STC issued to Capital Aviation
Oct. 21, 2009 – Universal Avionics dealer Capital Aviation Inc. was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the upgrade modification of the
Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft on Oct. 13, 2009.
Oct. 21, 2009 – Universal Avionics dealer Capital Aviation Inc. of Bethany, Oklahoma was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the upgrade modification of the Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft on Tuesday, October 13th. The aircraft, which underwent an end-to-end interior and exterior refurbishment under Capital’s “Reflections Program”, received Universal Avionics WAAS-capable Flight Management Systems (FMS), EFI-890R Flat Panel Displays and Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS). The STC was issued for the four-panel EFI-890R flat panel display suite in Challenger 600-1A11, 600-2A12, and 600-2B16 model aircraft.
The CL-600 upgrade installation included dual Universal Avionics UNS-1Lw WAAS/SBAS-FMSs with 4” Flat Panel Control Display Units, TAWS Class A system and a four-panel suite of EFI-890R cockpit displays.
The STC includes approval for 3D coupled WAAS GPS (RNAV) approach procedures. As part of the FAA’s plan to reduce dependence on older ground based navaids (such as ILS) and increase the use of GPS navigation via the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), these approach types are the fastest growing GPS approach type in the U.S. Operators of aircraft equipped with Universal’s WAAS-enabled FMS take advantage of lower descent minima, greater airport accessibility and improved performance and safety in poor weather conditions.
The large format EFI-890R displays, configured as two Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and two Navigation Displays (ND), provide all critical flight data consolidated onto one easy-to-read display, including attitude, heading, airspeed, altimeters, vertical speed, radar altimeter and navigation information. The EFI-890R is specially designed for retrofit applications such as Capital Aviations “Reflections Program”.
The “Reflections Program” is an upgrade program designed specially for the Challenger 600/601 aircraft that brings many of the features of the Challenger 605 aircraft to the CL-600/601. In addition to the Universal Avionics WAAS and display upgrades, other features available from the program include a new instrument panel, conference club seating, custom paint, additional cabin windows, HDTV entertainment system, and lighting effects.
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