Astronautics has received FAA Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner drop-in electronic flight instrument (EFI), available for retrofit on helicopters and airplanes. FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval is expected shortly and product shipments will begin immediately thereafter.
RoadRunner is a primary flight display replacement for older EFIS or electromechanical attitude director and horizontal situation instruments, and it can be linked with modern navigation equipment, thus enabling capabilities like localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approaches. The EFI is readable in all lighting conditions and requires minimal installation time. It also reduces operating and maintenance costs and is upgradeable with new software to meet customer-specific mission requirements.
“RoadRunner offers operators an easy and affordable upgrade to modern electronic flight instruments on their aircraft with enhanced safety features,” said Astronautics president Chad Cundiff. “Receiving TSOA approval is a big step in bringing RoadRunner to the rotary- and fixed-wing markets.”
Astronautics manufactures avionics for military and commercial aircraft. Its product line includes electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications.