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Universal Avionics Unveils New Flight Deck at NBAA

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 22, 2014
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[Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Universal Avionics has unveiled the first peak of its newest avionics suite — InSight Integrated Flight Deck — at NBAA.

The Universal Avionics flight deck on the Citation VII

The Universal Avionics flight deck on the Citation VII. Photo: Universal Avionics


The highlight of the system is the embedded next generation Synthetic Vision System (SVS) with advanced mapping capability and intuitive system-wide Graphical Pilot Interface.

Primary hardware components of the InSight Integrated Flight Deck include a 10.4 inch EFI-1040 Display acting as Primary Flight Display and/or Multi-function Flight Display (MFD), Electronic Control Display Unit (ECDU), Alphanumeric Keyboard (ANK) and Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) II. The LED backlit LCD EFI-1040 Display offers multiple processors and partitioning and an Ethernet-based architecture. Pilot interface and control of the system is provided through the ECDU, a flat panel display and a Cursor Control Panel (CCP). The ANK allows for alphanumeric entries, Flight Management System (FMS) function keys and a database SD card server.

"We have an extensive knowledge base in retrofit display systems, garnished from our work with our EFI-890R which is currently STC'd in over 30 aircraft types," said Dan Reida, Universal Avionics Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Support. "The result is a user-friendly and flexible system that provides our customers with a feature rich platform for operating in the NextGen and SESAR environment.”

The first installation is on the company's Cessna Citation VII with the STC expected in the second quarter of 2015.

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