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Eclipse announces flight management systemEclipse announces flight management system

Eclipse Aerospace and Innovative Solutions and Support have developed an integrated flight management system (FMS) for the Eclipse twin-engine jet. Innovative Solutions and Support Inc., based in Exton, Pa., is an avionics supplier for civil, military, business, and commercial markets and operators.

The AvioNG Integrated FMS provides for a coupled LPV approach, airway/Victor route navigation, required navigation performance, holding patterns and procedure turns, parallel offsets, storage for 99 flight plans, user-defined waypoints, nearest airports and navigation aids, OBS mode, and route information. The system includes enhanced graphics such as integrated on-route e-charts, e-charts overlaid on the moving map, freezing levels, winds aloft, stormscope display, progressive zooming, Canadian NexRad/metars, and terminal area forecasts.

The FMS is expected to be released before year end and will be standard on all Total Eclipse twin-engine jets thereafter.

“We are pleased to provide this advanced FMS product for the Eclipse Jet through Eclipse Aerospace,” said Roman Ptakowski, president of Innovative Solutions and Support. “Every pilot now will have access to this advanced integrated flight planning and navigation system that enhances safety, increases situational awareness, and allows flight in both victor route and WAAS GPS RNAV/LPV airspace.”

AvioNG glass panel cockpits supplied by Innovative Solutions and Support are installed in more than 160 Eclipse Jet aircraft. The system is supported by Eclipse Aerospace Service Centers. AvioNG replaces the Avio cockpit.

“We at Eclipse Aerospace are very proud to be able to now offer a fully integrated FMS system for the Eclipse Jet,” said Mason Holland, CEO of Eclipse Aerospace. “Innovative Solutions and Support has really come through with the completion of a fantastic product that makes for an excellent addition to the world’s most efficient light jet.”

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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