Systems engineering

April 1, 2008 - 6:41am

What began as a clever idea by two former Eclipse Aviation engineers culminated last month with TSO approval for Aspen Avionics’ Evolution Pilot and Pro primary flight displays. Shipments of the EFD1000 Pilot product started on March 31, and will be followed this month by the market introduction of the Pro version.

March 31, 2008 - 12:07pm

It seems as though every few months Internet message boards erupt with complaints about Jeppesen’s JeppView electronic chart and navigation database service. Now-familiar stories about servers going down, NavData downloads locking up and hardware incompatibility issues clearly are making some users yearn for the good old days–when electronic nav database updates came in the mail on CD-ROM.

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.

February 25, 2008 - 4:54pm

Yesterday at Heli-Expo Booth No. 2231, Enstrom signed contracts for a 480B for delivery to Aero Inter of the Dominican Republic, and another copy for Aerolineas Ejecutivas (ALE), the fourth such Enstrom in as many months.

February 18, 2008 - 11:38am

Howell Instruments (Booth No. 214) is showing a working mockup of an instrument panel upgrade it is preparing to bring to older U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawks. The Fort Worth, Texas company plans to offer a kit priced at $300,000 that will provide a form-and-fit replacement of existing electromechanical instrumentation with flat-panel multifunction display (MFD) and digital databus capabilities.

February 18, 2008 - 4:47am

Decatur, Texas-based United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has delivered the first of two Bell 407s customized for aeromedical operations to Halo-Flight of Corpus Christi, Texas. Exhibiting at Booth No. 1337, URS is highlighting its completions and refurbishment services, which also include maintenance and overhaul. Halo-Flight accepted its first URS-completed 407 on December 19.

February 4, 2008 - 9:29am

In a historic first the FAA has issued a TSO for the synthetic-vision EFIS developed by Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho. Intended primarily for the high-performance piston and turboprop markets, the system is unique in aviation because of its ability to portray 3-D views of terrain and obstacles and so-called highway-in-the-sky (HITS) guidance cues on a full-color primary flight display.

February 4, 2008 - 9:29am

In a historic first the FAA has issued a TSO for the synthetic-vision EFIS developed by Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho. Intended primarily for the high-performance piston and turboprop markets, the system is unique in aviation because of its ability to portray 3-D views of terrain and obstacles and so-called highway-in-the-sky (HITS) guidance cues on a full-color primary flight display.

December 14, 2007 - 11:44am

Raytheon Aircraft appointed Glenn Oka v-p of customer quality and product reliability, a new position. Formerly v-p of quality assurance, Oka will “ensure” that customer aircraft “whether new aircraft or 40 years old, will experience total product reliability, service and support,” said Raytheon Aircraft. He will focus on areas “our customers feel are important, including DOCs, component reliability, MTBF, modernization and upgrades.”

December 10, 2007 - 9:31am

Sandel Avionics last month reported it has shipped its 1,000th ST3400 terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), a 3-ATI-size unit that includes a TAWS database, processor and color display in a single panel-mount package that

 
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