Jet-Care International (Booth No. 3469), providing laboratory analysis of oil, fuel, hydraulic fluid and debris, has added Pratt & Whitney and Williams International to its Honeywell and General Electric engine trend monitoring program portfolio.
At a press conference here on Monday, Premier Aircraft, a joint venture between Premier Air Center and Yankee Pacific Aerospace, detailed its new Falcon 50-4 program. Premier worked with Honeywell on the upgrade, which replaces the Falcon 50’s TFE731-3-1C and TFE731-3D-1 engines with new TFE731-4-1C engines. The upgrade includes minor modifications to the nacelles and engine instruments.
Now that refurbishment of the Falcon 900 is finished and the jet is back in service, the experience for the owner and managers of the airplane can probably best be summed up thus: “The end result will be enjoyed long after the trials and tribulations of the journey have been forgotten.”
On September 1, Kelner Turbine of Neosho, Mo., changed its name to CD Aviation Services, while adding a new Canadian facility to be located in Calgary, Alberta. The re-branded CD Aviation Services is an approved station under FAA and EASA rules. The company provides maintenance and repair services for the Honeywell TPE331 and TFE731 series engines, and Honeywell/Sundstrand auxiliary power units.
In a bid to make airplanes more visible, Honeywell has introduced the Astreon LED (light-emitting diode) aft position light. TSO approval is expected from the FAA in time for a product release early next year. The light is a form-fit replacement for several current Honeywell parts. It complements the Astreon wingtip position lights that have been available since 2003.
Honeywell plans to introduce a new intelligent engine monitoring network for its engine remote diagnostic service called Zing. Designed for aircraft powered by the Honeywell TFE731 turbofan, the product creates a high-speed information network between operators and their aircraft and translates engine data into alerts and maintenance requirements.
Enflite, Inc. (LifePort Booth No. 4620) is at NBAA’06 with a new line of products and improvements for the business jet cabin.
The Georgetown, Texas company is especially well known for its cabin pocket doors, and is introducing a slide-rail system and counter-balance spring said to ensure smooth and consistent operation.
A partnership between S-Tec and Avidyne offers King Air 200 operators a large-display glass cockpit/autopilot upgrade, with FAA supplemental type certification expected shortly and deliveries to dealers beginning this quarter. The Alliant package should be the first large-display King Air system to receive an STC, although
Universal Avionics developed the first certified retrofit modern King Air LCD system.
Over the last month-and-a-half Honeywell has been giving the trade and general press firsthand demos of the most recent version of its developmental synthetic-vision system (SVS) about to start serious flight trials with Gulfstream in the G550. AIN was among the first group of journalists offered the chance to try out the technology, on a night flight in mid-September in the avionics maker’s Citation V test airplane.
On the eve of NBAA 2006, Honeywell made it official that it is developing technology and hardware toward launch of a 10,000-pound-thrust turbofan engine for super-midsize to large business jets.