Controversy continues to swirl around the FAA’s September 2005 aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation regulations, which went into effect in January. The agency amended the original regulations after discovering that the wording implicated a much broader range of components than intended.
The Eldec division of Crane Aerospace & Electronics (Hall 4 Stand G20) is showing an example of what it reckons is the ideal means of reconciling a growing demand for more powerful on-board electrical equipment with new restrictions on the effect individual loads can have on the aircraft power supply.
Securaplane came to NBAA this year flush with new business, ranging from a contract to supply cameras for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) to a more down-to-earth distribution deal for battery sales and reblocking services.
Cantec Systems of Ontario, Canada, is the latest company to sign a distributor agreement with Securaplane Technologies to offer Hawker main ship batteries. Cantec is an authorized Canadian value-added center for power products and has been supporting Canadian military land vehicles, aviation, portable power, telecom, UPS and industrial customers with pure-lead technology for more than 20 years.
Aircraft towing technology has advanced markedly in the past decade, with towbarless tugs improving efficiency and lessening wear and tear on nosewheels. Now Boeing and Chorus Motors have partnered to demonstrate an exploratory technology that could lead to an even more efficient way of moving airplanes when they are on the ground.
Alto Aviation, with roots at audio giant Bose, is expanding and last month completed a move from its old Sterling, Mass. facilities to a new, larger 14,000-sq-ft corporate headquarters and manufacturing center in nearby Leominster. The company’s founders, all retired from Bose, launched Alto about nine years ago. With the blessing of Dr.
It sheds a new light on things. That’s what Emteq says of its new ELW61 “very low profile” LED (light-emitting diode) cabin wash lighting technology. The board is .18 inches thick (.63 inches, including diodes) and 1.13 inches wide. According to the New Berlin, Wis. company, it is ideal for mounting in tight spaces, such as lens-covered headliner lighting. The ELW61 is step-dimmable, with a variable dimming option.
Duncan Aviation recently delivered its 10th Falcon 50 with the company’s Duncan Design shell kit. It features a two-inch increase in seated headroom, new LED (light-emitting diode) upwash/downwash cabin lighting and new emergency oxygen boxes, among other improvements.