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Falcon 50 Upgrade to Feature Universal Avionics WAAS/SBAS-FMS and Glass Displays

unknownOct. 6, 2008, Tucson, Ariz. - Universal Avionics Systems Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide WAAS/SBAS capability and flat panel glass displays for a Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft modification to be completed by Western Aircraft of Boise, Idaho.


October 6, 2008
By Administrator

unknownOct. 6, 2008, Tucson, Ariz. – Universal Avionics Systems Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been selected to provide WAAS/SBAS capability and flat panel glass displays for a Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft modification to be completed by Western Aircraft of Boise, Idaho.
 
The Falcon 50, which was scheduled for major maintenance, will feature a concurrent interior and avionics overhaul. Universal’s package will include dual UNS-1Fw WAAS/SBAS-FMSs, four EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays, Terrain and Awareness System (TAWS) and the Application Server Unit (ASU) for charts, checklists, EDOCs and WSI InFlight™ weather.
 
“Universal is continuing to see strong demand for its EFI-890R modification packages. Customers are realizing huge advantages in cost, time and options when updating their existing aircraft versus the limited avionics/interior choices and long lead times for new aircraft,” says Dan Reida, Vice President of Marketing for Universal Avionics.
 
Colleen Back, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Western Aircraft indicates, “This particular Falcon 50 often flies in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska.  WAAS, VNAV and LPV capability are important tools that will help them accomplish their mission needs.  This will be the first legacy Falcon 50 that will be able to fly LPV approaches, and we are seeing more and more operators looking for a cost-efficient and reliable way to get into airports that may not have ILS approaches.”
 
The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) package was purchased from West Star Aviation. The STC will be amended to cover Universal’s WAAS/SBAS-FMSs, EFI-890Rs, TAWS and ASU; integrated with the APS-85 autopilot. The aircraft is scheduled for input in early 2009 with the modification to be completed in April.