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InSight® Integrated Flight Deck

 

Over the years, we’ve gained a sound understanding of what pilots want in their flight deck; avionics to make operations easier and more intuitive, and most importantly – safer. We learned much of this through communication and interaction with our customer base on our current EFI-890R Advanced Flight Display.

Culminating over five years of development, we’ve combined our passion and vision into the future of avionics with our customers’ desires and high expectations for quality, to present the InSight Integrated Flight Deck.

The InSight display system is designed as an integrated flight deck solution, featuring embedded synthetic vision with advanced mapping capability, electronic charts, radio control and broadcast weather. With fewer required external Line Replaceable Units (LRU) for essential functions than traditional avionics systems, the InSight Integrated Flight Deck means less avionics weight and wiring for your aircraft.

 

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The InSight Family


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EFI-1040 Display

Electronic Control
Display Unit

Alphanumeric Keyboard

Data Concentrator Unit II

 

Benefits


  • Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Enhanced Safety and Situational Awareness
  • Improved Functionality
  • NextGen Synthetic Vision
  • Broadcast Weather
  • Advanced Radio Control
  • Embedded Electronic Charts
InSight Flexible Configuration Chart
 

Integrated Flight Deck


An open architecture allows for flexible integration into new aircraft platforms, future customization and upgrades on airframes that will minimize financial impact and complexity of integration.

The first installation of InSight is on Universal Avionics’ Cessna Citation VII with the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) expected in the second quarter of 2016. MD Helicopters, Inc., is the launch OEM customer with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck on the Next Generation MD Explorer® helicopter.

As an integrated system, InSight retains the ability to interface with a large number of federated components such as attitude / heading sensors, air data computers, radars, traffic systems, radios and autopilots.

 

Retrofit and Forward-Fit Flight Deck


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Citation Flight Deck
InSight Flight Deck
 
  • Specifications
  • Design and Configuration
  • Databases

InSight System Architecture

UNS-1Fw

Supported Interfaces

  • Analog and Digital Heading Sources
  • Weather Radar Display (Profile Views when provided)
  • Electro-Optical / Infrared Imaging Systems (via NTSC / RS-170 composite video)
  • Analog Video / Mission Computers (via VGA/SGA/XGA)
  • Enhanced Vision System (EVS) (via RS-170 video)
  • Lightning Sensor system (via ARINC 429)
  • Analog and Digital Flight Director / Autopilot / Radio Altitude Systems
  • Specific versions of the ASCB bus system
  • Radio Tuning and Control via ARINC 429, CSDB and Honeywell RSB

Hardware

EFI-1040

Bezel Size: 9.86 in. H x 7.86 in. W
Depth: 8.70 in.*
Image Size: 8.29 in. H x 6.21 in. W
Weight: 12.0 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black


ECDU

Bezel Size: 3.93 in. H x 5.75 in. W
Depth: 6.60 in.*
Image Size: 2.55 in. H x 4.25 in. W
Weight: 5.75 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black


ANK

Bezel Size: 2.06 in. H x 5.75 in. W
Depth: 5.16 in.*
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Faceplate Color: Gray or Black


DCU II

Size: 3 MCU LRU
Weight: 13.0 lbs.

* Back of bezel to rear of connector

Ease of configuration is crucial. The web-based InSight Design and Configuration (IDC) tool makes pre-design and system configuration a breeze, aiding Authorized Dealers during installation and maintenance thereafter.

The IDC is a cloud-based configuration application, controlled by a web browser, for the InSight system. The user is able to create and edit configurations for the entire InSight system at once, save for multiple aircraft, copy and share configurations among other individuals in their organization. These configurations are viewable in various formats and are output to a binary file that can be easily loaded into the InSight system via the Ethernet connection.

Logging onto the IDC is straightforward and made possible through UniNet, Universal Avionics Customer Portal.

InSight includes a range of required and optional databases to meet your aircraft needs and flight requirements. Databases include: Terrain, Obstacle, Navigation Reference, FMS Navigation, Airport Mapping and Electronic Terminal Charts (eCharts). Databases are downloaded using the Universal Avionics custom-designed Data Download Tool (DDT), a Microsoft® Windows® based PC tool, or through Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc. InSight databases are uploaded into the system via Secure Digital (SD) memory card through the ANK, which incorporates an SD card slot.