Falcon 50 operators can take advantage of enhanced safety and advanced navigation capabilities with InSight™ Flight Display System
Tucson, Arizona – October 25, 2023 – Universal Avionics (UA) today announced that Mid-Canada Mod Center, an Authorized Dealer, has been awarded Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Transport Canada and the FAA for NextGen flight deck upgrades on the Dassault Falcon 50.
The upgrade program from Mid-Canada Mod Center installs the InSight™ flight deck solution to modernize Falcon 50 aircraft with latest-generation displays and NextGen capabilities for Data Comm including domestic Controller Pilot Datalink Communication (CPDLC), FANS 1/A+ and ATN B1. Replacement of legacy CRT displays helps address obsolescence, resolving maintenance and repair challenges.
The Falcon 50 InSight installation includes four EFI-1040 LCD displays, two UNS-1Fw SBAS-FMS, and two touchscreen-enabled EFIS Control Display Units (ECDU). The installation also includes UA’s Data Communications package with the UniLink™ UL-801 Communications Management Unit, and KAPTURE™ Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) with internal Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS).
The InSight Display System offers the Falcon 50 a new set of capabilities including next-generation 3D Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS), advanced interactive digital maps, embedded electronic charting, high-resolution airport maps, and intuitive touchscreen controls. InSight also offers up to 130 lbs. weight reduction (savings) based on customer-selected options and final aircraft configuration, increased reliability, and reduced maintenance costs.
"Owners of older aircraft like this Falcon 50 find themselves in a challenging position with obsolete parts that can't be repaired and flight deck systems lacking the enhanced situational awareness newer aircraft take for granted," said Bill Arsenault, president at Mid-Canada Mod Center. "Our commitment to safety underpins all of our modifications, and our specialty is reinvigorating aging aircraft and extending their useful life. We couldn't be more pleased to work with our long-time partner, Universal Avionics, to equip this aircraft with new, future-ready capabilities."
“Falcon 50 operators can enjoy efficient operations and NextGen capabilities with InSight, a sustainable glass cockpit upgrade offering long-term cost savings,” said Dror Yahav, CEO of Universal Avionics. “Our long relationship with MC2 and their specialty in developing unique future-proofing solutions makes them the ideal partner to deliver this modern display system upgrade."
InSight Display System integration with Universal’s SBAS-FMS and UniLink UL-801 CMU provides Falcon 50 operators a path to meet current and future NextGen and SESAR mandates and capabilities: ATN B1, ADS-B Out, CPDLC, Domestic Departure Clearances (DCL), Data Communications, FANS 1/A+, and SBAS/LPV. The 4-display InSight solution is also the first building block in preparing the Falcon 50 flight deck for other systems such as UA’s ClearVision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with SkyLens™ Head-Wearable Display, Interactive SVS (i-SVS), and more.
Learn more about the InSight Flight Display System for the Falcon 50.
About Universal Avionics
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About Mid-Canada Mod Center
At MC2 (AMO # 59-97), we help extend the operational lifespan of business, commercial, government and military, special mission and rotary-wing aircraft, focusing on safety and efficiency. An authorized dealer for Universal Avionics and all other major avionics manufacturers, our comprehensive capabilities include flight deck and cabin avionics-systems design and certification, installation, modification kits, repairs and 24/7 AOG service. We are a Transport Canada CAR 561 approved manufacturer with a far-reaching avionics background. Our specialties include advanced flight displays, ADS-B, NextGen, SBAS FMS with LP/LPV, cabin entertainment and connectivity, including Satcom and Wi-Fi applications. With ADS, our engineering, design and certification partner, we offer fully integrated services to a broad range of turbofan business aircraft, legacy Boeing and other regional aircraft. Our headquarters are at Canada’s Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), and we have a second facility at Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF). Visit www.midcanadamod.com to learn more.