With the 1,500th enhanced vision system recently delivered, Elbit Systems (Booth 4246) has been at the forefront of this technology since the first Kollsman enhanced vision system (EVS) was developed in 2001. At this year’s NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., the company unveiled a number of developments as part of its ClearVision situational awareness enhancement range. Among the aims is to gain credits for landing with a 1,000-ft runway visual range (RVR), equating roughly to a 50-foot decision height.
As the newest torchbearer for the SJ30 program, San Antonio, Texas-based SyberJet (Booth 4259) brings a little swagger to this year’s NBAA convention with the debut of a mockup of the company’s new flight deck clearly inspired by high-end (and fast) automobiles.
Designed by Jason Castriota, whose portfolio includes work at Ferrari, Maserati and Audi, the look emphasizes sweeping shapes, rendered in high-level materials such as Alcantara faux suede, brushed aluminum and carbon-fiber veneer. Thick red stitching contrasts against black leather along the top of the panel.
Melbourne, Florida-based Extant Components Group Holdings (Extant) announced at NBAA 2014 that it has experienced considerable growth this year with the addition of three product lines through acquisition or license agreements with major aviation OEMs.
Extant signed an agreement on Monday to acquire Rockwell Collins’s Customer Specified Avionics (CSA) product line, which includes more than 100 individual assemblies, including electronic controls, audio and annunciator panels, current sensors and converters used on a wide range of business jets.
Operators that need to meet upcoming ADS-B OUT mandates have an option for a precision GPS source, the Esterline CMC Electronics IntegriFlight CMA-5024 landing system sensor. The CMA-5024 not only meets the ADS-B OUT GPS sensor requirements but also offers the optional CMA-5025 control panel so the unit can act as a completely independent precision approach system.
Russell “Buck” Myers has been named avionics supervisor for Cutter Aviation’s service department where he will be responsible for all operational aspects of Cutter’s Avionics department. Myers has worked in aircraft avionics as a technical inspector and supervisor of electrical component repair for more than 20 years. His background includes experience with the U.S. Army, Boeing, several general aviation facilities and operating his own avionics shop.
Sportsman’s Market (Booth 1357) is here in Orlando highlighting the various products offered by its many divisions, which range from the popular Sporty’s Pilot Shop to the company’s flight school–Sporty’s Flight Center–to airport management, avionics repair and installation, aircraft sales and a seemingly endless cornucopia of general aviation services. One of the products that has long been of interest to the business aviation market is the SP-400 portable radio, which now has a new screen that is easier to read in sunlight and a lower price of $349, down from $399.
Avionics manufacturer Avidyne of Lincoln, Mass., has extended its agreement with Duncan Aviation to include the Avidyne EX500 series of multifunction display (MFD). This makes Duncan Aviation the exclusive provider of repair services for the EX500, as well Avidyne’s first-generation Flight Situation Displays and early-model FlightMax MFDs
“We have had a great working relationship with Duncan Aviation and we are pleased to have Duncan as our worldwide repair center for our legacy MFD products,” Patrick Herguth, COO, Avidyne, said.
With the 1,500th enhanced vision system (EVS) recently delivered, Elbit Systems unveiled a number of developments as part of its ClearVision situational awareness enhancement range this week at NBAA 2014. Among the aims is to gain credits for landing with a 1,000-foot runway visual range (RVR), equating roughly to a 50-foot decision height.
FlightAware introduced a flight plan advisory service aimed at customers who are flying to countries where flight plans are not received automatically. Outside these areas, FlightAware’s new offering allows customers to input plans into an advisory service web page. When the aircraft sends ADS-B or datalink position information, the uploaded flight plan activates to allow worldwide flight tracking. For aircraft operating without a filed plan, FlightAware’s system can synthesize a flight plan based on positional data, allowing the tracking of these unscheduled operations.
With FBOs in Los Angeles and Seattle, Clay Lacy Aviation is expanding its avionics sales, installation and repair business and is currently engaged in two STC programs to offer future air navigation system (FANS) solutions for the Challenger 601-3A and -3R and for the Gulfstream GIV/IV-SP/V.
The work is being performed at Clay Lacy’s Van Nuys, Calif. facility and will be available through partner Universal Avionics’ authorized dealer network.
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