Eclipse: Avio FMS Is Ready To Go

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Eclipse Aerospace said at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for its Avio Integrated Flight Management System. The system was developed by Innovative Solutions & Support. "We at Eclipse Aerospace are very proud to be able to now offer a fully integrated FMS system not only for our factory-sold Total Eclipse aircraft but also as additional functionality for our existing fleet," said Eclipse CEO Mason Holland. The company is now taking orders for Total Eclipse jets with the new Avio system, with delivery time averaging about two months, Holland said.

The Avio system provides pilots with instant data and feedback on all operations of the aircraft in one location, Eclipse said. It also provides a range of navigation functions, including coupled LPV approaches, holding patterns and procedure turns, and airway navigation. Eclipse Aerospace, located in Albuquerque, N.M., provides engineering, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse twin-engine jets. The company has a jet on display this week in the main exhibit area at Sun 'n Fun.