50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Dassault's FalconEye Nominated for Collier Trophy

Download: Printable PDF Date: 03 Feb 2017 18:04 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
Dassault's FalconEye Nominated for Collier Trophy - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: AIN

Dassault Aviation’s FalconEye combined-vision system was named this morning by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) as one of four nominees for the 2017 Collier Trophy. It will compete for the prestigious award, which is bestowed annually “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,” alongside the Blue Origin New Shepard reusable rocket, Boeing 737 Max and the U.S. Air Force 212th Rescue/249th Airlift Squadrons.

Certified by the FAA and EASA for the Falcon 2000S/LXS in October, FalconEye is a head-up display (HUD) system that combines synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and thermal and low-light camera images into a single view. Similar approvals for the Falcon 8X are pending.

If selected for the award, Dassault’s FalconEye would join previous business aviation winners, including the Cessna Citation X, Gulfstream GV and G650 and Eclipse 500. Last year, the HondaJet HA-420 was nominated for the trophy, but did not win. This year’s Collier Trophy recipient will be announced on March 14 in Arlington, Virginia, at an NAA-sponsored dinner.

Dassault FalconEye



Loading comments for Dassault's FalconEye Nominated for Collier Trophy...


Recommended

Embraer Phenom 300 is the world’s best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years

Embraer Phenom 300 series has maintained its status of the world's best-selling light jet for 12 consecutive years, while also attaining the best-selling twinjet for the fourth year running,...

Supporting the growth of the Aerospace Industry through decarbonisation - Satys Aerospace

Satys Aerospace is currently working on several projects. North America, the Middle East and Asia are also in the sights of Satys Aerospace, which is already present in 13 countries. A long-...

Are you ready for take-off - Airways Aviation on Pilot Expo 2024

The doors of Pilot Expo 2024 had barely opened when we caught up with Alexandre Alves, CCO & CCO of Airways Aviation for a chat. Why so early? Because for the next two days it would have been...

Preparing aviation future: Daher and General Aviation Manufacturers Association renew their international internship

For the second consecutive year, Daher and GAMA have partnered on an international internship program that identifies and encourages promising industry leaders of the future. The trans-Atlan...

Mobile Apps development The drones news