Electromagnetism

October 23, 2014 - 12:15pm

Sometimes the best fire prevention you can come by in an aircraft is a good lock. Well, that’s how they think at Peerless Electronics, a New York electronics online distributor of heavy equipment and aerospace electronics components. For NBAA 2014 the company is featuring two aircraft locks that can help prevent electrical shorts. The S2329 Master Lock aircraft circuit breaker lock keeps pilots or maintenance personnel from resetting critical circuit breakers. It accommodates short or long circuit breakers.

October 22, 2014 - 6:35pm

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 22, 2014 - 12:35pm

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 21, 2014 - 3:10pm

Moments after the pilot lifted the Bell 206 JetRanger into a hover on a flight many years ago, I choked back a gasp and found myself almost frozen, unable to key the intercom mic button as a spiderweb of powerlines suddenly manifested themselves in front of the helicopter. All I had time to do was quickly point out the front windshield at the power lines, which neither of us had seen when we landed nor during the two hours we had hung around waiting for our passenger to return in a relatively remote location next to a river.

October 20, 2014 - 12:00pm

Alto Aviation, whose high-end audio systems are standard equipment in many business jets, is highlighting at the NBAA Convention in Orlando its recently TSO’d Acapella series amplifiers, showcased in dramatic fashion along with Alto’s complete line of audio products in three full-scale cabin configurations at its exhibit (Booth 725). The small-, midsize- and large-cabin mockups give attendees a chance to experience the nVelop surround-sound technology of Alto’s amplifiers, loudspeakers, subwoofers and page/chime speakers in their individually tuned installations.

October 16, 2014 - 3:09pm

Garmin announced “strategic partnerships” with some of its authorized dealers today to provide a standalone ADS-B solution for several business jet models. According to Garmin, the “minimally intrusive solution” satisfies global ADS-B Out requirements by using existing equipment to alleviate the need for flight management system and cockpit display upgrades.

September 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Peerless Electronics is now distributing the full line of Master Lock aviation safety products, including the new aircraft circuit breaker lockout/tagouts. The S2329 Master Lock aircraft circuit breaker lockout prevents accidental re-energizing of an electrical system by locking a circuit breaker in the “off” position. They assist in FAA and OSHA compliance for lockout/tagout (aircraft LOTO) systems. S2329’s universal fit accommodates long or short aircraft circuit breakers, with or without collars and with three- and six-prong power receptacles.

September 5, 2014 - 2:35pm

The world’s first private airliner incorporating a “bubble wall” is about to begin completion, according to London’s VIP Completions, which will provide the bubble wall for a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the undisclosed customer. The bubble wall uses the contrasts of light, water and Swarovski crystal to create a relaxing experience, adding its glow to the cabin lighting.

September 5, 2014 - 2:22am

Custom Control Concepts (CCC), Seattle area-based IFE and CMS provider for executive and head-of-state airliners, has completed a previously announced $1.6 million factory upgrade and expansion.

June 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigation into the fire on board a Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines at London Heathrow Airport on July 12, 2013, discovered improper wiring of the lithium metal battery that powered the aircraft’s Honeywell 406AFN fixed emergency locator transmitter (ELT). According to an AAIB special bulletin published last week, the investigation concluded that the battery had been incorrectly wired to the ELT during the manufacturing process.

 
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