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Joint News Release: Pro Star Aviation Receives FAA Approval for Citation SBAS Upgrades With Universal Avionics FMS

Provides Operators With a Path to Future Technologies & Mandates Like ADS-B Out

Pro Star Aviation Receives FAA Approval for  Citation SBAS Upgrades With Universal Avionics FMS

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April 27, 2017 – Pro Star Aviation has received FAA approval for the amendment to STC ST00158BO, which adds upgraded single or dual Universal Avionics Flight Management Systems (FMS) for Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-capability. The newly amended STC applies to Cessna Citations; 550, 550 Bravo, 560, 560XL and 560XLS series aircraft.

The certified installation includes either Universal Avionics single UNS-1Espw FMS and LP/LPV Monitor, or dual UNS-1Lw FMSs; both with the company's latest software version, SCN 1001.X.

"To complement this STC, Pro Star has two AML STCs available for purchase which utilize Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder, which together provide equipage requirements to meet the upcoming FAA ADS-B Out mandate," said Robert Randall, U.S. Senior Sales Manager for Universal Avionics. "We are excited to be able to offer this solution for Cessna Citations and we have multiple incentive programs to help these operators equip today," he added.

SCN 1001.X is Universal's latest FMS software version and in addition to enhanced ADS-B Out functionality, it offers significant upgrades from previous software versions; improved user interface, upgraded comm radio tuning, improved lateral guidance/steering, upgraded precision approach (SBAS) and non-precision approach performance, as well as newly revised maintenance and configuration sections.

"This new software offers the latest operational upgrade to one of the most successful and well-liked standalone FMSs in the Business Aircraft Marketplace," said Jeffrey Shaw, Director of Business and Development for Pro Star Aviation. "Approval for this STC came from Pro Star Aviation's in-house FAA STC Organization Designation Authorization (ODA)," he added. The STC can be purchased by contacting Pro Star Aviation directly, or any Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer; either are authorized to perform this upgrade. For an added convenience, Pro Star's installation teams can perform this service on-site in Londonderry, NH or off-site at an operator's home facility via the company's ON-THE-FLY Service option.

To learn more about Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS, visit uasc.com or contact your Regional Sales Representative.


About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Helicopter, Airline (regional/commercial), Government/Military, Special Missions, and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com/company/about.

About Pro Star Aviation

Pro Star Aviation is located at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Londonderry, NH. Specializing in business and corporate aircraft installations, maintenance and modifications, our company offers avionics service and installations; major alterations and repairs; STC development and certification service; AOG support and service; and Part 135 and 91 Aircraft management service. Work is performed both on-site and on-location throughout the Northeast via their ON-THE-FLY Service option. For more information, visit www.prostaraviation.com.


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Universal Avionics Press Contact

Stacy Honda

Marketing Manager

Email: shonda@uasc.com
Tel (520) 295-2300 or (800) 321-5253
Fax (520) 295-2395


Pro Star Aviation Press Contact

Emily LeClair

Email: emily.leclair@prostaraviation.com
Tel (603) 627-7827 x129