Jeppesen announced three new products at a press conference here Tuesday–a terrain database, a training system and an onsite trip planning service.
Clearly seeing the value of an emergency vision assurance system, Jet Aviation of Teterboro, N.J., will purchase smoke displacement technology for installation in its company-owned fleet, and as an option for client aircraft. Jet Aviation will acq-uire the system from EVASWorldwide of Ramsey, N.J.
When Flight Display Systems was launched in 1999, it was with a moving map. Now, after eight years of an annual average growth rate of about 90 percent and some 4,400 new products later, the Alpharetta, Ga. company is no longer knocking at the door, they’re about to kick it in.
Bombardier Aerospace announced here that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line 21 avionics suite in the Canadian company’s Learjet 60XR. It received the supplemental type certificate on September 28, which paves the way for Bombardier to begin production. The first group of aircraft is on schedule to enter service in the first quarter of 2007.
The Alliant integrated avionics and autopilot suite received FAA supplemental type certification for the Beech King Air 200 yesterday. Alliant is a partnership between autopilot manufacturer S-Tec and avionics-maker Avidyne. The King Air 200 installation includes two Avidyne Envision EXP5000 PFDs with built-in solid-state gyros and air-data system and an EX500 MFD coupled with S-Tec’s Intelli-Flight 2100 digital flight control system.
Airport managers have a tool for tracking the comings and goings of every aircraft that uses their airport. A system developed by TTI Wireless captures registration numbers of any aircraft that passes by the TTI camera.
Forward Vision of Russell, Pa., is working on a King Air 90 STC for its low-cost infrared enhanced vision system, according to company co-owner Patrick Farrell. Its EVS uses an uncooled barium-strontium-titanate infrared sensor that is immune to heat and sun damage.
Boston-based FlightView Software has released a flight-tracking product that instantly notifies users of changes in flight operations such as delays, diversions or early arrivals.
Kansas City Aviation Center (KCAC) has obtained an STC to install the retrofit EFI-890R cockpit from Universal Avionics in the Pilatus PC-12. The upgrade replaces the turboprop single's original EFIS 40 suite with three 8.9-inch flat-panel displays and includes options for synthetic vision, electronic charts and satellite weather. Including installation, the price for the cockpit upgrade runs from $325,000 to $398,000, depending on options.
Raytheon Aircraft said it is working with the FAA, NTSB, Transport Canada and Pratt & Whitney Canada to determine the root cause of three Beechjet dual engine flameouts in less than two years (see "Third dual flameout raises questions about Beechjet," AINonline).