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July 24, 2007, 9:44 AM

Ask any copilot of a HUD-equipped airplane what a low-visibility approach looks like, and the answer will be the same–no different from any other airplane. But that’s not because the HUD doesn’t help.

July 24, 2007, 9:41 AM

While most ADS-B installations will be in aircraft, system proponents see the technology being applied in other ways. At Juneau, Alaska, FAA Capstone officials and airport personnel have launched a project that places the airborne equipment in airport vehicles. This has two benefits.

July 24, 2007, 9:36 AM

It’s a small world, after all, and the one-two combination of a business airplane and an Internet connection for the cabin can make it seem even smaller.

July 24, 2007, 9:29 AM

Honeywell’s Apex glass cockpit will be a future optional avionics upgrade for the Ae270 turboprop single, currently under development by Ibis Aerospace of the Czech Republic.

July 24, 2007, 9:27 AM

Innovative Solutions & Support announced last month that the FAA has awarded the company TSO certification for its 12- by 9-inch flat-panel flight display after a combination of successful ground and flight demonstration milestones.

July 24, 2007, 9:21 AM

AirCell reports it has successfully completed the initial phase of flight testing for a new airborne telecommunications link, which is claimed to provide average data speeds in flight of 300- to 500 kilobytes per second and peak rates up to 2.4 megabytes per second.

July 24, 2007, 9:18 AM

Honeywell last month announced that it has delivered more than 30,000 enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS), placing the safety gear in rarefied air among the top sellers of all time in stand-alone avionics units.

July 24, 2007, 9:16 AM

The FAA has issued a follow-on certification for the Honeywell-developed PlaneView avionics suite in the Gulfstream 500 and 550 that lets pilots view electronic charts and video on the flight displays.

July 24, 2007, 9:11 AM

In the April 23 Federal Register, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued what it called “FairPay” rules that will take effect on August 23. The DOL states, “Under the new FairPay rules, workers earning less than $23,660 per year–or $455 per week–are guaranteed overtime protection.”

July 24, 2007, 9:06 AM

According to New Mexico Department of Transportation spokesperson S. U. Mahesh, the state transportation commission has authorized $4 million toward the purchase of a new state aircraft to replace one of four turboprops already in the state fleet.

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