UA receives FAA STC for new ECDU

Universal Avionics' InSight Touchscreen Control. Photo courtesy of Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics (UA) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its new touchscreen EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) for the InSight Display System, which provides fast, easy access for InSight user control and input.

The new ECDU provides the user with the choice of either touchscreen or non-touchscreen versions, and both ECDU models combine multiple InSight System controls, including the flight displays, FMS, radios, traffic and terrain into a centralised control device.

The ECDU improves space efficiency in the cockpit: it eliminates the need for external panels 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 or both for unique and intuitive ‘Point and Click’ system control.

“The convenience of the touchscreen technology is another step in the reduction of head-down time,” noted Dan Reida, UA Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Support, adding that the product doesn’t compromise sunlight readability and durability in order to add touch capability.

UA also recently announced the availability of two MDL Data Packages to the company’s Authorised Dealer and Integrator Network to support installation of the InSight Display System STC for the Cessna Citation VII 650 model. Additionally, both STC packages have been updated to support the Touch ECDU.

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