Denver-based JetTech received STC approval to install Garmin G600 avionics with dual flat-panel displays in the Piper Cheyenne III, IIIA and 400LS. The upgrade includes dual G600 RVSM primary instrumentation, with RVSM-capable air data computers.
Heads Up Technologies of Carrollton, Texas, unveiled Lumin, a new cabin management system (CMS) that combines both innovative technology and highly flexible design, at NBAA 2011, held October 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Toronto-based Field Aviation has delivered two Bombardier Q400s in a corporate shuttle reconfiguration to Avitrade Belgium, which will operate them on behalf of the end users.
The mixed-class interiors are configured with 28 and 40 seats, respectively, with a combination of executive and standard economy seat pairs. One of the two Q400s also has four individual, fully berthable executive seats in a club configuration.
Garmin unveiled its aera 795 and 796 portable aviation navigation devices yesterday. Both units incorporate features of the company’s GPSMap 696 and add capabilities such as a touchscreen user interface, pilot-selectable screen orientation, 3-D Vision and electronic en route and approach charts.
Rockwell Collins announced at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that its engineers have developed a touchscreen interface for the Pro Line Fusion avionics suite. While no OEM has yet ordered Pro Line Fusion with the touchscreen interface, deployment could take place in time for some upcoming Fusion-equipped jet programs, according to systems engineer Dave Gribble, depending on certification requirements.
Rockwell Collins has developed a touchscreen interface for the Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, the company announced on Sunday at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. While no OEM yet has ordered Pro Line Fusion with the touchscreen interface, the touchscreen capability will be certified in 2013 and it is expected to appear in future Pro Line Fusion cockpits.
Jet Aviation will install Honeywell’s Ovation Select cabin management system in a BBJ currently undergoing completion at the center’s Basel facilities.
The system provides total command of the cabin environment through icon-based touchscreen passenger interface controls; either a drink-rail-mounted personal control unit or wireless hand-held device.
At this year’s Aircraft Electronics Association show in March, Garmin International (Stand 1367) introduced the long-awaited successors to the 14-year-old Garmin GNS 430/530 navigator series, the new GTN 650/750 touchscreen panel-mount navigator/radios. Since then, the U.S. cockpit innovator has added another new series in its large-display avionics, the new G2000 with a touchscreen controller.
Pilots now have many choices for viewing approach plates, arrival and departure charts and airport diagrams in the cockpit, from traditional paper to electronic flight bags (EFBs), built-in avionics and a plethora of devices from Apple’s new iPad to handheld computers, Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader and other devices adapted to the task.
Pilots who are tired of carrying around kilos of paper terminal charts might want visit Jeppesen (Booth No. 336) and SolidFX (Booth No. 898) here at EBACE to check out the SolidFX FX8 and FX10 digital chart readers. The FX8 and wireless connectable FX8-G are the newest paperless-cockpit devices from SolidFX that store and display Jeppesen IFR terminal charts, eliminating the need to carry paper charts.