With a new STC approval, West Star Aviation can now offer a modification programme for the Falcon 2000 that creates usable baggage space in the aft unpressurised area.
The forward servicing compartment (FSC) panel enclosure will feature a 21.75ft² (2m²) footprint and 73.5ft³ (2.08m³) of usable baggage space. The company says the installation weight is 115 lb (52kg) and it can accommodate 185-275 lb (84-125kg), while still allowing access to all common service and maintenance items with no additional fire detection or suspension needed.
“This installation provides FAA-approved stowage provisions, as it converts existing space into usable and much-needed baggage and storage space,” said Eric Kujawa, vice president of Falcon product development. “It will provide structural restraint for security while still retaining existing aircraft equipment stowage provisions including the tow bar, ladder, engine inlet cover tool and the fly-away kit.”
This modification is available to more than 500 Falcon 2000 models and is designed to have a minimal impact on weight and c.g. balance. To date, the West Star teams have installed five of the baggage modifications.