Makes The All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit A Highly-Capable Reality L-3 Avionics Systems is fielding the new Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument -- which should be certified and available within a few weeks. Designed as a backup for glass cockpit avionics, Trilogy is the first solid-state integrated standby system created specifically for Part 23 aircraft. Trilogy combines attitude, altitude, airspeed and optional heading data on a clear, 3.7-inch diagonal Active Matrix LCD display. The instrument fits easily into a standard 3-ATI mounting cutout. With an integrated air data computer, solid-state attitude sensor and optional external magnetometer, Trilogy presents accurate flight information independently of other systems. In the event of a primary glass failure, Trilogy facilitates a smooth transition from primary to standby instrument because it provides a common format to today's primary flight display. It enhances safety by reducing workload and making the transition easier for the pilot. An ambient light sensor is integrated for automatic brightness control on both the screen and keyboard. Trilogy units will be calibrated to 400 knots and 55,000 feet, with the ability to store aircraft configuration and options at time of installation. The model will be available through OEMs as well as for retrofit to modernize both glass and traditional cockpit configurations. Aero-TV Examines The L-3 Approach To An All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit FMI: www.l-3avionics.com
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