EBACE 2005: For Pilots Only

 - October 16, 2006, 5:38 AM

Jeppesen of Englewood, Colo., introduced new weather maps that provide forecast information on icing and turbulence. The maps are available in four Jeppesen software applications.

FlightSafety International said its first Bombardier Challenger 300 flight simulator will enter service in the fourth quarter of this year. FAA Level-D approval of the device will follow its installation at FSI’s Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington, Delaware Learning Center at New Castle County Airport, Del.

Construction of a Dassault Falcon 7X simulator is under way at CAE’s plant in Montreal. The new sim will be installed at CAE’s new training center for Falcon crews at Burgess Hill, England.

Safe Flight Instrument’s angle of attack computer system has been integrated into the Universal Avionics EFI-890R flat-panel display to create a low-airspeed-awareness display. Other successes for Safe Flight include the installation of its AutoPower automatic throttle system on 70 percent of new Gulfstream G200s and a new distribution deal for its helicopter Powerline Detection System.

Cessna said it has selected the GH-3000 electronic standby instrument system from L-3 Communication Avionics Systems as standard equipment in the Citation CJ1+ and CJ2+ light business jets. The backup unit is already flying aboard the Citation CJ3, Bravo, Encore, XLS and Sovereign.

CMC Electronics has signed a contract to supply its SureSight M-series enhanced-vision system (EVS) to Pilatus for installation in the PC-12 turboprop. The EVS sensor will interface with the airplane’s panel-mounted multifunction display.

Several OEMs featured Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line 21 avionics system at EBACE. Raytheon played up the inclusion of upgraded Pro Line 21 cockpits in its Hawker 800XPi and Beechcraft Premier IA, and Cessna too showed off the Collins gear, which is standard equipment in its Citation CJ line, spanning the CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3. Finally, the Piaggio Avanti II has a three-screen version of the Collins avionics system.