Phoenix Rising Aviation and Global Jet Partners announce the completion of the first Universal Avionics InSight Flight Display System upgrade replacing the Control Display System/Retrofit (CDS/R) in a Falcon 900B. Phoenix Rising Aviation performed the installation together with major “C” check maintenance and is showcasing the recently modernized Falcon 900B on the static display at the NBAA Regional Forum in Miami, Opa-Locka, Florida. The InSight installation in a Falcon 900B is based on the STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) certified by Chicago Jet Group.
This pioneering modification addresses the growing obsolescence and maintenance challenges faced by operators of cockpits with legacy avionics. InSight replaces outdated avionics with a 4th Generation, modern, integrated flight deck solution including four high-resolution displays and two touchscreen-enabled control displays, introducing the brightest displays in the industry while increasing available payload and improving reliability. Its cutting-edge 3D synthetic vision system and associated digital maps, combined with advanced safety features for traffic, weather, and terrain, significantly enhances situational awareness for safer operations.
Michael D. Long, CEO at Global Jet Partners says: “We chose the cutting-edge Universal InSight avionics cockpit retrofit upgrade to bring this beautiful, older Falcon 900B up to the latest 21st Century standards and enhance its market and resale value. After a 5-month, complete upgrade, this aircraft is actively for sale and represents a high-value, turn-key market proposition.”
“This one-of-a-kind jet is a compelling example of the transformative potential of the InSight system,” said Warren Peck, President at Phoenix Rising Aviation. “With InSight, Falcon 900B owners have a sustainable and cost-effective path to modernization, regardless of its original avionics configuration, ensuring that their aircraft remain competitive and valuable within the market.”
The InSight Flight Display System integrates with existing aircraft systems and includes the latest
Universal Flight Management Systems (FMS) and UniLink data communications management, enabling FANS 1/A+, CPDLC, and ATN B1 capabilities. Operational efficiency is improved with CPDLC Departure Clearances, saving 15 minutes or more on a typical flight, while WAAS/LPV and RNP approaches down to 0.3nm expand the range of airports where precision approaches can be performed.