Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. to supply its Open Architecture Utilities Management System on the Pilatus PC-24

  Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. to supply its Open Architecture
  Utilities Management System on the Pilatus PC-24

Business Wire

EXTON, Pa. -- May 21, 2013

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) (NASDAQ:ISSC) announced today that
it is providing its Utilities Management System (UMS) for the recently
announced Pilatus PC-24 under a multi-year production contract. The IS&S UMS
integrates multiple aircraft utility functions commonly supported by multiple
individual controllers and monitors. The UMS-24 will monitor aircraft sensors
and control aircraft systems as required achieving the system functions. This
open architecture system will allow Pilatus to design and/or refine control
and monitoring algorithms, in-house.

IS&S PC-24 UMS (Photo: Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.)

IS&S PC-24 UMS (Photo: Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.)

The UMS-24 consists of four identical LRUs each one servicing up to 334
signals and controls. The four LRUs are data-linked through a high speed
multi-line Ethernet ring. The interconnected system will integrate the PC-24
mechanical and electrical systems with the main avionics suite. Each unit
contains two channels with dissimilar hardware and software.

“We are pleased to be selected by Pilatus for the PC-24. The UMS will provide
a flexible platform that allows safety critical functionality to be
implemented with the required availability and integrity,” commented IS&S
President Shahram Askarpour. He continued “The IS&S UMS will provide
integrated control of systems from within the avionics suite and implement
automation of various normal and emergency tasks to reduce crew workload and
improve safety conditions.”

The UMS components are four Data Concentration and Processing Units (DCPUs)
that provide independently monitored, real time local control and input/output
capability. Each unit is developed to Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) and
provides dual channels for input, output and processing. The DCPUs interface
with the aircraft systems, avionics suite and EPDS (Electrical Power
Distribution System). Communication between the DCPUs is via the Utilities
Bus. The PC-24 UMS is based on the IS&S UMS-100 family of Utility Management
Systems.

The UMS-100 family is derived from IS&S products developed for the C-130,
Cessna Citation and Eclipse aircraft. The UMS-100 provides for control and
monitoring of aircraft functions such as navigation, auto-flight, landing
gear, surface positions, fire protection, ice/rain protection, electrical
loads, lighting, environmental conditions, cabin pressurization, and oxygen
systems.

The UMS-100 acts as the aircraft central maintenance computer with a direct
satellite or ground based link for real-time fault reporting. The UMS-100
system allows for a maximum of six data concentrators to be included in the
communication ring. The system provides a significant power and weight saving
over use of federated boxes and utilizes the latest IS&S technological
breakthroughs in avionics circuit design.

This award complements the company’s backlog that has grown more than five
fold, this fiscal year, to the equivalent of more than three years of
production. The Company was recently awarded a Next-Gen production contract
for Systems Integration, Dual GPS Navigation and Cockpit Avionics upgrade of a
major commercial air lines MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft which IS&S will supply all
the equipment and installation kits.

About Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.
(www.innovative-ss.com) is a systems integrator that designs and manufactures
flight guidance and cockpit display systems for Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEM’s) and retrofit applications. The company supplies
integrated Flight Management Systems (FMS) and advanced GPS receivers for
precision low carbon footprint navigation.

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Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S)
Jason Zywalewski, +1 610-646-9800 x609
jzywalewski@innovative-ss.com
 
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