Business aircraft activity showed “tentative signs of recovery” last month, according to data from aviation services company Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US). “Shortly after the beginning of the global downturn, business aircraft activity has been hit by a slump in demand, but in recent weeks the trend suggests activity could meet 2008 levels in the near term,” the firm said.
Business aircraft flight activity continued a near straight line trend last month, according to TRAQPak data from specialized aviation services company Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US). Flight activity last month closely followed May’s levels, though with a slight decline of 1.45 percent. Business aircraft flight activity last month dropped 16.8 percent year-over-year, with large-cabin aircraft leading the losses at -31.7 percent.
Chicago Jet Group, located at Aurora Municipal Airport, has gained an STC for installing dual Universal Avionics UNS-1Fw and UNS-1Lw flight management systems in the Dassault Falcon 50. The STC includes approval for 3-D coupled Waas GPS (Rnav) and localizer performance with vertical guidance approaches (LPV).
Honeywell is offering a new product called “long landing”–an EGPWS software solution, in addition to its new SmartLanding. “Long landings” can result from both stable and unstabilized approaches, according to Michael Grove, Honeywell marketing director for safety and information management surveillance systems.
Aerodrones (Hall 4 Stand CD61bis) is here with its portable ground control station for unmanned aerial vehicles and the 2009 version of the built-in software. Aerodrones claims to have an intuitive interface. The user can turn on the computer and have
all mission plans and tools available in less than 30 seconds.
International Communications Group has introduced an Iridium-based data transceiver designed for sending and receiving Acars (aircraft reporting and receiving system) messages and for Link 2000/Fans communications. When connected to an aircraft’s communications management unit, the DL-100 transceiver uses the short-burst data functionality of the Iridium satellite network to send Acars and other messages.
International Communications Group has introduced an Iridium-based data transceiver that’s designed for sending and receiving Acars (aircraft reporting and receiving system) messages and for Link 2000/FANS communications.
JetNet is highlighting its extensive helicopter database as well as its aviation business index at EBACE (Booth No. 251). As a source of information and intelligence on the worldwide business aircraft fleet and marketplace, the database includes some 60,000 airframes. The helicopter database covers some 30,000 airframes worldwide and encompasses 125 market-relevant turbine and piston rotary-wing models.
Rockwell Collins (Booth No. 1043) is planning updates for its line of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transponders for business aircraft. The TDR-94D-409, offered primarily as a retrofit solution for the company’s TDR-94/94D transponders which equip more than 15,000 aircraft, is now available to comply with the new ADS-B mandate in Australia and the pending 2009 restrictions in Canada’s Hudson Bay.
Bombardier Learjet 35A, Goodland, Kan., Oct. 17, 2007–The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the Learjet was the cause of its running off the runway on landing at Renner Field, according to the NTSB.