EBACE 2010 News Clips

 - May 5, 2010, 10:30 AM

Emteq Nets Challenger 850 Completions Work
Avionics, maintenance and lighting specialist Emteq (Booth No. 1265) of New Berlin, Wisconsin, has received two interior completion contracts from Midcoast of St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. The projects, to convert Bombardier Challenger 850s, will be completed at ACS-NAI, Emteq’s facility in Winnipeg, Canada, for delivery in the third quarter of this year.

Emteq is present at EBACE with representatives from its Emteq Europe office in Switzerland, which was formed on January 1 from the former Flight Components of Bachenbülach, Switzerland. Emteq bought Flight Components in March 2007, an acquisition that gave it a range of exterior lighting products for civil and military aviation.

“The new name, Emteq Europe, reflects our corporate vision to be a global company with vast resources [and] affirms our commitment to serve the European market,” said Emteq CEO Jerry Jendusa.

The company said that it would “leverage and honor the former company” by
branding its exterior lighting product line as FC Exterior Lighting, and would keep the core technology at the same Swiss location.

Universal Steps Up Navigation System Capabilities
Universal Avionics is displaying a prototype of its new AHS-525 attitude heading reference system (AHRS) unit here at EBACE (Booth No. 1439). The company is hoping that an FAA technical standard order for the system will be granted in October this year. The system is designed to help prepare aircraft for the latest ATC requirements, as well as those requirements likely to be introduced by the next generation of air traffic management (ATM) systems (NextGen in the U.S and the Single European Sky (SES) in Europe).

The AHS-525 is a solid-state AHRS that provides analog and digital pitch, roll and heading measurements. It has been designed to “seamlessly replace increasingly difficult-to-maintain analog gyros.” System components include the AHR unit, configuration module, external remote magnetometer and a mounting plate.

The company has also introduced a new trade-in incentive program that will run to the end of 2010 to encourage aircraft owners to upgrade from the UNS-1M navigation management unit to the UNS-1Ew system. “The benefits of upgrading include the ability to load all approaches to all runways including the latest Rnav (GPS) LPV WAAS/SBAS approach types,” stated Universal.