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InSight Display System

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Integrated Flight Deck

The InSight Display System is designed as an integrated flight deck solution, featuring embedded synthetic vision with advanced mapping capability, electronic charts, and radio control. With fewer required external Line Replaceable Units (LRU) for essential functions than traditional avionics systems, InSight means less avionics weight and wiring for your aircraft, which equates to a cost savings on the installation.

As an integrated solution, InSight retains the ability to interface with a large number of federated components such as attitude/heading sensors, air data computers, radars, traffic systems, radios, and autopilots. InSight translates into lower operating and maintenance costs for your flight operations while providing enhanced safety, situational awareness, and functionality for pilots.

  • Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Enhanced Safety and Situational Awareness
  • Improved Functionality
  • Next Gen Synthetic Vision
  • Advanced Radio Control
  • Embedded Electronic Charts
  • Path to NextGen and SESAR

The InSight Family

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EFI-1040 Display

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EFIS Control
Display Unit

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Alphanumeric Keyboard & SD Card Server

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Data Concentrator Unit II

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Retrofit and Forward-Fit Flight Deck

InSight’s open architecture allows for flexible integration into new aircraft platforms, future customization, and upgrades on airframes, minimizing financial impact and complexity of integration.

Cessna Citation VII with InSight Display System – STC No. ST02654LA

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Universal Avionics is offering the Citation VII STC package, available at no charge in many cases, to the company’s Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network. Find out more.

  • Specifications
  • Design and Configuration
  • Databases

InSight System Architecture

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Supported Interfaces

  • Analog and Digital Air Data, Attitude, and Heading Sources
  • Digital Engine Data
  • Weather Radar Display (Profile Views when provided)
  • Electro-Optical/Infrared Imaging Systems (via NTSC/RS-170 composite video)
  • Analog Video/Mission Computers (via VGA/SGA/XGA)
  • Embedded Synthetic Vision with Multiple Simultaneous Views
  • Lightning Sensor system (via ARINC 429)
  • Analog and Digital Flight Director/Autopilot
  • Radio Altitude Systems
  • Specific versions of the ASCB bus system
  • Radio Tuning and Control via ARINC 429, CSDB, and Honeywell RSB



Bezel Size: 9.86 in. H x 7.86 in. W
Depth: 8.70 in.*
Image Size: 8.29 in. H x 6.21 in. W
Weight: 12.13 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black


Bezel Size: 3.93 in. H x 5.75 in. W
Depth: 6.60 in.*
Image Size: 2.55 in. H x 4.25 in. W
Weight: 5.75 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black


Bezel Size: 2.06 in. H x 5.75 in. W
Depth: 5.16 in.*
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black

SD Card Server Panel Mount

Bezel Size: 1.125 in. H x 4.75 in. W
Depth: 4.49 in.*
Weight: 0.70 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black 

SD Card Server Panel with DZUS Mount

Bezel Size: 1.125 in. H x 5.75 in. W
Depth: 4.245 in.*
Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black 


Size:  7.76 in. H x 3.56 in. W (3 MCU LRU)
Depth: 15.23 in.*
Weight: 13.04 lbs.

* Back of bezel to rear of connector

The web-based InSight External Configuration Editor (ECE) tool makes pre-design and system configuration a breeze, aiding Authorized Dealers/Integrators during installation and maintenance thereafter.

The ECE is a cloud-based configuration application, controlled via web browser, for the InSight Display System. The user is able to create and edit configurations for the entire InSight Display System and save for multiple aircraft, then copy and share configurations among other individuals in their organization. These configurations are viewable in various formats and are output to a binary file that can be easily loaded into the InSight Display System via Ethernet connection.

Logging onto the ECE is straightforward and made possible through UniNet, Universal Avionics Online Service Center.

InSight includes a range of required and optional databases to meet your aircraft needs and flight requirements. Databases include:

  • Terrain
  • Obstacle
  • Navigation Reference
  • Airport Mapping
  • Electronic Terminal Charts (eCharts)

Databases are downloaded using the Universal Avionics custom-designed Data Download Tool (DDT), a Microsoft® Windows® based PC tool. InSight databases are uploaded into the system via Secure Digital (SD) memory card either via the SD Card slot on the front right side of the Alphanumeric Keyboard (ANK) or the center of the SD Card Server if an ANK is not part of the InSight installation.

Data Download Tool

The Data Download Tool (DDT) is a Microsoft Windows-based PC tool used to download InSight aeronautical database updates; Terrain, NAV Reference, Obstacles, and Airport Mapping (AMDB) databases supplied by Universal Avionics, and the eCharts database supplied by Jeppesen. The DDT is available to customers and Authorized Dealers/Integrators as a download from the UniNet Online Service Center (a UniNet account is required).

Database updates are downloaded via the DDT and stored on the PC's hard drive, then exported to SD Card for upload into InSight via the Alphanumeric Keyboard (ANK) or SD Card Server if an ANK is not part of the InSight installation.

DDT Minimum Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 or equivalent processor
  • RAM: 2 GB at 1066 MHz or better
  • Hard disk space: 32 GB free space
  • Network: 1.5 Mbit/s connection
  • Removable Media: Class 10 32 GB SD card through USB 2.0 or equivalent SD reader
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or newer