Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Neb., reports it is developing a number of products and services including more emphasis on its ambitious reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) compliance project.
Reduced Vertical Separation Minima
Collaborative decision-making (CDM), the effort instituted by the FAA and the airlines to reroute traffic each day away from anticipated weather trouble spots across the country, is a major topic among NBAA Airspace/Air Traffic Committee members.
Innovative Solutions & Support continues its aggressive certification schedule of reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) equipment for a wide range of business and regional jet aircraft.
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.
“Both the postponement of the 54th Annual Meeting and Convention and its re-scheduling for December were in response to the needs of our members,” Jack Olcott, NBAA president, told AIN.
Now settled into its new 36,000-sq-ft hangar facility, Chantilly Air continues to increase its FAA Part 145 repair station maintenance capacity. The company services Bombardier, Cessna, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft.
Paging the Austin Powers party of 11, your private jetprop is ready for boarding… Charter customers will be able to travel in the height of sixties style, and to the tune of a pair of whistling Rolls-Royce Darts burning 1,550 pph on average between them, when this 1969 Gulfstream I enters service soon with Volo Aviation, the operator managing the airplane for its owner (who wishes to remain anonymous but is “a private individual with
Cessna has completed RVSM Service Bulletins for the Citation V, S/II and II, and an SB was pending at press time for the Citation I. RVSM kits are expected to be priced at $89,000. In Europe, RVSM is scheduled to be implemented January 24, after which non-compliant aircraft will be excluded from European airspace between FL 290 and FL 410. There are five factory-approved facilities in Europe.
Midcoast Aviation in St. Louis is nearing group certification of an RVSM package for the Hawker 700. The company’s first STC will cover the Hawker 700s with Collins Pro Line II avionics. The cost of RVSM packages will range from $50,000 to $250,000, depending on the degree of modifications. Installation will range from one to four weeks.
Eurocontrol has again confirmed that reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace will be implemented in Europe starting January 24. The 1,000-ft separation standards will apply between FL 290 and FL 410, and non-RVSM-compliant aircraft will not be permitted at these altitudes.