PC-12 Gets Aftermarket LCD Upgrage

 - September 20, 2006, 7:34 AM

Universal Avionics and Kansas City Aviation Center have teamed to develop a three-screen LCD upgrade for the Pilatus PC-12. Designed as a replacement for the workhorse turboprop’s Bendix/King EFIS 40 cockpit, the Universal EFI-890R avionics system includes a pair of PFDs and an MFD, each measuring 8.9 inches diagonally. Priced at about $300,000, the STC’d package will include provisions for synthetic vision, electronic charts, datalink weather, terrain awareness and warning system, color video and other features. Flight testing is expected to be completed by the end of June. Kansas City Aviation Center in Olathe, Kan., will be the STC holder. The upgrade can be installed in existing PC-12s as a retrofit or in new airplanes before delivery.