Lufthansa Technik of Germany presented its new “Innovation Corner” at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas, featuring prominently its next-generation “Nice HD” cabin management and in-flight entertainment system.
Graphical user interface
InspecTech Aero Service has enhanced its iShade dimmable windows. According to the company, the windows now have a neutral gray color tint appearance, greater light transmission in the clear state and more light blockage in the dark state. Light blockage is now 99.96 percent when opaque and in the clear state the window admits light equivalent to a traditional window environment.
Involvement in the European Space Agency’s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle program to devise re-entry technology for low-earth orbit programs has given Aero Sekur an opportunity to take its expertise in the use of lightweight, flexible structures literally into the realms of rocket science. The company was selected for the work in November 2009 and is due to complete the project by the end of this year.
Aircraft research and information provider JetNet is displaying a series of enhancements to its Evolution software interface here at the Singapore Airshow. The biggest change, according to the company, involves a set of “Views,” or summary pages, that gather information from throughout the Evolution program and compile it into single screens of lists, graphs and tables for easy assessment of market status and trends.
Aero Specialties of Boise, Idaho, which manufactures its own line of ground-support equipment (GSE) and distributes equipment from other manufacturers, is showing six new GSE products here (Booth No. 1811). Two of them are manufactured by Aero Specialties and the others by Eagle Tugs, TLD, JetGo and Wainbee.
Freedom Aero Service, a new repair station opened by people who used to work for Weco Aerospace Systems in Lincoln, Calif., received FAA certification on January 29. Freedom Aero offers business jet and helicopter electrical and electronic component and instrument repair and overhaul and is a dealer/distributor for Goodrich Power Systems, Edmo and Tesla Industries products.
Rockwell Collins is adding several new features to its Airshow 4000 moving-map display and flight-information system. The additions will offer passengers an upgraded system with refreshed graphical user interface that provides more details on existing maps, as well as new features such as a world clock page and a flight deck instrument panel page.
For years, the moving-map display was little more than a page from Mrs. Grundy’s third-grade geography book, with a moving generic aircraft icon keeping track of progress. No more.