Spirit Aeronautics retrofits new speakerless audio system on Falcon 7X


Spirit Aeronautics has retrofitted Bongiovi Aviation’s speakerless audio system on a Dassault Falcon 7X. The new audio technology is designed to provide a fully immersive audio experience throughout the cabin. Instead of speakers, transducers are attached to the back of interior panels, creating an uncluttered look and minimising the footprint of the audio system.

As well as upgrades to the audio and IFE systems, the retrofit included work on a satellite communications system, window shades, wi-fi router and new video monitors. All airworthiness certification services were provided and the ground and flight test plans were completed without any discrepancies.

“This project was a challenging yet extremely rewarding delivery of a leading-edge cabin electronics design for business and charter aircraft,” said Rick Ochs, CEO of Spirit Aeronautics. “The Bongiovi technical team was very helpful in the integration of their technology into the CMS. Our team delivered on my promise to the client to make his audio and media system dreams come true. They deserve so much credit for achieving such impressive results. This cabin entertainment system surpasses any business aircraft cabin system flying today for ease of use, while it provides audiophile-level sound quality of the highest order.”

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