EASA OKs Dassault Falcon ADS-B Out

Dassault Falcon has received EASA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install ADS-B Out (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out) on Falcon 50EX and classic Falcon 2000 aircraft equipped with Pro Line 4 avionics.

With this STC, Falcon operators can take advantage of the safety and operational improvements of the new technology before the mandated compliance dates set by airworthiness authorities. This approval follows FAA approval which was received for both aircraft within the past year.

“Dassault Falcon brought to market the STC years early because its benefits can be utilized today,” said Frank Youngkin, senior vice president of Customer Service for Dassault Falcon. “Supporting out of production aircraft and developing products that improve safety and operational efficiencies for our customers are paramount.”

ADS-B is a satellite-based surveillance technology for tracking aircraft and is part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Falcon operators that choose to have the STC kit installed beforehand can realize advantages where the service is currently operational such as optimized flight paths and reduced separation in areas of limited or no radar coverage.

The STC data package calls for replacing existing transponders with upgraded units that support the new protocol, along with wiring and other related components. It can be installed by any Dassault Falcon Service Centre or Authorised Service Centre. The installation takes approximately two weeks, but requires no additional downtime if combined with a C Check.

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