Tucson, AZ – October 17, 2009 – Universal Avionics dealer Capital Aviation Inc. of Bethany,
Oklahoma was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) for the upgrade modification of the Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft on Tuesday,
October 13th. The aircraft, which underwent an end-to-end interior and exterior refurbishment
under Capital’s “Reflections Program”, received Universal Avionics WAAS-capable Flight
Management Systems (FMS), EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays and Terrain Awareness and
Warning System (TAWS). The STC was issued for the four-panel EFI-890R flat panel display
suite in Challenger 600-1A11, 600-2A12, and 600-2B16 model aircraft.
The CL-600 upgrade installation included dual Universal Avionics UNS-1Lw WAAS/SBAS-FMSs
with 4” Flat Panel Control Display Units, TAWS Class A system and a four-panel suite of EFI-
890R cockpit displays.
The STC includes approval for 3D coupled WAAS GPS (RNAV) approach procedures. As part of
the FAA’s plan to reduce dependence on older ground based navaids (such as ILS) and increase the use of GPS navigation via the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), these approach types are the fastest growing GPS approach type in the U.S. Operators of aircraft equipped with Universal’s WAAS-enabled FMS take advantage of lower descent minima, greater airport accessibility and improved performance and safety in poor weather conditions.
The large format EFI-890R displays, configured as two Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and two
Navigation Displays (ND), provide all critical flight data consolidated onto one easy-to-read
display, including attitude, heading, airspeed, altimeters, vertical speed, radar altimeter and
navigation information. The EFI-890R is specially designed for retrofit applications such as
Capital Aviations “Reflections Program”.
The “Reflections Program” is an upgrade program designed specially for the Challenger 600/601 aircraft that brings many of the features of the Challenger 605 aircraft to the CL-600/601. In addition to the Universal Avionics WAAS and display upgrades, other features available from the program include a new instrument panel, conference club seating, custom paint, additional cabin windows, HDTV entertainment system, and lighting effects.
About Universal Avionics
Universal Avionics manufactures and markets an extensive line of advanced avionics equipment. Product lines include the UNS-1 SBAS/WAAS-enabled 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.
Dan Reida, VP Marketing & Product Support
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
3260 E. Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300 or (800) 321-5253
About Capital Aviation
Conveniently located for easy access at Wiley Post Airport (PWA) in Oklahoma City, Capital
Aviation Inc. is a part 145 repair station CRS# X91RO92Y and a premier provider of aircraft
services ranging from design consultation to a complete aircraft refurbishment and maintenance. Facilities total more than 80,000 sq. ft with hangers large enough for aircraft up to the Gulfstream 550 or Global Express. Experienced on over 30 airframe types and vertically integrated so all work is done in one location. For more information please visit www.capitalaviation.com
Caron Casteel, Vice President of Operations
Capital Aviation Inc.
5500 Phillip J. Rhoades
Hanger 17 Wiley Post Airport
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008