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    • Learjet 60

    Learjet 60, S/N 108

    “We received immediate benefits from using Universal equipment. This box is far more capable than our previous installation. This (is) without a doubt the best investment we could have made.”

    Tom Lawson
    Aviation Manager

    Celeritas

    In the Flight Deck:

    Dual UNS-1Ew FMSs

    • Dash 7

    Dash 7, S/N 111

    "From a pilot’s point of view, we found the Universal systems intuitive to operate and easy to use after an acclimatization period of only a few hours. The training provided by Universal helped considerably with this process. The improved operability and especially the increased situational awareness are appreciated by the crews and in general we are very pleased with the upgrade."

    Alan Meredith
    Chief Pilot

    British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

    In the Flight Deck:

    Display Suite
    4 – EFI-890R 8.9” Flat Panel Displays

    Situational Awareness
    1 - Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)
    2 – Vision-1 Synthetic Vision Systems
    1 – Application Server Unit (ASU) for Jeppesen charts, checklists, broadcast weather and E-DOCS

    Flight Management
    2 – UNS-1Fw FMSs with 5” FPCDUs

    Radio Tuning and Communications
    2 – Radio Control Units (RCU)


    • Bombardier DHC-8-400 (Q400)

    Bombardier DHC-8-400

    “This (UNS-1Ew FMS) enables us to fly direct to our destination instead of following an airway. Even if that lessens the trip by only 20 miles, the savings in fuel on 400 flights a day over the course of one year adds up to millions.”

    Perry Solmonson
    Director Flight Operations Standards and Training

    Horizon Airlines

    In the Flight Deck:

    Dual UNS-1Ew FMSs

    • Cessna CitationJet

    Cessna CitationJet, S/N 0333

    “It’s nice. I like it a lot better than the old system, certainly, from the standpoint of downloading the data. It’s a whole lot easier than fooling with those old zip drives.”

    Buz Mills
    Owner and CEO

    Gunsite Academy, Inc.

    In the Flight Deck:


    • Citation Bravo

    Citation Bravo, S/N 0861

    "Having previously flown with other systems in this airplane, we appreciate the capabilities of the UNS-1Lw and its subtleties. The support from Universal before and after the sale has truly been amazing. Each person with whom I’ve had contact with along the way has been the same – knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic… all with customer satisfaction and service in mind."

    Mark Steele
    Chief Pilot

    Murphy Co.

    In the Flight Deck:


    • ATR-42

    ATR-42

    "Unlike scheduled airlines which may cancel flights due to weather, we need to make every flight happen or workers are left in the camps away from their families, shortening their time at home, and extending overtime hours which can add substantially to our labor costs. Since we started operating our aircraft with Universal’s WAAS/SBAS-FMSs, we reduce our flight delays and missed approaches by at least 20%."

    Guylain Boutin
    Chief Pilot

    West Wind Aviation

    In the Flight Deck:

    Dual UNS-1Lw FMS

    • Gulfstream G-III

    Gulfstream G-III, S/N 418

    "We have Universal FMS's in all of our airplanes which we have flown all over the world. In 18 years we have never had a failure; they are the one thing I can count on to always work.”

    Greg King
    Flight Department Manager

    World Heir, Inc.

    In the Flight Deck:

    Dual UNS-1Ew FMSs

    • Citation VII 650

    Citation VII 650

    "We're based at an airport with only one ILS approach and operate too many airports with no ILS. We now have provided our crews with the ability to conduct WAAS approaches to LPV minima when equipment outages, weather conditions or prevailing winds would otherwise require diversion. On runways with no instrument approach, the VFR approach capability of the UNS serves to enhance situational awareness and increase safety. Installing Universal’s dual UNS-1Espw FMSs in our legacy Citation VIIs was an easy decision that has already proven its value."

    Glen Knight
    Aviation Operations Manager

    The Pictsweet Company

    In the Flight Deck:

    Dual UNS-1Espw

    • Gulfstream G-III

    Gulfstream G-III, S/N 321

    "We bought this aircraft thinking that the 4 display EFI-890R cockpit would enhance safety, and it most certainly did. The information that we get from Universal Avionics’ EFI-890Rs enhances our situational awareness, and therefore, reduces fatigue. These displays don’t just make our flight crew’s life easier; with fatigue level down, we are more rested, and therefore, we are ultimately safer."

    Eric Fox
    Director of Aviation

    Riata Management LLC

    In the Flight Deck:

    Situational Awareness
    1 – Vision-1 Synthetic Vision System
    1 – Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)
    2 – Universal Cockpit Display (UCD) terminals for Jeppesen charts, checklist and E-DOCS

    Flight Management
    2 – UNS-1E FMSs

    Radio Tuning and Communications
    2 – Radio Control Units (RCU)


    • Dornier DO228NG

    Dornier DO228NG

    "The more I work with the Universal FMS and tame its possibilities, the more I realize how fantastic the equipment is and the value added for our customers operating in particular environments. These features will certainly become strong differentiators when properly communicated."

    Sandro Guidetti
    Factory Pilot

    RUAG Switzerland LTD

    In the Flight Deck:

    Display Suite
    4 – EFI-890R 8.9” Flat Panel Displays with Central Alert and Warning System (CAWS) ND/MFDs

    Situational Awareness
    1 - Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)

    Flight Management
    1 – UNS-1Ew FMS

    Radio Tuning and Communications
    2 – Radio Control Units (RCU)


    • Boeing 737

    Boeing 737-200 and -300

    "The addition of WAAS technology to NAC operations has effectively provided precision-like approach capability to most airports and runways system-wide. What this means is that there is greater reliability and flexibility for Dispatch, and the pilot can fly a precision-like approach with vertical guidance to any favored runway."

    Timo Saarinen
    VP Flight Operations

    Northern Air Cargo

    In the Flight Deck:

    Display Suite
    1 – MFD-890R Flat Panel Display

    Situational Awareness
    1 – Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)

    Flight Management
    2 – UNS-1Fw FMS


    • Dash 8-200

    Dash 8-200

    "We decided to upgrade the flight deck of our fleet of Dash 8-200 aircraft with the EFI-890R, Dual UNS-1Ew and 2 RCU’s. We are looking into the future with our Dash 8 operation and our pilots love this new system and find it very easy to work with. It enhances the crew’s situational awareness and safety."

    Jónas Jónasson
    Fleet Manager Dash 8

    Air Iceland

    In the Flight Deck:

    Display Suite
    5 – EFI-890R 8.9” Flat Panel Displays

    Situational Awareness
    2 – Vision-1 Synthetic Vision Systems

    Flight Management
    2 – UNS-1Ew FMSs

    Radio Tuning and Communications
    2 – Radio Control Units (RCU)


    • Citation II 550 S/N 130

    Citation II 550 S/N 130

    “The capability of WAAS allows us to access smaller airports with lower minimums. We are very happy with our Universal installs.”

    Bob Sullivan
    Chief Pilot

    SandRidge Energy

    In the Flight Deck:


    • Piaggio P.180 Avanti

    Piaggio P.180 Avanti

    "As the CEO of Advanced Aerospace Solutions, I was responsible for the procurement of a flight management system to meet the challenging requirements of our Piaggio flight research platform. AdvAero’s NextGen and NASA R&D and certification projects require full WAAS RNP and LPV approach capabilities, which were not options for the production aircraft at the time I made my decision. After careful evaluation of the available systems, I selected the Universal UNS-1Ew with an LPV monitor, because of the system's combination of powerful integrated features, ease of use, and the extraordinary support provided by the company. Universal's superb after-sales and technical support has been essential for many of AdvAero’s past program successes, and consequently those of its very demanding customers."

    John Maris
    CEO

    Advanced Aerospace Solutions

    In the Flight Deck:


    • Sikorsky S-92

    Sikorsky S-92

    "Cougar Helicopters operates in a long-range harsh weather environment in oil and gas offshore exploration. Flight planning for optimum fuel load, payload utilization and route maintenance is essential. Accurate approach guidance to minimums contributes to mission success and when flights are 3 to 5 hours long, monitoring of progress is critical. Universal’s UNS-1Esp currently installed operates exceptionally well and reliably. We look forward to implementing the next generation of Flight Management Systems from Universal and to utilize the competitive advantages they bring."

    J.J. Gerber
    Director of Flight Operations

    Cougar Helicopters, Inc.

    In the Flight Deck:

     UNS-1Esp

    • Sikorsky S-76C+

    Sikorsky S-76C+

    "Having operated Universal Avionics’ equipment for over 30 years now, I’ve found that the company really dedicates themselves to the helicopter industry. Universal’s FMS has all the functions that a helicopter operator could possibly need like building and storing multiple flight plans. At the same time, the FMS works in the simplest form, it’s user-friendly, yet extremely accurate."

    John Dempsey
    Chief Helicopter Pilot

    R.O.P. Aviation, Inc.

    In the Flight Deck:

    FMS

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    Challenger CL-601, S/N 1062

    “The installation was a big step forward in modernization of the cockpit. The combination of WSI, enhanced vision, and the vertical guidance of WAAS have made flying much safer for us.”

    Doyle Lawrence
    Pilot

    DayStar Television

    In the Flight Deck:

    Display Suite
    4 – EFI-890R 8.9” Flat Panel Displays
    1 – MFD-640 6.4” Flat Panel Displays

    Situational Awareness
    1 - Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)
    1 – Application Server Unit (ASU) for Jeppesen charts, checklists, broadcast weather and E-DOCS

    Flight Management
    2 – UNS-1Lw FMSs with 4” FPCDUs


    • KingAir

    Beechcraft King Air

    "My history with Universal started back in 1994 when I was on exchange with the USAF at the Air Force Flight Standards Agency. I got to fly the first USAF jet (C-21A Learjet) FAA certified to fly GPS approaches and happened to be the first guy to do that. As a Canadian!!! Of course, Universal Avionics FMS was the equipment we chose and the Universal folks back then helped babysit us into the new GPS world.

    When I got back to Canada, my own air force joined the new world and I got to help equip our King Air training fleet with a FMS. Guess who I insisted we go with? Again, the Universal Avionics team was there to help with that, as the C-90 King Air did not come with that kit. That was over a decade ago. When we updated to newer King Airs, we again went with Universal. Over the years, Universal was always ready to help me out with training, advice etc. I pushed the air force to buy the FMS Trainer software back then and got great support from Universal.

    My career is slowly winding down and I am now a part time Reservist after 28 years of service. I do 14 days a month. People still ask me questions about the history of GPS and FMS. I always tell them I chose Universal’s product because it was easily the most intuitive FMS out there. For young student pilots, it is the way to go."

    Major Mike Wolter, Retired
    Pilot

    Canadian Air Force

    In the Flight Deck:

    Flight Management

    FMS