Universal Avionics has received TSO authorization for its first so-called Super FMS, the Tucson, Ariz. company’s latest generation of flight management systems for business aircraft and regional airliners. An STC was also recently completed for installation of the system in the company’s King Air 350. The first Super FMS certification is for the UNS-1E.
Cirrus Design yesterday announced it has partnered with Garmin on a “high-end” cockpit upgrade for the SR22-G3 called Cirrus Perspective. Featuring Garmin’s G1000 synthetic-vision technology, GFC700 autopilot and a control panel designed specially for the Cirrus piston-single, the Perspective cockpit will be available to buyers starting on June 3 at a price of $48,000.
Rockwell Collins announced that Denny Helgeson, its long-time vice president and general manager for business and regional systems, is retiring this fall. Greg Irmen, an 11-year company veteran, has been appointed as Helgeson’s successor, effective immediately.
Honeywell (Booth No. 322) is offering special promotions at EBACE for Flight Support Services.
Touted as an industry first, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has given Honeywell the same authority to update its synthetic-vision system (SVS) database as it allows for updates of the company’s navigation database.
Honeywell expects to complete field evaluation testing of its Zing remote diagnostic service for TFE731 engines by the end of next month. So far, the Zing system has accumulated more than 1,500 flight hours on a Hawker 800 and performed more than 275 downloads of engine data at U.S. and international airports. According to Honeywell, Zing will be available for TFE731-powered Hawkers through dealers and service centers starting in July.
Luxembourg-based fractional ownership operator JetFly has ordered two TBM 850s. The single-turboprop aircraft will be equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite and will feature a paint scheme and cabin interior designed by architect and town-planner Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Deliveries are pegged for this year.
Honeywell’s Swiss subsidiary, Honeywell International Sarl, and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) here at EBACE announced an agreement for HAL to manufacture commercial Honeywell TPE331 engines, engine components and kits for Honeywell. The agreement is an expansion of a longstanding relationship between the two companies, under which Hindustan Aeronautics has been manufacturing TPE331-5 engines for use by the Indian military services.
At press time EMS Technologies’ satcom division in Ottawa, Ontario, was set to become the second approved hardware retailer for the Swift64 service. EMS’ ADT-1000 (aeronautical data terminal) is a dual-channel high-speed data unit capable of up to 128 kbps bidirectional throughput over the Swift64 network.
Sandel Avionics (Booth No. 1343) said it has started shipping a new version of its SA4550 primary attitude display, designed as a slide-in replacement for older Rockwell Collins flight directors. The LED-backlit display is compatible with the Collins ADI-84, ADI-84A and 329B-7R flight directors. It mates to the existing wiring harness and connector to minimize installation time, Sandel said. List price is $20,950.