Universal Avionics

UNIVERSAL AVIONICS

Familiar Systems, Modern Technology

Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies provides modernized flight management systems from Universal Avionics to bring the systems you know and trust to modern standards.

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (FMS)

Gain confidence, security, and increased safety on every flight with the latest advancements in satellite-based navigation from UA’s SBAS-capable flight management systems (FMS).

  • Thumb drive data loading
  • High resolution displays
  • Precision area navigation with RNP, RNAV, and LPV
  • ADS-B Out
  • Future air navigation system (FANS) capability

Heading Mode

VNAV

  • Fully coupled
  • Computed top-of-descent
  • Target vertical speed
  • Vertical Direct-To

Holding Patterns

  • Included in navigation database
  • Manually defined

3-D Approach Mode

  • Laterally and vertically coupled

Fuel Management

  • 4 Fuel flow inputs

Take Off/Landing (excluding UNS-1Lw)

Frequency Management

UniLink Compatible

  • Weather graphics
  • Text Messaging

TAWS Compatible

  • TAWS graphics

Universal Cockpit Display Compatible

SCAT-I GPS Approach Compatible

SBAS Planned Growth

LAAS Planned Growth

  • Retains existing aircraft wiring
  • Minimal aircraft down time
  • Fully integrated with legacy avionics

CUSTOMIZED SERVICE

We offer a wide variety of services with an extensive list of makes and models. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your specific need.

Collins Aerospace

COLLINS AEROSPACE

Breathe New Life into Your Existing Panel

Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies offers a variety of popular Collins Avionics systems to revive your current panel, including the King Air Pro Line 21 Modernization and the King Air and CJ Fusion 1+ & 2+.

KING AIR PRO LINE 21 MODERNIZATION

Collins Pro Line 21™ displays deliver far more than synthetic vision. Featuring 40% more PFD space and 20% more display active area across the flight deck, the Pro Line 21 upgrade integrates ADS-B Out annunciations and enables satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) approach capability for a more powerful avionics suite.

SYNTHETIC VISION SYSTEM (SVS)

  • Always know where you are relative to nearby terrain
  • Stay simply and visually oriented with your landing runway
  • See where your airplane is going with flight path vector

FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (FMS)

  • Saves time and money by enabling LPV approaches to access more than 4,000 LPV approaches in the U.S.
  • Uses GPS as primary means of navigation
  • SBAS eliminates restrictions to NPA approach minimums
  • Adds XYZ approaches
  • Automatically shares takeoff and arrival data with Collins’ IFIS and SVS

INTEGRATED FLIGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM (IFIS)

  • Aircraft position displayed on chart
  • SIDS, STARs, approach, airport charts
  • XM WX satellite weather
  • Enhanced maps with airways and intersections
  • Geopolitical boundaries
  • Chart link-automated interface links FMS flight plan to origin and destination charts
  • 14.1-inch widescreen touchscreen LCDs
  • Latest AFD software version 10.4
  • FMS software version 4.2
  • Special package pricing available when ADS-B, SVS, and IFIS upgrades are combined
  • Wall-to-wall ADI (AFD 3010E)
  • Flight path vector
  • Integrated ADS-B annunciation
  • Enhanced engine indication
  • LPV (EASA APV)
  • LPV approaches 
  • Complies with TAWS Mode 5 monitoring requirements FMS 4.x RNAV (GPS) approach
  • Increased database memory (vs. FMS 3.X)
  • Ability to load world/FMS world database XYZ approaches
  • Integrated RAIM X FMS 4.2 RF legs (curved approach)
  • RNP 1/RNP 2/RNP 4
  • FMS runway depiction on SVS; FMS navigation beyond 73N and 60S
  • WAAS GPS
  • Enables ADS-B and LPV/APV IFIS version 6 electronic charts
  • Simple plug-and-play installation
  • Retains existing avionics suite
  • Downtime and package price will vary depending on current configuration of the aircraft

KING AIR AND CJ FUSION 1+ & 2+

The Collins Pro Line Fusion® fully loaded integrated avionics system for the CJ1+ and CJ2+ is designed to help owners create the perfect flight deck to match their flying style and missions. The most advanced system for single-pilot jets, this upgrade features synthetic vision, ADS-B Out annunciations, and satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) approach capability.

  • Increases your jet’s useful life with full capabilities for NextGen
  • Improved wiring installation reduces down time
  • Comprehensive two-year warranty covering AOG parts support, troubleshooting, labor, and retrofits
  • ADS-B Out V2 (DO-260B) 
  • WAAS and LPV approaches
  • Second FMS X radius-to-fix (RF) legs
  • Synthetic vision system (SVS) featuring obstacles, airport dome, and high-resolution topographical maps
  • Touchscreen, 14.1-inch-wide primary flight displays
  • Graphical flight planning
  •  Memorized flight deck formats
  •  Terminal charts and enhanced maps
  •  Automatic display and sensor reversion
  •  Runway highlighting and alerting
  • Removal and replacement of entire avionics wire harness to ensure future reliability
  • Wiring harnesses fabricated in house with the latest laser wire marking technology
  • New customized cockpit instrument panel

CUSTOMIZED SERVICE

We offer a wide variety of services with an extensive list of makes and models. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your specific need.

Shad Sones

Shad Sones is one of the most recent acquisitions of Blackhawk Aerospace. Located in Columbia, Missouri, Shad has over 24 years of avionics experience. He has had the opportunity to do major retrofit of newly designed avionics technology from major vendors like Garmin, Universal, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell and more. In his role as General Manager, he continues to provide customer service, manage operations, events, and schedule maintenance. Graduating from Alexandria Technical College in 1997, with a degree in Avionics, he started his career in the avionics field. Shad also holds a commercial pilot license with an instrument rating, Citation Type rating and more than 1,200 hours in single and multi-engine aircraft.

Lance Fox

Lance Fox joined Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies when Columbia Avionics and Aircraft Services was acquired by the company. He managed Columbia from its inception in 1995 until he took over ownership and became president in 2003.

Throughout his years at Columbia, Fox developed an extensive STC portfolio for Columbia, working closely with avionics and engine OEMs as the two systems became increasingly interconnected. He brings his vast knowledge, experience, and industry relationships to Blackhawk and continues his work developing STCs to support the future of aviation.

Conrad Theisen

Conrad Theisen joined the Blackhawk team in 2021 to expand strategic opportunities within the avionics marketplace. He moved into this newly created position when Blackhawk purchased Columbia Avionics later the same year. With new engine STCs now requiring close collaboration with avionics OEMs such as Garmin or Collins Aerospace, he helps bridge the gap within Blackhawk.

Theisen brings 25 years of avionics expertise and experience working with OEMs from his former position, director of avionics sales at Elliott Aviation. During his tenure with Elliott, Thiesen was responsible for G1000 King Air retrofit programs and the Collins Aerospace Modernization upgrade on the King Air series aircraft. He reports directly to the Blackhawk Aerospace Executive Committee as he pursues avionics opportunities within general aviation and the government/military market.

Mark Wilken

Mark Wilken joined Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies in 2021 as the company acquired Columbia Avionics and Aircraft Services. Prior to joining the team, he was the vice president of avionics and operational logistics at Elliott Aviation. While at Elliott Aviation, Wilken was instrumental in leading the development of more than 50 STCs for installing the latest avionics systems on Beechcraft aircraft including the King Air, Beechjet, Premier, and Hawker. He also lead MRO marketing and sales for the Garmin G1000 for King Air model aircraft, maturing the company into the largest MRO Garmin dealer in the world.

Wilken began his professional career at Elliott Aviation in 1990 as an aviation technician after receiving his bachelor’s degree in advanced technical studies, aviation management from Southern Illinois University. He held several positions at Elliott with increased responsibility in developing and growing avionics and modifications projects.

Garmin

GARMIN

ENHANCED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies sells and installs a variety of the most popular Garmin avionics to boost your aircraft’s capabilities, including the King Air G1000 NXi, the CJ Garmin Upgrade, and the Garmin G5000 EXCEL/XLS.

KING AIR G1000 NXi

The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck is the premiere upgrade for the industry’s most popular and trusted King Air flight deck. Its processing power, enhanced features, and growth-oriented technology help lower aircraft operating costs while boosting its overall performance, useful load, NextGen readiness, and market value. G1000 NXi is backed by Garmin’s product support team.

  • Full flight management system (FMS) capabilities integrating all primary flight, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic, radio frequency, engine, and fuel data readouts in a clearer, simpler, and more intuitive pilot interface.
  • Simplified component integration with reduced wiring resulting in weight savings that adds to the aircraft’s operational advantages.
  • Powerful graphics rendering offers high speed zooming, panning, and map depiction.
  • Rapid system startup delivering almost immediate access to avionics.
  • Optional SVT™ synthetic vision technology
  • Optional traffic collision avoidance with integrated ADS-B traffic information system
  • Large 15-inch multifunction display (MFD) in the center of the panel, flanked by 10.4-inch primary flight displays (PFDs) at the pilot and copilot positions
  • Dual integrated radio modules with WAAS-certified GPS; VHF navigation with ILS; and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 25 khz or 8.33 khz channel spacing (GIA 64E)
  • Dual Mode-S transponders with ADS-B Out and In (One GTX 345R and one GTX 335R)
  • Dual solid-state attitude and heading reference and dual digital air data computers all-in-one system (GSU 75B) 
  • Three-axis digital automatic flight control system/autopilot (GFC 700)
  • Four-color digital weather radar with stabilization (GWX 75)
  • Integrated Class-B TAWS terrain alerting with worldwide terrain and U.S. database
  • SXM satellite radio datalink receiver (GDL 69A)
  • RVSM airframe certification
  • MD 302 standby attitude module (SAM)
  • Removal and replacement of entire avionics wire harness to ensure future reliability
  • Wiring harnesses fabricated in house with the latest laser wire marking technology
  • New customized cockpit instrument panel

CJ GARMIN UPGRADE

Utilizing the latest avionics technologies from Garmin’s innovative product offerings, Garmin’s major avionics retrofit for the Citation Jet provides a tip-to-tail fully integrated avionics suite. This upgrade offers exceptional flexibility with a wide range of customizable options to fit a variety of operator profiles and price points.

  • The G600 TXi EFIS PFDs display primary attitude, heading, altitude, airspeed, navigation, flight director, TCAS, TAWS, weather radar, and data link weather data on the 10-inch display.
  • Guidance from the GTN 750 GPS/COMM/NAV System lets the GFC 600 system automatically fly a wide range of precision, non-precision, and GPS-guided approaches as well as holds, procedure turns, missed approaches, and more.
  • GFC 600 also includes built-in GPS roll steering capability, allowing smoother navigation tracking and eliminating the need for external roll steering converters.
  • Flight director cues are displayed as command bars on the G600 TXi EFIS system and are always in view when the autopilot is engaged. It is also available for visual guidance when the autopilot is disengaged.
  • Remotely installed takeoff/goaround (TOGA) button allows the autopilot to be cued to automatically capture the correct pitch attitude required to fly a missed approach and then follow the missed approach procedure loaded in the GTN 750 GPS navigator.
  • 10-inch flat panel touch screen EFIS displays with synthetic vision
  • Dual GRS 79 AHRS systems
  • Dual GDC 7400 RVSM compliant air data computers
  • GCU 485 EFIS control panel
  • Garmin electronic stability and protection
  • Under speed and overspeed protection
  • Automatic LVL mode
  • Airspeed climb and decent (IAS) mode
  • Coupled vertical navigation (VNAV) mode
  • Flight director (FD) command cues
  • Emergency descent mode
  • Removal and replacement of entire avionics wire harness to ensure future reliability
  • Wiring harnesses fabricated in house with the latest laser wire marking technology
  • New customized cockpit instrument panel

GARMIN G5000 EXCEL/XLS

The Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck upgrade for the Citation Excel and XLS delivers the latest in satellite-based navigation capabilities, digital flight management tools, current and future NextGen operational support, and graphical display technologies for enhanced situational awareness.

  • Complete flight deck update for Cessna Citation Excel and XLS series aircraft
  • Full WAAS FMS integration and new, dual-channel digital flight control system
  • Compliance with global airspace modernization initiatives and provides modern platform for future growth requirements
  • Widescreen displays with integrated engine-indicating and crew-alerting system (EICAS) and split screen functionality
  • Dual touchscreen display/controllers and an intuitive, graphical menu interface for ease of system interaction
  • Optional SVT™, data comm/link 2000+/CPDLC, SurfaceWatch™ and Connext® cockpit connectivity
  • Pilot/copilot audio system with XM radio input
  • Full reversionary display capability
  • Supports coupled LPV approaches, vertical navigation, flight level change (FLC) and other sophisticated flight monitoring and performance capabilities
  • 3-year parts and labor warranty
  • Dual integrated radio modules providing WAAS-certified GPS, VHF navigation with ILS, and VHF communication with 16-watt transceivers and 25Khz or 8.33Khz channel spacing (GIA 64W)
  • Dual NextGen/SESAR compliance Mode-S transponders with ADS-B out. (GTX-3000)
  • Dual touch screen controllers (GTC 575)
  • Dual digital air data computers (GDC 7400)
  • Three-axis digital automatic flight control system (GFC 700)
    • Four-color digital weather radar with stabilization (GWX 75) with optional GWX 80
    • Integrated Class-A TAWS terrain alerting with worldwide terrain and U.S. database
    • XM satellite radio datalink receiver (GDL 69A)
    • RVSM airframe certification
  • Removal and replacement of entire avionics wire harness to ensure future reliability
  • Wiring harnesses fabricated in house with the latest laser wire marking technology
  • New customized cockpit instrument panel

CUSTOMIZED SERVICE

We offer a wide variety of services with an extensive list of makes and models. Contact us to learn how we can help you with your specific need.

STCs

STCs

INDUSTRY LEADER IN STC DEVELOPMENT

Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies leads the industry in STC development and sales for avionics upgrades and modifications. If you have a need for which there is no existing STC, contact us and we’ll work together on development and approvals.

BLACKHAWK AEROSPACE STCs

Click on the aircraft model below for a list of our available Supplemental Type Certificates.

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CESSNA 500/501/551

Garmin G700 TXi EFIS with Synthetic Vision, Dual GRS 79 AHRS, GDC 7400 Air Data Computers with RVSM


Garmin GTS 8000 TCAS II and GTX 3000 Mode-S Transponders with ADS-B out


Garmin GTN Series GPS/COMM/NAV Systems with Optional GMA-35c Audio Panel, GDL-69/A Weather Data Link, GTX-33/3X5R Series Transponders, KMR-675 Marker Beacon Receiver, GSR-56 Satellite Radio System, Shadin Fuel System


550 Bravo/560 Ultra/560XL with primus 1000 EFIS/Autopilot


Universal Avionics EFI-550 Two Display EFIS System


Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Group Airworthiness Approvals


Innovative Solutions and Support (IS&S) RVSM Altimeter/Airdata System Installation Approvals


Bendix/King Two-tube EFS 50 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)


Bendix/King Five-Tube EFS 50 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)


Honeywell EDZ-605 Two-Tube EFIS


CESSNA 525

Garmin G600 TXi EFIS Modernization Package for Cessna 525.

Includes: GTN Xi GPS/COMM/NAVs, GTX 3X5R transponders with ADS-B in and out, GWX 75 Radar, GDL 69/A XM data link, GSR 56 iridium phone/data link and interface to Garmin GFC 600 autopilot system.

CESSNA 550/560

Garmin G700 TXi EFIS with Synthetic Vision, Dual GRS 79 AHRS, GDC 7400 Air Data Computers with RVSM


Garmin GTS 8000 TCAS II and GTX 3000 Mode-S Transponders with ADS-B out


Universal Avionics EFI-550 Two Display EFIS System


Garmin GTN Series GPS/COMM/NAV Systems with Optional GMA-35c Audio Panel, GDL-69/A Weather Data Link, GTX-33/3X5R Series Transponders, KMR-675 Marker Beacon Receiver, GSR-56 Satellite Radio System, Shadin Fuel System


Universal Avionics EFI-890R 3 Display EFIS with Optional Vision 1 Synthetic Vision, ASU, Satellite Weather, Garmin GNS-530AW & GNS-430AW GPS/COM/NAV Systems


Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Group Airworthiness Approvals


Innovative Solutions and Support (IS&S) RVSM Altimeter/Airdata System Installation Approvals


Bendix/King Two-tube EFS 50 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)


Bendix/King Five-Tube EFS 50 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)


Honeywell EDZ-605 Two-Tube EFIS


CESSNA 650

Garmin GTS 8000 TCAS II and GTX 3000 Mode-S Transponders with ADS-B out


Garmin GTN Series GPS/COMM/NAV Systems with Optional GMA-35c Audio Panel, GDL-69/A Weather Data Link, GTX-33/3X5R Series Transponders, KMR-675 Marker Beacon Receiver, GSR-56 Satellite Radio System, Shadin Fuel System


Universal Avionics EFI-890R 3 Display EFIS with Optional Vision 1 Synthetic Vision, ASU, Satellite Weather, Garmin GNS-530AW & GNS-430AW GPS/COM/NAV Systems


Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Group Airworthiness Approvals


Innovative Solutions and Support (IS&S) RVSM Altimeter/Airdata System Installation Approvals


Collins FDS-2000 Three Display Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)


Collins Dual AHS-3000A Attitude/Heading Reference System (AHRS)


GULFSTREAM/
ASTRA

Universal Avionics EFI-890R 3 Display EFIS with Optional Vision 1 Synthetic Vision, ASU, Satellite Weather, Garmin GNS-530AW & GNS-430AW GPS/COM/NAV Systems

LEARJET

Universal Avionics Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)


Universal Avionics MFD-640 Multi-Function Display (MFD)

CUSTOMIZED SERVICE

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Maintenance

COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE

QUALITY ON-TIME SERVICE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

An FAA Part 145 Repair Station, Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies provides a wide variety of maintenance and repair services from structural repairs and systems inspections to engine and aircraft modifications. We are big enough to employ efficiencies and processes that pass on cost savings while being small enough to provide individualized service to every customer.

AIRFRAMES

King Air 90

King Air 200

King Air 300/350

Cessna 500

Cessna 560

Cessna 560XL

Cessna 650

Cessna CJ 525

Cessna CJ1

Cessna CJ2

Cessna CJ3

CAPABILITIES

  • AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE (REPAIR STATION $C42R049E)
    • Phase inspections
    • DOC Inspections
    • Hourly and calendar inspections
    • Pre-purchase inspections
    • Drop in maintenance
    • Aircraft systems troubleshooting and repair
    • Landing gear and engine overhaul services
  • FAR 91.411 AND 91.413 CHECKS
    • Certification of altimeter, pitot static, and transponder systems
    • Bi-annual altimeter, transponder, and static system tests and inspections
    • RVSM recertifications
  • BLACKHAWK ENGINE UPGRADES
  • FUEL SYSTEM CALLIBRATION
  • STRUCTURAL REPAIRS
  • PROPELLER BALANCING USING ACES 2020 SYSTEM
  • ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
  • AIRFRAME MODIFICATIONS WITH THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:
    • BLR
    • Raisbeck
    • Tamerack
    • Centex

PROFESSIONAL FOCUS

Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies draws on decades of tenured experience and skill, delivering superior quality and workmanship efficiently and at the right price. We achieve this through our process driven focus. With precise project planning, we ensure all preparations, preproduction work, and equipment with supporting FAA paperwork is ready when your aircraft arrives. Our highly trained technicians can then immediately begin your work, keeping your project cost-effectively on schedule. Our technicians receive regular formalized training from our key vendors, ensuring they are fully up to date on the latest technologies for each product line we install or repair.

DEDICATED TO YOUR COMPLETE SATISFACTION

We perform maintenance, repairs, and upgrades on a variety of aircraft. Contact us to share your specific needs so we can provide your ideal solution.

Aftermarket Avionics