Universal Avionics holds a Type 2 Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for several databases.
A Type 2 LOA indicates Universal's database processes for the listed avionics systems and databases are compliant with RTCA DO-200A/ED-76, Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data and FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 20-153A, Acceptance of Aeronautical Data Processes and Associated Databases.
Universal Avionics receives FMS navigation data from multiple data suppliers: specifically, Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG (Lufthansa Systems), Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc. (Jeppesen), NAVBLUE Limited (NAVBLUE), and AeroNavData, Inc (AeroNavData).
Lufthansa Systems holds a Type 1 DAT Certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Jeppesen holds a Type 1 LOA from the FAA and a Type 1 DAT from EASA.
NAVBLUE holds a Type 1 DAT Certificate from EASA.
AeroNavData holds a Type 1 LOA from the FAA.
Note: An FAA LOA and EASA DAT Service Provider Certificate are equivalent. For additional supplier certification information please visit the applicable supplier website.
The navigation databases may contain customer tailored data not originating from a State authority, such as private airports and runways or private arrival or departure procedures. The end user has the responsibility to verify the suitability of this data for the intended operation.
Universal Avionics receives the World Magnetic Model (WMM) from an official government source. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's), National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) distribute the WMM data on behalf of the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Because the data supplier is an official government source, Universal Avionics does not require assurance of DO-200 compliance from the supplier.
The WMM produced at five-year intervals is used to generate the FMS Magnetic Variation (MagVar) database. UA holds a Type 2 LOA for the FMS MagVar database process under FAA AC 20-153B alternative means of compliance and RTCA/DO-200A.
The InSight Terrain database is comprised of three sub-databases: Terrain Elevation; Terrain Coverage; and Terrain Cultural Chart Features. InSight Terrain Elevation is produced by Universal Avionics from multiple data products. UA validates elevation data and is the first RTCA DO-200A compliant participant in the Terrain database aeronautical data chain. The terrain elevation data is classified as data process assurance level 2. UA obtains the Terrain Coverage and Terrain Cultural Chart Feature data from a non-compliant supplier. This data is classified as data process assurance level 4.
InSight Obstacle data is supplied to Universal Avionics by Jeppesen. Jeppesen holds a Type 1 LOA from the FAA for Obstacle data.
InSight Airport Mapping data is supplied to Universal Avionics by Jeppesen. Jeppesen holds a Type 1 LOA from the FAA for Airport Mapping data.
eChart data is supplied by Jeppesen. Jeppesen holds a Type 1 LOA from the FAA for eChart data.
As defined in RTCA/DO-200A, the end user has the ultimate responsibility to ensure the data requirements are met. These responsibilities are satisfied, in part, by obtaining aeronautical data from an RTCA/DO-200A–compliant supplier such as Universal Avionics. By using Universal Avionics-supplied data, the end user agrees to the data quality requirements established by Universal Avionics, a copy of which can be obtained from Universal Avionics upon request. Further, per RTCA/DO-200A, the end user should verify the aeronautical data is current, valid, and appropriate for the intended operation. The end user also should become familiar with applicable notices to airmen (NOTAMs), Jeppesen Database Alerts, NAVBLUE FMS Navdata bulletins, AeroNavData Special Notices, Lufthansa Systems Flight Safety Alerts and Nav Data Addendums, and Universal Avionics Data notices and alerts that may affect operation. Finally, the end user should notify Universal Avionics if it discovers an error or inconsistency in the data.