Canadian First: ADS Certifies Universal Avionics InSight System

Transport Canada STC enables first Canadian Installation

TORONTO—12 November 2020— ADS Completes the first Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate for a Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System on a Citation VII aircraft. This certification enables the first Canadian installation of Universal Avionics’ integrated flight deck solution.

“We were pleased to team up with Mid-Canada Mod Center and Universal Avionics to develop the first Canadian STC for the Universal InSight Display System,” said Bob Gow, president of ADS. “We were able to help smooth the way for the supplemental type certification application submissions, and we developed an STC for a software upgrade. With this completed certification and installation, the InSight Display System is now a solution for all Citation VII aircraft with existing Honeywell and Collins Nav/Comm packages.”

About the Cockpit Modifications & UA InSight Display System

This modification saw the client take advantage of the downtime related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was completed in a short time frame. The new flight deck offers the operator: the ability to land at unfamiliar airports with confidence, simplified user control and input, and increased reliability with high component MTBF/MTBUR.

The age of the aircraft was a key challenge in completing this modernization, but the UA InSight Display System offers a more integrated solution that interfaces with the existing Automatic Flight Control System which would be cost prohibitive to replace.

Modifications included the UA 10.4” EFI-1040 Displays, Touch EFIS Control Display Unit, Alphanumeric Keyboard and Reference Select Panel, Data Concentrator Unit II, Engine Interface Unit and Class A TAWS. The system offers LPV, ADS-B Out, and CPDLC / CPDLC DCL capabilities, plus a growth path to EFVS. Top features include embedded 3D SVS, advanced mapping, electronic charts, and the ability to customize displays for different phases of flight. Additionally, the FMS installation includes the UA FlexPerf™ Trip Performance option. This provides advanced fuel saving predictions for aircraft performance in Climb, Cruise and Descent phases of flight.

About Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, is a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

About Mid-Canada Mod Center

At MC2 (AMO #59-97), our focus is on extending the life of corporate, second tier commercial and special missions aircraft, with a focus on safety and efficiency. Our extensive capabilities include systems design, engineering, certification, installation, integration, repairs and 24/7AOG service for cockpit and cabin avionics. A Transport Canada CAR 561 approved manufacturer, with a far-reaching avionics background, our specialties include ADS-B, NextGen, WAAS GPS, FMS with LPV, cabin entertainment and communications systems including Satcom and Wi-Fi applications. We are authorized dealers and service centres for all of the major avionics manufacturers, including Honeywell, Collins Aerospace, Universal, and Garmin. With our sister company, ADS, we offer fully integrated services, to a broad range of aircraft from Cessna Citation to Boeing Classic, and ATR plus a range of helicopters. Centrally located, we are headquartered in the north end business aviation area of Toronto, Canada’s Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), with an additional facility in Hangar 53 in Waterloo, Canada (CYKF). Visit to learn more.

About ADS

We are problem solvers. Canada’s aviation engineering, design and certification experts, we have 25+ years of experience on a prodigious range of aircraft. In fact, if it is type certified in Canada we have probably done an STC on it. We serve business, commercial and special missions operators with a wide range of services including structures, interior completions, cabin avionics, flight deck upgrades and more. We can help you obtain certifications of all kinds including STCs, TSOs and RDAs to help keep your aircraft in top flight-condition. We have extensive experience working with aviation authorities from around the globe and understand how to modify aircraft to be wheels-up in a timely and cost-effective manner. We also offer complete off-the-shelf design packages. Centrally located, and an approved Transport Canada DAO, we are also recognized by Professional Engineers Ontario. Learn more at


For more information contact

Bob Gow
+1 (705) 527-6095