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Standard Aero completes avionics upgrade on Falcon 50EX

April 7, 2011, Tempe, Ariz. - StandardAero Business Aviation announced Wednesday that it has successfully completed the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 cockpit upgrade on a Falcon 50EX business jet.


April 7, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

Today’s announcement makes StandardAero Business Aviation the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider to successfully complete the retrofit.
 
“StandardAero is pleased that Rockwell Collins chose us to perform the first install on a Falcon 50EX,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “Being chosen to do the first article reflects Rockwell Collins’ confidence in us to perform the install properly and efficiently, and underscores the long-standing, close partnership the two companies share. Today’s announcement expands our complement of other nose-to-tail MRO capabilities, providing our customers a single point of service, along with the cost-saving convenience of being able to maximize their aircraft utilization requirements by combining upgrades in tandem with other aircraft maintenance events.”
 
StandardAero is authorized to perform avionics modifications and upgrades at any of its four MRO facilities in Springfield, Ill., Augusta, Ga., Los Angeles andHouston, Texas.
 
The Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 flight deck features four large, configurable 10- by 8-inch liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that includes Rockwell Collins’ Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS).  With IFIS, pilots will have access to high resolution electronic charts, XM graphical weather, including but not limited to NEXRAD, lightning data, satellite images and winds aloft, and enhanced navigation maps. The Falcon 50EX Pro Line 21 retrofit also includes an upgrade to Rockwell Collins’ Flight Management System (FMS) for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches.