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Universal Avionics' FMS Offers P-RNAV Compliance

SBAS-FMS Ensures Compliance with Objectives Contained in JAA TGL10

Universal Avionics’ FMS Offers P-RNAV Compliance

Tucson, AZ – May 20, 2013 – Universal Avionics' Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management Systems (FMS) ensure compliance with the Precision-Area Navigation (P-RNAV) requirements set out in JAA Temporary Guidance Leaflet 10 (TGL10). Operators not approved for P-RNAV operations are finding access into European airports increasingly limited. The benefits of Area Navigation (RNAV) include shorter, more direct routes and more precise navigational accuracy in the terminal and approach airspace.

In Terminal Airspace where RNAV procedures have been introduced, the application of conventional procedures and radar vectoring by Air Traffic Service Providers to accommodate non-P-RNAV approved flights negatively affect airport capacity and increase delays. Therefore, many European States have placed restrictions on aircraft that aren't fully compliant with P-RNAV standards. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport was the first airport in Europe to only allow such aircraft. Other airports that have since followed include London Heathrow, Gatwick, Zürich, Vienna International, Stockholm-Arlanda, Brussels, Malpensa, Nice Côte d'Azur, Faro and many more.

Universal Avionics' SBAS-FMS is compatible with regional SBAS systems in Europe (EGNOS), North America (WAAS), Japan (MSAS) and India (GAGAN). It is designed in compliance with RTCA DO-229 to meet current standards and emerging technology in satellite-based navigation.

For more information regarding Universal Avionics' SBAS-FMSs, visit or contact a Universal Avionics Regional Sales Manager.

About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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