Mid-Canada Mod Center Modernizes Falcon 50 Aircraft Flight Deck with Universal Avionics InSight Display System
Planned Display upgrades to extend aircraft life, improve situational awareness and enhance safety
TORONTO — 17 June 2021 — Mid-Canada Mod Center is upgrading a Dassault Falcon 50 flight deck to improve situational awareness, enhance safety and extend the aircraft’s life. The aircraft is undergoing a two-phase upgrade process to remove legacy CRTs and replace them with the Universal Avionics InSight Display System. Planned completion time for the first phase is Q4 this year.
“Operators are painfully aware that as flight deck avionics age, they become more difficult to maintain and repair, which increases operational costs and makes preserving safety more challenging,” said Bill Arsenault, president of Mid-Canada Mod Center. “The beauty of the Universal Avionics InSight Display System is that these older aircraft can be equipped with modern technology that mirrors what OEMs are installing today in new aircraft. In our experience, the system is reasonably priced, flexible, and can be integrated with a range of legacy avionics systems which means cost savings for our clients.”
The NextGen Display upgrade will modernize this Falcon 50’s flight deck, future-proofing it with FANS 1/A+ and Data Comm capabilities. The aircraft will experience a leap forward in situational awareness and safety, with reduced maintenance spend. Phase one includes replacing legacy CRT displays with Universal Avionics’ (UA) flat-panel LCD Displays. UA EFIS Control Display Units, an Alphanumeric Keyboard, and SBAS-FMS, along with other instruments will round out the initial installation. The first phase’s FAA and Transport Canada STCs are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021 by MC2’s dedicated engineering and certification arm, ADS. Removing electro-mechanical engine gauges and replacing them with a fifth UA InSight EFI-1040 Display is planned for phase two in Q2 2022.
“The selection of InSight as an upgrade for the Falcon 50 is another great example of bringing existing business jets into the frontline of technology in a cost-effective way,” said Dror Yahav, Universal Avionics CEO. “We value our long relationship with MC2, a company which strives to always deliver an excellent solution to the customer,” he added.
More About This Aircraft’s Upgrades
The Falcon 50 InSight installation includes four UA EFI-1040 LCD Displays, two UNS-1Fw SBAS-FMSs, and two Touch EFIS Control Display Units (ECDU). The installation also includes UA’s Data Communications package with the UniLink™ UL-801 Communications Management Unit with ATN B1 capability, and new KAPTURE™ Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) with 25 hour recording capability. FAA and Transport Canada STCs for the first installation phase are expected in the Fourth Quarter of 2021. A planned Phase 2 of the installation will add engine interface.
About Mid-Canada Mod Center
At MC2 (AMO # 59-97), our focus is on extending the operational life of corporate, commercial and special mission aircraft, with a focus on safety and efficiency. Our extensive avionics capabilities include systems design, airworthiness, installation, repairs and 24/7 AOG service for flight deck and cabin avionics. A Transport Canada CAR 561 approved manufacturer, with a far-reaching avionics background, our specialties include advanced flight displays, ADS-B, NextGen, SBAS FMS with LP/LPV, cabin entertainment and connectivity including Satcom and Wi-Fi applications. We are authorized dealers for all major avionics manufacturers. With our sister company, ADS, we offer fully integrated services to a broad range of turbofan business aircraft, legacy Boeing and regional aircraft. We are headquartered at Canada’s Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) with a second facility at Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF). Visit www.midcanadamod.com to learn more.
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