Cabin management system specialist IEC International has introduced the new color version of its soft switch panel. The new version makes the cabin management switches more intuitive for users by grouping functions by color. In response to customer feedback, the panel is also about 50-percent slimmer than previous models.
NBAA Convention News » October 5, 2001
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced last year at NBAA 2000 that it had embarked on development of a new line of turboprop, turboshaft and turbofan engines, the PW600 series, spanning a power range from 1,000- to 3,000-lb thrust (500- to 2,000-shp), and a demonstration program for geared turbofan engine technology.
The Parker Hannifin Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division of Parker Aerospace announced a guaranteed cost-per-brake-landing (CPBL) program for Pilatus PC-12 and PC-12/45 turboprops with Cleveland-brand steel brakes.
In addition to producing its familiar oversized yellow publication Trade-A-Plane people are enthusiastic about something totally new these days–access to the company’s WeatherTAP online weather service through a Pocket PC.
Farnborough-Aircraft.com, the UK company that is developing the single-turboprop F1 air-taxi, business and utility aircraft, quietly withdrew from the NBAA Convention even before the show was canceled.
For those who operate aircraft over water, knowing how to ditch is an important safety issue. So is having the right equipment. Eastern Aero Marine, based in Miami, claims 15 lives have been saved in three aircraft ditchings in the past six months after crew and passengers used its inflatable survival gear products.
Collaborative decision-making (CDM), the effort instituted by the FAA and the airlines to reroute traffic each day away from anticipated weather trouble spots across the country, is a major topic among NBAA Airspace/Air Traffic Committee members.
Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton, Wis., recently conducted the first complete logbook review for an aircraft maintenance inspection using AirLog Imaging aircraft records on CD-ROM. The procedure was a 12-month/600-hr inspection on a Hawker 800XP owned by U.S. Filter of Palm Springs, Calif.
Rosen Products is making a splash in the new product pool with announcement of the integration of Honeywell’s OneView satellite-direct television into its cabin entertainment system and introduction of a new wide-aspect ratio flat-panel monitor.
Gone are the days of heavy, bulky window shades with accordion pleats. Gone are the sliding shades that always seemed to jam in the wrong place at the wrong time. Welcome to the “smart window” from InspecTech Aero Service and Research Frontiers, makers of a window without a shade that changes from clear to opaque with the movement of a flat-panel sliding switch.