Aircraft instruments

September 24, 2007 - 11:15am

JetTech has received a reduced vertical separations minimum (RVSM) supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Cessna’s Citation 500 series.

The new EASA STC will allow the aircraft series to be brought into compliance with RVSM requirements to legally operate between FL290 and FL410.

September 21, 2007 - 6:51am

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is handing out free copies of its 2007/08 Pilot’s Guide to Avionics at its NBAA booth (No. 2831). The new edition contains more than 180 pages of current information on avionics equipment, as well as a worldwide directory of certified avionics manufacturers, distributors and facilities.

September 21, 2007 - 6:46am

Sandel Avionics (Booth No. 953) has announced that the patented light-emitting diode (LED) backlighting electronic flight instrument technology it unveiled last year at NBAA’06 will be applied across its entire current product line.

September 20, 2007 - 8:35am

Thales Aerospace this week is expected to unveil retrofit options covering four of its products in the business aviation market. The French group already has a U.S. presence and is creating a dealer and installation center network to deal directly with operators.

September 20, 2007 - 6:24am

TrueNorth Avionics (Booth No. 4908) is showcasing its Simphone (pronounced “symphony”) in-flight satphone line here this week, including the recently introduced Chorus, Duo and Solo systems.

“After two years of design work we are extremely pleased the hard work of our TrueNorth Avionics team has come to fruition,” said Mark van Berkel, founder, president and CEO of the Ottawa, Canada-based company.

September 4, 2007 - 10:32am
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Garmin edged out Universal Avionics for the top spot in this year’s avionics product support survey, finishing in first place in five of seven categories, including overall product reliability. But Universal kept it a close race by winning two categories and finishing in second place in four others.

August 30, 2007 - 12:29pm

AIN this week participated in a demonstration of new technology aimed at preventing runway incursions, where Honeywell’s airborne TCAS units were linked with Sensis’ ASDE-X airport surface detection radar and its associated multilateration safety logic system. The prototype system was demonstrated in two simulated incursions at the Syracuse, N.Y. airport on Tuesday.

August 30, 2007 - 10:55am

An easy day of flying is not hard to define. Passengers arrive on time, good weather translates into few delays and everything on the airplane works the way it was intended. Identifying a difficult day is a bit more challenging. Is it when the crew shoots a localizer approach to minimums at night with thunderstorms all around?

August 29, 2007 - 10:57am
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A study commissioned by the NGATS Institute on behalf of the FAA’s JPDO and prepared by the advanced engineering and sciences division of ITT determined that eLoran (for enhanced) has “the highest overall preference rating…particularly in the U.S.” as a backup for satnav receivers in the event of failure or interference.

August 29, 2007 - 9:47am

The Alerts (aircraft logging and event recording for training and safety) system, designed jointly by Appareo Systems and Bristow Group subsidiary Air Logistics, is now STC certified. Alerts, which is currently certified only for the Bell 206 and 407, consists of a lightweight inertial sensor suite and a recorder capable of storing more than 100 hours of flight data. It also includes a 3-D graphic flight replay software system.

 
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