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New Universal Avionics FMS Software Offers Significant Savings with ADS-B Out / Transponder Failure Messaging

Also Provides Growth Path to LPV, RNP, CPDLC and CPDLC DCL, FANS and Link 2000+

New Universal Avionics FMS Software Offers Significant Savings  with ADS-B Out Failure Messaging

Tucson, AZ – June 13, 2016 – Universal Avionics is offering a new software version for the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS) that includes cost-saving messaging to alert crews of a failure of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out or transponder system. The FAA has made it very clear that ADS–B Out failure annunciations in the flight deck are required for Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft.

With FMS Software Control Number (SCN) 1001.1/1101.1/1101.1M, operators are offered significant savings versus standalone cockpit panel annunciators and Digital Discrete Adapters (DDA). In addition, it provides a growth path to Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV), Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and with the UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU), Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and CPDLC Departure Clearance (DCL), Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Link 2000+.

“Our newest FMS SCN relieves the need to install an additional failure annunciator in the instrument panel since the software provides a transponder fail message when ADS-B transponders have a failure,” said Robert Randall, Universal Avionics Sr. Sales Manager for the US. “This latest software offering will reduce time and money for ADS-B Out installations,” he added.

The new FMS SCN adds support for two new discrete inputs. The inputs are monitored for data indicating the state of ADS-B Out and transponder failure. This improvement adds a monitor with messaging to alert the crew to a failure of the ADS-B Out or transponder system.

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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, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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