Technology

February 8, 2008 - 9:09am

The FAA has approved eight valve-regulated sealed lead acid batteries
under Technical Standard Order C173 for Concorde Battery.

The TSO-approved models are Concorde’s RG-121 Series and RG-122 Series, emergency batteries for lighting, standby, avionics, fadec and backup power. Parts conforming to TSO C173 are approved for design and production.

February 8, 2008 - 9:01am

Eclipse Aviation will generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for use at its production facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and its service centers in the U.S. Using a software suite from Right Hemisphere, Eclipse will develop illustrated production and maintenance instructions from the original 3-D computer-aided design of the Eclipse 500 VLJ.

February 8, 2008 - 9:01am

Eclipse Aviation will generate consistent and transferable manufacturing and maintenance procedures for use at its production facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and its service centers in the U.S. Using a software suite from Right Hemisphere, Eclipse will develop illustrated production and maintenance instructions from the original 3-D computer-aided design of the Eclipse 500 VLJ.

February 8, 2008 - 9:00am

Standard Aero has completed a $1.6 million transformation to improve Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine workflow at its MRO facility in Winnipeg, Canada.

February 8, 2008 - 9:00am

Standard Aero has completed a $1.6 million transformation to improve Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine workflow at its MRO facility in Winnipeg, Canada.

February 8, 2008 - 8:47am

AAR Landing Gear Services, a Malaysia-based joint venture between Illinois-based AAR and Airod of Malaysia, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning software as its MRO system.

February 8, 2008 - 8:47am

AAR Landing Gear Services, a Malaysia-based joint venture between Illinois-based AAR and Airod of Malaysia, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning software as its MRO system.

February 8, 2008 - 8:41am

A Falcon 50 received Honeywell’s 1,900th TFE731 engine upgrade. It was modified to the -3D configuration. Honeywell offers engine upgrade options for most of its older engine fleet. The engine modification process allows operators of older TFEs to introduce newer engine technology to improve the value and functionality of their aircraft.

February 8, 2008 - 8:41am

A Falcon 50 received Honeywell’s 1,900th TFE731 engine upgrade. It was modified to the -3D configuration. Honeywell offers engine upgrade options for most of its older engine fleet. The engine modification process allows operators of older TFEs to introduce newer engine technology to improve the value and functionality of their aircraft.

February 8, 2008 - 5:43am

Air France has started a six-month trial aboard an Airbus A318 with communications provider OnAir to provide cellphone services to passengers flying in Europe. For now, passengers can use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages,
e-mail and photos. After three months Air France intends to expand the service to allow passengers to make and receive phone calls as well.

 
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