San Diego-based Avexus (Booth No. 1600), a software development company specializing in MRO management solutions, is currently beta testing release 7i3 of its Impresa MRO process management software, which runs on Hewlett-Packard and Sun Unix operating systems, on Linux.
Eclipse Aviation yesterday received flight into known icing (FIKI) approval for the Eclipse 500, though in-service and undelivered aircraft up to S/N 265 will require modifications to fly in such conditions.
In addition to producing its familiar oversized yellow publication Trade-A-Plane people are enthusiastic about something totally new these days–access to the company’s WeatherTAP online weather service through a Pocket PC.
Jeppesen recently announced the release of two flight-planning interfaces, one browser-based and one using TCP/IP communication protocol, for its JetPlan flight-planning software.
Pentar Avionics of Seattle announced availability of the new version of its JetLan airborne network server, the JetLan XP. Besides offering enhanced performance compared to the earlier design, company president Bob Rodgers told AIN the JetLan XP “is a much more modular system that can be upgraded to take advantage of new technology as it becomes available.
Inflightonline, provider of e-mail, Internet content and in-flight connectivity services, re- cently announced the availability of its Secure Access products for business aviation.
FltPlan.com released a free airport and FBO guide that can be downloaded onto PDAs such as the Palm Treo, Windows Mobile devices and BlackBerrys as well as laptops and EFBs. The guide is updated weekly and includes information on more than 5,000 airports in the U.S., Bahamas, Canada and Mexico.
NBAA presented Greg Fink with a Technical Reward and Career Scholarship program (Tracs) scholarship for a Falcon 900EX maintenance course. “It’s a chance to go back to a more technical rather than formal school,” Fink said. “It will hopefully give me an advantage over other applicants with otherwise similar credentials.”
Eclipse Aviation received permission from the U.S. and Canada to export the Eclipse 500 and its Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F engines to Russia. “This is the next step in establishing an assembly facility in Ulyanovsk, Russia,” the company said at EBACE.
Aeronautical chart provider Jeppesen is experiencing first hand some of the angst that can accompany a business’s transition to the brave new world of digital product and service marketing. In Jepp’s case problems arose from glitches with its FliteDeck electronic approach chart software, a recent version of which wreaked serious havoc by locking up users’ computers.