Effective February 20, the /F suffix for aircraft equipped with single FMSs has been revised to account for advanced Rnav equipment.
The FAA has begun redesigning high-altitude airspace above FL390, and among the first beneficiaries will be Rnav- and RNP-equipped business jets that routinely operate at those altitudes.
Researchers at Jeppesen are rethinking the “next evolutionary concepts” in navigation charting in an effort that company officials said will involve a gradual shift away from paper charts in favor of new types of electronic charts. At the top of the heap of ideas seriously being considered is a unique synthetic-vision system (SVS) in which 3-D nav fixes would appear before the pilots’ eyes on the primary flight displays (PFDs).
Aviation Personnel International (API) and Waypoint Partners have collaborated to launch a risk-management service for flight departments called the Accelerator. It combines Waypoint’s safety assessment with API’s Annual Health Chex, a top-to-bottom consultation with all members of the aviation department.
The optional interfaces let pilots overlay nav waypoint data with precipitation, lightning and traffic information. The SN3500 accepts sensor input from a variety of TCAS I and TAS products and displays standard TCAS symbology on its high-resolution color display, according to Sandel. A Stormscope interface is a standard feature of the $9,950 unit, with the weather and traffic upgrade options starting at $1,500.
At last, a moving-map display for helicopter passengers.
Alpharetta, Ga.-based Flight Display Systems approached the design of its new helicopter-specific moving map with some experience, according to the company.
Start-up Waypoint Partners of Fort Lauderdale is a new member of the industry, specializing in the monitoring of cabin completion, extensive refurbishment and modification of business aircraft. The company’s three principals–Michael Sowa, Kenneth Murray and Robert Liddell–have a total of more than 75 years of experience in the aviation industry.
- Page 3