Vertical Coupling with Universal FMS and Pro Line 21® EFIS
Allows Vertical Coupling to Autopilot in Cessna 525 CJ1 and CJ2 Aircraft
Tucson, AZ – July 15, 2013 – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce that a new interface between the company's Flight Management System (FMS) and Rockwell Collins' Pro Line 21 Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS) which provides vertical coupling on approach is now available for installation and approval.
Until recently, a limitation in the Pro Line 21 EFIS had not allowed Universal Avionics' FMS to vertically couple to the autopilot in Cessna 525 CJ1 and CJ2 aircraft. In January of 2011, Cessna, Rockwell Collins and Universal Avionics came together in an effort to provide a solution for CJ owners. The agreement paved the way for Rockwell Collins to make necessary modifications to the Pro Line 21 EFIS and Flight Guidance System interface to allow vertically coupled approach capability with the Universal Avionics FMS.
The installation of the amended TC certification was performed via a Cessna Service Center Mod EO based on typed certified data. Service Bulletins are currently in work to allow Cessna Owned Service Centers to perform installations. Operators should contact their Service Center for more information regarding installation of this mod.
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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 www.uasc.com/company/aboutus.
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