Timken has acquired assets of Gilbert, Ariz.-based Extex, which specializes in manufacturing FAA-approved aftermarket parts for turbine engines. During its 13 years of operation, Extex expanded its portfolio of parts manufactured under FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) regulations to serve three powerplant lines–the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6, Honeywell auxiliary power units and the Rolls-Royce 250.
Honeywell has launched its redesigned Ovation Select cabin management system, a package that “seamlessly integrates entertainment and connectivity technology through a simple and intuitive passenger interface.”
The user interface was designed to allow the passenger to stay “connected,” whether it is via BlackBerry, laptop, MP3 player, video-capable iPod, XM Radio or watching a movie from the high-definition Blu-ray DVD player.
Avmats Spirit, based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS), has been awarded line service center status by Honeywell Aerospace for the CFE738. For more than 10 years Avmats has been an authorized line service center for the TFE731 and GTCP36-series APUs. Avmats sought this authorization to complement its Falcon program and better serve its Falcon 2000 customers.
Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) announced an expanded agreement with Honeywell to republish and distribute technical publications for Honeywell engine, APU, landing gear, avionics and additional aviation components.
With this summer’s acquisition of Sky Connect by parent EMS Technologies, EMS Satcom can now offer full worldwide satellite communication coverage. Sky Connect, which continues to operate from Takoma Park, Md., offers tracking, text messaging and telephone service for airborne, ground and marine applications over the Iridium satellite network.
Satcom Direct, which had been competing with Honeywell International’s OneLink, announced that it has officially signed a contract Saturday to work in cooperation with Honeywell to provide flight support and cabin communications services in a one-stop package.
Lakeland, Fla.-based Gulf Coast Avionics announced it has completed its first installation of a Garmin G600 retrofit package. The glass avionics suite was installed in a Twin Commander 690C turboprop, the first of four the company has scheduled for modification along with a Cessna 402. The aircraft required the design and fabrication of new panels for both the pilot and copilot stations to accommodate the comprehensive upgrade.
Even taking into account the most recent upheaval on Wall Street, engine and avionics manufacturer Honeywell Aerospace’s just released 17th annual business aviation market forecast calls for deliveries of up to 17,000 new jets worth approximately $300 billion over the next decade. Based on operator responses, the results from this year’s survey show record deliveries will continue through next year, with a drop off in 2010.
Calgary, Alberta-based CD Aviation Services has joined the list of Honeywell appointed and approved TPE331 major level service centers, the company announced. As such, CDAS provides all maintenance inspections for the TPE331-1 through TPE331-12 models of Honeywell engines. CDAS also performs line maintenance for TFE731-2, -5, -20, -40, -50 and -60 series engines as well as for GTCP 30-90, 36-100/150, RE 100 and RE 220 series APUs.
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has earned respect throughout the industry for its eagerly anticipated 10-year business aviation forecast, released to coincide with the annual NBAA Convention. The company revealed the purchase-expectation forecast here on Sunday and the news was generally positive. That came as a surprise to a lot of people, including Rob Wilson, Honeywell Aerospace president for business and general aviation.