Electronic design

June 11, 2008 - 6:34am

Honeywell is marketing a variety of new avionics products including a new-technology cockpit electronic display, a new satcom system and a pair of retrofit programs.

OmniView Plus, a 14.1-in. active-matrix liquid-crystal display (AMLCD) with a 160-deg viewing angle and resolution of 1,400 by 1,050 pixels, will be used in the Primus Epic integrated avionics systems on board the Dassault Falcon 900EX and Gulfstream V-SP.

June 11, 2008 - 5:50am

Exhibitors who prepared to make big announcements in New Orleans last month were scrambling to draw up alternative plans in the weeks following NBAA's decision to reschedule its annual convention for December 12, 13 and 14 in the wake of last month's terrorist attacks.

June 9, 2008 - 6:26am

It looks as though LCD flight displays will be coming to the cockpit of Bombardier’s Global Express sooner than many thought. Honeywell announced that the Canadian business jet builder has selected its DU-875 liquid crystal display upgrade as an aftermarket replacement for the Global’s original Primus 2000XP CRT screens.

June 2, 2008 - 9:30am

The Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention, held April 23 through 26 near Washington, D.C., served as a bustling venue for more than two dozen new-product introductions, many of them geared toward satisfying the entertainment and communications needs of passengers.

May 29, 2008 - 8:20am

Garmin has made a name for itself in aviation in the last decade by developing a popular lineup of navigation and communication equipment for GA aircraft. Now the company is getting serious about developing an integrated cockpit system for a wide range of aircraft reaching into the business aviation ranks. Late last year Garmin completed its acquisition of Los Gatos, Calif.-based Sequoia Instruments for $5 million in cash.

May 29, 2008 - 7:10am

Just three months after issuing its annual 10-year business jet delivery forecast, Honeywell published a revised and less optimistic forecast. The engine and avionics manufacturer now projects that airframers will deliver 8,400 business jets between 2002 and 2011, 500 units (or 5.6 percent) fewer airplanes than the company forecast in September.

May 27, 2008 - 6:42am

Socata plans to equip all new TBM 700 turboprops and Trinidad piston singles with Honeywell Bendix/King flight information service (FIS) hardware, bringing real-time graphic and text weather information to the cockpits of equipped airplanes for any destination in the U.S. According to Dan Barks, director of general aviation marketing for Honeywell, FIS will be a significant factor in improving general aviation safety.

May 21, 2008 - 9:58am

Rockwell Collins last month began operating as a stand-alone company following its successful spin-off on June 29 from former parent Rockwell International, now renamed Rockwell Automation.

May 20, 2008 - 9:37am

The Teal Group’s 18th annual business jet overview cites high corporate profits, business globalization, high commodity prices, emerging market growth and a weak dollar for another all-time market high this year, and a sanguine forecast that projects a 10-year demand for 14,289 business jets worth $218 billion. By comparison, the last 10 years saw the production of 6,958 jets worth $124 billion.

May 20, 2008 - 5:11am

Rockwell Collins announced that Denny Helgeson, its long-time vice president and general manager for business and regional systems, is retiring this fall. Greg Irmen, an 11-year company veteran, has been appointed as Helgeson’s successor, effective immediately.

 
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