Dassault Falcon today announced the long-anticipated upgrade to the Honeywell Primus Epic-based Enhanced Avionics System (EASy) flight deck–the EASy Phase II system with synthetic-vision system (SVS) technology. Both a hardware and software upgrade, EASy Phase II certification is expected by the end of next year for the Falcon 900 series and mid-2010 for the Falcon 2000 and 7X models. The SVS will be an option for new Falcons and available as a retrofit on all EASy-equipped jets. For pilots, the EASy Phase II upgrade offers a number of improvements. The SVS will display a three-dimensional synthesized representation of the outside view on both pilots’ primary display units, with terrain and obstacle data provided by Honeywell’s EGPWS. EASy Phase II also supports RPN SAAR 0.1 and offers ADS-B Out capability.
Honeywell’s Runway Awareness and Advisory System is included, as are options that bring the latest capabilities to the EASy flight deck. These include improved XM graphical weather, paperless charts, the ability to fly WAAS LPV approaches and Future Air Navigation System 1A capability using CPDLC for pilot-controller communication via datalink.