Avionics and ATC » Avionics

New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit.

October 23, 2014 - 10:45am

Bombardier announced yesterday that it will be doubling its fleet of customer response team (CRT) trucks with a planned total of 14 trucks in operation by the end of the year.

Our customers are learning to love the small jobs that can be done right in the hangar, eliminating a flight to a maintenance facility,” said Stan Younger, the OEM’s vice president of customer support and training. “We’re going from 2,100 unplanned maintenance events in 2011 and this year we’ll see 4,500 and so customers are starting to learn how to use that CRT truck as a tool.

October 22, 2014 - 11:10pm

Operators that need to meet upcoming ADS-B OUT mandates have an option for a precision GPS source, the Esterline CMC Electronics IntegriFlight CMA-5024 landing system sensor. The CMA-5024 not only meets the ADS-B OUT GPS sensor requirements but also offers the optional CMA-5025 control panel so the unit can act as a completely independent precision approach system.

October 22, 2014 - 10:40pm

Sportsman’s Market (Booth 1357) is here in Orlando highlighting the various products offered by its many divisions, which range from the popular Sporty’s Pilot Shop to the company’s flight school–Sporty’s Flight Center–to airport management, avionics repair and installation, aircraft sales and a seemingly endless cornucopia of general aviation services. One of the products that has long been of interest to the business aviation market is the SP-400 portable radio, which now has a new screen that is easier to read in sunlight and a lower price of $349, down from $399.

October 22, 2014 - 6:35pm

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 22, 2014 - 4:10pm

Flight-tracking company FlightAware has launched a number of new developments here at NBAA, including a worldwide ADS-B network that provides real-time, high-precision updates for any ADS-B-equipped aircraft operating within range of the more than 1,000 ADS-B FlightAware ground stations in more than 70 countries. ADS-B data augments that from other tracking sources, such as datalink and radar. FlightAware is showing off its new FlightFeeder ADS-B receiver here at NBAA (Booth 4845).

October 22, 2014 - 3:45pm

MyGoFlight (Booth 4654), a Denver, Colo.-headquartered aviation accessories company, is known for its flexible and diverse mounts for iPads and Android tablets in the cockpit and is showing an array of mounts, a 2015 edition flight bag for techies and ArmorGlas, a tempered glass anti-glare screen protector for any iPad or iPhone.

But what is really exciting is the company’s prototype MGF head-up display (HUD). “Our goal is to get all pilots to be heads-up, eyes-out during all critical phases of flight,” said CEO Charles Schneider.

October 22, 2014 - 12:35pm

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 21, 2014 - 8:10pm

Jeppesen (Booth 1298) announced that it will supply navigation and flight data to support the InSight integrated flight deck from Universal Avionics, which is expected to be certified in the second quarter of 2015. The company will supply digital terminal chart data with own-ship position capabilities, airport moving map data, nav data, cultural data and obstacle data on a global basis. All of it will be updatable through the Jeppesen distribution manager.

October 21, 2014 - 2:30pm

Lighting specialist Luma Technologies (Booth 1562) has introduced two new products aimed at the Beechcraft King Air family. Having developed its Lumatech series of LED-based caution/warning annunciator panels to meet the needs of larger King Air variants (200, 300, 350 and 1900D), Luma has introduced a 45-station variant for the King Air C90. As with all the Lumatech series, the King Air panel is designed as an easy-to-install drop-in replacement for older incandescent units.

October 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

Shortly after the NBAA Convention exhibit hall opens this morning at 10 a.m., Universal Avionics Systems will unveil an ambitious new product line (at 11 a.m., Booth 273), an integrated flight deck–called InSight–that leverages the company’s avionics expertise and also vaults it into the ranks of manufacturers of full avionics suites for Part 25 business jets. A demonstration rig of the new flight deck is available in the booth, and NBAA attendees can also see the InSight system installed in Universal’s Citation VII at the Orlando Executive Airport static display.

 
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