AINalerts » October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 - 2:38pm

Last month, business aircraft flight activity in the U.S. rolled back slightly from a year ago, decreasing 1.3 percent, according to recently released TraqPak data from aviation services company Argus. Part 91 operations remained in positive territory, with a year-over-year increase of 2 percent, but fractional flying led the pack, climbing by 2.7 percent.

October 13, 2011 - 2:36pm

International Communications Group (ICG) is teaming with Overlook Consulting to bring operational approval services for future air navigation system (Fans1/A) and polar routing to pilots and flight departments using ICG’s NxtLink Iridium transceivers.

October 13, 2011 - 2:28pm
The main cockpit display in Eurocopter’s X-4 will be projected on the windshield

Equipment manufacturer Sagem, which is developing fly-by-wire (FBW) controls for the Eurocopter X4 medium-twin helicopter, said the system will improve safety, reduce pilot workload and enhance flying precision.

October 13, 2011 - 2:23pm
The Top Deck cockpit in Sikorsky’s S-76D is based on four 6- by 8-inch displays

Avionics specialist Thales is claiming the Top Deck cockpit of the in-development Sikorsky S-76D medium-twin helicopter will be a “game changer.” It is designed to be “interactive, intuitive, integrated and safe,” Thales told AIN.

October 13, 2011 - 2:18pm

The TSA is willing to work to minimize the effect of its policies on general aviation (GA), Gregory Kulis, a member of NBAA’s Security Council and pilot for Limited Brands, said at an NBAA 2011 forum on the TSA’s GA policies on Tuesday.

October 13, 2011 - 2:06pm

As the 64th NBAA Convention closed yesterday, association president and CEO Ed Bolen deemed it a “highly successful” show. “What we are seeing is that the show is providing real value to the business aviation community, even in these challenging economic times,” he said.


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