GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 16 March 2016. L-3 Aviation Products’ (L-3 AP’s) ESI-500 standby system has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization and an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) covering a wide variety of aircraft. The ESI-500 standby, designed for class I, II, and III Part 23 aircraft and Part 27 helicopters, is a three-inch display that incorporates synthetic vision (SynVis), obstacles, terrain alerting, and navigation.
L-3’s ESI-500 features a high-resolution, 24-bit color display for the presentation of altitude, attitude, airspeed, aircraft track, vertical speed, airspeed awareness cues, and slip/skid information. An internal lithium-ion battery powers the unit in the event of a power failure in the panel.
The scalable ESI-500 has numerous display options, including SynVis, navigation, terrain alerting, obstacles, metric altitude, vertical speed, and heading. The unit can be configured per aircraft performance specifications to include an airspeed awareness band highlighting VNE and VMO cues.
“The pilot community will appreciate the ESI-500’s extensive feature set and competitive pricing,” says Ralph DeMarco, vice president of marketing and sales for L-3 Aviation Products. “This model is compatible with existing NAV and GPS equipment, which simplifies installation and improves interconnectivity.”
The first ESI-500 units were shipped to customers in December 2015.
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) is a provider of commercial and military avionics. L-3 AP manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products that sets the standard for next-generation requirements, including ADS-B technologies, standby systems, transponders, voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems, and processors.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion.
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