Duncan Aviation installs Bongiovi audio system


A Bongiovi Aviation audio system has been installed on a Dassault Falcon 7X at Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, Michigan.

The audio system is designed to be able to overcome a noisy cabin environment and reproduce high-fidelity audio. The integrated audio with patented signal-processing technology is combined with speaker-less transducers that are mounted behind the interior panels in the ceiling and sidewalls to produce an immersive audio experience throughout the cabin.

In addition, the 7X underwent a full cabin electronics upgrade that included the installation of a Collins Aerospace Venue CMS and a Honeywell JetWave MCS-8000 Ka-band inflight connectivity system. As a world traveller, this customer required reliable, continuous connectivity.

The Venue CMS delivers the audio output for the Bongiovi speaker-less system, and the 47 transducers mounted beneath the headliner and in the upper sidewall panels throughout the aircraft amplify the sound.

Avionics sales representative Mike Morgan heard a demo of the Bongiovi system prior to its installation in the 7X. “The sound is impressive,” said Morgan. “I’m excited to give our customers this additional option for high-end audio entertainment.”

Duncan Aviation’s lead designer Heather Pridemore collaborated with the customer’s designer on an exterior paint scheme and an interior refurbishment that will give the aircraft a fresh look to go with its new sound.

Taking the lessons of the pandemic to heart, the customer specified the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionisation system as well, to deactivate airborne pathogens during flight. Duncan Aviation’s engineering team developed an STC for the ACA system installation.

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