C&L Aviation Services has received STC certification from the FAA for its upgrade of the Universal UNS-1K (SCN600 or SCN800) series flight management system (FMS) to the UNS-1LW (SCN1000-series) WAAS-enabled unit for the Embraer ERJ 135/145, including the Legacy 600/650 business jet variant. Additional approvals from EASA and the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority are expected this spring.
“We have invested heavily in the success of this aircraft and having a viable option for operators to upgrade their FMS systems as these systems continue to evolve is an important piece of that,” said C&L Aviation avionics sales manager Charlie Carroll. “Having our own in-house engineering group allows us to dedicate resources to STC projects like this one that meets customer needs.”
For several years Bangor, Maine-based C&L has been modifying and upgrading ERJ cabins and systems, converting them into business-class and private jets. It also carries one of the world’s largest inventories of ERJ parts.