Londonderry, NH – Pro Star Aviation announced receiving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amendment approval to its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) number SR00287BO, adding the Multi-Mission Management System (MMMS) version of the UNS-1Fw and UNS-1Lw Navigation Computer Units (NCU) allowing S-76A models equipped with a Honeywell SPZ7000 Digital FCS to fly single pilot IFR and approaches up to a 6.5 degree Glide Path Angle (GPA) coupled or uncoupled. Depending on current FMS or GPS equipment installed, the WAAS STC can be installed in a 5-7 day window along with a short verification test flight.
The original STC allows installation of the Universal Avionics Systems Corp (UASC) UNS-1Fw or UNS-1Lw Flight Management System (FMS) with embedded Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) along with a UASC LP/LPV Monitor in the Sikorsky models S-76B and S-76C transport category helicopters.
Additional features include:
• UASC 5” High Resolution Flat Panel Control Display Unit (FPCDU)
• UASC Solid State Data Transfer Unit (SSDTU) for fast and efficient databases updates via USB memory stick or an SD card
• Minimum decision altitudes as low as 200 feet with ½-mile visibility
• Ability to fly six distinct patterns: rising ladder, expanding square, racetrack, sector search, orbit and border patrol
Pro Star has extensive S-76 engineering and installation experience included Honeywell EFIS and Primus 880 Radar, Collins Navigation and Communication suites including Radio Tuning Units, Aircell and TrueNorth Iridium phones, and Sky Connect and Skytrac Iridium based flight following systems. Pro Star Aviation S-76 model STC’s include the Kollsman GAViS™ Enhance Vision System (EVS), Garmin GMX-200 MFD and GDL-69 XM Weather system, Universal Avionics System Corp. software upgrade on the Universal Cockpit Display (UCD) system, the L-3 Communications Avionics Systems GH3100 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS), and a Tail Rotor Drive Shaft Cover Antenna Mount. Pro Star’s flexibility allows projects to be accomplished at the customer’s location during annual inspections or heavy maintenance events.
About Pro Star Aviation:
Located at the Manchester•Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in tax-free Londonderry, New Hampshire, Pro Star Aviation, LLC is an FAA repair station specializing in state-of-the-art avionics installations, airframe maintenance, and electrical and structural engineering. With our own in-house engineering and DER staff, Pro Star holds several Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs), which provide solutions for system design, custom engineering, factory quality wiring, and structural modifications. Pro Star’s fully trained and qualified personnel install, test, and certify all major brands of avionics systems. Pro Star's distinguished maintenance department specializes in the needs of business aircraft. As a Hawker Beechcraft Authorized Service Center, Pro Star supports Hawker 400XP’s, Beechjets, Premiers, the entire King Air line, as well as Barons and Bonanzas. Pro Star is also the Northeastern United States sales and service center for the Pilatus PC-12.
For further details and technical information visit us at www.prostaraviation.com or call 603.627.7827.
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