Aircraft instruments

August 14, 2007 - 12:32pm

A hardware issue with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite has forced at least two airplane manufacturers to halt production temporarily as the avionics manufacturer hastens to fix the issue. According to a Garmin spokeswoman, there has been a noticeable increase in failures for the component that controls attitude and heading reference information.

August 2, 2007 - 12:50pm

When Eclipse Aviation founder and CEO Vern Raburn earlier this year declared that a retooled avionics system for the Eclipse 500 very light jet would be tested and certified within four months, many observers were skeptical. More telling, however, was the revelation that Eclipse’s hand-picked supplier team also had doubts about the accelerated timetable.

August 1, 2007 - 6:47am

After years of losing market share to cross-town rival Garmin, Honeywell’s Bendix/King division is fighting back with two all-new products for general aviation.

July 31, 2007 - 12:11pm

Los Angeles-based Cloud Nine Aviation received the first Learjet 60XR this week, following an entry-into-service delivery ceremony at the Learjet manufacturing facility in Wichita.

July 31, 2007 - 6:13am

An FAA safety alert cautioning Embraer Legacy pilots against resting their foot on a footrest near the instrument panel because they might inadvertently put the transponder into standby mode has the aviation world scratching its head.

July 25, 2007 - 5:49am

Swearingen SA-26AT, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 27, 2003 – The NTSB concluded that the commercial pilot of the SA-26 that crashed on an ILS approach to Craig Airport descended below decision height in low ceilings and fog. A factor was the pilot’s decision to attempt the instrument approach with weather below the prescribed minimums.

July 24, 2007 - 11:37am

On Sunday at EAA AirVenture Honeywell’s Bendix/King division unveiled two new products that are designed to win back market share from rival Garmin. The Bendix/King KSN 770 is a GPS WAAS navigator with integrated VHF navcom radios, joystick cursor controller and 5.7-inch-diagonal VGA display.

July 24, 2007 - 9:47am

Occasionally, GPS satellites are spread across the sky in configurations that prevent a receiver from calculating a good position fix. When that happens, the unit’s receiver autonomous integrity monitor (RAIM) will generate an alert to the pilot to use an alternative navigation source.

July 24, 2007 - 9:29am

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 - 9:27am

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. Roman Ptakowski, president of IS&S in Exton, Pa., said the certification clears the way for applications of the display in the military, commercial and general aviation markets.

 
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