Ryan International, the Columbus, Ohio manufacturer of traffic-collision awareness devices, has introduced a 3-ATI hazard MFD that is capable of providing traffic, terrain and weather information on a single color LCD. The company’s Multi-Hazard Display is designed for use with the Ryan 990BX traffic advisory system.
Aviation International News » June 2003
The display systems division of L-3 Communications has unveiled a new 6.5-inch color multifunction display that is designed to interface with TCAS, TAWS, weather radar, moving maps and video. Targeted at the air-transport and business-aircraft markets, the PVI 600 is scheduled for certification and first deliveries late this year.
Following the introduction of the Kollsman enhanced vision system (EVS) into its entire family of large-cabin business jets, Gulfstream reports it has started exploring the feasibility of bringing the technology down to the super-midsize G200 (formerly the Galaxy). Strong demand for EVS in the larger airplanes indicates that such a system would be welcome by G200 customers and operators as well, said Gulfstream president Bryan Moss.
Forty-eight hours before the Regional Airline Association staged its annual convention at the Phoenix Civic Center from May 18 to 21, the season’s first 100-degree day marked the start of another long, oppressive summer in the Sonoran desert of the American Southwest.
Just over four years after London Stansted Airport FBO Inflite opened its new Jet Centre facility back in March 1999, the company reports growing volumes of traffic.
The four-seat G-140TP made its first flight just last December and is now under flight test, but the German light airplane manufacturer is already developing a larger seven-seat derivative, dubbed the G160 Ranger.
Miami-based Safire Aircraft announced in late April that it would not build the in-development all-composite S-26 very light jet it had announced in February 1999. Instead the company plans to develop the Safire Jet, a larger, all-aluminum design that it claims will be 50 knots faster (380 knots) than the S-26 and have 250 nm more range (1,150 nm NBAA IFR), while still having comparable operating costs.
According to a statement by Raytheon Aircraft chairman and CEO Jim Schuster last month, certification of the super-midsize Hawker Horizon is still expected for late this year, but “our main focus is not so much the certification milestone, but to assure that we introduce a reliable, producible aircraft that meets or exceeds all of our customer expectations.
Based on the facts that no company has yet emerged with Fairchild Dornier’s 728JET program more than one year after the beleaguered German-American OEM declared insolvency and that the other parts of the company have now found homes with three other firms (see pages R14 and R16 in this month’s RAA Supplement), we removed the Envoy 7, the corporate version of the 728JET, from our “In The Works” chart last month.
A bustling airport in an otherwise desolate landscape served as the backdrop for the unveiling of what’s been hailed as the world’s first private space venture.