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Universal Avionics extends connected FMS with APG package
Pilots can establish accurate weight and balance, take off and landing performance; ensure LDTA compliance; and support Alternate and Emergency/EO return calculations.
Business jet operators benefit from the highest level of accuracy and reliability for flight performance planning.

Universal Avionics has released new Performance Package capabilities for its FlightPartner Connected Avionics app in partnership with Aircraft Performance Group (APG). The package fully integrates with the existing workflows of the Connected FMS and relies on APG's performance for take off and engine-out calculations, obstacle analysis, landing factors and more. APG's engine allows for accurate weight and balance calculations that can enhance aircraft ground handling and increase fuel savings for efficient flight operations.

By teaming up with APG, Universal aims to deliver the highest level of accuracy and reliability in support of flight performance planning for business jet operators.

“We are honoured to be trusted by Universal Avionics to support its FMS connectivity by including APG's industry-leading aircraft performance solutions as part of its service offering,” says APG president Shawn Mechelke. “We look forward to growing our partnership and developing integrated avionics solutions.”

"We're thrilled to partner with APG, which has established expertise in serving the business jet market,” adds UA CEO Dror Yahav. "With a focus on safety and efficiency for customers, this connectivity ecosystem partnership brings aircraft performance support for our FMS users to a new level.”

As part of Universal Avionics FlightPartner Connected Avionics app, users will now have access to this optional performance package available for most aircraft and engine type combinations. It enables pilots to establish accurate weight and balance, take off and landing performance in the context of flight planning conditions, ensure LDTA compliance and support Alternate and Emergency/EO return calculations including shortened runway situations. This then feeds the Connected SBAS FMS with the associated results in just a few clicks.

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