Mid-Continent Standby Unit STC'd for Falcon 900s

 - March 18, 2021, 11:47 AM
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) comes in a vertical installation for the Dassault Falcon 900 A/B/C/EX-series trijet. (Photo: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics)

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) is now STC'd for installation on Dassault Falcon 900A/B/C/EX-series trijets that are FAA, EASA, or Mexican Civil Aviation Federal Agency (AFAC) registered. At two inches wide in a vertical installation, the unit replaces the standby attitude horizon, altimeter, and Mach airspeed indicator found on these Falcons.

The TSO-certified SAM comes with an adapter plate and has a single-knob interface for menu control. It displays attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend, and heading during normal or standby operation in the event of primary instrument failure. List price for the STC, equipment, and installation is $22,000. Olivier Langeard, Dassault Falcon Jet director of aftermarket programs and business development, said Mid-Continent’s SAM serves to modify the Falcon 900 cockpit as well as improve safety and reliability.

“To date, SAM is STC approved on more than 500 aircraft models,” said Mid-Continent v-p of sales David Copeland. “It’s an ideal replacement for aging standby units and requires minimal modification. SAM fits in less panel space than the instruments it is designed to replace, and its high-definition display provides a seamless transition from the primary flight displays to the standby in the cockpit.”