Aviation International News » April 2009

March 27, 2009 - 10:27am

Garmin last month received the FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) to allow installations of the G1000 avionics system in the King Air 200 and B200.

“We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure customers who upgrade to this panel have the same leading-edge technologies they would find in a jet, while also enjoying the utility and affordability of their King Air,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing.

March 27, 2009 - 10:23am

Satcom Direct, a leading retailer of satellite communications services for aviation, continues to line up deals that should ensure the Melbourne, Fla.-based company suffers few, if any, negative effects from the ailing economy.

March 27, 2009 - 10:16am

Era Systems last month announced it has been selected to provide an automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system to the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA). The JCAA will use the ADS-B network for operational testing in preparation for eventual nationwide, wide-area multilateration and ADS-B deployment.

March 27, 2009 - 10:14am

Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., said it has started shipping the first Blu-ray DVD player developed specifically for the aircraft cabin. Capable of playing Blu-ray discs or regular DVDs, the $4,879 unit interfaces with HD monitors and Flight Display Systems’ cabin management unit and includes an infrared remote control.

March 27, 2009 - 10:10am

The FAA is sifting through public comments related to a draft policy memo issued in February that warns of potential safety hazards associated with the rechargeable lithium batteries in electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers.

March 27, 2009 - 10:09am

Avionics display provider Barco last month announced the details of an agreement with Saab of Sweden to produce a head-up display for light airplanes and helicopters that replaces traditional overhead HUD technology using a simpler video-camera setup controlled by special software.

March 27, 2009 - 10:02am

Avidyne is close to certifying its latest avionics system, known as Entegra Release 9 and featuring high-resolution displays and the company’s next- generation FMS900w flight management system. The new cockpit will be available initially as an upgrade for Cirrus owners, with retrofit and OEM programs for other airplanes to follow.

March 27, 2009 - 10:00am

Just when business aircraft operators didn’t need any new unforeseen costs, German officials have started trying to collect hitherto overlooked “air safety fees” for aircraft departing from the country’s airports. The fees of €6.55 per passenger were introduced in 2004; until now they have not been enforced.

March 27, 2009 - 9:55am

Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support has made its first move into FBO management by buying the FlyingGroup facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The FlyingGroup, based in Belgium, sold the FBO so that it can focus on its aircraft charter and management activities. Details of the sale were not disclosed.

 
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