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CMD’s AML STC Paves Way for ADS-B Aircraft Installations

Solution Provides Comprehensive Certification Path for Operators to Take Advantage of
Universal Avionics ADS-B Out Incentive Package Program

Universal Avionics Joins Forces with Rockwell Collins to Offer Affordable ADS-B Out Solution

Tucson, AZ – July 14, 2015 – CMD Flight Solutions’ recent FAA approval for an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) provides aircraft operators with an expanded certification path. The solution includes the installation of Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponders. This comes at an opportune time to allow operators to take advantage of Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out Incentive Package Program.

The companies recently joined forces to bring an affordable, integrated ADS-B Out solution, allowing operators to add the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponders to their Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS installation. In addition to meeting the ADS-B Out mandate, these operators are also able to provision for Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV), unlike other stand-alone ADS-B Out solutions. Operators should note that this is a limited-time incentive program.

“We are excited to be a part of CMD’s AML STC package that will allow operators an affordable upgrade to ADS-B Out,” said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics Director of Sales. “The CMD AML STC, along with the Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins Incentive Program, provides a relatively low cost solution that allows operators an effortless path to ADS-B Out equipage,” he added. “The Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS also delivers a solution for other NextGen benefits such as LPV, CPDLC and Performance-Based Navigation (PBN).”

“With CMD's years of dedication and commitment to the industry, we are thrilled to be a part of this NextGen initiative”, said CMD President, Dan Buzz. “We are quite pleased that we’ve come to market with a solution that all dealers can offer to a wider range of owners and operators at a reasonable price, and one that is straightforward to install. CMD is a longtime supporter of Universal Avionics, Rockwell Collins and their respective dealers. The interest and support CMD is receiving from Universal Avionics and their Authorized Dealer Network is tremendous. Watch for our Part 23 STC later this summer and additional approvals covering additional GPS/TDR pairings in the near future. “

The CMD AML STC is available to the Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer Network, providing a certified solution which integrates into the aircraft seamlessly. Aircraft covered in AML STC ST03424CH includes:

  • Bombardier: CL-600, CL-601-1A, CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R

  • Cessna: 500, 550, S550, 552, 560, 560XL (Excel), 650 (Citation II, VI and VII)

  • Dassault Falcon® Jet: Fan Jet Falcon, Falcon Jet Series (C, D, E, F, G), Falcon 10, Falcon 20-C5, -D5, -E5, -F5, Falcon 50 and 50EX, Falcon 200, Falcon 900, Falcon 2000 and 2000EX

  • Gulfstream: 1125 Westwind Astra and Astra SPX, G100, G200, G-1159, G-1159A, G-1159B, GIV, GV, GVSP

  • Hawker Beechcraft: 400A (Beechjet), 400XP (Beechjet), Hawker 700A, Hawker 700B, Hawker 800A, Hawker 800B, Hawker 800XP, MU-300 (Diamond I and IA), MU-300-10 (Diamond II) and 400

  • Learjet: Lear 23, Lear 24, 24A, 24B, 24B-A, 24C, 24D, 24D-A, 24E, 24F, 24F-A, Lear 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, Lear 28, Lear 31 and 31A, Lear 35 and 35A (C-12A), Lear 36 and 36A, Lear 45 (40, 45, 70, 75), Lear 55, 55B and 55C, Lear 60

To view the complete list of aircraft models in CMD’s AML STC, visit: www.cmdflightsolutions.com/approval.php. The Part 23 STC covering the same equipment pairing is expected this summer. In addition, foreign CAA validations/acceptances are being evaluated, along with EASA and Transport Canada

Current Universal Avionics legacy FMS operators may be able to keep their Control Display Unit (CDU) and install an SBAS Navigation Computer Unit (NCU) with antenna and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponders for an even more affordable solution. For non-Universal Avionics customers, Universal Avionics is offering an upgrade incentive program throughout 2015 for operators to trade in their legacy FMS or GPS system for a new, SBAS-capable Universal Avionics FMS.

Please contact a Universal Avionics Regional Sales Manager to learn more. In addition, be sure to check out www.uasc.com/ads-b for more information.


About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

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, Helicopter, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial) and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com/company/aboutus.


About CMD Flight Solutions

CMD Flight Solutions was formed to develop, market and provide FAA certified modification kits to support Next Gen Avionics mandates and assist service and installation facilities with cost effective modification solutions to satisfy the upcoming FAA mandated requirements. For more information visit www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.


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