Aviation International News » January 2002

May 29, 2008 - 9:38am

When Boeing rolled out its new ATC management system last summer, a satellite-based arrangement that takes a significantly different direction from the FAA’s solution, the aerospace giant offered few concrete details on how its plan would work.

May 29, 2008 - 9:36am

From his Paris office thousands of miles away François Lureau was as horrified by what he saw on September 11 as the millions of Americans who watched on television in stunned disbelief. But unlike most Americans, as the CEO of a multinational aerospace and defense company, Lureau was in a unique position to do something about the terrorist attacks–or at least to help ensure that nothing like it ever happened again.

May 29, 2008 - 9:31am

Before GPS, approach classifications were cut and dried–they were either precision (ILS) or nonprecision approaches. But as pilots move into the future, they will need, before considering an approach into an “obstacle-rich environment,” to first navigate through an acronym-rich environment of new terminology to decide how to reach the threshold.

May 29, 2008 - 9:27am

With the ink still fresh on the paperwork certifying the installation of the $500,000 enhanced vision system (EVS) from Gulfstream and Kollsman, rival avionics manufacturers are accelerating their development programs to bring competing products to market quickly.

May 29, 2008 - 9:22am

Staff members at Jeppesen’s International Trip Planning Services centers in the U.S. and UK are adding security to the list of capabilities FBOs should demonstrate to be listed as a preferred ground handler.

Defined as FBOs that are capable of “repeatedly delivering world-class handling services,” preferred ground handlers are now judged not only on their ability to offer unparalleled service but also on security practices.

May 29, 2008 - 9:21am

Honeywell’s aerospace electronic systems group is beginning the year by unveiling new technology that holds the promise of doing to conventional navcom radios what the personal computer did to electric typewriters.

May 29, 2008 - 8:23am

Rockwell Collins announced the successful completion of microwave landing system (MLS) Category IIIb approach tests in the U.S. and Europe, with the aim of obtaining TSO approval for its multi-mode receiver (MMR) in the first quarter of this year.

May 29, 2008 - 8:22am

A Challenger 601 equipped with the Pro Line 21 Continuum avionics system from Rockwell Collins has completed initial flight tests, said the company. Certification of the package is expected in the next few months and will bring to eight the total number of Continuum development programs for business jets. The Challenger 601 installation features four 8- by 10-in.

May 29, 2008 - 8:21am

Boeing’s planned Connexion airborne broadband data service was dealt a damaging blow last month when its three largest customers–American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines–abruptly withdrew from the project in the face of their own fiscal difficulties. As a result, Boeing is left with no equity partners in the venture and only one customer, Lufthansa, for the fledgling in-flight Internet and e-mail service.

May 29, 2008 - 8:20am

Garmin has made a name for itself in aviation in the last decade by developing a popular lineup of navigation and communication equipment for GA aircraft. Now the company is getting serious about developing an integrated cockpit system for a wide range of aircraft reaching into the business aviation ranks. Late last year Garmin completed its acquisition of Los Gatos, Calif.-based Sequoia Instruments for $5 million in cash.

 
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