Avionics News December 2014 - 63
learned into the InSight design. The result is a user-friendly
and flexible system that provides our customers with a
feature-rich platform for operating in the NextGen and
According to the company, the InSight display system
is designed as an integrated flight deck solution, featuring an embedded SVS with advanced mapping capability,
electronic charts, radio control, broadcast weather support
and graphical flight planning. The second-generation SVS
includes 3 arc second resolution, terrain shading, ice/water
features, obstacles, urban area outlines, high-resolution
airport maps, runways, taxiways, ramp areas and pilotselectable viewing angles. The electronic maps and charts
feature airport and terminal, airway depiction, geo-referenced ownship, special use airspace and remaining runway
distance. Embedded radio control allows tuning from the
electronic control display unit, suggested frequencies and
'point & click' tuning from the map. Broadcast weather
support includes XM, METARS/TAFS, Airmets/Sigmets,
TFRs, lightning, winds aloft and flight information servicesbroadcast provisioning. Graphical planning allows for 'point
& click' flight plan edits and DTO, and "nearest" search.
The MFD features multiple pilot-selectable formats with
a configurable power-on default option. In addition, the advanced PFD allows for pilot-selectable display information
windows, which also is available for pilot preference.
The first InSight installation is on the company's Cessna
Citation VII with the supplemental type certificate expected
in the second quarter of 2015.
The InSight system is designed for forward-fit applications. MD Helicopters Inc. is the launch OEM customer
with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck on the Next Generation MD Explorer helicopter.
In other company news, Universal Avionics and Chicago
Jet Group announced the STC for the Falcon 900. Chicago Jet
Group is an authorized dealer for Universal Avionics and was
awarded the STC, which is the first certified retrofit installation for future air navigation system 1/A+/controller-pilot
datalink communications over Iridium in a Dassault MystereFalcon 900. The installed system provides the foundation to
meet ADS-B and Link 2000+ Programme mandates.
Universal Avionics also named Scandinavian Avionics,
the SA Group, as its 2014 top international dealer award
winner. Duncan Aviation was named Universal's top dealer
in North America.
For more information, visit www.uasc.com. q
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