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SyberJet's SJ30i Takes to Skies with New Avionics

 - October 11, 2019, 11:09 AM
SyberJet flew the SJ30i with its new Honeywell Epic 2.0-based SyberVision flight deck on October 9, 2019. (Photo: SyberJet)

SyberJet Aircraft’s SJ30i light jet, which is fitted with the new SyberVision flight deck, completed its first flight on Wednesday, launching a certification test program that is expected to span 18 months, the company announced today. The flight-test campaign toward an amended type certificate (TC) kicked off at SyberJet’s Engineering and Product Development Center at the San Antonio International Airport. SyberJet anticipates delivery of the SJ30i to begin shortly after receipt of the amended TC.

Powered by Honeywell Epic 2.0 avionics suite, the flight deck incorporates four 12-inch LCD screens, SmartView synthetic vision system, INAV moving map display, electronics charts/maps, TCAS II, TAWS Level A, synoptic displays, dual flight management systems (FMS) with WAAS GPS/LPV, single inertial navigation system, onboard weather radar, full EICAS, electronic checklists, DME, ADS-B Out, and 0.3 nm RNP. It also offers support for FANS-1A, SmartLanding, SmartRunway, TOLD, ADS-B In, emergency descent mode, and RVSM operations.

“We completed all of the test points planned for the first flight and got a look at how much easier the cockpit and systems are to manage with the new Honeywell Epic 2.0 cockpit,” said SyberJet chief engineering test pilot Mark Elwess. Joining Elwess in the test program is senior flight-test engineer Robert Moehle.

SyberJet will have this test aircraft and an SJ30i cabin mockup on static display at NBAA-BACE later this month.