Falcon 50 Cockpit Retrofit from Universal Avionics Gains STC

 - January 9, 2008, 5:16 AM

A five-display upgrade for the Falcon 50 has been STC’d, according to Universal Avionics, developer of the retrofit package. The installation, performed by Van Nuys, Calif.-based IFR Avionics, included replacement of electromechanical and electronic ADI and HSI instruments with four EFI-600 flat-panel displays and an MFD-640 multifunction display, as well as terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) and dual UNS-1C flight management systems. The six-inch EFI-600 displays are fully readable in direct sunlight and feature wide viewing angles and high resolution, according to Universal. The 6.4-in. MFD-640 supports imaging for weather radar, TAWS, EGPWS, FMS data, traffic, uplinked weather graphics, lightning and video cameras. The display’s VGA video input also supports Universal’s Vision 1 synthetic-vision system, which was TSO’d last year. List price for the display package is about $220,000.