AINalerts » April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007 - 10:53am

Mercury Computer Systems introduced two new class II-qualified electronic flight bag (EFB) systems targeting operators of larger aircraft. Mercury’s original VistaNav EFB class-I CIS-1000 is a tablet PC offering a 2-D or 3-D synthetic view of the outside world, including highway-in-the-sky approaches. The tablet receives wireless signals from a separate inertial navigation unit housing a WAAS GPS receiver and solid-state gyros.

April 24, 2007 - 10:52am

NTSB chairman Mark Rosenker said he believes runway incursions are still a major safety issue. In a speech to a group of airport executives and FAA representatives at an airport technology seminar in Atlantic City last Tuesday, he emphasized that while aircraft separation in the air is measured in miles (horizontally), on the ground it is measured in feet.

April 24, 2007 - 10:50am

New York-based charter operator ExcelAire recently submitted to Brazilian Federal Police Chief Renato Sayao a 150-page report on the September 29 midair between an ExcelAire Legacy and a Gol Airlines 737.

April 24, 2007 - 10:49am

Thanks to the continuing sales performance of the Citation line, operational results for Cessna in the first quarter of this year were described by Lewis Campbell, chairman, president and CEO of parent company Textron as “nothing short of superb.” Speaking last week to the financial community, Campbell said Cessna in the first quarter received orders for 122 Citations, bringing total orders on hand to more than 400.

 

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