Dassault Aviation has announced Dassault Falcon aircraft has been certified by the EASA and the FAA, for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability.
The Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S, will receive the new EFVS capability, which will improve aircraft access to airports in bad weather and provide operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100-feet.
EFVS capability, provided through Dassault Aviation’s FalconEye Combined Vision System (CVS) and its unique combination of six fused sensors, was previously certified on the Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet following the completion of joint EASA—FAA trials last year.
FalconEye is the first Head-Up Display (HUD) showing separate synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and enhanced thermal, low-light images at the same time. It also allows pilots to adjust the split between synthetic vision system (SVS) and enhanced vision system (EVS).
The FalconEye option has been available on the two-engine 2000LXS—2000S, as well as the three-engine 900LX since October 2016, and on the Falcon 8X since early 2017. The system will also be available on the new Falcon 6X ultra wide-body twinjet, due to enter service in 2022.
The next enhancement to the FalconEye option will be the addition of a dual head-up display configuration, supporting EFVS-to-land capability, allowing pilots to fly and land without requiring natural vision to see the runway. Approval of this capability is expected next year.
The recent operational improvement and certification of FalconEye, is part of a series of enhancements and new options designed to extend Falcon mission capability. Other improvements include Dassault’s Falcon Sphere II integrated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) suite and FalconConnect.