Tucson, Arizona - Universal Avionics Systems Corporation announced that a 5-instrument suite of their Integrated Flat Panel Instrument Displays (FPID) has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) on a Challenger CL-601 aircraft. The STC was accomplished by Mid Canada Mod Center and includes the replacement of electronic ADI and HSI instruments with four of the Universal Avionics EFI-640 flat panel displays. The upgrade included an MFD-640 flat panel multi-function display, Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), Universal Cockpit Display (UCD) and dual UNS-1F flight management systems (FMS).
Universal Avionics’ line of currently TSO’d FPID instruments include the model EFI-550 with 5.5-inch diagonal display and standard EFIS-85 size bezel, the model EFI-600 with 6.0-inch diagonal display and standard 5 ATI size bezel, and the model EFI-640 with 6.4-inch diagonal display and standard 5x6 ATI size bezel. An 8.9-inch display is currently under development and is projected to be available by mid 2004.
The MFD-640 has a 6.4-inch display and supports imaging for weather radar systems, TAWS and EGPWS systems, FMS data, traffic systems, uplinked weather graphics, lightning systems and video cameras. Its VGA-video-capable display will also support Universal Avionics’ Vision-1 synthetic vision system TSO’d earlier this year.
The line of FPIDs offer cockpit instrumentation which incorporates ruggedized color LCD active matrix technology and features excellent sunlight readability, wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles, high contrast, high resolution and offers additional advantages in weight, cooling and reliability. The FPIDs accommodate inputs from a variety of analog and digital sources without external symbol generators or complex switching arrays.
Mid Canada Mod Center VP & General Manager, Bill Arsenault stated, “Mid Canada Mod Center offered the Universal Avionics’ flat panel integrated displays for the CL-601 due to their unique mix of advanced display technology, state-of-the-art graphics capability, and interface flexibility.”
Mid Canada Mod Center (MC2) is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and provides avionics sales, service, installation and integration for private, corporate and commercial aviation. The firm has a solid track record for the development of unique and effective STCs and has been responsible for many industry firsts. Many manufacturers consistently rank MC2 a top dealer and they have been the recipient of numerous awards by both the industry and their peers.
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation, with headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, is a leading international developer and manufacturer of advanced avionics systems for business and commercial aircraft.