Aviation International News » June 2005

October 16, 2006 - 7:44am

Although relatively small, the Jetlan AR230 onboard file server from Pentar Avionics is big where it counts: performance and features. Dual processors (PC plus avionics), nine-port Ethernet switch, wireless (802.11x) access point, ISDN interfaces and avionics interfaces are all provided in this 2-MCU package weighing in at six pounds.

October 16, 2006 - 7:43am

Sandel Avionics announced that its latest SN3500 electronic horizontal situation indicator (EHSI) has received TSO approval from the FAA, clearing the way for immediate deliveries of the unit to dealers. Designed as a drop-in replacement for a conventional HSI, the $9,950 SN3500 includes a 3-ATI LCD display capable of presenting moving maps, traffic, Stormscope lightning strikes and WSI datalink weather.

October 16, 2006 - 7:42am

Following the successful introduction last year of the three-inch 4300 Lifesaver backup attitude indicator, Mid-Continent Instruments has gone one step better by unveiling an even smaller product, the two-inch 4200 series indicator.

October 16, 2006 - 7:41am

As it usually does, news from the cockpit avionics front featured prominently at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention, held this year April 27 to 30 in Grapevine, Texas. Manufacturers showed off their latest cockpit wares at the primarily dealer-attended event, from full glass flight decks to boxes designed to add capability to the glass displays.

October 16, 2006 - 7:32am

This month’s 46th International Paris Air Show is already scheduled to feature the world’s largest passenger aircraft and the airliner with the longest range, and if the Ukrainians bring their Antonov An-225, the show will boast the world’s largest aircraft as well.

October 16, 2006 - 7:29am

In mid-April, Ibis Aerospace conducted indirect lightning tests on its 10-seat Ae270 turboprop single. According to the company, these tests were under the control of the Czech Civil Aviation Authority inspectors and EMCC of Germany.

October 16, 2006 - 7:27am

By the middle of last month Cessna’s Citation Mustang had made rapid flight-test progress. Since its first flight on April 23, the Citation Mustang has logged more than 36 hours in 19 flights. Testing has already begun onall Citation Mustang systems,including the Garmin G1000integrated avionics system andthe Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F engines and FADECs.

October 16, 2006 - 7:26am

Sino Swearingen recently conducted cold-soak testing of its SJ30-2 at a facility at Eglin AFB, Fla., completing another requirement for FAA certification. The aircraft was soaked at -40 degrees C and then tested for avionics performance; pre-start, engine start and operation; landing gear retraction and extension; hydraulic system operations; and functions of other systems and controls.

October 16, 2006 - 7:22am

Tell Sandy Weiss that his photos are plain, and he’ll thank you for the compliment.

“Good composition is desired and mandated in aesthetic photography,” said Weiss, an instructor for the NTSB’s course in accident site photography and a private investigator for StrataMetrics, an accident reconstruction firm. “In evidence photography, composition is a distant second to content.

October 16, 2006 - 7:06am

One of the biggest problems for Spanish business aviation operations from Madrid is the thorny issue of Barajas airport. Six years ago business aviation operators had to relocate “temporarily” from Madrid Barajas airport to Torrejón NATO military base, where operators share facilities with the air force.