March 9 2016  |  Inflight Entertainment

328 Design achieves Dassault cabin modernization milestone

By Mary Jane Pittilla

328 Design GmbH, has achieved the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Dassault Falcon 50EX from the US FAA under the FAA/EASA bilateral safety agreement.

The certificate covers extensive cabin refurbishment including the replacement of the legacy cabin management system/inflight entertainment with Rockwell Collins’ Fusion state-of-the-art CMS/IFE, including T-PED (Transmitting Portable Electronic Device) connectivity via Wi-Fi. Additional features include a complete cabin refurbishment, replacing all hard and soft materials, the installation of new LED cabin lighting and galley modification.

The project was achieved in collaboration with US-based Duncan Aviation at the company’s full service facility in Michigan.

The validation process posed a number of challenges as the project had been classified as a non-standard STC. However, following extensive collaboration and support from both EASA and the FAA, 328 Design GmbH was able to overcome the difficulties.

Leading the project was Jörg Gorkenant, Chief Operating Officer and Head of 328DO. 

“We are delighted to receive this first STC for the Dassault Falcon 50EX from the FAA,” he said. “328DO has become renowned for its expertise on certification capabilities and this represents another major milestone for the company,” he said.

328 Design has collaborated with Duncan Aviation on EASA STC approvals for aircraft including the Bombardier Challenger Series, Dassault Falcon 900EX and 2000 as well as 7X and Citation 560XL.

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