Electronic engineering

October 22, 2014 - 12:40pm

Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace (Booth 2000) has introduced two new apps to support its avionics equipment for both pilots and maintainers.

Developed with input from its global customer committee, Pilot Gateway is a new website and mobile application that provides flight crew with access to training materials, manuals, videos and other resources for the Honeywell equipment on their particular aircraft type. The free app works on iOS and Android devices, and allows flight crew to submit questions to the flight technical services team and aerospace technical support.

October 22, 2014 - 12:35pm

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 21, 2014 - 11:20am

If you’re not yet an iPad user, you might as well get used to touchscreen technology because that’s clearly where the industry is headed, and with good reason. Rockwell Collins’s Pro Line Fusion Touch upgrade is a case in point. Touchscreens reduce not only pilot workload, but also pilot head-down time, an especially important item in single-pilot operations. Fusion’s synthetic vision also improves situational awareness.

October 21, 2014 - 10:00am

Up to 9,450 new business jets worth $280 billion are forecast to be delivered over the next 10 years, according to Honeywell Aerospace’s 23rd annual Business Aviation Outlook released on Sunday evening just ahead of NBAA 2014. This reflects an 8-percent increase in projected billings over the 2013 outlook, thanks to 200 more anticipated aircraft deliveries, “modest” list price increases and the continued strong demand for larger business jets.

October 21, 2014 - 9:10am

Jetex opened its new North American office in Miami, Fla., on October 20. The international flight-planning and trip-support group is transferring its Dubai-based Eagle Team to the new facility in order to have more direct contact with a growing body of customers from the U.S. and throughout the Americas.

The overall goal is to offer a closer connection with [business aircraft] operators, and our support staff in Miami can deliver the same array of services as our head office,” said Jetex corporate sales manager Heather Satchwell.

October 20, 2014 - 6:00pm

Up to 9,450 new business jets worth $280 billion are forecast to be delivered over the next 10 years, according to Honeywell Aerospace’s 23rd annual Business Aviation Outlook, released yesterday. This reflects an 8-percent increase in projected billings over the 2013 outlook, thanks to slightly higher aircraft deliveries “modest” list price increases and continued strong demand for larger business jets. While annual billings are expected to surpass peak 2008 levels in 2017 and beyond, unit deliveries are not projected to reach the 2008 peak any time during the 10-year forecast.

October 20, 2014 - 9:40am

Satcom Direct (Booth 980) is seeking to boost knowledge of satellite communications and connectivity technology with a series of training programs aimed at aircraft operators. The Satellite Beach, Fla.-based company is arranging classes and seminars in Farnborough, UK; Geneva; Hong Kong; and Dubai with a view to boosting technological awareness in growing international markets. In 2015, it intends to introduce classes aimed more specifically at customers in the Americas.

October 20, 2014 - 9:30am

For pilots who are transitioning into a turboprop or jet equipped with a Universal Avionics flight management system (FMS), the company has for many years offered FMS training at its headquarters in Tucson, Ariz., or at customer facilities. One of the problems with training, however, is replicating the FMS in the classroom, in a way that is realistic but doesn’t rely on taking an expensive real FMS off the shelf and wearing it out in frequent button-pushing sessions during training.

October 18, 2014 - 1:10pm

Duncan Aviation has named Andrew Arcuri assistant manager of its engine Rapid Response Team (RRT) network, concentrating on the eastern regions of the U.S.

Arcuri comes to the Duncan Aviation team with more than 20 years of experience in turbine engine maintenance. He served as an engine and propeller technician in the U.S. Navy, worked on TFE731 engines at Garrett Aviation and then moved to Dassault Falcon Jet, where he proved instrumental in developing and expanding additional lines of engine business.

October 18, 2014 - 11:20am

On the heels of changing its name from Aircell in early September, Gogo Business Aviation is positioning itself as a one-stop shop for all business aviation connectivity needs, while showcasing here at the NBAA Convention in Orlando new products announced at last year’s gathering in Las Vegas. The airborne communications provider, established in 1991 to bring voice telephone service to general aviation aircraft, changed its name to take advantage of the brand recognition of its Gogo commercial aviation airborne broadband Internet service, launched in 2009.