Stockholders approved the merger of White Plains, N.Y.-based K&F Industries Holdings, makers of aircraft brake and fuel components, and avionics manufacturer Meggitt-USA of Simi Valley, Calif., last month. Soon after the announcement, K&F said the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division requested more information about the merger.
The Magic 2100 digital flight-control system from Meggitt Avionics has gained STC approvals in the Twin Commander 690C/D and 695A/B (Models 840, 900, 980 and 1000) and the King Air 90, the company announced last month.
An extended brake service life of up to 40 percent is offered to ATR 72 operators as a result of close collaboration between Dunlop Aerospace Braking Systems (DABS) and Avions de Transport Regional in Toulouse.
New products covering a wide range of civil and military applications are showcased by the Meggitt Group, which has become not just much larger since the last Paris Air Show but is also more integrated.
Meggitt (Stand A536) is introducing a number of products, including new developments in engine monitoring equipment revealed by its Vibro-Meter subsidiary. Fitted on the Boeing 737, for example, the new vibration monitors continuously check specific engine bearings and detect unusual signatures using advanced signal processing.
If company marketing executives have their way, expect a flurry of announcements from autopilot maker Meggitt/S-Tec in the coming months. Representatives from the Mineral Wells, Texas company’s engineering, marketing and production departments met last month to put the final touches on plans for a new line of digital automatic flight control systems targeted at the lower echelons of business aviation.
Marking an important milestone on the Eclipse 500’s development path, Meggitt last month delivered the first flight-ready autopilot hardware to Eclipse Aviation in Albuquerque, N.M.
Meggitt is a company that deals in extremes: temperature, impact, vibration and contamination. Its products are engineered to detect impending and catastrophic mechanical failure. And, the company says, without them, an entire system can fail.
Revue Thommen, the Swiss instrument maker, last month opened a U.S. sales office in Addison, Texas, that company officials said will serve as the base of operations for a push into the business aviation market.
Autopilot maker S-Tec announced that it is now offering factory installations of its Magic 2100 digital autopilot and single-side EFIS in the King Air 90, Conquest I and Cheyenne I and II. Operators purchasing the autopilot will receive a “free glass cockpit” with no installation fees through the offer from S-Tec and its parent company, Meggitt.
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