For anyone dealing with shrinking space on an instrument panel, Mid-Continent Instruments (Booth No. 2655) offers a small suggestion: a new two-inch course deviation indicator (CDI), which the company is unveiling here at the 2006 NBAA Convention.
Avionics and ATC » Avionics
New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit.
Chelton Flight Systems (Booth No. 5184) and Kollsman, Inc. (Booth No. 3047) have announced a collaboration to combine Chelton’s synthetic-vision EFIS and Kollsman’s general aviation vision system (GAViS) technologies in products that will target a market ranging from light trainers to small and medium-size business aircraft.
Avinode (Booth No. 2926) has established a new U.S. sales office in Miami. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Avinode has added more than 30 new U.S. clients to its roster, among them New World Aviation, Million Air Richmond, Richmor Aviation, Reliance Aviation, Aeroair and A-OK Jets.
Honeywell (Booth No. 1994) is celebrating certified installations of its Primus Epic control display system/retrofit (CDS/R) aboard a Dassault Falcon 50, Falcon 900B and Raytheon Hawker 800A.
AirGator, Inc. of Mount Kisco, N.Y., is introducing its new line of NAVAir electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers here this week. NAVAir products are aimed at airline, corporate and other professional pilots, allowing flight planning, route calculations and destination operations to be done with one device. The EFBs are being showcased at AirGator’s NBAA display (Booth No. 2006).
What if you had an electronic flight bag (EFB) that doubles as a backup multifunction display with airspeed, altimeter, attitude and heading indicators in case your glass-panel cockpit goes completely dark on a stormy night?
Blue Sky Network of La Jolla, Calif., has launched a wireless airborne router extending access to its satcom data or for surfing the Internet. The unit manages not only secure wireless standards but also wired Ethernet via its built-in, four-port duplex hub. The wireless airborne router supports features for multiple cabin passengers–ranging from mapping to multi-player games–and pilots, who can exchange files with electronic flight bags.
Mid-Continent Instruments introduced a two-inch course deviation indicator (CDI) miniature backup. The MD200 series’ small size allows operators to install an electromechanical CDI without taking up valuable panel real estate.
The Flipper from Flight Display Systems is a $5,000 fold-down LCD display that mounts to the underside of the glareshield, allowing it to be flipped up and out of view when not in use. The five-inch display can be used to display enhanced-vision camera images, XM satellite weather data, moving maps or just about any other data pilots might need.
AirCell displayed at the NBAA Convention the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess satcom system for business jets. With the wireless function enabled, Axxess provides an 802.11bg wireless hotspot aboard the airplane.