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Universal Avionics Presents New App for FMS Trainer at NBAA 2013

iPad Application Provides Touch-Sensitive Control Display Unit (CDU) Emulation

Tucson, AZ – October 21, 2013 – Universal Avionics is set to present the company's new Control Display Unit (CDU) emulator iPad application (app) for the Flight Management System (FMS) Trainer software at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22-24. The company invites customers in attendance to stop by its Booth N6108 for an exclusive pre-release opportunity to evaluate the app.

Available for use with an iPad, the app supports life-sized touch-sensitive emulation of Universal Avionics' 4-inch CDU, 5-inch CDU and Multi-functional CDU (MCDU). The app sends the FMS Trainer CDU display screen to the iPad, and key pushes from the simulated CDU are then sent back to the FMS Trainer via a wireless network. Designed specifically for use with Universal Avionics' FMS Trainer, the CDU emulator app allows operators to experience a realistic, hands-on training in FMS operations.

"Previously, our customers had to use a mouse to operate our FMS Trainer software," said Robert LaBerge, Universal Avionics' Customer Training Manager. "Customers desiring a true hands-on training experience had to use expensive aircraft hardware," he added. "The iPad app solves this issue beautifully, allowing customers to achieve a low-cost, realistic solution for hands-on FMS training. We look forward to bringing this to our customer base to further support continuous education for the operation of our FMS."

Universal Avionics' FMS Trainer software provides interactive training for the company's FMSs, including the current line of Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-capable FMSs. The software simulates a full flight guidance system for effective training in all flight regimes, depicting generic Electronic Flight Information Systems (EFIS), Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Navigation Display (ND).

For more information regarding Universal Avionics' new CDU emulator app and the FMS Trainer software, visit the company's Booth N6108 at the 2013 NBAA Annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.

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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