The L-3 Avionics Trilogy electronic standby instrument has been selected by Piper Aircraft and Pilatus as standard equipment on the new PiperJet and PC-12 NG, respectively, and as a component of the Sierra Industries G501SP digital avionics upgrade for the Cessna Citation 501. The 3-ATI backup indicator, which operates independently of other aircraft systems, is on display at the L-3 Avionics booth (No. 4308). L-3’s Grand Rapids, Mich., Avionics Systems has also announced that its SkyWatch collision avoidance system, with a software upgrade to make it compatible with ADS-B, will be available by the summer of 2011. The ESI-2000 (electronic standby instrument), which combines attitude, air data and optional heading with battery backup, will be standard equipment on the PiperJet Altaire, a seven-seat single-engine jet now in development, and also for the Sierra Industries Citation 501 panel upgrade. The ESI-1000, identical in form and function to the ESI-2000 but without battery backup, will be an OEM standard element of the Pilatus PC-12 NG turboprop single starting late this year. ADS-B-capable versions of the L-3 Avionics SkyWatch HP models SKY899 and SKY899A traffic alert systems are expected to be available in mid-2011. Pre-installed updated software will fuse active traffic and mode-S transponder returns to provide complete collision warning and traffic advisories in the forthcoming ATC environment. An upgrade for existing SkyWatch HP units will also be available.
Two airframers, mod shop pick L-3’s ESI-2000
- October 19, 2010, 3:56 PM