“Dassault wanted to create one of the most advanced and comfortable business jets available without compromising fuel economy. Honeywell was at the center of that with our advanced, digital cockpit technologies. We’ve been developing breakthrough technology with Dassault for more than a decade, and today’s unveiling of the Falcon 5X builds on that proud legacy,” said Brian Sill, President, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace.
Honeywell and Dassault developed the EASy III cockpit with the future in mind, giving pilots and operators advanced communication, vision and awareness features that simplify their job in the cockpit.
For the Falcon 5X EASy III cockpit, Honeywell is providing the latest Primus Epic features including:
- SmartView Synthetic Vision System: Significantly improves the flight crew’s view outside the plane. It provides a large, 3-D color synthetic image of the outside world when pilots can’t see due to weather or other conditions, enhancing safety and efficiency.
- Next Generation Flight Management System (NGFMS): This system has been completely redesigned to prepare for future navigation and safety requirements. Pilots can examine fuel burn predictions on multiple flight plans and easily switch to the optimum route. The NGFMS most notably will support the time- and fuel-saving approach procedures known as Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required, which allows a plane to fly a specific path to the runway while avoiding obstacles such as mountains.
- Graphical Datalink: This feature enables pilots to manage air traffic control communications with a point-and-click cursor rather than traditional text-based tabbing and typing.
- IntuVue RDR-4000 Weather Radar: Enhances safety with automated 3-D scanning, allowing pilots to make safer and more informed route decisions sooner and avoid hazardous weather.
- SmartTraffic TPA-100C TCAS: SmartTraffic is designed to incorporate Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In for enhanced display of surrounding traffic in the air and on the ground.
- Integrated Navigation (INAV): Merges navigation and sensor data onto a single multilayer, high-resolution display so the pilot can efficiently monitor traffic, weather, terrain and geographic location without constantly switching views.
On 02 June 2015, Dassault Aviation lifted the veil on the highly anticipated Falcon 5X, which establishes a new benchmark in the large cabin, long range business aviation market.