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Dassault Falcon Launches Synthetic Vision System for EASy Cockpit

Dassault Falcon Launches Synthetic Vision System for EASy Cockpit

Dassault Falcon today announced the launch of ´EASy Phase II´, a host of enhancements to the award-winning flight deck that will include synthetic vision technology. The synthetic vision system is being developed in conjunction with Honeywell Aerospace and will be offered as an option in new aircraft and as a retrofit in all EASy (Enhanced Avionics System) models.

"When EASy was introduced, it was a revolutionary advancement in cockpit technology and a giant step forward for business aviation," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon. "And today EASy continues its development with the addition of synthetic vision that will move today’s most advanced flight deck further ahead into the future."

The Synthetic Vision System displays a high-resolution three dimensional digital image on both pilots´ primary display units (PDU) during all phases of flight. What the pilot sees through the windshield on a clear day will be displayed on the PDU in a synthesized picture in all flying conditions including terrain data and manmade obstacles. The data is derived from the onboard Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) which enables map displays and alerts pilots if terrain is approaching the aircraft’s intended flight path. The terrain data is continuously updated from user experience encompassing 800 million flight hours.

Synthetic Vision will be offered as an option as part of ´EASy Phase II,´ to both new and existing EASy operators in the last quarter of 2009 on the Falcon 900EX EASy and Falcon 900DX. It is scheduled to be available for the Falcon 7X, Falcon 2000LX and Falcon 2000DX in mid-2010.

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