Eclipse Aerospace, Inc., March 30 said FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) of the Eclipse twin-engine light jet.
The IFMS system was developed for the twinjet by Innovative Solutions & Support, of Exton, Pa., and is offered by Eclipse Aerospace as part of its “Total Eclipse” package.
“Orders for Total Eclipse jets complete with the new Avio IFMS are now being taken with delivery time averaging 60 days,” stated Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace CEO.
The IFMS system incorporates dual WAAS/SBAS Beta-3 GPS receivers, supporting dynamically calculated top of decent guidance and coupled LPV approaches. Flight management data is presented on a 15-inch, high-resolution multifunction display. Data entry is performed through integrated bezel pushbuttons and encoders as well as an externally mounted keyboard, IS&S said.
“The Avio IFMS avionics suite is one of the most advanced cockpits available on any aircraft,” said Roman Ptakowski, IS&S president. “The 13 microprocessors in the IS&S displays control all major aircraft systems. Improvements to e-Chart, mapping, and satellite weather functionality along with FMS precision navigation give the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet unrivaled performance.”