Cockpit

December 23, 2010 - 9:00am

Apple's iPad seems like almost the perfect cockpit companion for viewing everything from terminal procedure charts to the number for a local motel–in short, allowing the crew to toss out just about anything that's printed on a sheet of paper. But a closer look at the iPad and its limitations reveals a few caveats that corporate flight departments will want to consider before taking the plunge.

December 23, 2010 - 8:08am

The technology in Embraer’s newest business jet series, the Legacy 450 and 500, enables detailed exploration and development to take place much further ahead of first flight, according to Eduardo Camelier, chief test pilot for the Brazilian manufacturer. “We are flying this airplane before first flight a lot more than we did with the E170,” he said.

November 30, 2010 - 5:22am

Innovative Solutions & Support is almost finished with the development of an integrated flight management system for the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The new FMS will enable coupled LPV approaches, airway route navigation, RNP procedures, parallel offsets, user-defined waypoints and storage for up to 99 flight plans, among other features.

October 27, 2010 - 6:10am

Garmin, the Olathe, Kan. company that pioneered glass cockpits and synthetic-vision technology in small general aviation airplanes, is stepping up into the bizav big leagues with a Part 25 integrated avionics system called G5000 that will square off against business jet cockpits from industry heavyweights Honeywell and Rockwell Collins.

October 18, 2010 - 8:59am
Garmin’s G5000 integrated avionics system is intended for light to ultra-long...

Garmin, the Olathe, Kan. com­pany (Booth No. 6456) that pioneered glass cockpits and synthetic-vision technology in small general aviation airplanes, is stepping up into the bizav big leagues with a Part 25 integrated avionics system called G5000 that will square off against business jet cockpits from industry heavyweights Honeywell and Rockwell Collins.

October 13, 2010 - 7:31am

The high level of technology employed in Embraer’s newest business jet ­family, the Legacy 450 and 500 program, enables detailed exploration and development to take place much further ahead of first flight, according to Eduardo Camelier, chief test pilot for the Brazilian manufacturer.

October 1, 2010 - 5:34am

Avidyne is setting its sights on the lower echelon of the turbine business airplane market as part of a strategy by the Massachusetts avionics manufacturer to broaden the audience for its new Entegra R9 glass cockpit, introduced in the Cirrus SR22 and SR20 piston singles in April last year.

August 10, 2010 - 4:59am

The addition of the Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics system to the NG version of the venerable Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single has made an already solid airplane even better. 

August 2, 2010 - 8:38am

Sure, it’s fun to think about how far aviation–and in particular the avionics field–has come in the last 100 years. But the technology innovations of the last century will pale in comparison with what we’re likely to witness in the next 20 years, researchers predict.

July 20, 2010 - 11:03am

The Boeing 787’s flight deck elevates the level of avionics integration to a whole new level for an airliner, connecting a vast array of systems and capabilities through a common Ethernet-based network.

 
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