Aviation International News » August 2005

October 5, 2006 - 6:53am

Marinvent, a small but highly regarded aerospace engineering firm located just outside Montreal, has big aspirations to step out of relative anonymity and into aviation’s limelight.

October 5, 2006 - 6:50am

Business Jet Technologies, the co-developer of the Quiet Technologies Stage 3 hush kit for the Gulfstream II/IIB, has launched avionics upgrade programs for the aircraft models based on the recent mandates for terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS) and reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) equipment.

October 5, 2006 - 6:48am

Satcom Direct, a satcom service provider based in Florida, has introduced a new service called Aero X that the company claims will provide significant increases in Swift64 data rates. Using Satcom Direct’s proprietary compression algorithms and EMS Satcom’s Cabin Network Accelerator hardware, Aero X can achieve data speeds of up to 500 kilobytes to one megabyte per second, the company said.

October 5, 2006 - 6:24am

The FAA has completed the first round of flight testing of a unique traffic collision avoidance system that combines automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology and traffic information service (TIS) avionics through a sophisticated network the agency describes as an “integrated airborne Internet.”

October 5, 2006 - 6:23am

Duncan Aviation has installed and certified the Universal Avionics EFI-890R retrofit avionics system in a King Air 300, the Battle Creek, Mich. company reported. The STC for the package covers two- and three-display systems, with Universal’s large-format 8.9-inch active matrix LCD screens serving as the centerpiece for the upgrade. This particular installation, completed last month, included three displays.

October 5, 2006 - 6:18am

Officials from Rockwell Collins, Max-Viz, NASA’s Langley Research Center, the FAA and other organizations in late June conducted the culminating test flight of developmental advanced-vision avionics aboard an FAA Boeing 727.

October 5, 2006 - 6:17am

The possibility of business jets and airliners making autonomous low-visibility approaches and landings to airports without an ILS has moved closer to reality with the success of a six-month test of a flight guidance and display system featuring integration of both synthetic and enhanced vision techniques.

October 5, 2006 - 6:13am

Jeppesen has assembled a team of engineers to look into complaints by users that the company’s latest electronic charting software, JeppView FlightDeck 3.0, can cause electronic flight bag (EFB) computers to crash without warning.

October 5, 2006 - 6:12am

In a cost-cutting move, the FAA last month decommissioned 216 NDB approaches across the U.S. Although the agency has yet to actually switch the NDB beacons off the air, the decommissioned stations will no longer be flight-checked, maintained, approved for use or shown on updated charts, according to AOPA.

October 5, 2006 - 6:09am

The European Union (EU) has approved a joint bid from two groups that previously had competed against each other for the contract to run the $4 billion Galileo satellite navigation system.