Century Flight Systems, Inc. has been manufacturing world-class autopilot systems and aircraft instrumentation since 1983.
There are significant improvements to be gained by updating aircraft with modern instrumentation and flight control systems. Century Flight Systems, Inc. continues to work diligently, bringing increased safety- and performance-enhancing technology to more and more aircraft.
Century Flight Systems understands the real world of the cockpit and knows how to transpose these conditions to reliable hardware. Now it's done in a way to allow each pilot the equipment needed to do the job.
As new requirements arise, functions can be added as desired to the expandable Century 4000.
To begin with, the main frame is the best designed autopilot built today fully worthy of the legacy of Century autopilots. The capture, track, soft-ride, and gust alleviation of this system are unparalleled!
Standard lateral axis features include Heading Hold, NAV intercept and track, fully coupled ILS approaches, localizer back course, VOR approach outbound intercept and track, lateral navigation steering and sequencing including en-route, terminal and approach segments with compatible GPS receivers providing ARINC 429 steering commands.
The pitch axis comes complete with trim prompting, pitch attitude hold, altitude hold, vertical speed select and hold, glideslope capture and track from above or below the glide slope and is fully capable of LPV and LNAV/VNAV approaches with compatible GPS WAAS receivers.
Automatic electric pitch trim, Flight Director or yaw damper expansions may be easily added to the Century 4000.
Options: The NSD slaved or non-slaved HSI system or other compatible HSIs may be substituted for the directional gyro. Altitude preselect and alerter is also available.
Century 4000 General Information
|Weight:||8.2 lbs.||.4 lbs.||17.2 lbs.|
|Power:||4.5 amps @ 14 or 28 VDC|
|Panel Size:||DG and AG - 3-ATI|
| Programmer/ |
|6.35" X 1.5 "|
Century 4000 Specifications
Basic 2-Axis Trim Prompt
| Roll |
The roll axis channel features continuous roll/nav/voltage monitors, heading hold, heading select, NAV (VOR/RNAV) /LOC/BC/LNV (GPS Steering), anticipative intercept and track, automatic soft track, auto 45-degree intercept, and all angle intercept with HSI.
Automatic Pitch Trim Expansion
The autotrim expansion adds automatic electrical pitch trim during autopilot operation and yoke mounted command electric pitch trim.
Flight Director Expansion
| Flight Director |
The flight director expansion computes the necessary roll and pitch attitudes needed to intercept and maintain headings, courses, attitudes, and altitudes. These computations are then displayed through the flight director horizon as steering commands, greatly simplifying instrument flight.
Yaw Damper Expansion
Century 4000 - The Total Solution
| Complete Century 4000 |
The complete Century 4000 is a true 3 axis, flight director/autopilot. Its advanced design provides the smoothest, most precise ride possible. The flexible design provides the economy of expandability.
Century 4000 Packages
AK ( ) Kit is priced complete with all necessary installation hardware, brackets, and manufactured electrical cable harness.
|Kits||Description||Suggested List Price|
|C4000 Trim Prompter||C4000 2 Axis Autopilot system (no gyros)||CALL|
|C4000 Autotrim||C4000 2 Axis Autopilot system with autotrim (no gyros)||CALL|
|52D267M||Square 3-ATI Lighted Artificial A/H (SIGMA TEK) 1yr warranty||CALL|
|94A5785||52C77-4, Single Que Flight Director Steering Horizon, 3-ATI Lighted||CALL|
|52D254M||Square 3-ATI Lighted Directional Gyro||CALL|
|Heading Situation Indicators|
|NSD360A-15||Square, 3-ATI Lighted, non-slaved, vacuum||CALL|
|NSD360A-26||Square, 3-ATI Lighted, slaved, vacuum||CALL|
|NSD360A-35||Square, 3-ATI Lighted, slaved with RMI bootstrap, vacuum||CALL|
|NSD1000-26||Square, 3-ATI Lighted, slaved, electric 14 or 28V||CALL|
|NSD1000-35||Square, 3-ATI Lighted, slaved with RMI bootstrap, electric 14 or 28V||CALL|
|YK ( )||Yaw Damper. See STC List.||CALL|
|Digital Altitude Preselect||1D960 (DAP Kit)||CALL|
|Trim Expansion||40300 (14)V, 41300 (28V)||CALL|
|F/D Expansion||40310 (14V), 41310 (28V)||CALL|
|92S8||VOR/LOC Converter Kit for use with NSD when radio receivers do not have built-in OMNI converter or nav flag output. Uses converter P/N 1C707-1.||CALL|
|92S79||1C930, Adapter required for use with KCS55A Compass System.||CALL|
|92S969||1D969, 400Hz ADI/HSI adapter box for 200 mv/deg error.||CALL|
|92S969-1||1D969-1, 400Hz ADI/HSI adapter box for 60 mv/deg error.||CALL|
|92S929-2||1B929-2, Century ARINC heading interface box for KPI 552/553.||CALL|
From the basic repair of existing equipment to a complete avionics retrofit for single engine, turboprop and jet aircraft, our engineering, technical and sales professionals can design and install an avionics system for your aircraft.
As an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers, Century Service Center has the experience, equipment and training required to ensure that you will be provided with the highest quality of installation and service - and we back it up by our own customer satisfaction guarantee.
We offer custom panel designs, tailored for your specific requirements and taste. We also design entertainment centers that are guaranteed to please the most discerning passenger. If you are considering an avionics purchase (single instrument or full panel), Century Service Center can customize it to your specifications.
If you need only routine maintenance and repair, we can take care of it efficiently, with a minimum amount of down time. For service fees, please contact Century Flight Systems at: , 940-325-2517 or 1-800-433-5630.
Autopilot and flight director installations are considered by the FAA to be major airframe modifications and therefore must be FAA approved. FAA approvals for these detailed installations in a particular aircraft model are made on either the airplane's Type Certificate (TC) or on a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The factory maintains a professional staff of engineering specialists whose sole mission is to obtain STCs. We continually evaluate the content of the entire General Aviation fleet of more than 200,000 aircraft for new STC possibilities in order to expand the base of STC aircraft approvals. At the time that the information in this section was published, there were over 1,600 STC aircraft applications - more than all our competitors combined. We are adding to the list of STCs on a regular basis.
What to Do If You Don't Find the System You Need
If there is no STC approval listed for your aircraft, you may wish to contact the factory Sales Department. We'll tell you if we have added that STC aircraft approval to our list, or if we have plans to do so.
STC Approval Policy
Negotiations for aircraft STCs are arranged between aircraft owners and the factory; however, dealers are encouraged to assist in obtaining STC aircraft because it increases the opportunity for many future installations at the dealership. If you have a customer interested in supplying an aircraft for an STC, please contact the Sales Department so that we may make specific arrangements.
Points to consider when selecting a plane for STC approval:
We will handle the specific terms and conditions with the STC Program participant. We do not engage in any outside autopilot STC arrangements and do not encourage our dealers to accept any responsibility for attempting individual STCs.