Aviation International News » December 2010

November 30, 2010 - 5:22am

Gulfstream has received an FAA STC permitting installations of its high-speed Broad Band Multi Link (BBML) data receiver system in the GV. The BBML 3.0 system consists of a tail-mounted antenna and enhanced cabin server capable of delivering data to the airplane at speeds of up to 3.5 megabits per second. The system is available for installation at any Gulfstream or General Dynamics Aviation Services facility worldwide.

November 30, 2010 - 5:22am

Innovative Solutions & Support is almost finished with the development of an integrated flight management system for the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The new FMS will enable coupled LPV approaches, airway route navigation, RNP procedures, parallel offsets, user-defined waypoints and storage for up to 99 flight plans, among other features.

November 30, 2010 - 5:20am

JetTech of Littleton, Colo., said it is developing a glass-panel upgrade for the Cessna Citation 501/551 series based on the Garmin G600. The $62,900 upgrade kit will include the cockpit displays, an air-data interface unit, pre-cut instrument panel, pitot-static plumbing and fittings, wiring harness and solid-state AHRS, the company said. JetTech plans to begin installations once it has obtained the FAA STC for the installation.

November 30, 2010 - 5:19am

NASA has awarded a $1.2 million contract to Honeywell and Gulfstream for an 11-month test program of synthetic- and enhanced-vision systems (ESVS) technologies in business jet cockpits. The program’s overall research goal is to use SVS and EVS views for “equivalent visual operations,” a key initiative in the FAA’s plan for NextGen.

November 30, 2010 - 5:18am

Montreal-based Esterline CMC Electronics has acquired an exclusive technology license for L-3 Communications’ SmartDeck cockpit that will allow the firm to develop, build and market its own integrated flight deck products using L-3 technologies.

November 30, 2010 - 5:06am

Hawker Beechcraft finally revealed firm plans for the long-expected new King Air 250 at the NBAA Convention in October and announced the rebranding of the Premier line as the Hawker 200 as well as a major upgrade program for the Hawker 400XP.

November 30, 2010 - 5:05am

Cessna didn’t resurrect the canceled large-cabin Columbus at the NBAA Convention in October but did unveil a major upgrade to its largest and fastest jet, the Citation X. Dubbed the Citation Ten, the new jet promises to up the ante in the race to field the fastest business jet. That title is currently held by Gulfstream’s G650 with an Mmo of Mach 0.925, but Cessna promises that the Ten’s Mmo will exceed that number.

November 30, 2010 - 5:01am

Bombardier added two new jets to its ultra-long-range Global line, the Global 7000 and 8000. Both new jets are priced at $65 million (2010 $), but each offers a different level of range and size that ­corresponds to its nomenclature. The two aircraft use a similar platform in terms of airframe, engines and systems. The Global 7000 will enter service in 2016, followed by the Global 8000 in 2017.

November 30, 2010 - 5:01am

Bombardier added two new jets to its ultra-long-range Global line, the Global 7000 and 8000. Both new jets are priced at $65 million (2010 $), but each offers a different level of range and size that ­corresponds to its nomenclature. The two aircraft use a similar platform in terms of airframe, engines and systems. The Global 7000 will enter service in 2016, followed by the Global 8000 in 2017.

November 30, 2010 - 4:44am
 
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