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Universal Avionics' Airborne Datalink System Approved for Helicopters

UniLink® UL-800/801 CMU Tested and Approved for Helicopter Installations

UniLink® UL-800/801 CMU Tested and Approved for Helicopter Installations

Tucson, AZ – March 4, 2013 – Universal Avionics recently completed helicopter vibration testing and approval for its airborne datalink system, UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU). UniLink UL-800/801 CMU adds to Universal's expanding line of products designed for the unique requirements of the helicopter market.

Under RTCA DO-160F, "Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment," specific vibration testing for rotorcraft is required above and beyond those for fixed-wing aircraft. Universal Avionics' UniLink UL-800/801 CMU was successfully tested to this standard, therefore allowing installation and certification of the unit in the high-vibration environment of rotorcraft platforms.

UniLink UL-800/801 is a full ACARS-compatible CMU offering operational advantages that include Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS), pre-departure clearance, aircraft tracking, messaging, weather information and graphics. In addition, UniLink UL-800/801 CMU is provisioned for the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN), providing a platform for future compliance to emerging datalink requirements.

Operators will have the opportunity to view and operate Universal Avionics' UniLink UL-800/801 CMU in booth C2401 at the Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5th - 7th.

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Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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