Flight management system

May 9, 2008 - 5:46am

Pilots are taught from the first day of flight training that flying an airplane is all about situational awareness–visualizing where they are in relation to the rest of the world. The task becomes more daunting when pilots lose visual reference to the ground, such as during IFR operations, because presented with nothing but two-dimensional graphics or text data, the visualization must take place in the pilot’s mind.

May 7, 2008 - 5:05am

Rockwell Collins emerged a winner at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., last month with the announcement that the Cedar Rapids, Iowa company’s Pro Line 21 avionics system has been selected as standard for two airplanes launched during the show–the Cessna Citation CJ3 and the Gulfstream G150.

May 2, 2008 - 5:38am

Avidyne unveiled its Entegra FMS900W WAAS-enabled GPS navcom flight management system last month at the Sun ’n’ Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla. The FMS announcement is significant, since the system is the central computer–not to mention the user interface and input device–for Avidyne’s next-generation integrated avionics system. It is also the first of “four major announcements” that the Lincoln, Mass.

May 1, 2008 - 2:07pm

The pace of airplane introductions in the first half of the year has bordered

April 25, 2008 - 7:20am

Aeronautical data specialist Jeppesen is investing heavily in a move from paper-based to electronic products that should enhance flight and ground operations while helping eliminate the need for paper manuals and charts.

March 28, 2008 - 6:06am

In presenting its 2007 technical achievement award to senior engineer Steve Lindsey for his involvement in developing a flight management system for general aviation, Avidyne has allowed a sneak peek at the heart of the company’s next-generation integrated avionics system, dubbed “Entegra Plus” by some in the industry.

March 25, 2008 - 11:16am

In presenting its 2007 technical achievement award to senior engineer Steve Lindsey for his involvement in developing a flight management system for general aviation, Avidyne has allowed a sneak peek at the heart of the company’s next-generation integrated avionics system, dubbed “Entegra Plus” by some in the industry.

March 19, 2008 - 7:04am

All production Beech King Air 350s and B200s are now being equipped at the factory with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics in a configuration that is nearly identical to the cockpit in the Beech Premier I entry-level business jet and being offered at no increase in aircraft price.

March 7, 2008 - 4:53am

Universal Avionics last month said it received an STC allowing installations of the company’s line of WAAS-capable FMS units in the Bombardier Challenger 600, 601 and 601-3R. Universal’s line of WAAS-ready flight management systems includes the UNS-1Lw, UNS-1Ew, UNS-1Espw and UNS-1Fw.

February 18, 2008 - 7:55am

In 2005 Sikorsky selected Thales’ TopDeck avionics suite to equip the S-76D. The helicopter is scheduled to make its first flight in the second quarter of this year and full certification remains on track for sometime next year, according to Phil Naybour, vice president and general manager of helicopter solutions at Thales. The French avionics maker is here at Heli-Expo (Booth No.

 
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