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Innovative Solutions Receives STC for NextGen PC-12 Flight Deck Retrofit

The integrated Electronic Flight Bag allows the pilot access to information and features such
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The first NextGen PC-12 Flight Deck Retrofit is already in progress.

Innovative Solutions and Support is reporting that they’ve received an STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) from the FAA for their NextGen Pilatus PC-12 flight deck retrofit. Innovative’s FlightDeck retrofit offers PC-12 pilots an advanced avionics suite with three LCD displays, Integrated Standby Unit (ISU), PT6 Engine Data Concentrator Unit, an autothrottle upgrade kit, two Beta-3 GPS units, remote radios, an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and an Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS).

Among the many enhancements and features provided by the IFMS are:

  • Coupled WAAS/LPV Approaches
  • Adherence to RNP requirements (in accordance with DO-236B) with 0.3 nm precision
  • Position source for ADS-B Out compliant transponder
  • Engine monitoring, including an optional oil quantity sensor
  • IGuard active engine protection
  • Autothrottle for PT6 engines, featuring Air Speed, Torque/Temperature Control, and AOA Mode
  • An optional ADAHRS (Air Data, Attitude and Heading Reference System) is also available.

The integrated EFB allows the pilot access to information and features such as:

  • Airport diagrams and approach
  • Moving maps, with overlays of information such as
    • Flight plan
    • Airspace
    • Both high and low airways
    • Runway depictions
    • Navigation aids
    • Intersections
  • Satellite Weather
  • Electronic Checklists
  • Worldwide navigation database support
  • Internal WiFi connectivity
  • An optional remote controlled electronic circuit breaker.
  • Optional iPad control of all systems

Innovative Solutions is saying that the first installation of their NextGen Pilatus PC-12 flight deck retrofit is already in progress, on Brian Cleary’s PC-12. Cleary is the President of POPA (The Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association.)

Featured Image: PC-12 Flight Deck retrofit, courtesy of Innovative Solutions

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