Flight Display Systems in Alpharetta, Ga., last month said the FAA has granted it parts manufacturing approval for three new cabin LCD monitors, an endorsement that will make it easier for some dealers to install the equipment. The newly introduced monitors include a 10.4-inch LCD that sells for a list price of $2,989, a 17.1-inch widescreen LCD that lists for $6,094 and a 26-inch widescreen that costs $10,940.
Gulfstream yesterday ordered 40 of Arinc’s new SkyLink inflight broadband satellite communications systems for installation on its jets. It is the launch order for the system, which Arinc claims offers Internet connections that are five times faster and a third the price of Inmarsat’s rival Swift64 service.
Deliveries of the first RCOM-100 satphone equipment, designed for use with the Globalstar Satellite system, will begin this November, Arnav Systems announced at NBAA 2002. As detailed at the Puyallup, Wash. company’s exhibit (Booth No.
Honeywell Aerospace’s business and regional aircraft authorized service centers are to be graded under a new Service Target Authorization Approval Rating (STAAR) program. This will set performance standards for service center authorization and the quarterly performance metrics required to achieve a STAAR designation.
Rockwell Collins has announced the first installation of its high-speed data communication system. The HST-900 transceiver is being installed on a Dassault Falcon 900EX by Detroit-based Rockwell Collins dealer Pentastar, and delivery is expected later this month. Designed for simple integration with Collins’ SAT-906, the two-MCU, 8.5-lb HST-900 provides 64 kilobits per second, allowing airborne Internet and e-mail access.
Bombardier Aerospace and Rockwell Collins have agreed to develop the new Airshow 21 integrated cabin avionics for Bombardier’s new Global 5000. Airshow 21’s Ethernet-based local area network (LAN) will give users “off-board” data connections, as well as access to printers, fax machines and shared files.
Wichita-based Mid-Continent Instruments is featuring six new versions of its MD41 terrain awareness system controller at Booth No. 866. These units are designed to satisfy an FAA mandate to place terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) annunciation and mode selection within the pilot’s direct field of view.
Teledyne Controls, exclusive distributor of Raytheon’s MagnaStar airborne telephone system, introduced its SmartCabin Office concept at a Monday morning press conference here at NBAA.
Following its acquisition this summer of cabin entertainment provider Airshow, Rockwell Collins has integrated the Tustin, Calif. company’s line into its own cabin products package and is introducing the results here at NBAA as Collins Airshow 21 (Booth No. 3201).
Rockwell Collins has selected WSI InFlight to provide up-to-date weather briefings to aircraft equipped with Collins Pro Line 21 flight-deck displays. WSI Corp.’s InFlight system uses satellite technology to continuously broadcast accurate, up-to-date weather and near-term forecasts to any aircraft equipped with WSI’s special-purpose antenna and receiver.