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Field Aviation helps Air Iceland complete historic flight

July 18, 2012, Tucson, Az. - Air Iceland recently completed a historic 2,345 nautical mile trip from Toronto’s Pearson Airport (CYYZ), after the completion of a modification program by Universal Avionics’ Authorized Dealer, Field Aviation.

July 18, 2012
Carey Fredericks

The Toronto to Reykjavik redelivery flight of Air Iceland’s first Universal Avionics-equipped Bombardier Q200 (Dash 8) is believed to have been the longest non-stop flight in a Q200 – a total of eight hours and 39 minutes.

The modification program completed by Field Aviation in Toronto, fitted the initial Air Iceland Q200 aircraft with a Universal Avionics equipment-based flight deck package. The package included five EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays, dual Radio Control Units (RCU), dual Vision-1 Synthetic Vision Systems and dual UNS-1Ew WAAS/SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS). The second identically-equipped aircraft has since been delivered and both aircraft are in scheduled passenger service.
“We are looking into the future with our Dash 8 operation,” said Jónas Jónasson, fleet manager Dash 8, Air Iceland. “Our pilots love this new system and find it very easy to work with, enhancing the crew’s situational awareness and safety."