Partners With Type Expert Chris Finnoff
Innovative Solutions & Support
announced Tuesday upgrades to its avionics program for the PC-12,
including a significant new sales channel and enhanced features for
current and future owners.
Central to its enhanced PC-12 program is Innovative Solutions
& Support’s new partnership with Finnoff Aviation, which
will serve as an independent sales agent for the IS&S
Cockpit/IP Flat Panel Display System for PC-12 aircraft. Led by
Chris Finnoff, the former president of Pilatus Business Aircraft,
Ltd., Finnoff Aviation will bring over 50 years of industry
expertise to IS&S.
"The Pilatus PC-12 is the most functional, versatile and
economic aircraft on the market," says Finnoff. "The high quality
and functionality of the IS&S Flat Panel Display System
provides a perfect fit that will upgrade the current fleet and
continue to make the PC-12 the most desirable aircraft on the
Key enhancements to the IS&S Flat Panel Display System for
the PC-12 include a single-sided cockpit option. IS&S will
offer customers a single-side Cockpit/IP retrofit as a low-cost
alternative, with the option of completing the full display at a
Another improvement is the availability of Wide Area
Augmentation System (WAAS) programming. Currently in development,
this feature is projected to be available in the fourth quarter of
2008, providing WAAS capability for both single-side and
full-cockpit display architectures, allowing PC-12 operators to fly
precision approaches at smaller airports.
IS&S will also offer group Reduced Vertical Separation
Minimum (RVSM) certification. RVSM certification will be available
for all the IS&S cockpit configurations for the PC-12. This
certification will allow PC-12 pilots access to the more fuel
efficient RVSM airspace at flight level 290 and above.
"We’re very excited to reveal these new offerings and
enhancements to our PC-12 customers, partners and prospects," said
IS&S CEO Ray Wilson. "We are now able to reach an entirely new
potential customer base with the help of Finnoff Aviation, present
new options in the single-side cockpit, and deliver the most
advanced technology with WAAS programming and RVSM certification to
all our customers. We look forward to working closely with Finnoff
and continuing to build our PC-12 program with additional benefits
in the future."