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March 7, 2013 - 9:25am

Eurocopter Canada (ECL) has launched the first phase of its new online technical publications service, giving customers access to the company’s latest aircraft publications.

The first phase–being rolled out now–posts Eurocopter’s latest technical documents in pdf format on the ECL Keycopter portal. Customers will be able to consult this online library for reference and download and print the desired manuals (or individual documents) for offline use.

March 6, 2013 - 4:00pm
The new “Maneuvers Guide” training app for iOS

Guidance Aviation (Booth No. C2703) is celebrating its 15th year in business with the Heli-Expo ’13 unveiling of two new products to assist helicopter flight students, as well as a celebration for show attendees.

March 4, 2013 - 8:37pm

Greenwich AeroGroup is offering demonstrations of LiveTV’s satellite communications LiveAero Wi-Fi broadband data and voice system this week at Heli-Expo. The LiveAero system uses Iridium’s OpenPort Aero broadband service. It allows users to stay connected via Wi-Fi to their smartphone, tablet or laptop from takeoff to landing anywhere in the world at data speeds up to 300 kbps. According to Greenwich, this unique satellite configuration and antenna design allows the signal to be received under the helicopter main rotor, permitting signal connectivity throughout the flight.

February 3, 2013 - 5:40am
L-3 Link Simulation and Training used a National Research Council of Canada Bell 412 as part of its research into improving fidelity-measuring standards for simulators.

Simulators could see a revolution in the quality of visuals as new ray-tracing technology comes to the fore and replaces rasterized images, and new multi-core chips make it possible to use multiple projectors simultaneously. That was one of the conclusions to emerge from a Royal Aeronautical Society conference in London on flight simulation research in late November. Whether the increased cost of greater “fidelity” is necessary to meet training goals was another matter for discussion.

February 3, 2013 - 4:55am

The power of mobile devices has spawned many useful and inexpensive applications for pilots. Beyond the increasingly capable moving-map applications, however, smart people have leveraged Apple’s iPhone and iPad to deliver unexpected new products such as CloudAhoy’s flight recording and playback app.

February 3, 2013 - 4:10am

As the migration of iPad tablet computers into cockpits has accelerated, operators have had to grapple with the logistics of deploying these devices. Companies such as Atlanta-based AirWatch have stepped in to help manage configuration, security and tracking for operators that have anywhere from a few to thousands of these mobile devices in employees’ hands. Jeppesen, which offers the Mobile FliteDeck Pro app for the iPad, has teamed with AirWatch to resell AirWatch’s services.

January 23, 2013 - 10:30am

Flight-support provider Universal Weather & Aviation added two new ways for its subscribers to access its flight-planning products, the company announced yesterday at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

January 2, 2013 - 4:35am
The Rockwell Collins HGS Flight iPad app introduces pilots to head-up display operation in a fun and challenging way.

The Rockwell Collins HGS Flight app for the iPad may seem like a game, but spend enough time with it and you’ll soon come to appreciate the benefits of a head-up display (HUD) and learn about HUD symbology and operation.

December 12, 2012 - 7:20am

The Hyundai Motor Co. has selected Iacobucci HF to provide seating for its new Boeing BBJ, just a few months after Iacobucci launched its new VIP seat business. With the support of Avjet, Comlux America will outfit the BBJ, the second of the type in Iacobucci’s orderbook. Boeing will deliver the bizliner to Comlux in the second quarter of next year and it should be completed within the year.

December 11, 2012 - 2:38pm
ARINC's Connect Communications System

ARINC anticipates its Connect Communications System (CCS), designed to give current generation capabilities to aircraft equipped with legacy Satcom systems, will be popular in the Middle East. Here the business aviation fleet “is quite dominated by larger aircraft, some former airliners with existing satellite infrastructure that might be relatively old,” said James Hardie, the company’s director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

 
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