Twin Commander Aircraft will begin offering the Meggitt Aviation Magic 2100 Digital Flight Control System (DFCS) across its range of out-of-production twin jetprops, following supplemental type certification (STC) of the three-axis, altitude based flight control system.

Initial approval for the Magic 2100 was for model 690 A/B Commanders, however the next STC covers the 690C/D and 695A/B types, says Twin Commander vice-president and general manager Jeff Cousins.

The Magic 2100 combines the Magic electronic flight information system - a suite of four large liquid crystal displays that replace all standard electromechanical flight, system and engine instruments and gauges on the panel - and the panel-mounted 2100 DFCS.

More than 2,000 Twin Commanders are still in operation today.

Source: Flight International