Tucson, AZ – October 10, 2011 – Universal Avionics Systems Corporation has been selected by Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., to supply cockpit voice and flight data recorders as optional equipment on the new HondaJet business aircraft. Available in five unique configurations, Universal’s new CVFDR supports an internal Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) option, which provides a backup power source in the event of a main power fail. The new CVFDR meets emerging requirements for cockpit voice and digital flight data recording presented by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the newest FAA TSOs.
Honda Aircraft has stated that they look forward to working with Universal Avionics to produce a system with the best overall value in quality, cost and weight efficiency. Likewise, "Universal Avionics is exceptionally pleased to work with Honda Aircraft to supply this sophisticated voice and flight data recorder," remarks Dan Reida, Vice President of Marketing and Product Support for Universal Avionics. "We continue to utilize cutting-edge technology to present the most compact and lightest weight recorders to the aircraft industry."
HondaJet is an advanced light jet offering class-leading performance, fuel efficiency, interior cabin space and cargo capacity achieved through numerous innovative technological advances in aviation design. HondaJet deliveries are scheduled to start in 2012.
Universal Avionics’ popular CVFDR line has been selected by most major aircraft OEMs including: Gulfstream, Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft, Embraer, Learjet, and Sikorsky.
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 Integrated Cockpit Displays; Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System; Terrain Awareness and Warning System; Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders; Radio Control Units; and the Application Server Unit which integrates charts, electronic documents and checklists with displays systems.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. is a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., established in August 2006 to oversee certification, production, sales and service of HondaJet. More information about HondaJet including complete specifications is available at www.hondajet.com.
Robert Clare, Director North American Marketing
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
3260 E. Universal Way Tucson, AZ 85756
(520) 295-2300 or (800) 321-5253
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