Brazil’s ANAC aviation authority has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) to StandardAero for installation of the Primus Elite avionics suite developed by Honeywell (Stand 1004) for the Dassault Falcon 900C and Falcon 900EX.
The approval by Brazilian aviation authorities follows receipt of an STC from Transport Canada. Approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency was expected just prior to the opening of LABACE 2013.
The ANAC certification allows replacing of the aging cathode-ray-tube cockpit displays on the two Falcon 900 models with the Primus Elite DU-875 liquid-crystal display equipment. Primus Elite supports integration of paperless electronic charts and maps, video displays and optional XM graphical weather. The high-resolution graphics are designed to support future features such as the SmartView synthetic-vision system.
The installation can be done at any of StandardAero’s four U.S. facilities–in Augusta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Springfield, Illinois.