Duncan Aviation Completes Second Falcon 900B with Universal Avionics' EFI-890R Retrofit Upgrade

The EFI-890R cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and significantly improves reliability and situational awareness.


LINCOLN, NEB. —Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the December completion of its second Falcon 900B project with Universal Avionics’ EFI-890R cockpit retrofit upgrade installed. The second aircraft also showcases a newly designed interior, paint and fully digital HD cabin/management/entertainment system.

The EFI-890R cockpit upgrade replaces 25 older instruments and significantly improves reliability and situational awareness. The 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 includes five high-resolution Universal EFI-890R 8.9” Advanced Flight Displays, with Engine Interface Units (EIU) that replace the analog gauges. Dual Universal UNS-1Fw Flight Management Systems (FMS) provide Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/LPV) capability.  Dual Vision-1® computers provide Synthetic Vision and dual Application Server Units (ASUs) support procedural checklists, electronic documents (Edocs), Present Position (depiction) of aircraft on approach plate overlays and an Enhanced Vision Infrared Camera System (EVS-1500).

“We are thrilled with the momentum we have with two delivered aircraft featuring this exciting upgrade,” said Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Sales Representative Steve Elofson. “The upgrade offers state-of-the-art capabilities that operators have been asking for, enhanced safety and reduced operational costs. We are very proud to provide this new and exciting upgrade for the Falcon 900B.”

Through its Organization Delegated Authority (ODA), Duncan Aviation has completed these new Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the upgrade:
·        ST01736WI Universal Avionics EFI-890R Flight Deck Retrofit Falcon 900.
·        ST01735WI Universal Avionics UL-801 Datalink System (FANS-1A+ approval pending).

In addition to the cockpit upgrade, Duncan Aviation completed several interior upgrades, including complete soft good refurbishment, new cabinet veneer, Duncan Design Collection PSU overlay panels with EMTEQ LED lighting, radiused drinkrails and pull-out sidewall tables, hi-lo conference table from Enflite, right-hand aft configuration change to add a berthing divan, upper galley modifications, natural stone galley and vanity counters, and hardware plating. Duncan Aviation installed new winglets prior to painting the aircraft. This brings Duncan Aviation's winglet installation total to 58, the most in the industry.

Duncan Aviation also installed Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management system, providing passengers a High-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 the new HD cabin monitors or streamed wirelessly to or from their Apple devices.

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