Rockwell Collins expands FANS 1/A capability in business jet aftermarket
- Upgrade offered for Falcon 50EX and Falcon 2000/2000EX aircraft
Dassault Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft currently equipped with Rockwell Collins avionics and flight management system now have an upgrade path for Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability. The enhancements will be available from Rockwell Collins in 2015.
“We’re committed to keeping our customer base up-to-date for flying in modernized airspace around the globe, and FANS 1/A provides significant benefits for transiting the North Atlantic,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.
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By enabling access to preferred, wind-efficient transatlantic routes, Rockwell Collins’ FANS 1/A upgrade saves operators both time and fuel. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), which together make up the FANS package, also reduce pilot workload and significantly enhance the clarity and accuracy of pilot communications with Air Navigation Service Providers in oceanic and remote airspace worldwide.
For Falcon operators, FANS 1/A further enhances the value of Rockwell Collins’ popular Pro Line 4™-to-Pro Line 21™ upgrade, joining a growing list of features including WAAS LPV, graphical weather, electronic charts, and a soon-to-be released synthetic vision option.
Rockwell Collins has already fielded several other FANS 1/A solutions for business aircraft, including more than 100 new Pro Line Fusion®-equipped Bombardier Global 5000, Global 6000 and Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The company is also delivering FANS 1/A as part of Bombardier’s Pro Line 21™ “Advanced” flight deck for Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft.
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Source : Rockwell Collins