Head-up display manufacturer Flight Dynamics, a division of Rockwell Collins, outlined its future technology strategy to AIN during a recent visit to the company’s Portland, Ore., facility.
Aviation International News » November 2003
Rockwell Collins will integrate an infrared sensor-based enhanced vision system (EVS) for the Boeing Business Jet and other 737 models using Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics head-up displays (HUD).
At the recent World Airline Entertainment Association trade show in Seattle, TEAC Aerospace Technologies introduced its new Air Tracks high-resolution in-flight moving-map software to rave reviews. Business aircraft operators got their first look at the map software at the NBAA Convention last month, and by all accounts they were not disappointed.
After a series of tests, Dassault Aviation has aborted a project to install the Max-Viz
Deals like this one don’t come along everyday. Satcom maker EMS Technologies announced a large price reduction for its HSD-128 high-speed data satcom terminal at the NBAA show last month, from a suggested retail price of $182,750 to a new list price of $135,000. But buyers had better act soon–the almost $50,000 drop in price is effective only through the end of the year, according to the Ottawa, Ontario company.
Thrane & Thrane last month introduced to the North American market Aero-HSD+, a data satcom system noteworthy for being the first such product the Danish firm will market and sell under its own name after providing core technology for airborne satcom systems to Honeywell, Thales and Universal Avionics.
Wulfsberg Electronics, a division of Chelton Avionics, has introduced a line of small navcom radios and a mode-S transponder that will fit just about anywhere. The Chelton FliteLine radios in a dual navcom installation take about half the panel space of Bendix/King radios. This is made possible by using the FliteLine color radio management unit installed in the panel and keeping Bendix, AlliedSignal or Chelton Series III radio controllers.
A Concord, Mass. startup company is offering what it claims is a low-cost datalink service based on Arinc and Iridium communication standards. Wingspeed announced at the NBAA Convention its XL Link System, a low-speed data network with avionics that cost 70 percent less than comparable Acars equipment.
Matsushita Avionics Systems, a supplier of in-flight entertainment equipment to airlines, is getting into the business aviation market with a new cabin product called eFX. Introduced at last month’s NBAA Convention, eFX is designed to bring to business jets digital audio and video technology that is just as durable as IFE systems built for airliners.
Montreal-based CMC Electronics has delivered the first complete enhanced vision system (EVS) to Bombardier for flight testing aboard the Global Express. CMC’s SureSight I-series EVS infrared sensor will be integrated with a Thales Avionics HUD. The system will be installed as standard equipment on the Global Express and offered as an option on the Global 5000.