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Dassault Falcon Offers SmartStem® Wireless Tire Pressure System on Falcon 50 Aircraft
Orlando, Florida
10/29/2012
(Orlando, Florida, October 29, 2012) – Dassault Falcon recently received EASA and FAA approval to install SmartStem® Tire Pressure System on Falcon 50 series aircraft. SmartStem was developed by Crane Aerospace & Electronics to provide a fast and reliable method of checking tire pressure without experiencing gas loss.
  
The technology provides numerous benefits including reduced maintenance costs, improved convenience, and automatic tracking of tire pressure checks – adding an extra measure of safety and extending tire life.  It is also designed to be easily retrofitted on existing aircraft since it is compatible with all standard tire maintenance equipment.

To fit an aircraft with SmartStem, the existing tire inflation valve stem is simply replaced with a special valve stem containing integral sensors.  SmartStem communicates tire pressure, temperature, and other stored information wirelessly to a handheld reader without the use of an internal battery in the stem.  Since the information is transmitted wirelessly, and does not require the removal of the valve cap, no gas is lost during routine tire pressure checks.  The handheld reader stores up to 10,000 readings (tire pressure, temperature, date, time, aircraft tail number and wheel position) and can be downloaded to a PC.

Note for the Editors

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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