Landmark Aviation STC's Pro Line 21 IDS Aboard Falcon 50s
Landmark Aviation last week announced its FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installing Rockwell Collins' Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS) aboard Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft. The Pro Line 21 IDS upgrade for the Falcon 50 can be configured with three or four 8-inch-by-10-inch active matrix liquid crystal displays and includes Rockwell Collins' Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS). The IFIS installation enables electronic charts, graphical weather and map overlays. The upgrade engineered by Landmark allows operators to retain existing avionics -- including the autopilot, flight director computers, flight management system (FMS), communication, navigation and distance measuring equipment, transponders, and attitude/heading gyros -- while benefiting from glass-panel displays. Options such as Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) and Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) can be easily added.
“The Pro Line 21 IDS provides pilots with greater situational awareness, which enhances safety,” said Gary Bosemer, avionics and airframe sales manager for Landmark Aviation. “The system is designed to be a long-term solution and is positioned for growth into future capabilities such as (CNS/ATM) Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management." In addition to IDS upgrades, Landmark Aviation also offers the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 retrofit solution, a major retrofit that includes a new autopilot and integrated FMS for the Dassault Falcon 50. Landmark said its FAA certification work was completed by its FAA Designated Alteration Station (DAS). Work will be performed at Landmark Aviation’s Springfield, Ill., maintenance, repair and overhaul center, a full-service aircraft center.