Electronic engineering

October 20, 2009 - 4:46pm

Rockwell Collins introduced a Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade for the Falcon 2000 that replaces the airplane’s original CRT screens with a suite of four 8- by 10-inch LCDs.

The upgrade adds capabilities for XM satellite weather, electronic charts, enhanced display of TAWS, radar, TCAS and EVS, improved moving maps and Waas LPV approach capability.

October 20, 2009 - 4:38pm

International Communications Group (Booth No. 4229) has partnered with Cobham to develop a bundled Iridium and Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite communications system called Sora that the companies claim is lighter, smaller and less expensive than a similar competing system made available earlier this year by Aircell and Thrane & Thrane.

October 20, 2009 - 8:42am

Emteq (Booth No. 2289) is unveiling “Easy HD” for its SkyPro and other manufacturers’ cabin management systems (CMS). The system provides high-definition (HD) components that work independently of an aircraft’s existing CMS and requires little or no modification of the CMS. It replaces existing analog bulkhead monitors with SkyPro HD monitors sized from 10.4 to 64 inches.

October 19, 2009 - 2:02pm

Honeywell has chosen Alto Aviation (Booth No. 4838) to supply components for the sound system in Honeywell’s Ovation Select, the cabin-management system recently chosen by Embraer for its Legacy 450/500 business jets. Alto’s digital amplifier was co-developed with Honeywell to integrate seamlessly into Ovation Select, making the most of Alto’s acoustic modeling software.

October 14, 2009 - 4:31am

One of the areas that has felt the pinch in the economic downturn has been corporate philanthropy, as charities find themselves needing to do more with less. The Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the nonprofit organization that arranges free flights for cancer patients to treatment using empty seats on business aircraft, is no exception.

September 29, 2009 - 11:50am

Deliveries of turbine-powered business airplanes will continue to fall through the end of next year before beginning a slow but steady recovery in 2011, according to a market forecast released on Friday by avionics maker Rockwell Collins.

August 28, 2009 - 6:33am

The Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system took to the air aboard a customer airplane for the first time last month, completing a five-hour initial test flight in a Bombardier Global Express XRS that originated at the business jet maker’s Downsview test center in Toronto on August 3.

August 28, 2009 - 5:06am

For the first time since AIN has been conducting its annual product support survey, a company that doesn’t start with Gar- and end in -min has claimed the top overall ranking among avionics manufacturers.

July 28, 2009 - 10:17am

Audio International, a DeCrane company based in Little Rock, Ark., has launched
the AI Platinum Elite high-definition cabin-management system, providing full 1080p resolution via high-speed 3G-SDI over CAN bus architecture.

July 28, 2009 - 7:04am

Satellite communications services reseller Satcom Direct last month announced it has sent and received AFIS/Acars datalink messages over the Inmarsat I-4 satellite constellation, marking a first for a satcom service provider. The messages were broadcast from a Global Express using Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom service in collaboration with the SITA datalink network.

 
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