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Dassault Falcon to Offer ADS-B Out STC
 
10/9/2011
​ (Las Vegas, Nevada, October 9, 2011) – Dassault Falcon has developed a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip Falcon 2000 and 2000EX operators with ADS-B Out (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out) retrofit for in service aircraft. (ADS-B is included in the newest generation of Dassault’s EASy Flight Deck, EASy II.)
 
"Any time there is an opportunity to enhance safety, we look to see how we can capitalize on that for our operators,” said Frank Youngkin, Senior Vice President of Customer Service for Dassault Falcon. "Although the mandated deadline to install ADS-B is still some time away, it’s clear that there are operational advantages that can be realized by deploying the technology today, and we have worked hard to make this available to Falcon operators in the shortest time possible.”
 
The STC Data Package calls for replacing existing transponders with upgraded units that support the new protocol, along with wiring and other related components. It can be installed by any Dassault Service Center as well as any Authorized Service Center. EASA certification for the STC package is expected in the first quarter of 2012. A similar STC is expected to be available for Falcon 50EX operators by the end of November, 2011.
 
ADS-B is a surveillance technology for tracking aircraft and is part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The satellite-based system optimizes flight paths and allows for reduced separation in areas of limited or no radar coverage. The FAA-mandated deadline to install ADS-B Out on all aircraft is 2020. Other airworthiness authorities are adopting it even sooner; Australia’s CASA has mandated a deadline of 2013 and the EASA has mandated a retrofit deadline of 2017. The ADS-B infrastructure is expected to be fully complete by 2013. The technology has been used successfully in parts of Alaska and Canada and some areas of the U.S. for more than 10 years.
 

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Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.

About Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,500 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X.

About Dassault Falcon Jet

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.

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