Jet Aviation at Dallas Love Field has received an STC on installation of a Bendix/King IHAS 8000 integrated hazard awareness system on Cessna Citation S550 series aircraft. The IHAS 8000 integrates four safety-oriented avionics systems, including position awareness, weather avoidance, traffic advisories and terrain warning.
Terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) manufacturers being sued for patent infringement by Honeywell have started to fight back. On Monday, Universal Avionics Systems Corp. filed a counterclaim in the U.S. District Court in Delaware alleging that Honeywell is “attempting to monopolize” the TAWS market with its patent lawsuit filed last spring.
Goodrich Corp. has announced several innovations selected as standard or optional equipment by various corporate aircraft OEMs.
Garrett Aviation has completed its first installation of Honeywell’s integrated display system–known as the Primus Epic control display system/retrofit (CDS/R)–in a Gulfstream III for an undisclosed owner. FAA supplemental type certification is expected by early November, pending Honeywell’s achieving TSO approval, expected later this month.
DaimlerChrysler Aviation (DCA) reported the first installation of Honeywell’s Primus Epic Control Display System-Retrofit (CDS-R) and other new avionics on an early serial number Gulfstream II.
Bombardier Challenger 604, Teterboro, N.J., Oct. 31, 2006–The NTSB attributed this incident to the Bombardier Flexjet pilot’s excessive maneuver to avoid another airplane in response to a traffic collision alert on approach to Teterboro Airport.
Standard-setting organization RTCA has released minimum operational performance standards (MOPS) for helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems (HTAWS). The recommendations are the result of the FAA’s request for input about minimum performance as it was studying implementing an NTSB recommendation for installing TAWS in helicopters.
A Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma, operated by Bristow in offshore oil transport in the North Sea, on April 9 became the first helicopter to be fitted with a second-generation Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II). The operator worked closely with equipment manufacturer Rockwell Collins to install the safety system aboard the 21-seat aircraft, with the assistance of Shell Aircraft.
Looking ahead to the introduction of very light jets (VLJs) into its airspace over the next 10 years, Eurocontrol has established two initiatives to understand the effect of VLJs in the ATC system. The first is the VLJ Integration Platform (VIP), a group of air navigation service providers (ANSPs), manufacturers, regulators and operators with a meeting planned for October 14 and 15.
From his Paris office thousands of miles away François Lureau was as horrified by what he saw on September 11 as the millions of Americans who watched on television in stunned disbelief. But unlike most Americans, as the CEO of a multinational aerospace and defense company, Lureau was in a unique position to do something about the terrorist attacks–or at least to help ensure that nothing like it ever happened again.