Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. is an avionics company based in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA. IS&S designs, develops, manufactures and markets flight information computers, flat-panel displays and advanced monitoring systems to the military, airline, manufacturer and corporate/general aviation markets. IS&S initially limited itself to retrofits only, but in 2007 the first OEM contract was signed with Eclipse Aviation.
1988: IS&S Founded by Geoffrey Hedrick.
1989: Developed the Digital Fuel Quantity Indicating System (FQIS) for the A-10, DC-10, DC-9, and KC10.
IS&S produces both air data computers, as well as the instruments necessary to display the information. Digital displays (LCDs) are incorporated within round dials, providing more information then traditional instruments. Another display option is to use a primary flight display (PFD). IS&S air data units comply with RVSM rules and the company is a major supporter of the new technology.
Engine and fuel information is also displayed on flat panel displays, or digital versions of traditional instruments. IS&S instruments can display a number of different measurements from various sensors placed in the engine and fuel system.
IS&S has developed a number of full cockpit display solutions. Packages include a Boeing 757/Boeing 767 retrofit cockpit, C-130 retrofit cockpit, and a brand new Eclipse 500 Avio Next-Generation cockpit. The retrofit products include multiple PFDs and MFDs which replace a large number of traditional instruments. The Avio Next Generation cockpit is a brand new display system developed for new Eclipse 500 very light jets.
On March 5, 2007, shortly after its announcement to part with Avidyne, Eclipse Aviation published an announcement that described the Next Generation Avio System and its suppliers. Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. was listed as the main supplier and will provide the bulk of the package, including the PFD and MFD displays and the software included with them. This agreement is one of the biggest for IS&S. The day after the announcement, IS&S stock increased almost 20%, closing at $23.10, a 20-month high. Volume increased over 500% to just over 1 million shares.