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Universal Avionics UniLink® Receives First European DLS Capable Approval

Complies with 2020 European Data Link Services Mandate

Universal Avionics UniLinkĀ® Receives First European DLS Capable Approval

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Tucson, AZ - September 19, 2017 – Universal Avionics announces EASA Supplemental Type Certification (ESTC) No. 10063034 for a UniLink UL-801 Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1) upgrade on a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (601-3A Variant) to comply with the 05 February 2020 European Data Link Services (DLS) Mandate. ESTC was awarded to Avionics Integration & Engineering Corporation AG and marks the first European DLS capable approval for the Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU).

"Data link is a cornerstone of the Single European Sky (SES) and the FAA's NextGen initiatives and will continue to improve safety and efficiency for operators," said Carey Miller, Universal Avionics Director of Corporate Programs and Business Development. "Our UniLink UL-800/801 now has the capability to meet the data link requirements around the globe," he added. "When combined with our SBAS-FMS, our customers can meet the North Atlantic FANS and ADS-B Out mandates while benefiting from precision GPS approach (LPV in U.S. and APV in Europe) capability as well."

An optional configuration for ATN B1 Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Context Management functions required for the European mandate are available with Universal Avionics UniLink Software Version SCN 31.1. In addition, SCN 31.1 provides baseline software and user interface improvements, and includes an update to VHF Data Radio (VDR) Software Version SCN 10.3.

The UniLink UL-800/801 CMU can be installed on a wide range of platforms, even those with a third party Flight Management System (FMS). For increased installation flexibility, the UniLink UL-801 model features an internal VDR that saves weight and space (no need to install a dedicated system).

For more information, contact your Universal Avionics Sales Representative.

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