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  • Get Cleared in Seconds With CPDLC DCL

    Jan 27, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Data Communications (Data Comm) is strongly advocated by the FAA, with a fluid roll-out of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) Departure Clearance (DCL) capabilities at the most congested airports throughout the United States. Our customers using CPDLC DCL with their existing UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Units (CMU) are highly praising the functionality.
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  • Discussing Missing Database Information

    Jan 27, 2017
    By: Mike Michalski, Pilot Instructor - Customer Training
    As more procedures are being added to digital navigation databases, the number of questions are rising correspondingly when certain procedures or waypoints are not present in the Flight Management System (FMS). There are several tools available on our website to help answer some of these questions, which I’ll walk you through in this article. In addition, I’d like to share some explanations of why certain procedures, leg types or waypoints are not included.
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  • How to Ship Avionics Containing Lithium

    Jan 27, 2017
    By: McLane Moody, Trade Show Coordinator
    Lithium batteries are a commonly used energy source found in many consumer products ranging from cell phones and pacemakers to Universal Avionics’ Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders (CVR/FDR). Universal Avionics wants to remind customers that newer models of the CVR/FDR have a beacon with a greater lithium content than previous models. This means they are required to be compliant to the U.S. Department of Transport’s shipping process for dangerous goods when shipping the CVR/FDR back to Universal Avionics by air, domestically or internationally.
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  • Discussing ICAO Aircraft & Equipment Capabilities Codes

    Jan 10, 2017
    By: Mike Michalski, Pilot Instructor - Customer Training
    Recently, there have been numerous questions concerning the appropriate International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) equipment suffix codes to use with regard to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Area Navigation (RNAV) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) specifications.
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