Avionics

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

Avionics

Avidyne Receives European Approvals

Avionics manufacturer Avidyne reported that the European Aviation Safety Agency approved TSOs of the Release 6.0 upgrade for the Entegra integrated flight
Accidents

FAA Proposes AD for Sandel ST3400

A proposed AD is aimed at owners of the Sandel ST3400 terrain awareness and warning system/radio magnetic indicator (TAWS/RMI).
Aircraft

PC-12 Gets Aftermarket LCD Upgrage

Universal Avionics and Kansas City Aviation Center have teamed to develop a three-screen LCD upgrade for the Pilatus PC-12.
ATC

Honeywell’s Global Data Center (GDC) has announced launch of an integrated flight data management service

According to the company, it provides a real-time connection to the FAA’s Enhanced Traffic Management System (ETMS).
Maintenance and Modifications

Lanmar adds avionics service

Lanmar Aviation at Groton-New London Airport in Groton, Conn., has expanded its Part 145 repair station maintenance capability to include an in-house avion
Safety

Flight Safety Foundation hosts European Aviation Safety Seminar

Terrain-avoidance warning systems (TAWS) technology, which has been credited with preventing several potential major accidents, underscores the need for co
Avionics

In-flight Monitoring System Rewarded

Flight-tracking specialist OuterLink was presented an award during the American Helicopter Society symposium in Phoenix last month.
Safety

Could having less weather data make the cockpit safer?

“How much weather information does a pilot really need?” This was a question posed by meteorologist James Tauss at a recent NASA conference on integrated c
Avionics

Global XRS enters service with EVS

The first several Global Express XRS ultra-long-range business jets fitted with the Bombardier enhanced-vision system (EVS) are now operating to far-flung
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Avionics

Kollsman Acquires Stake in Sandel

Israel’s Elbit Systems announced that subsidiary Kollsman has acquired a 20-percent stake in Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif.
Avionics

Less Costly EVS Sensors on the Way?


Speaking at an Embry-Riddle seminar on the future of aviation maintenance in late May, an engineer for L-3 Avionics Systems seemed to indicate the co
Avionics

IS&S Cockpit Certified in PC-12

The retrofit flat-panel cockpit from Exton, Pa.-based Innovative Solutions & Support has gained its STC, clearing the way for hardware shipments to aut
Avionics

Pilots Give Thumbs Up to Phenom 300’s Prodigy Cockpit

An advisory board of pilots and aircraft owners met at Embraer’s headquarters in South America last month to evaluate the man-machine interface of the Phen
Avionics

Universal certifies Vision 1 in Challenger

The FAA in late May granted the first Part 25 STC for a synthetic-vision system (SVS), handing over the approval paperwork to Universal Avionics after the
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Regulations and Government

Don’t Fall into the Five-second Trap

In a proposed Airworthiness Directive, the FAA says certain Honeywell mode-S transponders erroneously go into standby mode if the crew takes longer than fi
Avionics

Struggling airlines wary of SwiftBroadband’s cost

Priced at about $11 per megabyte, access to Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband airborne data service will represent a relatively expensive option for in-flight Inte
Avionics

Floodgates Open for Cockpit Retrofits

Asked about the market for cockpit retrofit installations, Honeywell vice president for aftermarket sales John Bolton said the floodgates have been pushed
Avionics

Axxess Makes Debut in Falcon 2000

Duncan Aviation last month reported that it installed and certified the first AirCell Axxess onboard communications system, in a Falcon 2000.
Avionics

Innotech-Execaire Teams on EFBs

Innotech-Execaire has selected On-Board Data Systems (OBDS) as its partner for software and services in support of a fleet-wide electronic flight bag (EFB)
Avionics

Air-to-Ground Spectrum Explained

The total 4-MHz slice of frequency spectrum that was the subject of the FCC’s 800-MHz auction is the same spectrum that has been allocated for air-to-groun
Avionics

Pentastar Approves EFB through AML Process in Falcon 2000

Pentastar Aviation in Waterford, Mich., last month announced it has received STC approval to install an electronic flight bag portable computer from CMC El
Aircraft

EMS Satcom Antenna Will Fly on Bombardier Globals

Bombardier has selected the eNfusion AMT-3800 high-gain satcom antenna from Canada’s EMS Satcom as a factory option on the Global Express XRS and Global 50
Aircraft

Dassault Offers EFB Option

Gulfstream was the first to add electronic flight bag portable computers to its options list, and now Dassault has followed suit by selecting the PilotView
Avionics

Collins SwiftBroadband-ready Hardware Debuts

In preparation for the launch of Inmarsat SwiftBroadband data service early next year, Rockwell Collins has introduced two new data-ready satcom terminals,
Avionics

Honeywell Introduces ‘Enhanced’ Apex Cockpit

Described by some Honeywell engineers as “son of Primus Epic,” the Phoenix company’s Apex integrated avionics system is undergoing a makeover that aims to
Regulations and Government

New HIRF testing rules a step closer

The FAA last month closed a three-month comment period on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would amend long-standing HIRF (high-intensity radiat
Avionics

Cockpit Avionics

The earliest versions of the Internet and e-mail trace their existence back to the 1950s, when Rand researchers first started thinking about ways to connec
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Avionics

Europe ready to test technical results of in-flight cellphone use

As regulatory agencies in Europe and North America grapple with whether to permit the use of personal mobile phones in flight, the companies that intend to
ATC

As ADS-B launches nationally, system loses ground in Alaska

In a curious turn of events, the FAA last month found itself launching its nationwide ADS-B program in Washington and boosting the system’s air traffic ben
Avionics

‘Public Should Pay More of ATC Costs’

In the war of words between the airlines and general aviation about who should pay how much for ATC services, Pogo CEO Robert Crandall argues that the gene