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Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 08-Mar-17

Universal Avionics InSight® achieves milestone

Universal Avionics InSight® achieves milestone

Universal Avionics announces that the engineering of the InSight display system is now fulfilled, and that the company is working toward completion of the STC and TSO package in preparation for TIA. Upon approval, InSight will provide operators with a new modern, integrated flight deck solution. “We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

Universal Avionics Announces 2016 Top Dealers

Universal Avionics Announces 2016 Top Dealers

Universal Avionics is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2016 to be Field Aviation for North and South America (Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the Year. Each year, Universal Avionics recognizes two dealers out of several hundred in its Authorized Dealer Network who have achieved outstanding sales performance for the year…. Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 14-Dec-16

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Flight Management System (FMS) upgrade for the Airbus AS332L and AS332L1 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). This STC is a part of the AS332L/L1 modernisation program currently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 11-Oct-16

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Universal Avionics and Heli-One are announcing cockpit upgrades to be performed on a fleet of Sikorsky S-61A-4 NURI helicopters for an Asian operator, featuring Universal’s EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays and Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS). Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, is set to perform the design and installation for the initial aircraft with an Asian Maintenance,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Oct-16

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics is providing advanced avionics for two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters operated by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor’s Royal Flight. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays (PFD-MFD-PFD) with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The Universal Avionics… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-Jun-16

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Universal Avionics appoints Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development

Universal Avionics appoints Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development

Dan Reida, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Universal Avionics, announced that Mr. Carey Miller has been appointed to the newly created position for Director, Corporate Programs and Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Miller will oversee the activities of the Corporate Program Management team. In addition, he will continue his responsibilities for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 26-May-16

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Universal Avionics expects AS332 certifications mid-2016

Universal Avionics expects AS332 certifications mid-2016

Certification for the integration of Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 is on track for mid-2016. Preparations for certification are currently underway with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One. The AS332 installation package includes dual EFI-890H Primary Flight Displays (PFD) (one pilot-side and one copilot side), dual UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) with… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-May-16

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Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics announces successful testing of departure clearances (DCL) using Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tech Center. The company’s Cessna Citation VII equipped for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ completed the live test of the system in Louisville, Kentucky, USA (KSDF). When equipped and properly trained for CPDLC-DCL,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Apr-16

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Universal Avionics flies MD902 with InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics flies MD902 with InSight Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics announces accomplishment of the first flight of MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) MD 902 Explorer with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck. The successful testing was achieved at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona (USA) facility in multiple phases and concluded on February 17th. “This is an important step in the development of the new avionics suite for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 01-Mar-16

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Universal Avionics works with Heli-One on AS332 avionic upgrade

Universal Avionics works with Heli-One on AS332 avionic upgrade

Initial flight testing for the integration of EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma AS332L/L1 with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, is now complete. This well-proven, reliable solution is customized for Super Pumas and includes hover indication, vertical speed scale, vertical speed setting and desired airspeed among others. According to Grady Dees, Director of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 01-Mar-16

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CMD AML STC Paves Way for ADS-B Aircraft Installations

CMD AML STC Paves Way for ADS-B Aircraft Installations

CMD Flight Solutions’ recent FAA approval for an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) provides aircraft operators with an expanded certification path. The solution includes the installation of Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponders. This comes at an opportune time to… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 17-Jul-15

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CHC S-92 completes First EGNOS LPV Rotorcraft Approach in Norway

CHC S-92 completes First EGNOS LPV Rotorcraft Approach in Norway

A CHC Helikopter Service Sikorsky S-92 equipped with dual Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) carried out the first Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach to Runway 07 in Florø, Norway. The flight, HKS 56T, under the command of John Olav Ofstad and instructor Morten Kufaas, was on a transit flight from Bergen to… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Jun-15

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Universal Avionics incentivizes customers for ADS-B upgrade

Universal Avionics incentivizes customers for ADS-B upgrade

Universal Avionics is offering aircraft operators two new upgrade incentive programs for the SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU). The programs are designed to help operators follow the path to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and Link 2000+/Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) compliance. Mandates for both are set to happen… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 20-May-15

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Universal Avionics Completes First Round of DAU Testing for InSight™ Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics Completes First Round of DAU Testing for InSight™ Integrated Flight Deck

Universal Avionics has selected Howell Instruments, Inc. to engineer a customized Data Acquisition Unit (DAU) for use in the InSight Integrated Flight Deck for the MD Explorer helicopter. Universal Avionics and Howell Instruments have completed the first round of DAU testing for the engines at Universal Avionics Engineering – Southeast Division in Duluth, Georgia USA…. Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Mar-15

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Rotorcraft Environmental Testing for Universal Avionics AHS-525 AHRS Nears Completion

Rotorcraft Environmental Testing for Universal Avionics AHS-525 AHRS Nears Completion

Universal Avionics is nearing successful helicopter vibration testing and approval for its AHS-525 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). The AHS-525 adds to Universal Avionics’ expanding line of products designed for the unique requirements of the helicopter market. A single AHS-525 replaces multiple Line Replaceable Units (LRU) found in a typical aircraft installation that would be… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Mar-15

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Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS Offers Major Step toward ADS-B Compliance

Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS Offers Major Step toward ADS-B Compliance

Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS qualifies as an approved ARINC A743A position source required for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) compliance. As the foundation of the ADS-B solution, it interfaces with all ADS-B transponders including the commonly used Honeywell RCZ-8XX Series and Rockwell Collins TDR-94D. A surveillance technology incorporating air and ground aspects, ADS-B provides Air Traffic Control… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Mar-15

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MD902 Next Generation Flight Deck Program reaches important milestones

MD902 Next Generation Flight Deck Program reaches important milestones

Universal Avionics and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) are dedicated to delivering high-performance products that exceed customers’ expectations for quality, service and support. The Next Generation flight deck for the MD Explorer is no exception; the two companies have partnered to bring the most advanced technology into the flight deck of the world-renown and redesigned light-twin… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 15-Oct-14

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Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Asia

Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Asia

Scott Campbell, Universal Avionics’ Director of Airline and Military Sales, announced that Mr. Michael Choo has been appointed to the newly created position of Regional Sales Manager for Asia. In this newly created role, Michael is responsible for Universal Avionics’ sales throughout Asia and Australia, including direct sales to Airline and Government customers. In addition,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 02-Jun-14

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Universal Avionics Named 2014 Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year

Universal Avionics Named 2014 Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year

During the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Summit and Awards Luncheon held earlier today at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Universal Avionics accepted the prestigious award for 2014 Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Manufacturers Council. Each year the Arizona Manufacturers Council, sponsored by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, selects… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 15-May-14

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Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Latin America

Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Latin America

Robert Clare, Director of Sales for Universal Avionics, has announced that Mr. Corey Wilkinson has been appointed to the newly created position of Sales Manager for the Latin America sales region. Corey’s extensive aviation background includes various roles at L-3 Communications and Monarch Aviation including Sales, Marketing and Business Development. He holds a dual B.S… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Apr-14

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Universal Avionics appoints Program Development Manager, Military and Government

Universal Avionics appoints Program Development Manager, Military and Government

Scott Campbell, Universal Avionics’ Director of Airline and Military Sales, announced that Mr. Bob Sanchez has been appointed to the newly created position of Program Development Manager, Military and Government. In this new role, Mr. Sanchez will be responsible for maintaining Universal Avionics’ existing programs and relationships within the Government and Military market segment, as… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Mar-14

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Display Cursor Control Unveiled for Next Generation MD Explorer

Display Cursor Control Unveiled for Next Generation MD Explorer

Universal Avionics introduces one of its flagship features of the new avionics package in the redesigned Next Generation MD Explorer, a cursor control for the advanced display system as an integrated part of the collective. This “point and click” philosophy brings some of the most advanced technology in the market into the flight deck of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Feb-14

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Universal Avionics sees increased interest from Super Puma offshore operators

Universal Avionics sees increased interest from Super Puma offshore operators

Requests for Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support have increased in 2013, most notably among offshore and SAR operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma models. Universal Avionics’ Multi-Mission Management System (MMMS) is the company’s flagship Special Mission FMS for installation in these helicopter models. On the forefront is Authorized Dealer, Heli-One… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Feb-14

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Universal Avionics appoints OEM Sales Manager for US

Universal Avionics appoints OEM Sales Manager for US

Robert Clare, Director of Sales for Universal Avionics, announced today that Chris Cannady has been appointed as OEM Sales Manager for the company. Based out of Universal Avionics’ U.S. Midwest Office in Wichita, Kansas, Mr. Cannady’s overall responsibility is to develop and maintain existing sales of the company’s products to U.S. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)…. Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 16-Feb-14

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New CEO named at Universal Avionics

New CEO named at Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics announced today that Mr. Paul DeHerrera has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the company. Mr. DeHerrera has transitioned into this new role as Mr. Joachim L. (Ted) Naimer remains as President and Chairman of the Board. “In his role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), Paul has closely managed… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 03-Nov-13

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Universal Avionics Expands International Repair Capabilities for the EFI-890R/890H

Universal Avionics Expands International Repair Capabilities for the EFI-890R/890H

The breadth of repair capabilities for Universal Avionics’ Authorized Dealer, Scandinavian Avionics A/S, has been expanded to include the EFI-890R/890H Advanced Flight Display systems. Scandinavian Avionics is one of Universal Avionics’ premier equipment sales and installation dealers as well as an EASA and FAA Part-145 approved repair facility. Primarily serving the European community, this expanded… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-May-13

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Universal Avionics Announces New Warranty Program

Universal Avionics Announces New Warranty Program

Universal Avionics announces its new FlightAssure™ Extended Warranty Program. The program was designed to help customers budget the cost of component avionics repairs with an extended warranty period and more benefits. Key benefits of the program include: Removal and Refit coverage (R&R) Fixed price with annual contract Fully transferable contract Full coverage on exchange and… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-May-13

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Universal Avionics to Announce New Warranty Program

Universal Avionics to Announce New Warranty Program

During the New Product Introductions at the 56th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Universal Avionics is set to announce its new FlightAssure™ Extended Warranty Program. New Product Introductions begin at 9:30am on Tuesday, March 26th in the Grand Ballroom South of the MGM Grand Resort and Convention… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 27-Mar-13

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European expansion for Universal Avionics

European expansion for Universal Avionics

Robert Clare, Director of Sales for Universal Avionics, announced that Universal will open a new European satellite sales office, strategically located in London, U.K. to support the region’s growing avionics sales activity. The office is slated to open in September. “The extension of our presence in Europe will allow us to better support our customers,”… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 16-Aug-12

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Universal Avionics appoints OEM Sales Manager

Universal Avionics appoints OEM Sales Manager

Robert Clare, Director of Sales for Universal Avionics, announced that Robert Randall has been appointed to OEM Sales Manager for Universal Avionics. Mr. Randall is affiliated with Universal’s U.S. Midwest Office in Wichita, Kansas with much of his work based out of a satellite office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Randall’s overall responsibility will be developing… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 19-Apr-12

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First delivery With Universal Avionics’ flightdeck is Bell 212 from Panama

First delivery With Universal Avionics’ flightdeck is Bell 212 from Panama

With a newly-integrated flightdeck based on Universal Avionics Flat Panel Displays, Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (National Aeronaval Service – SENAN) of Panama took delivery of the first of five Bell 212 helicopter variants this past month. The Helitech Support Services digital modernization of the Bell 212 was designed with the assistance of Maxcraft Avionics. The totally… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Feb-12

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Universal Avionics Introduces EFI-890H Flat Panel Display for Helicopters

Universal Avionics Introduces EFI-890H Flat Panel Display for Helicopters

Advancing avionics for the rotorcraft market, Universal Avionics introduces the EFI-890H Flat Panel Display for helicopters. With software based on Universal’s popular fixed-wing Flat Panel Display system, the EFI-890R, and hardware proven and approved to withstand high-vibration environments, the EFI-890H is suited for the unique requirements of helicopter operators. Universal Avionics’ EFI-890H offers flexibility for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Feb-12

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Universal Avionics appoints Western Region Marketing Manager

Universal Avionics appoints Western Region Marketing Manager

Universal Avionics is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Potter as Western Region Marketing Manager. Mr. Potter will be responsible for the overall growth and development of Universal Avionics product sales in the Western U.S. region, which includes California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. Mr. Carroll will be based in the Los Angeles vicinity…. Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-Jun-11

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Universal Avionics EFI-890R meets helicopter vibration spec

Universal Avionics EFI-890R meets helicopter vibration spec

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation is pleased to announce that the EFI-890R Flat Panel Display System was recently tested and successfully qualified for several helicopter-specific vibration profiles covering 13 known models, signifying a new installation platform for the product. The high-vibration environment in which rotorcraft operate presents a unique challenge to avionics manufacturers. Equipment proven rugged… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 14-Mar-11

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Sikorsky selects Universal Avionics’ CVFDR as standard option

Sikorsky selects Universal Avionics’ CVFDR as standard option

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation’s Cockpit Voice / Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft, headquartered in Stratford, Conn., as a forward-fit option on Sikorsky’s S-76C++â„¢ and standard on S-76Dâ„¢ commercial helicopters. Universal Avionics’ CVFDR-145R with Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) will be standard on the S-76D and will be optional on the… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 30-Jun-10

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