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FAA grants Universal Avionics WAAS-FMS Part 25 supplemental type certificate

Feb. 15, 2008, Tucson, AZ– Universal Avionics Systems Corp. has announced that a Part 25 STC has been issued by the FAA Transport Airplane Directorate; Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office for their WAAS enabled FMS.


February 15, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 15, 2008, Tucson, AZ– Universal Avionics Systems Corp. has  announced that a Part 25 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been issued by the FAA Transport Airplane Directorate; Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office for their WAAS enabled Flight Management Systems. The WAAS Part 25 STC flight was conducted in a Bombardier CL-601-3A and the STC includes Bombardier CL-600, CL-601 AND CL-601-3R’S. Universal’s new generation WAAS/SBAS enabled Flight Management Systems, (UNS-1Lw, UNS-1Ew, UNS-1Espw, and UNS-1Fw), are now available for Business, Commercial, and Regional aircraft around the world. Universal’s WAAS-FMS makes the concept of flying accurate lateral precision with vertical guidance at all supported airports a reality. This highly accurate SBAS (Space Based Augmentation System) system improves accuracy, availability and integrity of GPS-derived position, increasing navigation capabilities for all classes of aircraft in all phases of flight.
 
In addition to having the capability for Non-Precision and LNAV/VNAV approaches, this new WAAS-FMS provides approval for the over 700 FAA published SBAS WAAS/LPV approaches, as well as being ready for those yet to come. The published WAAS/LPV approach criterion defines minima as low as 200 feet with 1⁄2-mile visibility.
 
 Universal Avionics’ new line of WAAS FMS systems meet FAA TSO 146b and DO229D offering the very first WAAS FMS with an embedded 3D solution for aircraft ranging from PC-12s to Boeing 747s without the need for add-on sensors, making them ideal for application in both the forward fit and retrofit markets.