Universal Avionics and Duncan Aviation have a long-standing relationship and a history of providing excellent upgrades to aircraft operators. We are excited to provide this solution for the Falcon 900B.”
Through its Organization Delegated Authority (ODA), Duncan Aviation completed a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the EFI-890R upgrade.
In addition to the cockpit upgrade, Duncan Aviation completed several interior upgrades, including complete soft good refurbishment, new cabinet veneer, new Duncan Design Collection PSU overlay panels, new EMTEQ LED lighting, new drinkrails and pull-out sidewall tables, new hi-lo conference table from Enflite, new right-hand mid-cabin credenza/setee cabinet, new galley, new TIA coffee maker and microwave, new vanity, new natural stone counters and new hardware plating by Technocoatings. New winglets were installed prior to the aircraft getting repainted with paint provided by Akzo Nobel.
Duncan Aviation also installed Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management system, providing passengers a hi-definition cabin entertainment experience. The Venue CMS system includes the new Skybox™ providing an easy and convenient solution to watch the latest Hollywood movies and TV shows on demand on their Apple devices or the new hi-definition cabin monitors.
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 Advanced Flight 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.
The program will feature a five-panel EFI-890R display suite including Primary Flight, Navigation and Engine Displays, dual Vision-1 Synthetic Vision, Radio Control Units and WAAS/SBAS-Flight...
The first installation is nearing completion with the aircraft scheduled to be delivered in June and several other potential aircraft upgrades very close to signing contracts.