Eclipse Aerospace placed a production order for the Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) Avio IFMS avionics suite for its production model Eclipse 550 business jet.
(The Eclipse 550 Cockpit: Avio Integrated Flight Management System)
The advanced avionics suite features 11 microprocessors on the displays, controlling all major aircraft systems including transponders and radars.
The new order was announced at the 2012 NBAA conference.
“The new Eclipse 550 Avio IFMS panel drastically decreases a pilot’s workload during flight, giving Eclipse pilots more time to make critical decisions.” said Mason Holland, Eclipse CEO. “The seamless integration of the Eclipse 550 panels with our aircraft computer systems is unparalleled in the industry.”
In a recent interview with Avionics Magazine, Holland discussed his company’s outlook for the global market when the first 550 jet is delivered in 2013.