Avionics

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

Regulations and Government

Canada prepares for ATC regs transition

Transport Canada (TC), the government agency that regulates the country’s aviation activities, has presented its future policy philosophy in the recently p
Avionics

Garmin reveals first retrofit packages for popular G1000

Garmin in late July announced plans for a retrofit version of the G1000 avionics system in the Beech King Air C90 through an STC program with Executive Bee
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Avionics

Bombardier Keeping a Watchful Eye on Connexion

Bombardier officials last month conceded they are somewhat concerned about the recent news from Boeing that it might pull the plug on the satellite-based C
Avionics

CMC’s PilotView Approved in Gulfstreams, Falcons and Globals

Pentastar Aviation in Waterford, Mich., has gained STC approval for dual installations of CMC Electronics’ PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) portable c
Avionics

Jeppesen Celebrates 10 Years in Electronic Chart Business

This year marks the 10th since Jeppesen started supplying aircraft operators with electronic navigation charts.
Avionics

Iridium makes plans for next-generation service

The clock is ticking for Iridium, the global satellite communications service that has made its mark by providing voice and low-rate-data communication ser
Avionics

Airfone Service Likely To Shut Down in December

Verizon has sent notices to current MagnaStar air-to-ground customers informing them that it intends to shut down the service on December 4.
Aircraft

Max-Viz Launches EVS Program for King Airs

Max-Viz has announced an STC program that will bring the company’s EVS-1000 enhanced-vision system to the King Air 90 through 300 series.
ATC

Blakey Touts ADS-B Capabilities

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey last month reiterated the agency’s position that automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) is the “backbone” of th
Aircraft

Special Conditions for Falcons OK’d

The FAA finalized special conditions for safety standards covering installation of enhanced flight visibility systems (EFVS) in Dassault’s Falcon 900EX and
Maintenance and Modifications

Pentastar's avionics department honored

The FAA has awarded members of the avionics team at Pentastar Aviation its Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award.
Aircraft

Retrofit Primus Epic suite coming for Avantis

Bringing an updated cockpit to the Piaggio Avanti makes sense.
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Safety

Canadian ATC provider reduces user fees

Nav Canada is reducing user fees–or service charges–by 2 percent beginning next month.
Safety

Look closely at FMS-provided runway data

About six months ago, someone–either a customer or an aircraft manufacturer–queried Rockwell Collins about a runway with a displaced threshold in a Pro Lin
Avionics

Gulfstream plans SVS for business aviation

Gulfstream secured bragging rights as the first airplane manufacturer to offer synthetic vision, formally launching an SVS certification program at last mo
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Aircraft

Gulfstream Begins Fly-by-wire Flights

Flight testing is scheduled to begin this month of a Gulfstream V modified with a fly-by-wire system for controlling the spoilers.
Avionics

MagnaStar Owners Weigh Options

It didn’t take long for Iridium resellers to start targeting MagnaStar customers after Verizon Airfone’s July announcement that it plans to exit the genera
Avionics

Universal Cockpit STC’d in PC-12

Kansas City Aviation Center (KCAC) has obtained an STC to install the retrofit EFI-890R cockpit from Universal Avionics in the Pilatus PC-12.
Avionics

King Air Upgrade Choices Grow

Garmin isn’t the only company targeting the venerable King Air turboprop with modern glass avionics (see "Garmin reveals first retrofit package fo
Avionics

Forward Vision EVS Drops to $10K

The Florida company that intends to bring low-cost enhanced-vision system (EVS) technology to the (general aviation) masses announced a $5,000 price break
Avionics

Will lead-free mean unreliable?

New environmental laws enacted by the European Union over the summer could mean that the avionics of tomorrow will be less reliable than radios built befor
Avionics

Honeywell Introduces XM WX Unit

Honeywell has introduced the KDR 610 datalink weather receiver to the company’s Bendix/King product line, entering the hot market for XM satellite weather
Avionics

Arinc’s eFlyBook Challenges Jepp

An electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computer that’s about as thin as a pencil and can run for days on a single charge? That is the aim of Annapolis, Md
Avionics

NASA Tackles Unstable Approaches

A NASA research program has led to a U.S.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Alto is Music to the Ears of High-flying Audiophiles

For the music lover, Premier/West Star has installed an Alto Aviation Entertainment System (AES) in a Citation X.
Avionics

DisConnexion at eXchange’s launch party


Boeing’s plan to shut down its Connexion in-flight Internet service by the end of the year has thrown the future of Rockwell Collins’s eXchange hig
Avionics

Not all datalink services are created equal

When it comes to the market for business aircraft datalink messaging services, three companies have settled into sharing and competing for most of the avai
ATC

Canada launches ADS-B program

By 2009, Nav Canada plans to install ADS-B ground stations around Hudson Bay, which straddles high-latitude airline flight paths between Asia, North Americ