The Flight Deck
“Duncan Aviation was the only company forward-thinking enough to develop the Glass Box Project,” said Robert Tod, Director of Aviation at Volo Aviation. “The CDS/R retrofit for a Falcon 900B is extremely cutting edge and with the excellent reputation Duncan Aviation has in business aviation, we were confident they could deliver a high-quality finished product.”
Early this summer, Volo’s Falcon arrived at Duncan Aviation for replacement of its early EFIS and steam gauges with a Honeywell Primus EPIC suite (the first in the Falcon 900 series), complete interior refurbishment with new cabinetry and electronics and complete exterior paint.
The new avionics suite included Primus EPIC CDS/R with four large-format LCD screens capable of displaying Jeppeson Charts and Satellite downlinked weather when married to the Advanced File Graphics Server, Honeywell JetMap II Moving Map System, Honeywell Cabin Entertainment System, ALTO Speakers, 20-inch LCD Rosen Displays, Dual Honeywell DVD Players, Aircell two-channel Iridium, Larger Inverter System, and an XM Radio Receiver.
“Overall, this was a very practical installation for a great airframe,” Gary Harpster said. “If you’re going to spend more than a few hours in an aircraft as large as a Falcon 900, you might as well be comfortable and productive. The CDS/R package provides the crew with a better situational awareness, knowing precisely where they’re at, at all times. Whether they’re flying into an airport that they have visited 100 times before or to a brand new destination, the big picture is right in front of them.”
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