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Trig Avionics introduced its TY96 and TY97 radios.
USB port allowing customers to
upload an airfield
200 preferred frequencies and
The company's new TMA44 and TMA45 audio
panels, meanwhile, are full-featured products with dualcomm and dual-nav capability, plus a built-in intercom
and marker beacon receiver. The TMA44 supports up to
four seat positions and includes mono entertainment and
communication options, while the TMA45 has additional
entertainment features, including Bluetooth wireless support
for music and mobile devices. The TMA45 also handles
up to six seats and includes Trig digital noise reduction to
automatically select the optimum level of intercom squelch
and mic threshold, helping reduce cockpit noise. Trig Active
Mute feature further reduces unwanted background noise
from radio static. According to the company, TAM results in
class-leading audio quality and maximizes customer enjoyment of the unit's stereo music and entertainment options.
To learn more, visit trig-avionics.com.
TrueNorth Avionics announced that its Simphonē FANS1/A+ data link unit received an FAA TSO, marking an important milestone for the company. TrueNorth's Simphonē
FANS-1/A DLU is a stand-alone component with DO-178B
Level D software. The lightweight unit has a small footprint
and features a built-in Iridium transceiver. TrueNorth's DLU
also has been successfully tested with Universal Avionics
UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit.
A member of TrueNorth's Simphonē product family, the
FANS 1/A+ DLU is a compact, stand-alone component that
works with a wide variety of existing and new-aircraft flight
management systems using a standard ARINC data interface to simplify pilot-to-controller communication, reduce
errors and enhance efficiency in congested airspace.
TrueNorth said its DLU works with its Simphonē OpenCabin
airborne telecommunications systems and a broad range
of other systems to let flight crews communicate with the
ground or other aircraft without impacting cabin communications.
TrueNorth's Simphonē FANS-1/A+ DLU is FAA-certified
under various TSOs, including C159a (FANS over Iridium),
and is compliant with ARINC 618 for Satcom data units. It's
also compatible with all operational and planned
ACARS and AFIS data link systems. The DLU is
compact, requires no
cooling or software
setup, and installs
with a single connector. TrueNorth
said STC projects
are underway aboard a variety of business and commercial aircraft, including the
Beechcraft/Hawker 4000, Dassault Falcon 2000,
900EX, 50 and 900, Bombardier Challenger 601 and
604, Gulfstream's GII, GIII, G100, GIV, GIV-SP and GV,
and the Boeing 767-200.
To learn more, visit truenorthavionics.com.
Universal Avionics Systems Corp.
Universal Avionics Systems Corp. brought its newest
avionics suite, the InSight Integrated Flight Deck, to the
AEA Convention. According to the company, InSight presents a flexible, adaptable design that's easily installed and
configured, valuable characteristics in retrofit applications.
The InSight Integrated Flight Deck's first installation is on
Universal's Cessna Citation VII, with an STC expected
in the second quarter of 2015. InSight also works with
forward-fit applications, and MD Helicopters is the OEM
launch customer, aboard the Next Generation MD Explorer.
Primary hardware components of the InSight Integrated
Flight Deck include a 10.4-inch EFI-1040 panel acting as
either a primary flight
or multifunction display, plus an electronic control display
keyboard and data
Pilot interface and
control of the system
is provided through
the ECDU, a 5-inch
flat panel display, and
a cursor control panel
Universal Avionics InSight Integrated
featuring a unique
Flight Deck is the first in the business
" point and click" system
aviation market to utilize the Jeppesen
controller. The ANK
Airport Mapping Database.
entries and FMS function keys, and includes a database
SD card server. The second-generation data concentrator,
the DCU II, provides analog/digital conversion and concentration.
The InSight display includes an embedded synthetic
vision system with advanced mapping capabilities, electronic charting and graphical flight planning, among other
features. The electronic charting capability includes airway
depiction, geo-referenced ownship, special use airspace
and remaining runway distance. Insight's multifunction
display features multiple pilot-selectable formats with a
configurable power-on default option, while the primary
flight display provides pilot-selectable information display
information windows per pilot preference. Universal said its
InSight Integrated Flight Deck is the first in business aviation to use Jeppesen's Airport Mapping Database.
To learn more, visit uasc.com. q
Simphonē FANS-1/A+ data link unit
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