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Universal Flight Management Systems

Gain confidence, security, and safety on every flight using the latest advancements in satellite-based navigation

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We have Universal FMS's in all of our airplanes which we have flown all over the world. In 18 years we have never had a failure; they are the one thing I can count on to always work.

Greg King

Flight Department Manager, World Heir, Inc. Gulfstream, G-III, S/N 418


Navigate with Precision and Accuracy

Spend less time interpreting displays and entering data, and more time taking control of your flight with SBAS-capable Flight Management Systems (FMS). Improve accuracy and integrity of position information with extremely precise SBAS GPS to enhance navigation in all phases of flight.


Aviation's #1 SBAS-FMS

Universal Avionics introduced the industry's first multi-sensor FMS in 1982, providing over 40 years of quality and continued innovation for future capabilities.

Over 25,000 units delivered

From startup to industry leader, over 25,000 FMS units have been delivered to customers worldwide in all sectors - commercial, business aviation, helicopter and special mission.

Certified on over 50 aircraft types

Universal Avionics specializes in flight deck upgrades, providing flexible options for aircraft types ranging from the Pilatus PC-12 to the Boeing 747.

Advanced Navigation

Interfaces for Communication, Safety, and Situational Awareness

Flat Panel and Multi-Function Control Display Units feature graphics and video displays with the market's highest contrast and lowest reflection screens for superb sunlight readability and the greatest horizontal and vertical viewing angles available. Durable keyboard buttons reduce keystrokes and errors with line select, function keys, and a full alphanumeric keyboard for simplified data entry.

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We received immediate benefits from using Universal equipment. This box is far more capable than our previous installation. This (is) without a doubt the best investment we could have made.

Tom Lawson

Aviation Manager, Celeritas Learjet 60, S/N 108


Each Universal FMS is comprised of a Control Display Unit (CDU) and Navigation Computer Unit (NCU), with multiple options to fit your needs and aircraft.


CDU options include:

  • 4- or 5-inch FPCDU with remote NCU
  • 5-inch FPCDU with embedded NCU
  • MCDU for airlines / special missions

NCU options include:

  • UNS-1Ew embedded SBAS-FMS (combined CDU and NCU unit)
  • UNS-1Fw extended SBAS-FMS (16-input / 8-output capabilities for advanced integration)
  • UNS-1Lw standard SBAS-FMS (8 input / 5 output capabilities)




Platform for NextGen Connectivity

SBAS-FMS Solutions for Excellent Performance

Support the Next Generation of Communication, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM). Universal FMS is designed with the processing power, speed, memory, and interface capabilities to meet the growing demands of the future.

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The more I work with the Universal FMS and tame its possibilities, the more I realize how fantastic the equipment is and the value added for our customers operating in particular environments.

Sandro Guidetti

Factory Pilot, RUAG Switzerland LTD, Dornier DO228NG


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When we created the SBAS-FMS, our mission was to design a system that delivered performance in every category, while demonstrating superiority in all of them. Universal FMS has unsurpassed precision and accuracy.”