Avionics and ATC

New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit; and news, issues, personnel, equipment and developments about air traffic management.

July 26, 2013 - 1:10pm

Garmin has added terrain and obstacle overlays to its Garmin Pilot iPad app (Version 5.1), bringing the app one step closer to matching the full capabilities of the company’s portable GPS navigation devices.

July 18, 2013 - 1:40pm

The FAA’s NextGen ATC modernization program could be stalled by substantially reduced funding. In June, the House appropriations committee released transportation funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2014 that would reduce the FAA’s capital funding account, which supports NextGen programs, to its lowest level since 2000.

At a House aviation subcommittee hearing yesterday, it was revealed that the $2.1 billion allocated for the FAA’s facilities and equipment account is 22 percent below the agency’s request and less than Congress provided in the current fiscal year.

June 20, 2013 - 2:45am

Honeywell has entered the detailed design phase of the satellite communications (satcom) system hardware it is developing for Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress Ka-band satellite network. The company aims to secure Inmarsat network access approval for the satcom system in 2014.

June 15, 2013 - 11:10am

By the end of June, Kelly Ortberg, currently president of Rockwell Collins, will transition into the CEO seat following the retirement of chairman and CEO Clay Jones. Ortberg, 52, has worked for Rockwell Collins (Chalet B19, Hall2b,Stand D108) for the past 26 years, including running both the commercial aviation and government businesses as COO.

May 2, 2013 - 12:10am
Deohako’s iPad mini mounting system lets pilots mount the device on the windshield, shown, or yoke (for some airplanes).  The case can also be used as a kneeboard.

Deohako’s iPad mounting system offers a solid and secure method of protecting and attaching iPads in the cockpit. But the Austin, Texas-based company’s iPad mini product needs some refinements to make it more suitable for cockpits.

April 15, 2013 - 9:30pm

One of Satcom1’s fastest-growing markets is China, and the Danish company is exhibiting here to highlight its capabilities as a satellite communications service provider. “The potential in China is growing by the day,” said Satcom1 international sales manager Jimmy Larsen.

April 14, 2013 - 10:00pm

Satellite communications provider Satcom Direct, well known in the business aviation market, is expanding rapidly, investing in its capability and in a production ramp-up, and introducing service innovations as it prepares to open an office in Hong Kong to cover the Asian market.

April 14, 2013 - 10:00pm

Satcom Direct是一家卫星通信供应商,在公务机市场享有盛誉。该公司发展壮大十分迅速,为了提高产品性能和产量,公司加大投资,并推出新业务。目前,公司正准备在香港设立一个办事处,以覆盖亚洲市场。

April 4, 2013 - 9:00am
AV100 headset

Professional audio company AKG broke into the aviation market on Tuesday with the introduction of an aircraft headset, the AV100, at the Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In. The Vienna, Austria-based company, which has more than 65 years of experience in acoustical design, said its new $1,099 headset uses hybrid active noise-cancelling technology and signal processing to attenuate the specific frequencies inside an airplane.

March 6, 2013 - 5:25pm
LMB is showcasing a range of its electric fans, blowers and motors

LMB of Malemort, France, is showcasing a range of its high-performance/high-reliability electric fans, blowers and motors here at Heli-Expo (Booth No. C3504). LMB designs and manufactures both AC (50/60 Hz, 400 Hz and wild frequency) and DC (12-300 VDC) brushless motors used in fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft, as well as in ground military vehicles. The company offers more than 1,000 shelf-qualified products, while its engineering expertise capabilities enable it to quickly design and build these components to meet specific requirements that meet Mil STD 810/461 and RTCA DO-160 standards.

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