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New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit.
News Note: Diamond Aircraft in late June selected the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system for its D-Jet
Diamond Aircraft in late June selected the Garmin G1000 integrated avionics system for its D-Jet, a very light jet powered by a single Williams FJ33-4 engi
GAMA prepares for FAA budget strife
Pete Bunce’s love of aviation comes through five-by-five.
“I am just ecstatic to be here,” he said during a recent interview in his office a
2005 AIN Product Support Report
For the third consecutive year in
’s Product Support Survey, readers gave Gulfstream top marks for both its newer business jets (less than 10 yea
From weather to terrain to tunes, Garmin’s GPSmap 396 does it all
It’s not a bad idea to keep a portable GPS receiver in the flight bag just in case, but now Garmin has come out with an aviation handheld that even seasone
Rockwell Collins Receives ADS-BApproval for TDR-94/94D Transponders
Rockwell Collins has obtained what is said to be the first FAA TSO approval for ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) functionality for use wi
News Note: Arinc and its partner Aeronautical Radio of Thailand last month announced the launch of VHF datalink communications service at three major airports in Australia
The companies have deployed new VHF air-ground stations to cover the airspace at Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne airports.
Avionics at Oshkosh
The amateur-built market has been a crucible for avionics development for decades.
IS&S betting on glass-cockpit technology
The pressure is on for Exton, Pa.-based Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S), but you would never know it from talking with company marketing executives.<
Cirrus Adds EGPWS to SR 20/22 Standard Equipment Lists
Indicative of just how prevalent terrain-awareness avionics have become in the nearly 10 years since Honeywell (then AlliedSignal) introduced the enhanced
Airlines renew interest in VDL avionics
The number of aircraft flying in Europe with controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) equipment has about doubled in the past few months from 152 a
Owner-pilots get glassy-eyed
Very light jets (VLJs) may well represent the tsunami on the horizon for the owner-flown turbine market.
Piper’s Meridian gets a makeover, Avidyne style
While buyers will undoubtedly welcome the switch in the Piper Meridian from previous Meggitt Magic avionics to the more capable Avidyne Entegra system, an
News Note: Sandel Avionics has added WSI’s InFlight weather service and TCAS I traffic display capability to its SN3500 electronic HSI
The optional interfaces let pilots overlay nav waypoint data with precipitation, lightning and traffic information.
ACSS targets bizjet market with software
Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), the Phoenix avionics maker owned jointly by L-3 Communications and Thales, has been holding discussio
Category III landings come to bizav
Landings to below Cat I and II ILS minimums have been possible for more than three decades, but the price of admission until recently has been autoland cer
Jeppesen Lands Airbus, Boeing EFB Deals
Aviation data provider Jeppesen has reached separate agreements with the world’s two biggest airplane manufacturers to bring electronic flight bag (EFB) te
Industry voices concerns about the future of ADS-B
The FAA announced in August that it expects to award its ADS-B ground station contract (estimated to be for up to 500 ground stations) next July.
Dassault, Honeywell Settle Lawsuit
Dassault Aviation has reached a settle-ment with Honeywell over a $60 million lawsuit filed by the French business jet builder in October last year.
Innotech Installs Its First EVS in Global Express XRS
Innotech Aviation reported that it has completed its first installation of an enhanced-vision system (EVS) in an ultra-long-range Bombardier Global Express
IS&S develops cockpit retrofit kits for popular business jets
Avionics maker Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) is diving headlong into the cockpit retrofit market with a turnkey installation kit for business airpl
2006 AIN Product Support Survey: Part Three - Avionics
asked pilots, mechanics and department managers to rank avionics suppliers in seven key categories: parts availability; parts cost; AOG (aircraf
Cessna Selects AirCell’s Axxess System for Citations
Cessna Aircraft has selected Axxess, an Iridium-based cabin information system from AirCell, as a factory option for the Citation X, Sovereign and XLS.
AD Calls for Replacement of Batch of Shadin ADCs
The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive that mandates replacement of certain Shadin ADC-2000 air-data computers (ADCs) installed in about 450 aircraf
Canadian Helicopters Selects EVS
Canadian Helicopters plans to buy the Max-Viz EVS-1000 enhanced-vision system for some of its onshore helicopter operations.
Flying with a HUD
After only a short time flying with a HUD in the real airplane, pilots become familiar with the symbology.
The future of head-up display technology
Head-up displays (HUDs) provide pilots with an array of flight-related information, when and where they need it most.
Cabin Interior and Electronics
How Does a HUD Work?
As far as pilots are concerned, the head-up display may as well consist of the HUD combiner glass and little else, because that is about all they see.
Revue Thommen enters business aviation market
Revue Thommen, the Swiss instrument maker, last month opened a U.S.
Buy an S-Tec Autopilot, Get a Free Meggitt EFIS
Autopilot maker S-Tec announced that it is now offering factory installations of its Magic 2100 digital autopilot and single-side EFIS in the King Air 90,
Broadband for bizav inches closer after satellite launch
The successful launch of the second Inmarsat-4 communications satellite late last year brings the introduction of SwiftBroadband airborne high-speed-data c
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