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Lancair Announces New Avionics Suite, the EFC900X™

July 21, 2011, Redmond, Oregon: Lancair International announces a new avionics suite for the exciting Evolution Aircraft. Since its introduction in 2009, the Evolution by Lancair has raised the bar for owner built, Experimental Category Aircraft. With its all-carbon fiber construction, 750 hp Pratt & Whitney power, pilot friendly flight characteristics and 300 ktas top speed, the Evolution offers a level of sophistication, quality and performance unmatched in the Experimental Category. Equipped since its inception with Garmin® Avionics, centered around the G900X system, the only thing missing was the integrated flight control provided by the certified GFC 700 Autopilot. Now, for the first time in the experimental market, this level of autopilot is available in the Evolution by Lancair. The G900X is now integrated with theGFC 7X autopilot for experimental use, resulting in the EFC900X™Avionics Suite (Evolution Flight Control 900X), exclusively for the Evolution.
The EFC900X™ suite features roll, pitch and yaw control, automatic pitch trim, flight director capability and symbology on the PFD, and integrated auto pilot control buttons on the G900X PFD and MFD’s. The addition of the Garmin®GFC 7X autopilot to the Evolution provides excellent stability and control, responding to Garmin’s solid state Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) data to smoothly maneuver the aircraft by commanding attitude, altitude, airspeed, vertical speed, and heading. It will control the aircraft in pre-programmed VNAV descent profiles, automated Takeoff/Go-Around procedures and it is fully enabled for WAAS guidance capability to fly coupled GPS-only LPV approaches. The EFC900X™Avionics Suite can automatically fly any procedure published in the navigation database, including holds, procedure turns, arcs, and missed approaches.

To further enhance the EFC900X™suite, Lancair has also selected as standard equipment the L-3 Avionics Systems Trilogy™ ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument. The Trilogy ESI-2000 is an advanced solid state standby instrument that makes the truly “all glass” cockpit possible. It displays attitude, airspeed, and (optional) heading data in a layout that closely matches the PFD. The result is a fully integrated TSO’d digital panel that includes all backup information required for safe flight. More than a secondary source of flight data, the “mirror image” of the flight data provided by the PFD enables pilots to make a smooth transition to the backup presentation in an emergency or to quickly spot a mismatch between systems. Emergency operation in the event of an electrical failure is achieved through the use of high energy density lithium-ion technology. The ESI is designed to supply usable flight data for three to four hours on battery power, depending on temperature. (in the event of emergency use, the system will re-charge from the aircraft system when able).

The EFC900X™ Avionics Suite will be standard on all Evolutions ordered after July 18, 2011.

Press Contact:
Doug Meyer
Lancair International
(541)923-2244
dougm@lancair.com

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Lancair International Inc, founded in 1984, is celebrating its 27th year selling the world’s most successful high performance piston and turbine kit aircraft. To date, the company has delivered over 2,000 kits. As testimony to their quality and design, Lancair aircraft have set a number of world speed records and have dominated the Sports Class at the Reno Air Races for several years. For more information on Lancair International Inc., visit www.lancair.com or call (541) 923-2244.