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More Aircraft Adding InSight Flight Deck

 - December 3, 2020, 10:16 AM

Universal Avionics is seeing growing interest in its InSight integrated flight deck, with new installations and certification programs underway. In addition to the first certification in the Cessna Citation VII, other aircraft with InSight developments include the Dassault Falcon 50 and 900B, Hawker 800XP, Gulfstream GIII, and MD Helicopters MD 902 Explorer.

The Citation VII InSight upgrade is now available for all models that were originally equipped with either Collins or Honeywell avionics. For the Falcon 900B, InSight can be installed with either Universal’s FMS or Dassault Falcon is offering a factory-supported option to retain the Honeywell NZ-2000 FMS (Version 6.1 or later). 

Universal Avionics has extensively modified its GIII and will use it as a flying demonstrator for all of its technologies, including the InSight flight deck, FMS, synthetic vision, and ClearVision enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) with EVS-5000 camera system and SkyLens head-wearable display. Plans call for certification of the InSight flight deck and ClearVision EFVS first in the GIII, with the entire package complete by the second quarter of 2021.

“InSight provides advanced capabilities and is a growth path to seamless integration with our most innovative products, such as the ClearVision enhanced flight vision system and future connectivity capabilities,” said Universal Avionics CEO Drov Yahav.

The InSight flight deck brings modern capabilities to legacy business jets, enabling seamless operation in today’s NextGen and Sesar operating environments. This includes ATN B1, ADS-B Out, CPDLC/CPDLC departure clearance, FAA Data Comm, FANS 1/A+, SBAS/LPV, and the capability to add ClearVision EFVS.