SyberJet Aircraft is progressing toward amended type certification (TC) for the SJ30i SyberVision with the successful completion of aircraft control identification tests (ACID) in support of the development of a new autopilot for the light twinjet, it announced today. Additionally, the manufacturer continues to check off other avionics functional tests that are required for the SJ30i’s certification.
Honeywell and SyberJet are jointly developing the new autopilot under flight testing by the two companies at SyberJet’s Engineering and Product Development Center located at the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Collected test data will be used by Honeywell to develop the initial gain settings that will be used as the basis for autopilot tuning later this spring.
An all-new avionics suite for the SJ30i is powered by Honeywell’s Epic 2.0 and integrated with a new electric pitch-trim actuator developed by Electromech Technologies in Wichita. Integration of the two systems is going well, according to SyberJet. Following amended TC the company expects to begin deliveries in early 2021.