GRT Avionics has been selected as the Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS) provider for the BD-Micro Technologies Flight Line Series (FLS) Microjet.
The jet is equipped with dual Horizon HX EFIS, dual Attitude-Heading Reference System (AHRS) air-data computers and Engine Information System (EIS). The Horizon HX provides the FLS Microjet pilot primary flight display with synthetic vision, color moving map, and flight planning. Other features include integration with electronic fuel level and smoke-oil level systems, Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) capability for EFIS control functions, integration with electric flap & trim positioning, and graphical display and monitoring of power plant systems information. Advantages of having this high level of integration include the ability to log all engine and system data during flight testing, company officials said.
“When selecting the avionics equipment for our completely modernized FLS Microjet, GRT Avionics’ Horizon EFIS units were the obvious choice. GRT Avionics has solid program with well thought out products that are able to accommodate a wide range of applications. They provide the functionality and integration capabilities that meet our needs,” says Richard Karnes, BD-Micro Technologies.
BD-Micro Technologies plans to offer the FLS Microjet as a complete kit, including the Horizon HX system and builder assistance from its headquarters in Siletz, Oregon, say company officials. The FLS Microjet demonstrator with the Horizon HX system is flown by Justin Lewis of Lewis & Clark Performance.
“Using today’s advanced technology from GRT Avionics, our FLS Microjet features equipment that even James Bond couldn’t imagine,” says Justin Lewis, Chief Microjet pilot, Lewis & Clark Performance.
GRT Avionics, a Grand Rapids Technologies, Inc. company, produces electronic flight information systems for light sport and experimental aircraft used in both general and special-use applications.