IS&S flat-panel display has more bang for the bucks

NBAA Convention News » 2006
November 14, 2006, 7:35 AM

Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) now offers the capability of class 3 electronic flight bag data along with its glass cockpit upgrades, such as last month’s STC for the 10-inch and 15-inch cockpit/IP flat-panel display system in the Pilatus PC-12.

IS&S is demonstrating the EFB’s full-color operation at Booth No. 1253.

The product comprises electronic navigation charts from Jeppesen, with applications including takeoff, en route, approach, missed approach, go-around and landing information. These e-charts also display a digital representation of the own-ship position using its exact, real-time situation either on the runway or in flight.

The e-charts will be installed on the multi-function display in the forward view of the pilot, with zoom features enabling the pilot to enlarge the chart to his/her preference. IS&S is developing new products for delivery in coming months, such as aeronautical data and satellite weather.

Mike Cawley, director of business development for IS&S, said that in the “near future” controls for a Windows server will become available. The Windows control feature will simplify entry of flight manuals and procedures, and weight-and-balance calculation. In addition, IS&S will add a video connector allowing pilots to input any camera system for external or internal monitoring, or for an enhanced-vision system.

Cawley said that IS&S coined the term “portal for charts,” since it considers the product a gateway to any current or pending feature of EFBs.

Earlier this month, IS&S hired Steve Long, formerly of Parker Aerospace, to serve as senior v-p of business development and operations with focus on the line of cockpit/IP (information portal) flat-panel display systems. Long will report to IS&S president Roman Ptakowski, who called the display system a means to provide PC-12 owners “Part 25 performance at less than Part 23” costs, and an AOG of less than four days for the retrofit.   

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