TUCSON, AZ – Together with its Authorized Dealer Network, Universal Avionics announces that Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Future Air Navigation System (FANS ) installations on 20 platforms have been issued or are currently in work, with more to come. The 20 platforms include:
? Boeing 727, 737 (BBJ), 767
? Challenger CL-600/601, CL-604
? Dassault Falcon® 50, 50EX, 900B, 900EX, 2000/EX
? Gulfstream GIV/GIVSP/GIV, G100, G200, GII/GIIB/GIIISP/GIII
“The installation of this advanced technology provides our worldwide operators the most efficient routing in FANS preferred airspace,” said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics’ Director of Sales. “Our solutions continue to address growing needs for innovative avionics throughout the aerospace industry,” he added.
Combined with Universal Avionics’ SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), the UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) provides standard capabilities of an airborne data link system, plus the opportunity to gain FANS 1/A+ operational approval. Aircraft equipped and operationally approved for FANS data link gain access to the most desirable tracks when traveling across the Atlantic, which saves time and fuel. This will become even more apparent when all of the organized track system will require FANS operations between FL350-FL390 (inclusive) this February 2015. The installation of this package also includes Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) functionality. In addition, FANS installations provide many non-mandated benefits, including significantly improved communications as a result of no HF voice radios or language barriers, resulting in increased safety and flight crew efficiency.
For more information regarding FANS or to download Universal Avionics’ White Paper, “Understanding the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A Operations and Regulatory Requirements,” visit www.uasc.com/fans. Universal Avionics’ Regional Sales Managers will be available to speak directly with show attendees regarding the company’s FANS solutions at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland during exhibit hall hours May 20-22, 2014 in Stand 6555.
Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems for business jets, turboprop aircraft, transport aircraft, helicopters, regional and commercial airliners used by corporate, military and airline operators. The company offers advanced avionics as a retrofit and forward-fit solution for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. As an organization, Universal Avionics is registered in the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (OASIS) as compliant to the standards of the internationally accepted Quality Management System model, AS9100. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com/company/about.aspx.