L-3 Aviation Products‘ ESI-500 standby system has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization as well as an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) covering a wide variety of aircraft.
The ESI-500 standby, designed for class I, II and III Part 23 aircraft and Part 27 helicopters, is a 3-inch display that incorporates features such as synthetic vision (SynVis), obstacles, terrain alerting and navigation. The first ESI-500 units were shipped to customers in December 2015.
L-3’s ESI-500 features a high-resolution, 24-bit color display for the presentation of altitude, attitude, airspeed, aircraft track, vertical speed, airspeed awareness cues and slip/skid information.
An internal lithium-ion battery powers the unit in the event of a power failure in the panel.
The scalable ESI-500 has numerous display options, including SynVis, navigation, terrain alerting, obstacles, metric altitude, vertical speed and heading. The unit can be configured per aircraft performance specifications to include an airspeed awareness band highlighting VNE and VMO cues, according to company officials.