Engineering

October 10, 2006 - 7:34am

TAT Technologies, through its fully owned subsidiary Limco Airepair,announced it will acquire Piedmont Aviation Component Services. The agreement is expected to close this month.

October 9, 2006 - 2:12pm

Duncan Aviation has certified and installed a Rockwell Collins IDS-3000 retrofit cockpit and IFIS (integrated flight information system) file server in a customer Astra. Duncan’s Lincoln, Neb. facility performed the installation and gained the STC for the package, which applies to the Astra and Astra SP, the company said.

October 9, 2006 - 2:01pm

Grob’s SPn, a carbon-fiber light business twinjet introduced at last month’s Paris Air Show, will enter production with the Honeywell Apex avionics system, according to officials from the German company.

October 9, 2006 - 1:57pm

Are portable electronic flight bag (EFB) computing devices merely a stepping stone until business aircraft operators get around to installing cockpit equipment that integrates electronic charts with glass displays? Avionics manufacturers hope so, but business aircraft operators appear to have different ideas.

October 9, 2006 - 12:54pm

Pro Star Aviation of Manchester, N.H., has been appointed a factory-authorized service center for the Raytheon King Air, Beechjet, Premier, Hawker 400XP and some piston-engine models.

October 9, 2006 - 11:18am

The Hangar, an aircraft maintenance and repair facility located on the Panola County Airport in Batesville, Miss., has recently been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to perform component repair and overhaul for non-U.S.-based companies.

October 9, 2006 - 10:13am

Honeywell last month gave journalists their first look at the company’s developmental integrated primary flight display (IPFD), including the synthetic-vision portion of the system now in initial design testing with Gulfstream.

October 9, 2006 - 8:33am

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in May, Rockwell Collins announced completion of AirCell’s ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication system for the Airshow 4000 in-flight information system.

The ST 3100 satcom gives aircraft operators access to worldwide voice and data services at all altitudes and on the ground through Iridium’s network of 66 low-earth-orbit satellites.

October 9, 2006 - 7:00am

Elliott Aviation is working on a Universal Avionics 890R EFIS installation for the Falcon 10/100. STCs for the EFIS and additional avionics are expected by the end of September, after which Elliott will apply for EASA certification. Installations can be performed at any of Elliott’s facilities, but if paint or interior work is needed, installations will have to be done at the company’s Moline, Ill. shop.

October 9, 2006 - 6:59am

Reports of cracks found on the rudder-pedal arm assemblies of two Raytheon Beech Premier I light jets have prompted a proposed AD that mandates replacing affected parts. The directive would apply to nearly 100 U.S.-registered Premier Is. Comments on the proposed AD are due by August 19. For more information, contact the FAA’s David Ostrodka at (316) 676-3140.

 
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