Dassault Falcon 20

August 5, 2008 - 11:13am

Phoenix Rising Aviation, an 18-month-old maintenance firm at Drake Field in Fayetteville, Ark., expects this month to receive its first RVSM STC for a Falcon 20, with group approval planned by year-end. The RVSM program is being developed primarily for Falcon 20s equipped with the original Collins AP-105 or Sperry SPC-500 autopilots. Cost is “under $200,000,” including height-monitoring tests. Earlier, Thunder Avionics in St.

June 18, 2008 - 9:46am

Founded in 1946 as Transair SA at the small airfield of Colombier in western Switzerland, Transairco was part of the Beech Aircraft sales organization for 50 years–from 1947 to 1997. That association came to an end four years ago, when aircraft manufacturer Pilatus took over the company and moved to Geneva Airport.

June 11, 2008 - 6:32am

Garrett Aviation Services has extended its maintenance-cost-per-hour (MCPH) program to CJ610 turbojet engines on Learjet 20 series aircraft. “Learjet 20 operators can now take advantage of this popular program to help lock in their engine maintenance costs for long-term budgeting,” said Gary Buchanan, program manager of Garrett’s services on GE product lines.

May 19, 2008 - 6:10am

Garrett Aviation has completed installation of the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Continuum retrofit avionics system in a Falcon 20. Designed to extend the lives of aging business jets, the package features active-matrix LCD adaptive flight displays that support advanced capabilities for terrain awareness, enhanced navigation maps, uplinked graphic weather and other functions.

May 15, 2008 - 6:46am

At its Saint-Cloud headquarters near Paris, Dassault began presenting its 2001 results with military precision at 9 a.m. sharp on March 6. This was almost ironic as the manufacturer, still famous for its Mirage and Rafale fighters, confirmed its main business is now Falcon business jets, which accounted for 76 percent of last year’s revenues.

March 25, 2008 - 5:48am

Despite the continuing economic downturn and the aftereffects of September 11, the number of turbine business airplanes delivered last year surpassed the tally for 2000. According to figures compiled by AIN and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, airframers worldwide delivered 790 business jets and 332 business turboprops last year, compared with 758 jets and 267 turboprops in 2000.

February 27, 2008 - 5:07am

After a record 30-year run, Dassault quietly stopped building its once popular Falcon 50 last spring. More than 350 of the trijets were delivered before the final version, a Falcon 50EX, rolled off the assembly line. About 240 were the original Falcon 50, and the remainder were the 50EX.

February 5, 2008 - 6:24am

Grand Aire, a Toledo, Ohio-based air-taxi company, continues to reside under a black cloud as it experienced its fifth and sixth accidents since the beginning of 2000, including one previous fatal accident. The two most recent accidents, both involving Dassault Falcon 20s on April 8, killed three pilots in one crash and seriously injured two in a second accident.

February 5, 2008 - 6:24am

Grand Aire, a Toledo, Ohio-based air-taxi company, continues to reside under a black cloud as it experienced its fifth and sixth accidents since the beginning of 2000, including one previous fatal accident. The two most recent accidents, both involving Dassault Falcon 20s on April 8, killed three pilots in one crash and seriously injured two in a second accident.

February 4, 2008 - 6:02am

As part of a Falcon 50 major cabin refurbishment, Jet Aviation recently completed the first installation of a new linear shell kit designed to transform a Falcon 50 interior into the near-equivalent of a Falcon 50EX cabin.

 
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