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Marinvent upgrades Cheyenne with EFI-890Rs
Longtime Universal Avionics customer, Marinvent Corporation recently upgraded its Piper Super Cheyenne with dual Universal Avionics EFI-890Rs Flat Panel Display, Vision-1 Synthetic Vision System and Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS).


November 24, 2009
By Administrator

Nov. 24, 2009, Tucson, Ariz. – Longtime Universal Avionics customer,
Marinvent Corporation recently upgraded its Piper Super Cheyenne with
dual Universal Avionics EFI-890Rs Flat Panel Display, Vision-1
Synthetic Vision System and Terrain Awareness and Warning System
(TAWS).

The upgrade provided an opportunity for Marinvent President John Maris
to work with the newly opened Aerospace Flight Test Training Centre
(AFTTC) using the Cheyenne (C-GTMM) as the main training platform for
the Canadian Department of National Defence.

The enhanced situational awareness provided by the upgrade package has
proven immediately valuable for Marinvent, a company specializing in
certification and flight test services. The EFI-890R is specially
designed for retrofit applications where interface flexibility is
paramount. In the Marinvent Cheyenne, this flexibility allows the
company to integrate new avionics products with minimal interface or
downtime and without the requirement of entering the "Experimental
Flight" category. It also allows Maris to demonstrate to AFTTC students
various advanced avionics systems during in-flight evaluations and
offer valuable hands-on experience.

"Universal Avionics sees new applications in special use and special
mission aircraft for EFI-890R and situational awareness systems like
TAWS and Vision-1(r), as core business. We're pleased that John Maris
and Marinvent chose Universal to work with, as an avionics supplier for
this training platform for the Canadian Forces and future clients and
we wish him great success," says Norm Matheis, Universal Avionics
Canadian Sales Manager.

The first module offered at AFTTC is the "Introduction to Avionics
Flight Testing" for the Canadian Department of National Defence. The
AFTTC, located at Carp Airport outside Ottawa, provides aerospace
certification, training and applied research and development services
for pilots, aerospace engineers and senior technicians. The majority of
flight hours for the extensively-modified Cheyenne are spent as the
primary avionics test-bed for Marinvent's research and development
activities, including systems flight test and human factors
evaluations.

Outside the test departments of the largest OEMs and government
laboratories, Marinvent's unique aircraft are the only
commercially-available platforms in Canada for this type of research.
The complete upgrade for the Cheyenne included several cockpit
components including a new Altitude Heading Reference System, air data
system, weather radar and traffic avoidance system. The integration was
completed by Universal Avionics dealer Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV).
About Universal Avionics Universal Avionics manufactures and markets an
extensive line of advanced avionics equipment.

Product lines include:

  • The UNS-1 SBAS/WAAS-enabled Flight Management Systems;
  • The EFI-890R Flat Panel Display;
  • A line of Flat Panel Integrated Cockpit Displays; the Vision-1(r) Synthetic Vision System;
  • The TAWS Terrain Awareness and Warning System;
  • The ASU chart, E-DOCS, checklist display system;
  • Cockpit Voice Recorders; Radio Control Units;
  • An Engine Display System; and a host of other advanced avionics equipment.

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