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Universal Avionics Extends FMS Upgrade Incentives for Operators Preparing for NextGen

Three Incentive Programs Now Available Through the End of 2017 and 2019

Universal Avionics Extends FMS Upgrade Incentives for Operators Preparing for NextGen

Tucson, AZ – October 31, 2016 – In a continued effort to help operators with the cost of equipping their aircraft for the FAA’s NextGen mandate, Universal Avionics is extending three of their pricing incentive programs that were initially set to expire at the end of the year. The company’s ADS-B Out Incentive Package Program, and the SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program for Learjet 40/45/40XR/45XR and Citation Excel/XLS are now available through December 31, 2017.

“We have been hearing from customers that they are waiting until next year or even 2018 to begin thinking about the ADS-B Out mandate,” said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics Director of Sales. “In response, we are extending our unit trade-in incentives through the end of 2017 to further assist our customer base in the transition to NextGen equipage,” he added. “We want to support our operators as they continue to budget and schedule maintenance as we move another year closer to 2020.”

The ADS-B Out Incentive Package pairs Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS with Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder, to provide an equipage package that meets the upcoming NextGen ADS-B Out mandate. Unlike other standalone solutions, Universal’s solution includes a TSO C-146c certified FMS, allowing operators to gain LPV as well as provide the necessary sensor requirements to meet data link mandates like FANS 1/A+, Link 2000+, and FAA Data Comm. The company has taken a “building-block” approach to meeting mandates while adding real, long-term value to the aircraft.

Universal Avionics OEM-installed FMSs have been featured on Learjet aircraft for over 30 years and Citation aircraft for over 20 years. Now, those aircraft operators can trade-in their existing FMS for a significant credit toward the purchase of a new, advanced capability SBAS-FMS. The program is available specifically for Learjet 40/45/40XR/45XR and Citation Excel/XLS operators. SBAS approach procedures like LPV offer several benefits over traditional GPS or Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedures.

The NextGen SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program provides trade-in Credit for competitor FMS or GPS systems, and is valid through December 31, 2019. The SBAS-FMS is the foundation for PBN requirements and ADS-B Out compliance.

For more information, stop by Universal Avionics Booth 235 during the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida. Exhibit halls are open November 1-3, 2016.

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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