Honeywell demonstrated control of its Ovation Select cabin management system with Google Glass this week at NBAA 2014. The demonstration is part of a new rapid-prototyping effort under way at Honeywell to develop products and features.
Rock Seven has entered into an agreement with global flight-tracking and data-provision specialist FlightAware (Booth 4845) of Houston to offer an enhanced flight-tracking service for its customers who use the RockStar and RockFleet units. Information from these systems will be integrated into FlightAware’s system, and Rock Seven users will have access to FlightAware’s live Web-based flight-tracking and the data available on that system.
MyGoFlight (Booth 4654), a Denver, Colo.-headquartered aviation accessories company, is known for its flexible and diverse mounts for iPads and Android tablets in the cockpit and is showing an array of mounts, a 2015 edition flight bag for techies and ArmorGlas, a tempered glass anti-glare screen protector for any iPad or iPhone.
But what is really exciting is the company’s prototype MGF head-up display (HUD). “Our goal is to get all pilots to be heads-up, eyes-out during all critical phases of flight,” said CEO Charles Schneider.
Barfield has developed the technology to transform any Android tablet into a wireless remote control for the DPS1000, the ground support test equipment used for testing pitot-static/air data systems. In the past line testing often required two operators, communicating with each other by radio; Barfield’s technology requires only one. Moreover, one of the great benefits of a software application is that it can continually evolve with limited development cost.
Rosen Sunvisor Systems of Eugene, Ore., is showcasing its next-generation, five-axis Arc sunvisor system here at NBAA 2014. The newly designed Arc sunvisor provides stable glare reduction in multiple directions and features flexible mounting configurations suitable on both airplanes and helicopters.
The Arc can be placed to cover the side, front and overhead windows using monorail and static mounts, according to Rosen (Booth 3060).
Ontario, Canada-headquartered Av-Base Systems (Booth 1538) is demonstrating the latest enhancements to its WinAir aviation management software. The company touts the program as “a cost-efficient, easy-to-use and structurally integrated maintenance and inventory control system” for the aviation industry.
Recent improvements to WinAir include a feature that helps clients review new parts that are not yet in the system. Also, users now have the ability to see where a part number is being employed in the program’s maintenance template.
For flight operations with multiple-aircraft fleets and pilots that use iPad electronic flight bags (EFBs), app developer ForeFlight (Booth 4645) has integrated its ForeFlight Mobile iPad app with Comply365’s MyMobile365 dashboard. Comply365 specializes in enterprise optimization, and the dashboard helps fleet operators manage iPad deployment for groups of users.
Blue Sky Network (Booth 3479) of La Jolla, Calif., is showing its entire line of satellite communications technologies here at NBAA 2014, including two new communication products: HawkEye 7200 and Iridium Go!
HawkEye 7200, the company’s new portable satcom with Bluetooth support for sending forms from electronic flight bags (EFBs), is now in production. Post-beta test development incorporated feedback from users, resulting in a device that has received U. S. Forest Service approval for automated flight following.
Satellite communications systems have security vulnerabilities that may allow hackers to gain access to aircraft systems, according to cyber security expert Ruben Santamarta, principal security consultant at IOActive Security Services, speaking at the Black Hat USA conference early last month. Santamarta and IOActive published a white paper that discusses security vulnerabilities in air, sea and land satcom systems, including systems made by Cobham (formerly Thrane & Thrane) and Iridium.
Dassault Aviation has tapped Esoteric, a New York City-based provider of cockpit and cabin USB chargers, to supply its new SkyDock line of USB chargers for Falcons. Installations will begin later this year.
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