Rockwell Collins’ FANS 1/A solution for Dassault Falcon 50EX aircraft now certified

Rockwell Collins FANS 1A

Rockwell Collins’ Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A solution for Dassault Falcon 50EX aircraft that have been upgraded with Pro Line 21™ avionics is now certified as part of a supplemental type certificate held by Dassault Falcon Jet. The FANS 1/A solution is available from authorized Rockwell Collins dealers as an option with the Pro Line 4™ to Pro Line 21 upgrade.
With FANS 1/A, Falcon 50EX aircraft operators will comply with regulations for operating over the North Atlantic and be able to access preferred wind-efficient transatlantic routes to save time and fuel.

To complement the FANS upgrade and other connectivity needs, Rockwell Collins’ solution goes beyond hardware and includes:

  • FANS 1/A Federal Aviation Administration letter of authorization assistance
  • Interactive flight crew training with real-time feedback to improve understanding of the FANS environment
  • A one-year subscription to Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM premium flight planning solution and mobile application—with ARINCDirect, operators will gain best-in-class flight planning, weather, VHF/SATCOM data link connectivity and 24/7 global support.

“For Falcon 50EX owners, the FANS 1/A certification makes the already popular Pro Line 4 to 21 upgrade an extraordinary, all-in-one approach for compliance with airspace modernization deadlines,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Pro Line 21 brings turn-key compliance with FANS 1/A, ADS-B, WAAS and more, and aircraft value is further enhanced with extensive situational awareness tools like synthetic vision, electronic charts, graphical weather and more.”

Rockwell Collins has already fielded several other FANS 1/A solutions for business aircraft, including the Challenger 604 and more than 300 new Pro Line Fusion®-equipped Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 6000, and Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The company’s FANS 1/A solution is also part of Bombardier’s Pro Line 21™ “Advanced” flight deck for new Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft, and aftermarket Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Additionally, the company has announced that FANS 1/A will be available for Falcon 2000 operators with its Pro Line 4-to-21 flight deck upgrade.

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