Electronic engineering

January 22, 2008 - 8:40am

Securaplane Technologies of Tucson, Ariz., has introduced a digital video recorder for aircraft that replaces tape-based recorders. The $14,871 (list price) DVR-01 can archive up to six hours of video data, which is retrievable through an integrated Ethernet port. About the size of a paperback book, the three-pound device can be installed in spaces that are typically off-limits for traditional video recorders.

January 22, 2008 - 8:40am

Securaplane Technologies of Tucson, Ariz., has introduced a digital video recorder for aircraft that replaces tape-based recorders. The $14,871 (list price) DVR-01 can archive up to six hours of video data, which is retrievable through an integrated Ethernet port. About the size of a paperback book, the three-pound device can be installed in spaces that are typically off-limits for traditional video recorders.

January 17, 2008 - 10:20am

Banyan Air Service’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based avionics department recently completed a major avionics modification on a VIP Boeing 747SP. Adding to the challenge, the work was performed in Europe over an eight-week span.

January 17, 2008 - 10:20am

Banyan Air Service’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based avionics department recently completed a major avionics modification on a VIP Boeing 747SP. Adding to the challenge, the work was performed in Europe over an eight-week span.

January 14, 2008 - 10:40am

Northern Airborne Technology, a British Columbia-based subsidiary of the Chelton Group, last month introduced a lightweight satcom system that routes calls through the Globalstar network of 48 low-earth-orbit satellites. The system consists of the STX100 transceiver, PTA12 dialer/adapter and a Globalstar antenna, and provides coverage over about 80 percent of the earth, including polar regions and some mid-oceanic regions.

January 14, 2008 - 10:21am

Honeywell last month purchased the assets of cabin avionics specialist Baker Electronics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. John Uczekaj, Honeywell executive vice president and general manager for business, regional and general aviation avionics, said the business is being renamed Honeywell Cabin Management Systems and Services.

January 10, 2008 - 10:34am

Technical standard orders for terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS) have been revised as TSO C151b, which includes a new class-C category intended for voluntary installations on smaller aircraft not covered by the requirements for class-A and -B TAWS. In March 2005 class-A and -B TAWS are required in turbine aircraft with six or more passenger seats, with class-A systems intended for larger Part 91 airplanes and commercial aircraft.

December 28, 2007 - 5:26am

Honeywell last month said it has installed on the company’s Gulfstream G550 a Wi-Fi com gateway that will allow passengers to use Blackberrys to send and receive e-mail in flight. The exercise is serving as a testing ground for new Wi-Fi services from Honeywell through its OneLink satcom service.

December 28, 2007 - 5:25am

Rockwell Collins said last month that it has completed the purchase of the SkyLink broadband terminal product line from Arinc for its relaunched eXchange data offering. Collins will sell and support the product line to large business jet operators and OEMs, while Arinc will continue to provide SkyLink Ku-band satellite services.

December 18, 2007 - 7:44am

Chelton Satcom last month announced the signing of supplier contracts to provide high-speed-data equipment as customer options for the Embraer Legacy and Gulfstream G450/550.

 
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