Dassault Obtains Falcon 900B Avionics STC

Universal Avionics
Credit: Universal Avionics

The FAA has awarded Dassault Aviation a supplemental type certificate (STC) allowing installation of Universal Avionics’ InSight display system upgrade on the Dassault Falcon 900B trijet, Universal announced on Sept. 6.

The four-display InSight suite, which replaces the jet’s legacy Honeywell Primus Epic avionics system, features Universal’s second-generation synthetic vision system, interactive digital maps, and embedded Jeppesen charting with high-resolution airport maps. The installation increases available payload by 200 lb. by removing five cathode ray tubes.

Dassault Aviation introduced the 4,000-nm-range Falcon 900B in the late 1980s and produced it until 2000. 

Falcon 900B owners can upgrade to the InSight system while maintaining the jet’s existing factory-delivered, manufacturer-supported flight management system, Universal said.

“The InSight Display System continues to gain significant momentum in the market, with nine STCs available or in advanced development, demonstrating the scalability of the system for business aviation,” Universal Avionics CEO Dror Yahav said. “Upcoming upgrades for enhanced flight vision systems and flight deck connectivity will bring the updated airplane into the front line of business jets.”


Bill Carey

Based in Washington, D.C., Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and unmanned aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.