Aerosonic Corp. of Clearwater, Fla., has received TSO approval from the FAA for its two-inch standby digital altimeter and airspeed indicators, on display in Booth No. 1217 along with the company’s line of vertical speed and cabin pressure indicators and clocks.
Honeywell has developed and demonstrated a new two- stage compressor that promises to enable lower turbine engine fuel consumption while increasing power-to-weight ratio across a broad operating range, the company announced.
Liebherr-Aerospace Saline is set to increase its support in the rotary-wing market. The North American branch of the 57-year-old German company is based in Saline, Mich., and provides technical support, inventory and service that caters particularly to the growing fleet of European-designed aircraft.
FPT Industries, a division of GKN Aerospace, has finalized design of the emergency extended flotation system that will maintain stability in extreme conditions on the Sikorsky S-92, the company announced.
According to GKN, the requirement for additional buoyancy has been stimulated by increased offshore operations, particularly in the ever-growing North Sea market.
“People blame the president, OPEC and anyone else they can think of for the price of fuel today; it’s nonsense. In over 30 years of exploration nobody ever told me when and how much I could sell my oil for,” retired oilman Jean LaForge told AIN.
AIN asked pilots, mechanics and department managers to rank avionics suppliers in seven key categories: parts availability; parts cost; AOG (aircraft-on-ground) response; warranty fulfillment; technical manuals; technical reps; and overall product reliability. More than 1,600 readers filled out the survey forms, with most providing written comments in addition to numerical rankings.
Avionics maker Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) is diving headlong into the cockpit retrofit market with a turnkey installation kit for business airplanes that includes a form-fit instrument panel, flat-panel LCDs, integrated control panels and backup instruments.
Europe’s top court has upheld the European Commission’s July 2001 block on a $45 billion merger between Honeywell and General Electric. Both Honeywell and GE have stated that they have no intention of trying to restart the merger, which was first proposed more than four years ago. GE said that its only motivation for appealing the EC decision was to challenge certain legal aspects of the case.
Eurocopter AS 350-B2, Scottsdale, Ariz., July 1, 2004–The NTSB determined that the accident was the result of “the inadvertent in-flight engagement of the collective down lock, which resulted in an uncontrolled descent and ground impact.
Revue Thommen, the Swiss instrument maker, last month opened a U.S. sales office in Addison, Texas, that company officials said will serve as the base of operations for a push into the business aviation market.