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Universal Avionics Partners with Duncan Aviation on Falcon 900B Retrofit Package

Cockpit Upgrade Replaces 25 Legacy Instruments, Improving Reliability, Efficiency and Situational Awareness

Universal Avionics Partners with Duncan Aviation on Falcon 900B Retrofit Package

Tucson, AZ – May 20, 2013 – Universal Avionics' partnership with Duncan Aviation to launch a technologically advanced flight deck upgrade program for the Dassault Falcon 900B is well underway after its announcement at the 65th Annual NBAA Meeting and Convention last year. The first installation is nearing completion with the aircraft scheduled to be delivered in June and several other potential aircraft upgrades very close to signing contracts.

This cockpit upgrade replaces 25 legacy instruments and significantly improves reliability and situational awareness. The avionics suite includes:

  • Display Suite: Five high-resolution LED backlit LCD EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays, including Engine Indication (EI) that replaces analog gauges.

  • Situational Awareness: Two Vision-1® Synthetic Vision Systems and two Application Server Units (ASU) for electronic charts, checklists and EDocs.

  • Flight Management: Dual UNS-1Fw WAAS/SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) with 5-inch Flat Panel Control Display Units (FPCDU) and optional third FMS.

  • Radio Tuning and Communications: Optional Radio Control Unit (RCU) and optional FANS- and CPDLC-capable airborne datalink system, UniLink® UL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU).

"Its high standards in engineering, structural quality and technological advancements make the Falcon 900B a long-life aircraft," said Bruce Bunevich, Universal Avionics' Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager. "Upgrading the flight deck greatly improves the utility of the aircraft, safety of flight and value to make it a cost-efficient alternative to buying a new aircraft," he added.

With more capabilities than most new aircraft, this exciting upgrade offers operators maximized safety, increased capability, improved cockpit efficiency, improved reliability and maximized Return on Investment (ROI). Additionally, the upgrade program will ensure that the aircraft is approved to fly in all airspace, and gain compliance with emerging mandates.

For additional program information, please contact a Universal Avionics Regional Sales Manager or Duncan Aviation.

About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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