Engineering

October 10, 2011 - 4:20am
Oil testing system

Business aircraft operators may be battling to control costs, but they aren’t cutting back on the oil and engine debris analysis services provided by Jet-Care (Booth No. N4916). In fact, growing demand for tests has prompted the company to increase the size of its facilities on both sides of the Atlantic.

October 10, 2011 - 3:00am
Daniels Manufacturing ratchet-controlled hand crimp tool

Daniels Manufacturing (Booth No. N2915), a manufacturer of tools for the high-reliability wire harness market, is introducing a new ratchet-controlled hand crimp tool at NBAA.

October 10, 2011 - 2:20am
Elliot Aviation maintenance

While celebrating its 75th year at NBAA ’11, Elliott Aviation is also celebrating an end to the longest and deepest recession in the industry’s history and the beginning of new opportunities.

October 10, 2011 - 2:10am
EMS Aviation Apsire 200 LG

EMS Aviation is appearing at NBAA’11 for the first time as a member of the Honeywell Aerospace family. As part of the acquisition of parent company EMS Technologies for $491 million, EMS Aviation became part of Honeywell Aerospace (Booth No. N4500) in August.

October 9, 2011 - 2:13pm
Honeywell chart

After four years of decline, business aviation is poised for moderate recovery beginning in 2012, according to Honeywell Aerospace’s annual Business Aviation Outlook, released yesterday at the NBAA 2011 Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. The Honeywell forecast is based on surveys of more than 1,500 flight departments around the world.

October 8, 2011 - 10:15am

Embraer’s Phenom 300 has received approval for the upgrade to Garmin’s synthetic vision technology (SVT). The FAA, EASA and Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil have all approved SVT for the Phenom 300’s Prodigy flight deck. SVT shows a color-coded 3-D “visual topographic landscape” derived from Garmin’s terrain-alerting database.

October 5, 2011 - 3:42pm

The FAA is proposing an airworthiness directive for the Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (CRJ) air-driven generator (ADG).

October 4, 2011 - 1:05am
Aspen Connected Panel Concept

Aspen Avionics introduced its Connected Panel system at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show in late July and expects the first applications to be available to customers by year-end. Connected Panel integrates certified avionics, in this case Aspen’s Evolution PFD and MFD glass-cockpit displays, with mobile devices. The first applications will be for the iPad; Aspen is planning Android apps as well.

September 30, 2011 - 9:50pm

The top three spots for product support among turbofan builders remain unchanged this year from last year’s rankings: Williams retains the number-one position, followed by Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney Canada, separated this year by one hundredth of a point.

September 28, 2011 - 7:33am
Phoenix Heliparts is seeking an STC to install Aspen’s H-series PFDs and MFDs

Phoenix Heliparts and Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution flight display system, are preparing to receive an FAA supplemental type certificate for the installation of Aspen’s H-series primary flight displays (PFD) and multifunction flight displays (MFD) in the MD500. Aspen’s H-series PFD and MFD systems are designed and manufactured specifically for the helicopter operational environment.

 
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