February 6, 2013
Universal Avionics enables LPV capability for Porter Airlines
With installation of Universal Avionics’ UNS-1Ew Flight Management Systems (FMS), Canada’s Porter Airlines has gained Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV)-capability, positioning itself for increased competitiveness and customer satisfaction with its all-Bombardier-Q400 operation. Porter recently completed its program to replace UNS-1E FMSs with dual Universal WAAS/SBAS- and LPV-capable UNS-1Ew FMSs. In November 2012, scheduled Q400 flights began operating into Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (CYTZ) using an RNAV (GNSS) approach procedure to LPV Line of Minima in the UNS-1Ew database.