Avionics and ATC » Avionics

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

February 5, 2007 - 5:45am

Sensis is building on its experience of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) in the FAA-sponsored Capstone trials in Alaska and the increasing use of its multilateration technology with the development of a 1,090-MHz receiver that is under consideration for deployment on the U.S. East Coast and preparations to deploy a multilateration system at Juneau, Alaska.

February 5, 2007 - 5:35am

New head-up display (HUD) technologies based on liquid-crystal display (LCD) scanning techniques promise to clear the way for smaller, lighter and more reliable hardware that will be capable of providing brighter images and new capabilities, according to manufacturers.

February 5, 2007 - 5:34am

By most accounts, the start of reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) standards in North America a little over a month ago was a relatively smooth transition, even for business aircraft operators who had opted not to gain approval before the January 20 implementation date.

February 5, 2007 - 5:33am

Datalink weather may be nothing new, but many believe it is much improved thanks to subscription-based services from XM Satellite Radio that are taking the aviation world by storm.

February 5, 2007 - 5:31am

Meggitt/S-Tec later this year plans to introduce an all-new digital autopilot for twin turboprops and light jets as part of a top-to-bottom revamping of its autopilot product line. The product, as yet unnamed, will be centered on an embedded flight control system and targeted at OEM and retrofit applications with “all the features of a full business jet automatic flight control system,” including the ability to upgrade to autothrottle

February 5, 2007 - 5:30am

Arinc Direct is now providing business aircraft flight crews full access to the collaborative decision-making (CDM) program, an FAA and industry partnership to improve traffic flows and cut delays.

February 5, 2007 - 5:29am

After adding high-speed Internet capability late last year to the optional upgrade menu in a number of its large-cabin airplanes, Gulfstream is now offering similar hardware and service options to operators of the super-midsize G200.

February 5, 2007 - 5:29am

Transport Canada has certified the SureSight I-series infrared (IR) enhanced-vision system (EVS) sensor developed by CMC Electronics, marking one of the last steps before certification and production approval of the complete EVS for the Bombardier Global Express XRS.

February 5, 2007 - 5:28am

Today pilots who have an inertial navigation system coupled with an advanced GPS aboard their airplanes are considered to be at the upper end of the profession, while the rest of us bumble along with just a plain vanilla GPS–maybe with a WAAS upgrade–and a couple of VORs plus one, maybe two, DMEs. But tomorrow might be different.

February 5, 2007 - 5:26am

Two of the computer industry’s biggest names appear to be taking a keen interest in aviation, betting that airlines and business aircraft operators will continue to rely on off-the-shelf computer technology to serve their electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware needs well into the predictable future.

 
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