Dassault Aviation introduced EASy IV, the fourth generation of its EASy flight deck, this week at NBAA-BACE 2022. It features more vivid displays, greater processing power, and added safety features.
“EASy IV will enable [owners and operators] to bring their operations up to the latest industry standards and significantly enhance their aircraft value,” said Carlos Brana, executive v-p of civil aircraft for Dassault (Booth 2435, Static AD_204).
Based on a Honeywell Primus Epic-based system, EASy IV will be standard on the Falcon 6X, which is due to enter service by mid-2023, as well as on all new-build Falcon 8Xs also starting in 2023. It will also be available as an upgrade retrofit on earlier Falcon 7Xs and 8Xs.
EASy IV upgrades include an advanced interactive navigation map with improved airspace depiction and terrain resolution, which in combination with a new interactive vertical situation display provides a better picture of thunderstorm vertical development. On the ground, 2D/3D airport moving maps give a sharp display of runways, taxiways, ramps, and other airport features, making ground navigation easier at crowded airports and reducing the risk of runway incursions.
Additionally, a new TCAS system includes ADS-B In and Out, enabling pilots to see traffic in the air and on the airport map. Operators can also add SiriusXM weather products, which cover all of the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, and include graphic and text weather data.
Combined with the latest version of Honeywell’s NextGen FMS, EASy IV also provides new RNP AR approaches for improved access to runways affected by terrain or high-density traffic. Meanwhile, new graphic CPDLC features provide seamless data communications for different phases of flight.
New Jeppesen chart features are also integrated into EASy IV, including a night mode that keeps an even light level on the flight deck during night approaches and a new Panoramic mode with an aircraft symbol georeferenced to approach charts.