Universal Avionics, December 04, 2018 - Tucson, AZ — Universal Avionics (UA) has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company's new touchscreen EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) for the InSight Display System.
Designed for efficiency, the Touch ECDU provides fast, easy access of InSight user control and input. The STC is expected Q1 2019.
This latest offering further improves the InSight Display System, offering the ultimate in operator choice; the ECDU is now available in touchscreen or non-touchscreen versions. Both ECDU models combine multiple InSight System controls, including the flight displays, FMS, radios, traffic, and terrain into a centralized control device.
"We are excited to announce TSO approval well within the promised schedule," said Dan Reida, UA Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Support. "The Touch ECDU offers our customers a new option for programming InSight, improving upon the already easy-to-use system," he added. "It provides a well sought-after man-machine interface and is a smarter way to utilize touchscreen technology."
The ECDU eliminates the need for external panels that take up valuable cockpit space by integrating with the PFD/MFD and standalone radios. The Touch ECDU combines the functionality of the traditional ECDU with an even more intuitive interface for an enhanced, easy user experience. Operators can now use the Touch ECDU, Cursor Control Panel (CCP), or both for unique and intuitive 'Point and Click' system control.
About Universal Avionics: Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, is a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry.