#NBAA13: Cobham debuts S-TEC 5000

LAS VEGAS — Cobham has introduced the S-TEC 5000, a three-axis configurable autopilot that will allow for fully digital or combination digital and analog interface.

The S-TEC 5000 will include typical functionality including Heading and Nav hold, Altitude Pre-select, course intercept, Indicated Airspeed hold, Vertical Speed hold, GPSS, and Control Wheel Steering.

In addition, it will offer three-axis trim capability, straight and level recovery, envelope protection and altitude step down sequencing during an approach, company officials said. The two later features require a compatible EFIS, such as the Cobham IDU-450 or IDU-680 displays.

Additional EFIS integration allows for display of Autopilot Annunciations, Heading and Altitude bug control and Flight Director depiction.

Pricing is not yet announced and availability is expected late 2015 or early 2016.

For more information: S-TEC.com

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