25-Mar-2011 Source: Mid-Continent Instruments
Building on the MD41 family of products, Mid-Continent Instruments announces the MD41-151X Series Annunciation Control Units (ACU) â€” an upgrade to the companyâ€™s MD41-146X Series Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) ACUs.
Mid-Continent Instrumentsâ€™ MD41-151X ACU is designed as a companion to the new Garmin Touch Navigator (GTN) systems. Available in horizontal and vertical configurations, the unit identifies the suspend (SUSP) function independently of the OBS function. It also incorporates the loss of integrity (LOI) annunciation in place of the integrity (INTG) annunciation, fulfilling FAA requirements. The MD41-151X ACU is TSO certified and meets RTCA DO-160 environmental specifications.
â€œThis compact, self-contained ACU provides convenient mode switching of Garminâ€™s GTN systems,â€ said Brett Williams, engineering manager for Mid-Continent Instruments, â€œIt brings vital status and warning information directly into the pilotâ€™s primary field of view. The MD41-151X has LED annunciation and a built-in photocell that offers automatic brightness control, as well as minimum brightness adjustment for optimal nighttime viewing.â€
Tom Genovese, Mid-Continent Instruments director of sales, added, â€œWeâ€™re excited to be Garminâ€™s preferred solution for external annunciation switching. The MD41-151X Series ACUs bring GPS mode information into the pilotâ€™s primary field of view, greatly increasing situation awareness.â€
For more information on Mid-Continent Instrumentsâ€™ annunciation products, contact Tom Genovese, director of sales for Mid-Continent Instruments, at 316-630-0101 or visit www.mcico.com.
About Mid-Continent Instruments
Mid-Continent Instruments manufactures aircraft instruments for the general aviation industry. Services at the Wichita, Kan., facility include developing and manufacturing new instruments and avionics products, overhaul and repair. Mid-Continent Instruments â€“ West in Van Nuys, Calif., provides new instrument sales and is the top-rated instrument overhaul shop on the West Coast. Specialties include gyro, altimeter, HSI and autopilot system overhauls. Mid-Continent Instruments products are found in most Cessna-built aircraft and Hawker Beechcraftâ€™s line of Bonanzas, Barons, King Airs and 1900 Airliners. Other key customers include Garmin International, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Vulcanair, Eurocopter and Bell Helicopter. For more information, visit www.mcico.com.