Avionics and ATC » Avionics

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

December 12, 2006 - 10:59am

One set of options for MiG-29 operators involves the cockpit modernization packages offered by Israel’s Elbit Systems. The modular approach allows for the integration of new sensors, systems and weapons, along with an improved man-machine interface.

December 12, 2006 - 10:30am

Airbus and Pilatus have selected Barco’s latest glass cockpit for their respective A380 superjumbo and PC-21 training aircraft. The Belgian avionics company is also working on several air traffic control projects involving its display technology.

December 12, 2006 - 6:26am

CMC Electronics has completed the  avionics systems integration of the cockpit upgrade for the Dubai  Air Wing’s L100-30 Hercules, one of which is on static display here. The operator has also selected CMC’s PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) for installation on its L100.

December 11, 2006 - 8:50am

Satellite communications specialist Thrane & Thrane is here at the Dubai airshow with a new compact portable satellite terminal. The Explorer 500 weighs less than three pounds, but offers data rates up to 432 kbps.

December 11, 2006 - 7:05am

FLIR Systems is showcasing three new compact multi-sensor systems developed to maintain the company’s position as a leader in this field.  Each is a derivative of an earlier model but incorporates an advance in technology that results in improved performance.

December 11, 2006 - 6:20am

The sturdy Liberty XL2 two-seat light aircraft has the appearance of sports or trainer design not unlike many others. However, an alternative lower fuselage panel also displayed at Stand C706 provides a clue to a different role that the aircraft can perform.

December 11, 2006 - 5:43am

Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), an L-3 Communications & Thales company, is at Dubai 2005 (Stand E609) featuring its new SafeRoute software which provides flight and ground separation functions residing on a common computing platform.

December 8, 2006 - 9:02am

While many medium to large turbine helicopters offer autopilots to enhance mission safety and comfort, Sikorsky is in the final stages of developing an automatic flight control system (AFCS) that the company says will be the first of its kind to fly automated approaches to a set position.

December 8, 2006 - 8:57am

Flight-testing is well under way for a new helicopter autopilot that, compared with other currently available systems, cuts both weight and cost in half, sources familiar with the project told AIN.

December 8, 2006 - 8:53am

A laser obstacle-avoidance system now entering service on military helicopters might prove useful for civil applications. Selex Communications’ laser obstacle avoidance and monitoring system (LOAM),  installed on six AgustaWestland search-and-rescue EH-101s for the Danish Air Force, is said to be suitable for light singles as well.

 
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