Avionics

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

Avionics

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.
Avionics

Flying with a HUD

After only a short time flying with a HUD in the real airplane, pilots become familiar with the symbology.
Avionics

Rockwell Collins Developing eFlight Information Management for NetJets

Rockwell Collins engineers are hard at work ona top-to-bottom overhaul of NetJets’ information management back office, an effort that Collins said will all
Avionics

Collins Expands IDS Offerings

Rockwell Collins last month said it has received an additional TSO for the Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS) that allows buyers to installthe ret
Avionics

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,
Avionics

Further Details Clarify Shadin AD

An airworthiness directive requiring replacement of Shadin ADC-2000 computers affects only aircraft owners with “Quick Start” models of the Chelton FlightL
Avionics

Revue Thommen enters business aviation market

Revue Thommen, the Swiss instrument maker, last month opened a U.S.
Avionics

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
Regulations and Government

Inmarsat To Manage Galileo Network

Inmarsat announced it has been selected to manage the company that will look after Galileo’s global network operations, including performance monitoring an
Aircraft

Universal Begins Flight Testsof WAAS-capable FMS

Universal Avionics last month said it flew its first test flight with the new “W” series flight-management system (FMS) designed for compatibility with the
Avionics

Garmin Introduces GMX 200 Display

Garmin has introduced the GMX 200 multifunction display, a higher-resolution (480 by 640 pixels) version of the MX20 display originally developed by UPS Av
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Arinc bringing SkyLink service to more aircraft

Look for Arinc’s SkyLink high-speed-data satcom service to start showing up in a wider range of airplane types now that an exclusive agreement with Gulfstr
Charter & Fractional

HeliExpo06: EXPO News at a glance

New Engine for AStars


Canada’s Heli-Lynx helicopter services delivered two AS 350BA AStars powered by the Hone
Avionics

Without NASA, SATS needs more industry involvement

The Small Airplane Transportation System (SATS) demonstration came to what most consider a successful conclusion last summer with demonstration flights and
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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).
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.
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).
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
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
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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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

In-flight Monitoring System Rewarded

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

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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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

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.