Landmark Aviation Upgrades Dassault Falcon 50

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Landmark Aviation last week announced it received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA approving its installation of the Rockwell Collins dual ADC-87A air data computers on Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft. The new upgrade replaces existing air-data computer equipment aboard Falcon 50s, which are not compliant with RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum) airspace standards unless modified per a factory service bulletin. “While operators benefit from reduced maintenance costs, the ADC-87A also provides an upgrade path for operators requiring enhanced surveillance to operate in European airspace. The ADC-87A is compatible with modern display systems like the Collins’ ProLine 21 Integrated Display System,” said Dennis Mick, Landmark Aviation engineering manager.

Landmark said its Designated Alteration Station (DAS) performed the FAA certification work; installation will be performed at Landmark Aviation’s Springfield, Ill., maintenance, repair and overhaul center. “As a replacement for the existing air data computer, the digital ADC-87A provides greater reliability and makes the aircraft compliant to fly in RVSM airspace,” Mick added.