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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Hello

I was looking though the photos on airliners.net, and i notice that the learjet doesn't have an obvious FMC, if any at all. This is also the case for the Dassault Falcon 900EX.

I was wondering what kind of planes use an FMC??

Thanks

Alasdair


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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 2856 times:

Flight Management Systems may be added at the manufacturer's discretion or as an aftermarket STC. Some companies decided to "save" money in manufacture by not adding that particular system into the original build Type Certificate.
It all comes down to "who's your customer", and "what's your market"?



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User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Quoting Alasdaironeil (Thread starter):
I was looking though the photos on airliners.net, and i notice that the learjet doesn't have an obvious FMC, if any at all. This is also the case for the Dassault Falcon 900EX.

The Learjet's have their FMC/GPS units on the aft side of the throttle quadrant (see below).


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The Falcon 900s also has a FMC unit, it is located on the left/right side of the throttle quadrant in the case of the older flightdeck versions (see below).


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On the Falcon 900EX with the brand new EASy (Enhanced Avionics System) flight deck (see below), they have a single or dual 12-channel global positioning system rather than a FMC unit.


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Quoting Alasdaironeil (Thread starter):
was wondering what kind of planes use an FMC??

Every single commercial aircraft in the skies uses some sort of navigation unit, obviously Cessna 152s etc. won't have a complex FMC, they might just have a simple GPS.

Its a requirement for the larger aircraft that fly at high altitudes to have some kind of more complex navigation unit e.g FMC/GPS.

Ryanair737


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