Universal Avionics Sees Strong Year for InSight™ Integrated Flight Deck Upgrades
Universal Avionics (UA) sees increased interest in its InSight Integrated Flight Deck Solution among business-jet operators. In 2021, the system was certified or set on a path to certification on five different aircraft platforms, for a total of nine different STC solutions to date, testament to the technology’s adaptability. Building on UA’s Citation VII STC, an F900B STC was recently awarded and included UA’s SBAS-FMS and UniLink data communication system. Other aircraft platforms that embarked on such an upgrade in 2021 include Falcon 900B with factory FMS, Falcon 50, Falcon 20, Hawker 800A/XP and Gulfstream G-III.
“Universal Avionics’ InSight flight-deck upgrade provides a state-of-the-art solution to a variety of business jets. The InSight display system, along with Universal’s FMS/LPV, data communication (FANS/CPDLC/ATN B1), and ClearVision™ enhanced flight vision system (EFVS), is a full solution to bring any business jet into the front line of technology,” says Dror Yahav, Universal Avionics CEO.
To celebrate this milestone for InSight, UA is offering special upgrade incentives to operators through Dec. 15, 2021. Visitors to the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NE, are invited to visit UA at Booth #2545, or contact a UA sales representative to learn more.
The InSight Display System is UA’s proven flight-deck solution, a fully integrated display system with a rich feature set for enhanced situational awareness and improved safety. It features an embedded second next-generation 3D synthetic vision system (SVS), interactive digital map, embedded charting, map support, advanced radio control with embedded radio tuning, and more. InSight is complemented with the latest in human-machine interface (HMI) design, including touch-control interactions with the flight plan, etc., for reduced crew workload.
The InSight avionics modernization package leads to fuel savings and decreased flight times. It is a key to preparing operators for the FAA’s NextGen and the European Union’s SESAR, particularly when including UA’s SBAS-FMS with LPV for more direct routings. Operators can also save 15 minutes or more on typical flights when using CPDLC for controller communications instead of verbal exchanges by taking advantage of UA’s data communications system (UniLink™ CMU and Kapture™ Cockpit Voice Recorder). The system enables FANS 1/A+, DataComm, CPDLC/CPDLC DCL, en-route clearances, ATN B1 and other communications, such as OOOI reporting, automatic position reporting, flight planning route uplinks (push to load), and future big-data connectivity.
Replacing antiquated instruments — from analog or cathode ray tubes (CRT) — with a fully digital technology to display flight and aircraft information increases aircraft payload by more than 200 pounds (91 kilograms). It also reduces maintenance costs and dramatically improves equipment reliability. InSight is supported by a unique web-based maintenance and diagnostic tool. Flight-deck maintenance teams or UA’s field service engineers, if needed, can diagnose in situ or even remotely. Remote connection is an unprecedented use of technology, allowing UA to instantly sync, troubleshoot, diagnose and configure systems while they are installed in an aircraft. By utilizing remote access tools, the flight department can increase aircraft readiness and reduce aircraft downtime. Learn more at http://uasc.com/home/library/news/2021/01/18/universal-avionics-offers-unique-support-solution-with-remote-insight-software-update.
The system’s lightning-fast ethernet busses and powerful internal processors are an ideal companion for the continued introduction of NextGen technologies, including UA’s ClearVision EFVS with SkyLens™ Head-Wearable Display, Interactive SVS (i-SVS) and, where appropriate, display options for engine indication.
To catch a replay of UA’s Falcon 900B Flight Deck Refresh Webinar, visit uasc.com/webinars.
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 Based on a Falcon 900B flight deck upgrade