- Dassault Falcon Jet and Crane Aerospace & Electronics have announced that Dassault has been awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Crane’s SmartStem® Wireless Tire Pressure System to be fitted on Falcon 50 business jets. STC retrofit kits for this equipment are available exclusively through Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.
- SmartStem Tire Pressure Sensors are already certified for use on a variety of other business jets, and Crane is in the process of certifying SmartStem on additional business, regional, and large commercial aircraft.
- The technology provides numerous benefits including reduced maintenance costs, improved convenience, and automatic tracking of tire pressure checks – information which helps assure safety and extends tire life.
- To fit an aircraft with SmartStem technology, the existing tire inflation valve stem is simply replaced with a special valve stem containing integral sensors. SmartStem communicates tire pressure, temperature, and other stored information wirelessly to a handheld reader without the use of an internal battery in the stem. Since this information is communicated wirelessly and does not require the removal of the valve cap, no gas is lost during routine tire pressure checks.
“SmartStem was developed by Crane Aerospace & Electronics to provide a fast and reliable method of checking tire pressure without gas loss. It is also designed to be easily retrofitted on existing aircraft,” said Nathan Smith, Business Development Manager at Crane Aerospace & Electronics.