Duncan Aviation has amended its Honeywell Primus Elite STC for the Embraer Legacy 600. The move by the Engineering & Certification Services team provides the option for Primus Elite Advance Features (PEAF). The original STC was obtained in November 2017.
The amendment upgrades the existing Honeywell Integrated Avionics Computer and DU-875 Advanced Functions displays to allow for Synthetic Vision System functionality. On the primary flight display, synthetic vision provides a 3D colour image of runways, terrain and obstacles.
In addition, the amendment upgrades existing functionality for Meteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report and Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts to the available XM Weather Display selections on Primus Elite’s Enhanced Moving Map Display on the MultiFunction Display.
Duncan Aviation is already seeing demand for the PEAF upgrade for those operators who have previously completed the DU-875 upgrade. A client in Texas was the first to complete this upgrade at the company’s satellite avionics shop in Houston.
“For customers with the DU-875 displays already installed, adding the PEAF requires just a short downtime and greatly enhances the pilots’ experiences,” said Russ Kromberg, certification coordinator at Duncan Aviation.
The company also recently completed two other STCs that complement the PEAF upgrades. The first STC upgrades the Honeywell FMZ-2000 to the FMZ-2010 for localiser performance with vertical guidance and vertical navigation. The second STC installs the Data Link Communication System to support FANS 1/A+.
“With these three STCs installed as a bundle in your Embraer Legacy 600, you will have a number of powerful new cockpit features,” said Shawn Carraher, manager of certification services.