Under a partnership agreement signed with Air Data, Innotech Aviation’s Montreal completion center will install Air Data JetAir bio-protection systems (BPS) on Bombardier Global Expresses. The JetAir BPS uses “cold plasma ionic interaction” technology, which catches and inactivates air contaminants and reduces “harmful and annoying gases against which traditional filters have no effect,” according to Innotech.
Jetcraft Avionics (Booth No. 4293) reports it expects, by year-end, STC approval of the first retrofit installation of the Kollsman enhanced-vision system II (EVS II) on a Bombardier Challenger 604.
Thrane & Thrane introduced an Iridium satcom system filter to eliminate the effects an Inmarsat satcom system might have on an Iridium system installed in the same aircraft. It will enable the simultaneous use of Inmarsat and Iridium voice/data communication systems.
For a 57-year-old company, FlightSafety International may be more mature than some others, but it hasn’t stopped growing. While the simulation training provider is active in other markets, the vast majority of its 40 learning centers and fleet of more than 230 simulators are dedicated to serving the business aviation community.
A pioneer in the simulation industry turned 50 this year. Frasca International has manufactured more than 2,000 flight training devices throughout its history that have been put in service in more than 70 countries.
Since the FAA issued the special regulation governing MU-2 pilot proficiency in February, nearly 300 pilots have completed the additional training required to fly the turboprop.
It’s a success story borne of utter failure. Iridium, after the bankruptcy of the original company (which meant a write-off by parent Motorola of the $5 billion it cost to field a 66-satellite low-earth-orbit constellation), said it expects to post a small profit this year on the strength of its commercial services.
International Communications Group of Newport News, Va., said it has started deliveries of the NxtLink 120A and 220A Iridium communications systems. Both support Fans (future air navigation system), CPDLC (controller-pilot datalink communications) and Acars messaging anywhere in the world. Intended for use in the cockpit, the NxtLink 120A product includes two Iridium transceivers
Following its $40 million acquisition of Scot Inc. last month, Chemring Group says it has positioned itself to create the leading energetics device business in the U.S. Scot manufactures cartridge-actuated and propellant-actuated devices used in military and civil aircraft emergency systems, space launch platforms and missiles. It also designs and manufactures actuators, valves and sequencers, separation nuts and bolts
GKN Aerospace’s acquisition of the U.S. company astech gives GKN increased capability in titanium structures. Now renamed astech Engineering Products, the company produces lightweight honeycomb structures that offer weight and noise reduction in the manufacture of aircraft.