The 2018 SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program is ticking away!
Trade in your non-Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) (legacy) Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS) for a significant credit toward the purchase of a new, advanced capability SBAS-FMS. The program is available to Learjet 40/45/40XR/45XR and Citation Excel/XLS operators throughout 2018.
The UNS-1Ew features a self-contained design which includes control/display functions and the Navigation Computer Unit (NCU) with integral GPS/SBAS receiver. The system includes a graphics- and video-capable 5-inch diagonal display with a housing depth of approximately 9 inches.
A special package version, the UNS-1Espw has a reduced depth and includes the same features with the exception that it is an all-digital system only. The UNS-1Espw is ideal for applications where console or panel depth pose an integration challenge. Analog Roll steering and discretes are included with the UNS-1Espw.
Certified on Over 50 Aircraft Types
Universal Avionics specializes in flight deck upgrades, providing flexible options for over 50 aircraft types, ranging from the Pilatus PC-12 to the Boeing 747.
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Platform for NextGen and SESAR
The avionics systems you invest in today must be able to support the Next Generation of Communication, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM). They must possess the processing power, speed, memory and interface capabilities to meet the growing demands of the US Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and Europe’s Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR).
Since introducing the industry’s first multi-sensor FMS (the UNS-1) in 1982, Universal Avionics has continually taken the industry forward with a pilot-focused vision of flight management. Today’s SBAS-capable FMSs build upon the company’s popular marketproven product design, offering more advanced features and interfaces, and a growth path to meet the requirements of the future.
Improved Safety with SBAS
Precision-Area Navigation with RNP, RNAV & LPV
Accurate Positioning with ADS-B Out
Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Capability
Universal Avionics’ SBAS-capable FMS features an extremely precise, internal SBAS Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that improves accuracy and integrity of GPS-derived position information. The Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitor (RAIM) prediction requirements in US airspace are thereby removed and navigation capabilities for all classes of aircraft in all phases of flight are increased.
The embedded SBAS GPS receiver provides ILS-like guidance down to near CAT I ILS minimums.
In addition, Universal Avionics’ SBAS-FMS meets stringent internal monitoring requirements to provide guidance to any of the Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) levels for Area Navigation (RNAV) (GPS) approach guidance:
The Flight Planning (FPL) function provides you with the quickest, most efficient means of creating a flight plan, and the most pilot-friendly method of altering the flight plan elements as desired or required by ATC. It has been engineered to incorporate the greatest level of safety, with numerous built-in safeguards such as the entry of list-referenced selections which reduce both keystrokes and errors.
The UNS-1Ew and UNS-1Fw SBAS-FMSs provide a Performance (PERF) option for select aircraft types for which performance charts from the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) are digitized and stored in memory. These FMSs will use pertinent data such as GW, ALT, OAT, etc., to provide exact values for V1, VR and V2, along with Takeoff N1.
Using inputs from the fuel flow sensors, the SBAS-FMS provides real-time fuel management with the most extensive fuel information and calculations available – the kind that can eliminate unnecessary fuel stops, save you time and money and provide increased safety. Specific range and endurance are provided along with fuel, time and distance predictions for your destination.
The unique LIST function provides a quick and efficient means to access and enter data, minimizing alphanumeric entries and reducing input errors. The “smart” lists are geographically prioritized based on aircraft position and course, then alphabetized on each page. You can quickly enter airports, navaids, intersections and airways all by simply entering the list reference number corresponding to the data desired.
The DATA function key provides access to a variety of navigation data management capabilities. Easy access to your stored navigation database for detailed review of SIDs, STARs, approaches, runways, airways, intersections, navaids and airports. Your pilot-defined database can be accessed and edited, allowing you to create new or modify your pre-defined departures, arrivals, approaches, runways, airports, waypoints, alignment points and stored routes. Your non-editable company route database can be accessed as well.
The SBAS-FMS will fly all procedural leg types in accordance with ARINC 424. This sophisticated capability allows you to fly the most complex procedures such as heading to altitude, precision arc, procedure turn, holding pattern and more – all the necessary maneuvers required to accurately fly SIDs, STARs and approaches.
The Direct-To (DTO) function key is specifically dedicated for flight plan changes in response to “Direct-To” clearances. The SBAS-FMS easily takes you from your present position direct to any point on or off your flight plan using circular arc steering. If the desired waypoint is on the flight plan, it may be selected by entering its list reference number. If the desired waypoint is not on the flight plan, the LIST function can be used to access other waypoints/airports within the surrounding area from the database, or the identifier can be manually entered into the field.
Universal Avionics’ SBAS-FMSs incorporate the most advanced concepts in vertical guidance and control. VNAV pages provide for such features as computed Top-Of-Descent, Target Vertical Speed indication and selection, and Vertical Direct-To commands. Vertical waypoints can be conveniently defined with altitudes or Flight Levels, and lateral offsets.
Frequency management capabilities allow you to tune your NAV and COMM radios through the SBASFMS – completely interfaced with your existing Radio Management Unit. The SBAS-FMS presents a list of suggested COMM, Nav and NDB frequencies pre-selected based on aircraft position and phase of flight. Additionally, you can customize the radios tuned through the SBAS-FMS by storing an “active” and up to four “preselect” frequencies. A “recall” feature allows you to swap the active with the last frequency tuned without affecting the preselect frequencies.
An extensive library of messages has been programmed into the SBAS-FMS. The message annunciator alerts you of system status advisories, including way- point alerts, sensor watchdog functions, TAWS alerts and self-test. “Pop-up” messages in response to invalid entries further simplify system operation. The Message (MSG) key may also be used to access datalink communications should this optional equipment be installed.
Holding patterns are accurately flown through the SBAS-FMS automatically, complete with appropriate entry procedure: direct, parallel or teardrop. The navigation database includes holding patterns that are part of departure, arrival, approach and missed approach procedures. The aircraft will fly the normal flight plan legs and then automatically enter the holding pattern upon reaching the holding fix. You may also manually define a holding pattern by specifying the holding fix, inbound course, turn direction and either time or distance of holding leg. When armed, the holding pattern will be entered automatically upon reaching the fix. A DTO HOLD command is also provided to enable you to go direct to a holding fix at any time.
Once near your destination, you can easily link the appropriate approach for the active runway into your flight plan. Approaches and runways from the navigation database, and those which have been pilot defined, are easily accessed.
Display and User Control
Display and user control is provided through the 4-inch or 5-inch FPCDU. A Multi-functional Control Display Unit (MCDU) is specially tailored for airline or special mission operations. Universal’s FPCDUs feature graphics capabilities and incorporate the latest technology in Active Matrix Liquid Crystal color Displays (AMLCD). They feature the highest contrast, lowest reflection and greatest horizontal and vertical viewing angles available, and offer superb sunlight readability. Unique parallax control is also provided. The system uses two character sizes and line graphics to enhance data recognition.
Night Vision Goggle-Compatible
Universal Avionics’ 4-inch and 5-inch FPCDUs are modified with Night Vision Goggle (NVG)- compatible glass display panels, which changes the lighting output in such a way that the unit can be used in flight decks where operators are wearing night vision goggles.