Avionics

New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit.

Avionics

EVS, SVS spurring HUD interest

Head-up display (HUD) manufacturers have carved a respectable niche for themselves in the business aviation realm in the last decade or so, but if the mark
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Avionics

FAA Throws Up Roadblock to Would-be Aero Cellphone Services

AeroMobile, a joint venture of Arinc and Telenor now planning the introduction of cellphone services for the cabin, last month announced that it is taking
Avionics

Elliott Launches Flat-panel Upgrade Program for Citation 650

Elliott Aviation has applied for an STC for installation of a flat-panel cockpit upgrade for the Cessna Citation 650, the Moline, Ill.
Avionics

Gulfstream Adds CCD to G150 Cockpit

In a bid to bring the functionality of its larger siblings to the G150 midsize jet, Gulfstream announced that it is adding pilot and copilot cursor control
Training and Workforce

First there was glass for GA, now comes an FTD to match

First came glass cockpits for light piston airplanes, and now there is a Frasca flight-training device (FTD) for pilots who want to learn to use the new br
ATC

Raytheon To Conduct ADS-B Trials for Eurocontrol

Raytheon Systems of the UK has received a contract from Eurocontrol to install four ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) ground systems to su
ATC

Australia Moves Ahead with Plan To Provide Free ADS-B Avionics to GA

Airservices Australia has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to avionics makers for as many as 1,500 ADS-B airborne systems for installation in the countr
Avionics

Avidyne and Ryan Team on Price Discount Promotion

Avidyne and Ryan International announced discounts of up to $2,000 when customers buy an Avidyne FlightMax EX500 multifunction display and a Ryan 9900BX tr
Aircraft

Eclipse takes delivery of first flight-ready autopilot for VLJ

Marking an important milestone on the Eclipse 500’s development path, Meggitt last month delivered the first flight-ready autopilot hardware to Eclipse Avi
Avionics

Avionics Upgrade STCed for Citation 501, Falcon 200

Rockwell Collins avionics upgrades are now available for Citation 501s, including the Williams International FJ44-powered Eagle II Citation 501s.
Avionics

RVSM Packages STCed for Twin Commander

Twin Commander Aircraft has received an STC for three RVSM equipment packages for the turboprop twin series.
Avionics

FAA Developing RAIM Prediction Tool

To help business aircraft operators cope with new Rnav routes and procedures that took effect last month, the FAA is developing a Web-based RAIM (receiver
Avionics

DOD reveals plans for its own LAAS project

The Department of Defense (DOD) recently unveiled its program for JPALS, the joint precision approach and landing system.
Avionics

USAF facility tests GPS jamming vulnerability

A special military facility dedicated to testing the vulnerability of GPS installations to deliberate jamming is now open to corporate pilots whose operati
ATC

A global perspective on RNP: A joint Eurocontrol and FAA meeting addressed the ever-evolving concept of performance-based navigation

Performance-based navigation was identified in ICAO’s Future Air Navigation System concept of the early 1990s, which defined required navigation performanc
Avionics

FAA Approves Chelton Installations in Some Part 23 Airplanes

Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho, has received FAA certification for installations of its FlightLogic EFIS avionics in a number of Part 23 airplanes,
Avionics

Thales To Provide Avionics for Sikorsky S-76D

Sikorsky’s new S-76D twin-turbine helicopter, scheduled to enter service in 2008, will be equipped with Thales’ TopDeck integrated modular avionics, accord
Avionics

NASA partners show EVS, SVS concepts

Throw BAE Systems and Nav3D into the mix of companies indicating strong interest in sensor and software technology for emerging cockpit advanced-vision sys
Avionics

Newcomer Starling set to unveil unusual Ku antenna

Starling Advanced Communications, a relatively new name among satcom antenna manufacturers, has officially kicked off a development program for a line of K
Training and Workforce

King Schools Introducing Garmin G1000 Online Training Course

John and Martha King this month plan to take the wraps off a new online training course developed for pilots transitioning from traditional instruments to
Aircraft

Business Jet Technologies Gains FAA OK for GII/IIB RVSM Package

Business Jet Technologies last month announced FAA certification for the company’s reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) compliance package for the G
Maintenance and Modifications

Genesis 3 Engineering offers Falcon 20 group RVSM kit

Genesis 3 Engineering has begun delivering installation kits for its new group RVSM solution for Dassault Falcon 20s.

“Using proven Innovati
Maintenance and Modifications

Completion & Refurb Update: November 2005

LED Replacements for Fluorescent Tubes Coming Soon

Emteq Lighting & Cabin Systems recently announced a patent-pending LED replacement
Avionics

Avionics Selected for Planned Turboprop

Quest Aircraft selected the Garmin G1000 as the standard avionics for its under-development Kodiak, a 10-seat STOL turboprop single scheduled to be certifi
Avionics

FAA Moves To End Mode-S Exemptions

The FAA has withdrawn a decade-old proposal to rescind its requirement for mode-S transponders and, consequently, plans to end the hundreds of mode-S insta
Training and Workforce

EBACE 2005: For Pilots Only

Jeppesen of Englewood, Colo., introduced new weather maps that provide forecast information on icing and turbulence.
Avionics

2005 Aircraft Electronics Association Convention: AEA hosts record-setting show in Dallas

As it usually does, news from the cockpit avionics front featured prominently at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention, held this year A
Avionics

Mid-Continent Introduces Two-inch Standby Attitude Indicator

Following the successful introduction last year of the three-inch 4300 Lifesaver backup attitude indicator, Mid-Continent Instruments has gone one step bet
Avionics

Sandel Gains TSO Approval for SN3500 Electronic HSI

Sandel Avionics announced that its latest SN3500 electronic horizontal situation indicator (EHSI) has received TSO approval from the FAA, clearing the way