Avidyne Announces LPV Upgrade for Falcon 50

The dual Atlas FMS systems add GPS Enroute and Approach Operations on existing EFIS Displays in the Falcon 50; ATLAS FMS systems also display Synthetic Vision, Electronic Approach Charts & Airport Diagrams, for added situational awareness and safety.

March 12, 2024 – Avidyne announced a dual Avidyne Atlas Flight Management System upgrade for Dassault Falcon 50, providing fully-coupled GPS approach capability, including LPV, LP, LNAV/VNAV and LNAV-only, extending the useful life of these venerable aircraft without the need for costly replacement of the legacy Collins ProLine 4 system. The installation of the dual ATLAS FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems in the Falcon 50 was completed by SAB Aviaçâo in Brazil with a field approval.

“The dual Atlas FMS configuration is a terrific retrofit option for the Falcon 50,” said Ed Paulsen, Avidyne’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “Atlas gives new life to these highly-capable airframes without the high cost of a full flight deck replacement, adding a whole host of new capabilities—most importantly opening up hundreds of airports and runway ends with GPS-based LPV Approaches.”

“Avidyne would like to extend our appreciation to Mario Alencar and the team of SAB Aviaçâo, for initiating and completing this installation and approval,” said Juan Blaha, Avidyne’s Sales Director for Latin America. “The fully integrated dual ATLAS FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems replaced several legacy remote boxes in the Falcon 50, clearing avionics bay space and increasing useful load, while extending the utility and capabilities of the aircraft.”

 

About Avidyne Atlas

The Avidyne Atlas FMS is a dzus-mount GPS/SBAS flight management system that meets TSO-C146c for full GPS SBAS/LPV approach guidance, including easy-to-use flight planning, ‘one-touch’ departure, airway, and arrival navigation, and Avidyne’s innovative GeoFill™ waypoint nomination.  Atlas FMS systems feature a dedicated alpha-numeric QWERTY-style keyboard along with touch-screen ‘hybrid touch’ user interface, full-color Moving Map and 3D Synthetic Vision with color-contoured terrain.  Other features of the Atlas include Jeppesen® Charts and Airport Diagrams,  powerful 16w VHF comms, VHF/LOC/ILS Navigation, integrated wireless connectivity to iPads for third-party Apps including Foreflight or Avidyne’s IFD100 App, and more. 

Avidyne’s innovative GPS Legacy Avionics Support (GLAS™) technology provides a direct interface to legacy EFIS systems including Collins Proline 4, ProLine 21, EFIS86-L, and Honeywell Primus systems for vertical guidance during approach operations. This unique integration capability enables EFIS systems certified before the availability of LPV approaches to have coupled approach guidance on these and other SBAS approaches.  

Pricing & Availability

The Avidyne Atlas FMS systems have a retail price of $30,900 USD each.  

The SAB Aviaçâo-Brazildata package for Falcon 50 can be purchased by authorized Avidyne dealers and MROs, such as Forge Flightworks.

Contact Forge Flightworks to learn how you can take advantage of these very capable systems from Avidyne for your Falcon 50.

 

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