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


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

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The FAA has withdrawn a decade-old proposal to rescind its requirement for mode-S transponders and, consequently, plans to end the hundreds of mode-S insta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

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

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

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

Pentar Avionics Shows OffLatest AR230 ‘Miniserver’

Although relatively small, the Jetlan AR230 onboard file server from Pentar Avionics is big where it counts: performance and features.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

PS Engineering Gets Sirius about Future of In-flight Audio

The latest cockpit audio panel from PS Engineering, the PMA8000-SR, does everything a conventional panel can, with one extra feature sure to get the attent

Honeywell reveals latest synthetic-vision concept

Honeywell researchers are demonstrating a synthetic-vision system (SVS) that uses terrain and obstacle data taken from the company’s enhanced ground proxim
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Nav Canada sees growth in rate stabilization fund

After sustaining losses of C$116 million ($91.4 million) after 9/11, Nav Canada, the private, non-share corporation that owns and operates Canada’s civil a

SE-Vision pairs EVS with synthetic vision

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins and Max-Viz of Portland, Ore., have teamed to begin flight tests aboard an FAA aircraft of a guidance system inte

Raytheon Offering RVSM Compliance Paperwork

Raytheon Aircraft is now offering a complete package of RVSM compliance paperwork and flight-test services for operators of Beechcraft and Hawker turbine b

Chelton’s FlightLogic STC’d in Citation 501

Chelton Flight Systems announced completion of the STC for the company’s FlightLogic synthetic-vision EFIS in the Cessna Citation 501.

Sandel Introduces Upgraded EHSI Line

Sandel Avionics last month introduced the SN3500 line of electronic HSI units, featuring compass, map, flight-plan display and RMI, along with traffic, ter
Charter & Fractional

NetJets Places Bulk Order for Iridium Satellite Phones

Fractional provider NetJets has ordered 50 AirCell ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication systems for its fleet of Hawker 400XP light business jets.

RVSM STC Adds More Learjet 35/36 Versions

West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colo., received an amendment to its August 2003 Learjet 35/36 STC that adds RVSM equipment installation approval to a

Honeywell Debuts Online Flight Planning

Honeywell Flight Support Services has unveiled an online flight planning service.

Advanced vision test flights end

Wrapping up a four-year effort, officials from Rockwell Collins, NASA, the FAA and other entities last month conducted the culminating test flight of advan

Enhanced Mode-S STC’d for Gulfstreams

PrivateSky Aviation Services of Fort Myers, Fla., and Spectralux of Redmond, Wash., have STC’d a mode-S enhanced surveillance upgrade for Gulfstreams.

Garmin Delays WAAS Upgrades

Lingering technical issues are forcing Garmin to delay plans for upgraded WAAS capability in its GNS 430/530 and GPS 400/500 panel-mount avionics, accordin

Honeywell Mods Fix Mode-S Transponders

A fix has been ordered to resolve the five-second trap of certain Honeywell mode-S transponders.

Honeywell Demonstrates SVS

Honeywell last month gave journalists their first look at the company’s developmental integrated primary flight display (IPFD), including the synthetic-vis

Verizon Airfone Reverses Course

Responding to customer input, Verizon Airfone said it will continue providing MagnaStar phone users with air-to-ground communications “through at least Dec

IS&S EFIS Package STC’d in PC-12

The FAA last month granted Innovative Solutions & Support an STC for installation of the company’s 10-inch displays in the Pilatus PC-12.

Kitchener Offers EC 120 EFIS

Kitchener Aero has delivered its first Eurocopter EC 120 with upgraded avionics and special-mission modifications.

EFB devices a supplement for glass cockpits

Are portable electronic flight bag (EFB) computing devices merely a stepping stone until business aircraft operators get around to installing cockpit equip

Grob’s Paris Surprise Will Fly with Honeywell Apex Avionics

Grob’s SPn, a carbon-fiber light business twinjet introduced at last month’s Paris Air Show, will enter production with the Honeywell Apex avionics system,

Duncan Certifies Collins Retrofit Cockpit in Astra

Duncan Aviation has certified and installed a Rockwell Collins IDS-3000 retrofit cockpit and IFIS (integrated flight information system) file server in a c

CMC Introduces SatLite Antenna

For the business aviation market, CMC Electronics has introduced a compact satcom antenna the company calls SatLite.

Arinc and Jeppesen Team To Develop EFBs

Arinc and Jeppesen last month announced an alliance that will integrate “best of class” EFB components from each company’s portfolios to produce what offic