(Orlando, Florida, October 19, 2009) - Dassault Falcon recently delivered the 100th Falcon 900EX EASy aircraft into service. As of September 30, 2009, the 4,500 nm Falcon 900EX EASy fleet had performed over 80,000 takeoffs and landings and accrued 157,000 flight hours. Powered by three highly efficient Honeywell TFE731-60 engines, the Falcon 900EX EASy is the category leader in both airport performance and fuel efficiency.
The 900EX EASy was certificated in December 2003 and features the award winning EASy flight deck. Today, there are 321 Falcon aircraft in operation with the EASy flight deck, "Efficiency has long been an important focus for us," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "We believe the EASy flight deck offers the most efficient and safe way to manage cockpit resources. The Falcon aircraft operating with the EASy flight deck are a strong testament to the intrinsic advantages of our program."
EASy II for the Falcon 900EX
The latest iteration of the EASy flight deck - EASy II - will include new options that further enhance crew situational awareness and aircraft operational safety. These features include a synthetic vision system, the Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS), an optional Automatic Descent Mode, XM Graphical Weather, Required Navigation Performance - Special Aircraft Aircrew Authorization Required (RNPSAAAR) >0.1, and WAAS LPV.
The EASy flight deck was originally developed around Honeywell's Primus Epic system in the mid-1990s in an effort to create a fully integrated cockpit management system and to foster improved situational awareness. Its "T"-shaped configuration of four 14.1-inch LCD screens has many benefits for the crew. Tactical information needed to fly the aircraft is displayed in front of each pilot on their own primary display unit. Strategic information, such as navigational functions and checklists, are shared on the two vertically-stacked centrally located multifunction display units, to ensure the flight crew works in tandem and facilitating safety as each sees the other's inputs.
Falcon 900 History...
Originally conceived in the 1980s, the Falcon 900 was proposed at a time when the scope of business aviation was expanding to include more transatlantic destinations. Greater range was a prerequisite but also, larger cabins and greater margins of safety. The Falcon 900 was the first, and remains the only, airplane in its class with a three engine design offering unmatched airport performance and increased peace of mind, especially on long over water flights. The Falcon 900 family also benefits from being the most fuel efficient airplane in its class by a wide margin.
In the cabin, the standard layout of the Falcon 900 includes three seating areas and a large baggage compartment accessible while in-flight. The Falcon 900 features a comfortable cabin width of seven feet eight inches and a cabin height of six feet two inches. The roomy proportions of its cross section became so popular it was adopted on the Falcon 2000 family and the Falcon 7X.
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