Technology

September 25, 2007 - 2:43pm

Rockwell Collins and Duncan Aviation are collaborating on another Duncan glass box avionics modification program, upgrading the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 system in the Falcon 2000 and 50EX to the Pro Line 21 system. The upgrade replaces the original Pro Line 4 7.25-inch CRT screens with 8- by 10-inch Pro Line 21 LCDs that can display features like JeppView maps and charts, XM weather and enhanced vision.

September 25, 2007 - 2:34pm

Montreal-based Mecaer America (Booth No. 5319) has announced record growth for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2007. The company–which saw revenues rise from  $11 million to $19 million (Canadian)–specializes in design, development, manufacture and support of hydraulic and mechanical landing-gear systems, dampers, valves and power modules.

September 25, 2007 - 12:06pm

Amid much fanfare, L-3 Communications this morning introduced its SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. “SmartDeck avionics elevate aircraft and pilot performance,” L-3 Avionics Systems president Adrienne Stevens said.

September 25, 2007 - 10:43am

Lufthansa Technik’s NICE (Network Integrated Cabin Equipment) system became standard equipment on Bombardier Challenger 300s delivered from the Montreal manufacturing plant starting last month, and eight have been delivered with the equipment installed.

September 25, 2007 - 10:40am

Transport Canada has granted type certification for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67P that will supersede the PT6A-67B on the Pilatus PC-12 production line, the turbine engine manufacturer announced here in Atlanta.

September 25, 2007 - 10:32am

Universal Weather & Aviation recently completed a major overhaul of its online presence, including a new software interface that allows schedulers and dispatchers using Computing Technologies for Aviation’s (CTA) FOS scheduling application to submit trip data directly from FOS to Universal.

September 25, 2007 - 10:26am

Melbourne, Fla.-based CharterMatrix has targeted the empty-leg market with the launch of its updated Web site, which includes a map-search function, request board and interaction with the flight planning Web site FlightOps1.com.

The color-coded map-search function of CharterMatrix.com allows users to select a region and view all empty-leg charter flights available in the selected area.

September 25, 2007 - 10:15am

AirCell is at NBAA 2007 heralding next year’s launch of new broadband services as modular options to its Axxess cabin system. The company is at Booth No. 1630 offering details about its own broadband system, which will operate domestically over the exclusive, dedicated frequencies the FCC awarded to AirCell last year, as well as the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service offering global in-flight voice and data at up to 432 kbps per channel.

September 25, 2007 - 9:59am

For an avionics maker striving to create a truly intuitive integrated flight deck, there are worse places to look for inspiration than Apple.

September 25, 2007 - 9:15am

Two weeks ago Honeywell opened a $35 million advanced aerospace systems integration laboratory designed to make next-generation aircraft, including medium and large business jets,  more efficient.  The unique 100,000-sq-ft facility is located in Mexicali, Mexico, and initially will employ 300 people, said Bob Smith, Honeywell vice president for advanced technology.

 
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