Tucson, Arizona – August 1, 2008 – Universal Avionics Systems Corporation announced today an agreement with Hawker Beechcraft Limited (HBL) to provide digital flat panel glass displays and flight management systems for a fleet of Hawker 125-700B series aircraft. The upgrade package will replace existing flight and engine analog instruments with Universal’s SBAS-capable UNS-1Fw FMSs, EFI-890R flat panel instrument displays, and Application Server Unit (ASU) with UCDT-III displays. A 22-week initial installation program began at the end of June at Hawker Beechcraft’s Chester, UK facility.
Hawker Beechcraft’s integration of the WAAS/SBAS-FMS and EFI-890R in Hawker 125-700 series aircraft will provide HBL operators new capabilities in flight operations, and enhanced safety for aircrew and passengers. Additionally, the flat panel upgrade will provide HBL the opportunity to market a robust and proven solution to civilian operators of the Hawker 125-700 and 800 series of aircraft who wish to modernize their aircraft.
The EFI-890R flight display is designed specifically for retrofit applications such as the Hawker 125-700 series aircraft. Versatility in integrating with existing flight deck components and a space-spacing design allows the EFI-890R extensive installation flexibility. With the WAAS-FMS, this Hawker fleet will be equipped with the most advanced GPS-based navigation capabilities available, including precision approach flight guidance compatible with worldwide SBAS systems.
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