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Honeywell Avionics Power Dassault’s New Falcon 10X
Honeywell Avionics Power Dassault’s New Falcon 10X
*image credit: Dassault
Honeywell’s proven flight deck technologies will act as core systems on Dassault’s all-new Falcon 10X jet. The newest model from Dassault features a range of 7,500 nautical miles, which allows it to fly from Los Angeles to Sydney or Hong Kong to New York with nary a stop. Along with the extended range, the aircraft will offer enhanced comfort and safety to optimize the passenger experience. Furthermore, Honeywell’s advanced flight deck technologies will bring a user-friendly experience for future pilots of the Falcon 10X.
“Honeywell is proud to equip the new Dassault 10X aircraft with its next-generation Primus Epic technology that brings the safety and situational awareness of the aircraft to an unprecedented level,” said Stevan Slijepcevic, president, Electronic Solutions, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell and Dassault collaborated since the inception of the 10X development program to create unique Human Factors and Pilot Interface experiences. The result is a flight deck packed with the industry’s best safety technology, and flight displays that don’t just look better, but contain an array of powerful features such as Honeywell’s 3D Airport Moving Maps and Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System.”
“Consumer-like” touch capabilities enter the cockpit
The 10X will be one of the first to feature Honeywell’s new touchscreen technology throughout the cockpit. This technology is aimed at making displays more intuitive, integrated and user-friendly, thus easing workload and improving communications in the cockpit. The integrated touchscreens will be used for operating system controls, viewing flight management information, communications, checklists, and monitoring weather and flight information
Honeywell Advanced Avionics and Mechanical Products on the Falcon 10X:
Enhanced SmartView Synthetic Vision System
Enhancements add approach symbology to improve situational awareness during the approach phase. This provides a visual reference of the arrival runway’s approach course at distance, and along with the 3D Runway Extended Centerlines, provides a visual reference of the arrival runway’s orientation.
Next-Generation Integrated Navigation (NG INAV)
The multi-function display (MFD) capability and user interface has been enhanced to an unmatched level. The INAV received a contemporary and elegant look with spherical projections of flight plans, and an updated design language library along with reduced clutter. Enhanced VSD (Vertical Situation Display) is an impressive addition with Graphical Flight Planning capability on the VSD and Airspace Depictions.
2-D Airport Moving Maps and Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI-SURF)
Items such as runways, taxiways, airport structures, signs, taxiway lines and more are now clearly visible on the MFD. The information is kept up to date on the map database, and this technology makes taxiing at unfamiliar airports much easier by increasing the pilot’s situational awareness. CDTI-SURF also presents flight crew with the position of ADS-B aircraft when airborne on the flight deck MFD.
3D Airport Moving Maps (AMM)
The information now available to pilots on the Primary Flight Display with the Situational Awareness Package enhances the Honeywell SmartViewTM Synthetic Vision System (SVS) with 3D Airport Moving Maps. The SVS environment display now starts on the ground with a 3D rendering of the airport environment. The 3D airport moving maps option can be used to complement the standard 2D moving maps feature on the multifunction display, or as a standalone tool when the display is needed for other tasks. Items such as hotspots, runway hold short lines and taxiway signage increase a pilot’s situational awareness to unprecedented levels.
Runway Overrun Awareness and Alerting System (ROASS)
This system analyzes the landing runway, compares it with published aircraft performance data and identifies potential situations that might result in a runway overrun such as a high and fast approach. Once a potential situation is identified, the system alerts the pilot using visual and aural alerts. These alerts are provided in real time and prompt the pilot to take corrective action immediately.
The HGT400 gas turbine auxiliary power unit (APU) is an integrated system that supplies pneumatic and electric power for the 10X while on the ground or in-flight. This is Honeywell’s newest large-cabin business aviation APU, and is approximately 30 pounds lighter than the average APU in its class. It is also equipped with the latest in electronic controller technology, allowing for smooth communication with the integrated flight deck.
The Dassault Falcon 10X, along with the Honeywell avionics onboard, will enter service at the end of 2025.