Universal gets STC for InSight Display System on Citation VII
Following FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for InSight, Universal Avionics has announced FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the new display system installed on the Cessna Citation VII aircraft. FAA STC No. ST02654LA covers the installation of the InSight Display System, Engine Interface Unit (EIU), TAWS Class A, and UNS-1Fw SBAS-Flight Management System with ADS-B Out.
Engineering and installation work was accomplished by Universal Avionics personnel at the company’s headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. Universal is offering the Citation VII STC at no cost to the company’s authorized dealers and integrators performing the installation. Additional installation and certification programs will be completed by authorized dealers and integrators.
"The completion of the InSight TSO and respective STC on the Citation VII is truly an exciting achievement for Universal," said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics director of sales. “We have other installs in the queue and look forward to the opportunities this product will bring to not only Universal, but our dealers, integrators and OEMs.”
The InSight system is designed as an integrated flight deck solution, featuring embedded: next generation synthetic vision with advanced mapping capability, electronic charts, frequency management, and broadcast weather. Integrated with Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS and UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU), InSight offers operators a path to meet future mandates and certifications like the FAA's NextGen and Data Comm, and Europe's SESAR and Data Link.
With fewer required external Line Replaceable Units (LRU) for essential functions than traditional avionics systems, the InSight system means less avionics weight and wiring for Citation VII operators. As an integrated system, InSight retains the ability to interface with a large number of federated components such as attitude/heading sensors, air data computers, radars, traffic systems, radios, and autopilots. Lower operating and maintenance costs, enhanced safety, situational awareness, and functionality for pilots are all possible with an InSight upgrade.
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