Early last month, the EASA granted European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorization for Change 7.1 software for ACSS’s TCAS 2000 and TCAS II. FAA certification of Change 7.1 for TCAS 2000 and TCAS II took place in February last year. ACSS, an L-3 and Thales company, expects EASA to mandate installation of Change 7.1 on newly built aircraft by March 2012.
Traffic Collision Avoidance System
Honeywell’s latest version of its Primus Apex integrated flight deck–Build 7–offers new functions and options for operators, which the company demonstrated at EBACE in a flight on a Pilatus PC-12NG, one of the aircraft models featuring the avionics suite. The Primus Apex is a derivative of the Primus Epic fight deck that Morristown, New Jersey-based Honeywell developed for large cabin business jets, optimized for single-pilot operations.
American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, whose Legacy 600 collided with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon in September 2006, were found guilty yesterday of failing to verify the functioning of the transponder for over an hour by Brazilian federal judge Murilo Mendes. All 154 aboard the airliner perished in the accident, while Lepore and Paladino were able to land their crippled jet at a Brazilian military airport.
Yesterday, Brazilian federal judge Murilo Mendes found American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, whose Embraer Legacy 600 collided with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon in September 2006, guilty of failing to verify for more than an hour that the Legacy’s transponder was functioning.
Final arguments were delivered yesterday by the defense of Americans Joseph Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino, who piloted the Legacy 600 that collided with a 737-800 over the Amazon in 2006. The airplane was on its delivery flight to ExcelAire of Long Island.
Eurocopter confirmed that it plans to gain type certification for the EC175 medium twin this year while clarifying that it expects complementary certification for the offshore-oil configuration by the middle of next year. This configuration is that of the second prototype, which has been flying since December. It includes features such as emergency flotation gear, life rafts, radio navigation system and dual FMS, Tcas II and air conditioning.
A year after announcing a move into the helicopter market with its G500H glass panels, Garmin International revealed the G1000H system at last month’s Heli-Expo show. Like the G500H, the G1000H features an attitude heading reference system (AHRS) redesigned for helicopter dynamics, including the ability to align while in motion, in-flight dynamic restarts and helicopter maneuvering.
Bell Helicopter today unveiled two new versions of its 407 single at Heli-Expo–the 407GX and 407AH. The 407GX includes the just-announced Garmin G1000H glass cockpit that features a pair of 10.4-inch LCD displays, HTaws, TCAS and synthetic vision. The G1000H system also has the ability to monitor system parameters, and its large screens can also display forward-looking infrared and camera images.
Do UAVs threaten civil pilot careers? That’s the question that AIN posed to several attendees at a recent conference in Montreal, sponsored by industry trade group Unmanned Systems Canada. The answer: it seems unlikely, other than for young pilots just setting out on their careers, or a small number of pilots flying specialized applications.