Integrated Flight Deck with InSight
The InSight Display System is designed as an integrated flight deck solution, featuring embedded synthetic vision with advanced mapping capability, electronic charts, and radio control. With fewer required external Line Replaceable Units (LRU) for essential functions than traditional avionics systems, InSight means less avionics weight and wiring for your aircraft, which equates to cost savings on the installation.
As an integrated solution, InSight retains the ability to interface with a large number of federated components such as attitude/heading sensors, air data computers, radars, traffic systems, radios, and autopilots. InSight translates into lower operating and maintenance costs for your flight operations while providing enhanced safety, situational awareness, and functionality for pilots
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InSight with Universal FMS for NextGen and Beyond
Embedded frequency management eliminates the need for separate radio controls and discretes, and can easily be tuned from the EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) pages or the moving map display with intuitive cursor clicks. The user-friendly interface integrates
right with the Flight Management System (FMS).
By replacing older flight deck displays and controls with updated equipment designed to meet the mandates today and into the future, the InSight Display System improves safety, reduces pilot workload, and decreases maintenance and operating costs.
- FAA NextGen
- CPDLC / DCL
- FANS 1/A+
- ATN B1 (Link 2000+)
- Data Comm
Meet ADS-B Out compliance with Universal FMS and Honeywell RCZ-8XX
InSight with Universal ClearVision
The InSight Display System also allows for seamless follow-on installations of UA's ClearVision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) head-up avionics suite.
'Head-Up, Head-Down' Flight Operations through SkyLens Wearable HUD
The Future of Commercial Aviation
Integrating the SkyLens Wearable Head-Up Display (HUD) with the InSight Display System offers the ultimate presentation of essential flight data, precisely when you need it most. Through
the advanced, yet intuitive user interface, you can control flight deck avionics by a “look and select” menu system displayed via the wearable SkyLens HUD. Select an approach or runway while still maintaining your complete attention viewing
out of the cockpit window for a full head-up experience.
Both SkyLens’ and InSight’s Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS) provide the same data with flight plan displayed, allowing you to select the best aspect of display for each phase
of flight. The integration brings an innovative operator’s gaze-control concept, the Interactive SVS function (I-SVS). Using the I-SVS, you can easily select entities on the conformal SkyLens SVS, sending it directly to InSight.
A cursor controlled by the SkyLens Line of Sight (LOS) and a single button on the yoke provide an innovative human-machine interface. It allows the selection of entities in the outside world, as if they were buttons in the flight deck.
Now you can keep your head-up, looking outside; even when setting the Flight Management System (FMS). For standard operation of selecting an airport, runway, and approach on the
FMS, at least one operator is required to look toward the FMS Control Display Unit (CDU). With
I-SVS, you can do this while looking at the airport outside; gaze-selection reduces operational tasks such as airports, runways, and approaches. In addition, safety is increased with high workload tasks such as deviating to a different runway due
to high airport traffic.
Full Landing Procedures with No Natural Vision
As part of the NextGen roadmap, the InSight/SkyLens integration aligns with Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 91.176 released by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), enabling
the operator to perform a full landing procedure with no natural vision, where the reported visibility is as low as 1000'. The integrated system offers unmatched capabilities, providing dispatch and landing approach priority as well as Low Visibility
Landing regardless of the destination airport’s infrastructure. Once on the ground, SkyLens can assist and guide the aircraft to the gate in poor conditions.
InSight for Helicopters
The InSight Display System for retrofit and forward-fit aircraft is specifically tailored for the low altitude operations of helicopters. The latest, state-of-the-art integrated flight deck solution offers a new level of operability while enhancing the
safety of crew and passengers.
The centerpiece of the InSight Display System is the 10.4” diagonal high-resolution LCD, LED-backlit EFI-1040 Display (PFD and MFD).
Primary Flight Display
The Primary Flight Display (PFD) is an advanced Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) display, presenting all required flight critical data including attitude, airspeed, altitude, and heading. The PFD also presents Horizontal Situation Indicator
(HSI) data including lateral and vertical navigation data. Situational awareness is expanded by incorporating advanced mapping, weather, terrain, and 3D SVS display.
The Multi-Function Display (MFD) presents navigational map data including the FMS flight plan and pilot-selectable map layer data like Navigational Aids, Airports, Special Use Airspace, Airways, and background waypoints from procedures. Underlay of terrain
or weather radar data is available. Terrain data is provided by the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and includes TAWS functions including obstacles for alerting.
The MFD provides multiple formats to display engine data and inset windows for multiple map views with different data. External video is supported in either RS-170 monochromatic or NTSC composite full color video. The electronic charting option provides
charts to meet FAA requirements for paperless cockpits.
EFIS Control Display Unit
Pilot interface and control of the InSight Display System is conveniently provided through the EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU). The ECDU eliminates the need for external panels that take up valuable cockpit space by integrating with the PFD/MFD and standalone
Offering the ultimate in operator choice, the ECDU is available in ‘traditional’ or ‘touchscreen’ versions.
The traditional ECDU is used in conjunction with the Cursor Control Panel (CCP), a unique and intuitive ‘Point and Click’ system controller for system selections. The ECDU may also be used in conjunction with the Reference Select Panel (RSP)
and/or Course Heading Panel (CHP).
The Touch ECDU provides fast, easy access of InSight user control and input. This model performs the same functions of the CCP controller for MFD map control and adds the capability for 'pinch and stretch zoom.' Both the Touch ECDU and traditional ECDU
include ten programmable Line-Select Keys (LSK), fifteen fixed function keys, and a dual-concentric rotary knob that are used to select, edit, and enter data. The same graphical icons that are used on the displays are presented on the ECDU soft keys
for continuity with the ‘Point and Click’ cursor control.
ECDU: Centralized Control
Alphanumeric Keyboard & SD Card Server
The Alphanumeric Keyboard (ANK) provides tactile user input to the InSight Display System and integrated SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS). Function keys such as NAV, FUEL, and DATA on the keyboard streamline control of FMS functions while alphanumeric
keys can be used to edit and enter information as an alternative to the ECDU.
InSight Database subscriptions are required for each aircraft with the InSight Display System installed. Downloaded database updates are stored on the PC's hard drive until they are saved to an SD Card and uploaded into the InSight Display System; either
via the SD Card slot on the front right side of the ANK or the center of the SD Card Server if an ANK is not part of the InSight installation.
Data Concentrator Unit II
Housed in a 3 MCU box, the Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) II provides various avionics discrete, analog, and serial data interface inputs, passing that data through to other devices in the aircraft. It is part of the overall InSight Display System backbone,
allowing for integration into aircraft with various analog and discrete native interfaces.
Retrofit and Forward-Fit Flight Deck
InSight’s open architecture allows for flexible integration into new aircraft platforms, future customization, and upgrades on airframes, minimizing financial impact and complexity of integration.
InSight includes a range of required and optional databases to meet your aircraft needs and flight requirements. Databases include:
- Navigation Reference
- Airport Mapping
- Electronic Terminal Charts (eCharts)
Databases are downloaded using the Universal Avionics custom-designed Data Download Tool (DDT), a Microsoft® Windows® based PC tool. InSight databases are uploaded into the system via Secure Digital (SD) memory card either via the SD Card slot on the front right side of the Alphanumeric Keyboard (ANK) or the center of the SD Card Server if an ANK is not part of the InSight installation.
Data Download Tool
The Data Download Tool (DDT) is a Microsoft Windows-based PC tool used to download InSight aeronautical database updates; Terrain, NAV Reference, Obstacles, and Airport Mapping (AMDB) databases supplied by Universal Avionics, and the eCharts database supplied by Jeppesen. The DDT is available to customers and Authorized Dealers/Integrators as a download from the UniNet Online Service Center (a UniNet account is required).
Database updates are downloaded via the DDT and stored on the PC's hard drive, then exported to SD Card for upload into InSight via the Alphanumeric Keyboard (ANK) or SD Card Server if an ANK is not part of the InSight installation.
DDT Minimum Requirements
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 or equivalent processor
- RAM: 2 GB at 1066 MHz or better
- Hard disk space: 32 GB free space
- Network: 1.5 Mbit/s connection
- Removable Media: Class 10 32 GB SD card through USB 2.0 or equivalent SD reader
- Operating System: Windows 7 or newer