Austin, Texas, May 24, 2010 —DAC International announced today that it has successfully completed its Type Certificate Inspection (TIA) and is now awaiting award of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of dual Universal Avionics Systems Corporation, UNS-1Lw with Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach capability on Bombardier Dash 8 series aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration is reducing dependence on older conventional land-based navigation aids such as Instrument Landing System (ILS) and is moving towards increased use of Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation. Among the fastest growing of these approach types in the United States are the WAAS and Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS).
Operators of aircraft equipped with Universal's WAAS-enabled FMS can take advantage of lower descent minimums, greater airport accessibility and improved situational awareness. The installation includes dual UNS-1Lw with either 5” or 4” Displays and covers Bombardier Dash 8-100/200/300 series aircraft.
DAC International, a subsidiary of Greenwich AeroGroup offers avionics and test equipment solutions for corporate and general aviation, airline, special mission and military aircraft operators, modification centers and manufacturers worldwide.
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., located in Greenwich CT, owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; and parts distribution. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, ID; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, DE; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, TX; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, KS; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, GA; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, FL; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, CA and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, CA. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.