Falcon 50 and Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP LPV upgrade now available from Rockwell Collins

RENO, Nev. 24 March 2011. A Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) upgrade is being offered by Rockwell Collins for users of Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft that already have the Pro Line 21 avionics suites and Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft using Pro Line 4 avionics suites.

Posted by John McHale
RENO, Nev. 24 March 2011. A Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) upgrade is being offered by Rockwell Collins for users of Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft that already have the Pro Line 21 avionics suites and Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft using Pro Line 4 avionics suites.
The upgrade will expand access to more than 2,300 airports with through LPV upgrade Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from Rockwell Collins.
With 22 LPV STCs Rockwell Collins provides Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)/LPV solutions for Part 25 aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Gulfstream, and Hawker Beechcraft.
The STCs, held by Rockwell Collins and available through the company's network of certified dealers, will give operators access to LPV approaches in North America with CAT I equivalent minimums.
The LPV certification complements Rockwell Collins' STC to upgrade the entire Pro Line 21 and Pro Line 4 fleet to the company's WAAS-capable GPS-4000S receiver. Upgrades to the GPS-4000S allow operators to simplify operations by using GPS as primary means of navigation and to eliminate the time-consuming Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) check. WAAS improves the availability and integrity of GPS navigation for all classes of aircraft in all flight operations, including en route navigation as well as airport departure and arrival procedures.

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