FAA Issues STC For WSI's InFlight Cockpit Weather System

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On June 9, the FAA issued an STC for the installation of a WSI InFlight AV200 cockpit weather system into a Piper Saratoga (PA-32R-301). The company says this is a major milestone in the certification process for their WSI InFlight (TM) system. The WSI InFlight AV200 system is designed to integrate with many popular multifunctional displays, most Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as well as other display devices. ] The company says the system continuously broadcasts near-real-time WSI aviation weather information directly to the cockpit using a geo-synchronous satellite service. Information includes current observed and forecast conditions, as well as WSI NOWradŽ, a high-quality mosaic of the NEXRAD Doppler radar system. WSI claims InFlight has complete, uninterrupted continental United States signal reception at any altitude. The system features a sophisticated "high glance" value user interface that is easy to interpret and thereby increases situational awareness. Suggested retail for the system is $4,995, plus installation. Data service subscriptions start at $49.95 per month.