Embraer has certified a new traffic collision alert and avoidance system (TCAS) and a terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) for its Phenom 100 light jet.
Traffic Collision Avoidance System
Garmin, the Olathe, Kan. company (Booth No. 6456) that pioneered glass cockpits and synthetic-vision technology in small general aviation airplanes, is stepping up into the bizav big leagues with a Part 25 integrated avionics system called G5000 that will square off against business jet cockpits from industry heavyweights Honeywell and Rockwell Collins.
Sandel Avionics, Vista, Calif., has gained TSO and Part 27 supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for its class-A HeliTAWS helicopter terrain avoidance and warning system, which includes a proprietary nuisance-alert elimination feature and high-resolution 3-D terrain display.
FlyRight has achieved qualification for its level-C King Air 200 flight simulator in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and China. FlyRight's FAA Part 142-approved training facility offers initial and recurrent training for King Air 90s, 200s and 300/350s. The training device is also configurable for Beech 1900 instruction.
The latest Eurocontrol traffic projections suggest that capacity constraints for the anticipated growing numbers of very light jets (VLJs) will be at airports rather than in the sky.
The NTSB has launched an investigation into a near midair between an Airbus A320 airliner and a Beech 99 cargo airplane near Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. According to the Safety Board, the two airplanes came within 50 to 100 feet of colliding during the September 16 incident.
The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) yesterday released its incident report on the near midair of a German-registered Cessna Citation CJ1 and a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 on the afternoon of July 27, 2009, after the business jet crew climbed too quickly after taking off from London City Airport.
Eurocopter EC225 Super Pumas manufactured next year will feature a series of upgrades in avionics, search-and-rescue (SAR) equipment and passenger comfort that will come standard in the offshore version of the medium twin.
Now that we’ve all gotten accustomed to acronyms like Rnav, RNP, LPV and all the others, the next big game changer will be TBO, for trajectory-based operations, sometimes loosely thought of as user-preferred trajectories. Oddly enough, trajectory flying was the fundamental technique used way back by pilots flying the mail in their biplanes and in early passenger operations.
The Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system on Tuesday received FAA STC approval for Cessna CitationJets. According to Garmin, the approval for the RVSM-compliant system covers S/Ns 0001 through 0359. The G1000 suite weighs 100 pounds less than the original avionics and allows pilots to fly Waas approaches with Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot, as well as have electronic charts, datalink weather and an optional synthetic vision system.