DFS, a Dassault Aviation company-owned service center, recently completed a full cabin refurbishment and upgrade of a pre-owned Falcon 7X, bringing the aircraft up to the latest cabin connectivity standards.


The upgrade involved the complete refurbishment of the aircraft flight deck, galley and cabin.


Work included re-varnishing wood panels, installing new 20 inch wide seats upholstered to the latest BMW design and adding new materials to improve cabin lifetime and enhance Customer comfort.


The centerpiece of the retrofit entailed equipping the cabin with new connectivity capabilities, including a Rockwell & Collins Skybox and a high speed Wi-Fi network that allows passengers to Stream HD movies from the aircraft data right to their personal tablets. The cabin management system was also upgraded, permitting passengers to control cabin features like lighting, window shades and Airshow individually using ttheir iPads.


To support these new capabilities, the leather armrest of each ceat are equipped with an Embedded iPad pocket and a USB port for recharging cell phones, tablets and other personal electronic devices.


The retrofit also included an upgrade to the latest cockpit standard with an installation of a SwiftBroadband Satcom system and a complete EASy II flight deck. Finally, the 7X upgrade was performed during 4A inspection, minimizing aircraft downtime.


DFS is ideally equipped to help Falcon operators purchasing a pre-owned aircraft transform the aircraft interior to suit their habits and tastes. New interior showrooms enable DFS designers to easily present new cabin features, layouts and détails for a maximum of customer convenience.