ISS Glass Cockpit
Oct. 20, 2009, Orlando, Fla. – Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) announced yesterday that Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron company, has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certification for the IS&S-developed AdViz flat panel display system.
Oct. 20, 2009, Orlando, Fla. – Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) announced yesterday that Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron company, has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certification for the IS&S-developed AdViz flat panel display system now available for retrofit in some legacy Cessna Citations.
IS&S joined the Cessna team in January 2007, as the flat panel display system provider for the Cessna AdViz Glass cockpit retrofit program. The program replaces aging flight instruments on legacy Citations, resulting in reduced weight, improved reliability, and access to navigational aids.
The AdViz system is certified for the Cessna Citation 500, 550, S550, and 560. It is available in two or three 10.4-inch display unit architectures that provide enhanced situational awareness, increased functionality, reduced crew workload and weight savings. Options include e-Charts (Jeppesen), XM weather and the display of Enhanced Vision Systems and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS).
The first Cessna Citation V retrofitted with the AdViz Flat Panel Display system completed its initial flight in April, following two years of development. “The success of this flight is a great achievement” said Roman Ptakowski, President of IS&S. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Cessna Aircraft Company, and look forward to providing pilots and passengers with this state-of-the-art technology to improve the efficiency, reliability, and safety of flights.”
The AdViz system will initially be available for purchase through the nine Cessna-owned Citation Service Centers, and will later be distributed through the Cessna authorized network.
AdViz is based on the IS&S Vantage Cockpit/IP™ system, an open architecture flat panel display system that allows operators to upgrade their aircraft to a glass cockpit while leaving existing third party avionics installed in the aircraft. This allows the operator to select the best of breed new equipment and minimizes the cost and down time of the upgrade.
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