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Universal Avionics TAWS and UNS-1 FMS/GPS Selected by European Fokker 50 Operators in Compliance with Eurocontrol Precision Requirements

Tucson, AZ – Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (UASC) announced that Skyways Express AB of Sweden, Air Baltic of Latvia, SAS Commuter of Scandinavia, Denimair of the Netherlands and Air Iceland selected Universal Avionics to supply avionics for their Fokker 50 fleets. Some 47+ aircraft will receive the Universal TAWS (Terrain Awareness Warning System) while some will also receive the Universal UNS-1L FMS/GPS to comply with the Eurocontrol Precision RNAV (P-RNAV) requirements.

Earlier this year the FAA issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the TAWS on a Fokker 50 while EASA approval is expected shortly. The existing FMS STC is adapted to include the UNS-1L as well. The venture was made possible in cooperation with DAC International, Inc. of Austin Texas who provided the marketing/sales expertise and engineering.

The Universal Avionics TAWS will enable the Fokker 50 operators to comply with the worldwide TAWS mandate effective in 2005, while the FMS will provide the operators with Precision RNAV during terminal operations around many European airports effectively starting in November 2004.

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation, Tucson, AZ, is a world leader in the design, manufacture, certification and support of leading-edge technology avionics systems such as:

TAWS - Universal Avionics TAWS provides many exclusive features including, three views of video quality TAWS displays, the ability to provide TAWS alerts for the entire FMS flight plan via “flight path intent” monitoring and the ability to present TAWS on a range of displays.

FMS - To date, more than 13,000 Universal Avionics FMS systems have been installed in a wide range of commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft, including the Fokker 50. The UNS-1L FMS/GPS is part of Universal Avionics’ family of new “Super” FMS’s that incorporate the very latest technology and features that can easily evolve to support emerging technologies such as CNS/ATM, RNP, WAAS, etc.

For more information please contact the Universal Avionics marketing department at (520) 295-2300, (800) 321-5253 or visit their website at www.uasc.com.

For Sales and engineering information please contact Evert Pruys of DAC International Inc. Holland 31 3202 32168, email: pruys@tiscali.nl


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