aCanadian satellite communications firm EMS Satcom is exhibiting its latest systems here at Farnborough International (Hall 4 Stand C17e).
Avionics and ATC » Avionics
New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit.
Automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) is poised to make the transition from promising technology to fundamental air traffic management tool, and the trials helping prepare the way are identifying many of the details that will need to be addressed.
Imagine that a malfunction on an aircraft forces the captain to make an emergency crash landing in the middle of an unforgiving landmass, such as Siberia, a thousand miles from anywhere. There are survivors, but in the frozen wastes of the north, with roads at a premium, there is little hope and not much time. Even the nearest hospital is completely out of reach.
CMC Electronics (Hall 4 Stand C16a) is showing off its latest avionics technology here at the Farnborough show, but it is also looking for customers wishing to breathe new life into their older “legacy” airframes.
Verizon Airfone notified customers on July 7 it has "determined to exit the air-to-ground business" and will shut down Airfone on December 4. Teledyne Controls sold 4,100 MagnaStar systems, which use the Airfone network, and will continue to support the systems indefinitely, said a Teledyne Controls spokesman.
Gulfstream formally launched a synthetic vision system (SVS) development program yesterday at the Farnborough Air Show with avionics maker Honeywell. The software upgrade to the PlaneView cockpits in the G350 through G550 will bring a virtual-reality view of terrain, obstacles, water and runways to the flight displays.
Max-Viz, the Oregon company whose only product is forward-looking infrared (IR) enhanced-vision systems (EVS), came to NBAA’06 riding a rising tide of interest in EVS.
Thales announced yesterday that the Gulfstream Aerospace advanced flight controls (AFC) proof-of-concept research program has achieved a successful first flight with Thales fly-by-wire technology aboard a modified Gulfstream V. The event represents a milestone in a flight test series which began September 26 with a mission on which the GV’s hydromechanical spoiler components were replaced with electromechanical actuators.
Thales’ Integrated Electronic Standby Instrument (IESI) will join the array in the Next Generation Pilatus PC-12, as announced yesterday at the Thales booth here at NBAA’06. Thales Aerospace (Booth No. 3616), with offices in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and West Sussex, UK, will supply the all-in-one standby unit to augment aircraft attitude, airspeed and altitude functions in the turbine-powered business aircraft.
Just three weeks into his new job as CEO of Iridium Satellite, Matthew Desch is here in Orlando with a message. “Yes, Iridium is still around, and not only around but enjoying strong growth.”