Garmin (Booth No. 6456) has received FAA STC approval of its helicopter terrain awareness and warning system for the GNS 430W/530W navcoms. The new HTAWS is available immediately as an option on newly purchased systems or as a field upgrade for current owners.
CD Aviation, an authorized Honeywell Engines service center, received the FAA’s AMT Diamond Award of Excellence for maintenance technician training for the third year in a row. The award recognizes maintenance organizations that provide training for their mechanics. All of CD’s technicians received training. CD Aviation (Booth No.
Honeywell has unveiled JetMap III, the latest upgrade of its cabin moving map featuring worldwide 3-D perspective views of terrain, ocean topography, enhanced graphics and polar ice views.
JetMap III provides real-time flight data, passenger situational awareness information and data services for news, business, weather and sports. Passengers and crew can customize settings through use of a handheld remote.
Honeywell-CAE Training Alliance has begun offering maintenance training courses for technicians in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Barry Lindsten, Honeywell's director of customer publications and training solutions, told AIN it is part of an ongoing program to expand global training offerings.
Las Vegas oddsmakers don't keep track of such things, but if they did Garmin would have been a safe bet to retake the overall number-one ranking in AIN's 2010 avionics product support survey. After ceding the top spot last year to upstart cabin entertainment equipment maker Flight Display Systems, which dropped to second place overall this time around, Garmin is once again back in first place.
Rockwell Collins, as a member of a consortium of industry partners led by Swedish air navigation service provider Luftfartsverket (LFV), has been awarded an active roll in the Atlantic interoperability initiative to reduce emissions (Aire) project, also known as Green Connections. The consortium includes partners LFV, Swedavia, SAS Scandinavian Airlines System, GE Aviation and Rockwell Collins.
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.
Dassault Aviation has promoted Gilles Gautier from deputy v-p of sales to v-p of Falcon sales for the Eastern Hemisphere, replacing Alain Aubry, who retired.
Gary Martin, most recently leader, aerospace integrated supply chain-engine systems and accessories at Honeywell International, has joined Bombardier’s customer services team as v-p of sales, marketing and service programs.
Gulf Coast Avionics president Rick Garcia has announced the company’s expansion into the Brazilian aviation market through a joint venture with Quick Aviação, located in Goiânia-Goias. “There is a vibrant general aviation industry in South America, particularly in Brazil. We are excited to expand our international presence by partnering with such a well known and respected shop as Quick Aviação,” Garcia said.
One trend identified in Honeywell’s latest Business Aviation Outlook is the increasing importance of international sales. The 2009 operator survey indicates that over the next five years up to 34 percent of all new jet purchases in the world could come from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These findings reflect a significant increase over prior survey results.