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October 10, 2011 - 5:02pm
Matt Thurber
Man using iPad

Apple’s iPad tablet computer is only about a year-and-a-half old, and in a short period of time it has exploded into aviation, unleashing a furious expenditure of creative energy by developers of applications for the compact and powerful portable device. Apps range from preflight performance calculators to flight planners and in-flight moving maps.

October 10, 2011 - 4:47pm
Matt Thurber
Rockwell Collins's Pro LineFusion PFD

The overwhelming desire when looking at the Pro Line Fusion system in the Rockwell Collins Challenger 601 on which we took a test flight is to keep looking down at the colorful and huge displays, fixed in landscape orientation and showing a detailed view of the outside world as represented by synthetic vision.

October 10, 2011 - 4:28pm
Matt Thurber
Honeywell CVS

The future is coming and it looks like this: the weather at your destination was supposed to improve, but it stubbornly remains below the 200-foot minimums. Of course you have plenty of fuel to make your alternate, but that airport is far from the meeting your boss is expected to helm.

October 10, 2011 - 4:25pm
Bill Carey

Avionics manufacturer Aerosonic (Booth No. C13225) received a new purchase order from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) this summer to supply air data systems for T-50 Golden Eagle jet trainers sold to Indonesia, Korea’s first T-50 export customer.

October 10, 2011 - 4:10pm
Harry Weisberger
Dornier DO 228NG

Ruag Aerospace Services is here at NBAA ‘11, exhibiting on the Henderson Executive Airport static display line with an example of something sort of old and something quite new, the “New Generation” Dornier DO 228NG multi-mission turboprop twin.

October 10, 2011 - 3:15pm
Jeff Burger
Flyht

Calgary, Alberta-based Flyht (Booth No. C11546) provided an update at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas on its next-generation automated flight information reporting system, the Afirs 228, which was tested in May on a Hawker 750.

October 10, 2011 - 2:45pm
Jeff Burger

Sheryl Barden, president of Aviation Personnel International, will be a panelist at the NBAA Safety Town Hall on Tuesday, October 11. The session, set for 9 to 11 a.m.

October 10, 2011 - 2:43pm
Bernard Fitzsimons
Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation

Bombardier’s new Learjet 85 is the latest in a growing line of business jets to feature an integrated air management system from Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation (Booth No. N5307). The company’s expansion into business aviation is in line with its aim to become the world leader in civil aircraft air systems.

October 10, 2011 - 2:38pm
Robert P. Mark

Convergent Performance today publicly stated its intention to lead a global effort aimed at removing professionalism from the NTSB’s “Top Ten” hot-button list of most needed safety improvements within five years.

October 10, 2011 - 2:30pm
Liz Moscrop

Visitors to this year’s NBAA show can wave goodbye to sore shoulders with a brand new app from SmartBag. The company’s new Digital Tradeshow Bag uses Quick Response (QR) code technology, which enables iPhone users to scan icons displayed on participating booths.  Attendees can then download exhibitors’ marketing materials directly to their own devices.

 
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