Terrain awareness and warning system

December 18, 2012 - 2:30pm

So-called human factors and a series of small technical snags in the Indonesian air traffic control system led to the crash of Sukhoi Superjet 100 S/N 95004 on May 9 outside Jakarta, in which 45 people died, according to a final accident report released Tuesday by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee.

October 31, 2012 - 5:20pm

Quest Aircraft has signed a deal with Blue Eagle Aviation of Beijing, China for the delivery of 12 Kodiak single-engine turboprops between now and 2015 with options for additional aircraft. Blue Eagle was named a Kodiak dealer in July and the aircraft is currently completing Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification, expected by year-end.

October 31, 2012 - 4:40pm

SyberJet Aircraft plans to resume production of the SJ30 light twinjet in 2014 with a new glass-panel cockpit called “SyberVision,” with core avionics supplied by Honeywell. It hopes to have the new avionics certified by the end of next year, SyberJet said today at the NBAA Convention.

October 31, 2012 - 4:30pm
L to r: Chuck Taylor, SyberJet v-p; Ken Snodgrass, Honeywell v-p for integrated platform systems; John Todd, Honeywell v-p for Bombardier and Apex; David Grant, SyberJet president; Mark Fairchild, SyberJet general manager; and Rich Reisberg, SyberJet director of engineering were on hand for the announcement of the planned production restart of the SJ30 twinjet.

SyberJet Aircraft plans to resume production of the SJ30 light twinjet in 2014 with a new glass panel cockpit called SyberVision, with core avionics supplied by Honeywell. SyberJet hopes to have the new avionics certified in the third quarter of 2014, with first delivery of the jet in the fourth quarter of 2014. The company announced that it is not taking orders for new aircraft deliveries at this time, but should begin doing so shortly.

October 31, 2012 - 9:10am
IS&S will supply the primary flight and multifunction displays the integrated, flight management system and electronic flight bag system for the Eclipse 550 and the new IS&S standby display for the Eclipse 500.

Eclipse Aerospace took an important and large step toward resuming new production of its light twinjet yesterday. The company placed a production order Innovative Solutions & Support (Booth No. 4331) for the initial 50 of 300 shipsets ordered of the Eclipse 550 Avio integrated flight management system (IFMS), which includes dual FMS, autothrottles, synthetic vision, integrated Taws and enhanced vision system (EVS). The IS&S suite also features electronic circuit breakers, radios, transponders and radar.

October 30, 2012 - 5:36pm
NextGen Cockpit/IP II flight deck

Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) is introducing a new, integrated multifunction standby unit (IMSU) for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft that measures, processes and displays altitude, airspeed, slip/skid and navigation data in a single display. The unit features a high-resolution LCD with LED backlighting that automatically adjusts for cockpit lighting.

July 23, 2012 - 4:40pm

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada issued a final recommendations on July 4, identifying aircraft required to have either a Class A or a Class B version of a terrain alert and warning system (TAWS) installed.

June 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Bombardier Challenger 601-1A/3A/3R and 604 have been added to Banyan Air Service’s FAA Part 145 repair station approval at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, as well as to its EASA certification and Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela approvals. “We have a large customer base and as they transition into larger aircraft we intend to augment our capabilities to be able to continue to offer them service and support,” said Paul Rose, Banyan’s vice president of technical sales.

May 3, 2012 - 5:50am

The FAA is proposing changes to installation guidance (AC 27-1B) regarding helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTaws). HTaws is required for air ambulance operations under 14 CFR Part 135 Subpart L. Functionality and performance requirements for HTaws were previously established in TSO-C194 and this new proposed advisory circular does not change that. However, it does suggest several changes to make HTaws more effective in the operational environment.

April 26, 2012 - 3:50pm

Nextant Aerospace is several STCs closer to receiving EASA certification for its remanufactured Beechjet 400A and XT models. The company’s 400XT has already received FAA certification. Two of the supplemental type certificates cover several major operational areas, including Class A terrain awareness and warning systems (Taws) as well as a wide area augmentation system (Waas). Other STCs cover a number of in-flight entertainment options. Earlier deliveries already included the equipment necessary for certification.

 
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