Tucson, AZ – October 17, 2008 – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce the addition of the Hawker 700A to its list of aircraft with successful EFI-890R Flat Panel Glass Display installations. The upgrade modification of the Hawker 700A was completed by Mid-Canada Mod Center at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) in Canada. This is the first retrofit application of Universal’s large-format PFD/ND EFI-890R displays in a BAe/Hawker business jet.
The complete cockpit modification included three EFI-890R Flat Panel Glass Displays, an upgrade to the dual Universal Flight Management Systems (FMS) for 3-D coupled approaches, Application Server Unit (ASU) for electronic charts, checklist and EDOCs, dual Radio Control Units (RCU) and Universal’s Terrain and Awareness System (TAWS) Class A.
This modification significantly increases the safety of the aircraft while reducing maintenance costs associated with electromechanical indicators and older radio controls. The EFI-890R replaces several electromechanical indicators and the installation of the RCU consolidates various dedicated radio controls into a single unit. Present position overlay provided by the ASU and displayed on the EFI-890R aids in the prevention of runway incursions for a higher level of safety.
“Universal is committed to Hawker operators and keeping this aircraft type viable,” said Dan Reida, Vice President of Marketing, “We look forward to expanding the platforms available for our glass displays so other Hawker operators can take advantage of state-of-the-art glass cockpits in their current aircraft, as well as improved safety awareness provided by systems such as TAWS and ASU.”
About Universal Avionics Universal Avionics manufactures and markets an extensive line of advanced avionics equipment. Product lines include the UNS-1 SBAS-enabled WAAS Flight Management Systems; the EFI-890R Flat Panel Display; a line of Flat Panel Integrated Cockpit Displays; the Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System; the TAWS Terrain Awareness and Warning System; the ASU chart, E-DOCS, checklist display system; Cockpit Voice Recorders; Radio Control Units; an Engine Display System; and a host of other advanced avionics equipment. For more information about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com .
About Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) In business since 1977, MC2 is a premier avionics sales, installation and integration firm. Their client base encompasses Europe, the Eastern Seaboard and all across Canada. The focus of MC2s technical expertise is in the corporate and commuter aviation markets where they have been responsible for many industry firsts. The company has a solid track record for the development of unique and effective STCs and design and development of efficient cockpits. It has enjoyed continued and steady success and is consistently ranked among the top Universal Avionics dealers worldwide.
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