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  • Operating Transition to Hover

    Mar 14, 2018
    By: Jason Mason, Senior Engineer, Technical Sales
    FMS/MMMS software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0 is now FAA TSO authorized. Helicopter operators can take advantage of LP Level of Service (LOS) approaches and a new Transition to Hover (TTH) search pattern.
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  • Getting it Right - CPDLC Departure Clearances

    Feb 15, 2018
    By: Amanda Grizzard, Field Service Engineer
    As the operational use of data link communications continues to evolve, it is essential that pilots keep pace with changing procedures. Aircraft with Universal Avionics UniLink® UL-800/801 Communication Management Units (CMU) that are Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ equipped can use Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications Departure Clearances (CPDLC-DCL). CPDLC-DCL allows pilots to request and receive initial and revised Air Traffic Control (ATC) Clearances digitally using CPDLC over VHF Data Link (VDL) Mode 0/A and Mode 2 data link.
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  • FMS Cold Temperature Altitude Correction

    Feb 15, 2018
    By: Mike Michalski, Instructor - Customer Training
    An article in the January 2016 issue of our Universal Flyer magazine discussed the Flight Management Systems' (FMS) ability to do a cold temperature altitude correction for all segments of an approach - transition, intermediate, final, and missed - at defined Cold Temperature Restricted Airports in the U.S., as well as other airports around the world where regulations require temperature compensation.
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  • Insert Forecast Winds to Improve Fuel Calculation

    Jan 15, 2018
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Universal Avionics Flight Management Systems’ (FMS) Flight Plan (FPL) Menu Page 2 has an option to insert forecast flight plan winds adjacent to appropriate waypoints in the flight plan. This enhances overall time enroute and fuel consumption calculations, especially when the length of the leg being flown is near normal aircraft maximum range.
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  • Updating the FMS Trainer Navigation Database

    Jan 15, 2018
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    The Flight Management System Trainer (FMST) Desktop Software Program provides interactive and user-friendly familiarization and training for the Universal Avionics FMS. Driven by FMS software, the FMST uses the same navigation database as your aircraft. There are two ways to obtain your navigation database; either from your Authorized Dealer/ Integrator or the UniNet Customer Portal.
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