It’s called the Flipper, and for good reason. The new product is a retrofit item that flips into position on the aircraft glare shield to give the pilot a supplemental five-inch LCD screen. Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga. (Booth No. 1643), has come up with it as a way to make newer technology, such as XM weather data and enhanced-vision systems, accessible to owners of older aircraft.
Cabin Interior and Electronics
News and developments about everything that goes into the cabin of an aircraft, from floor coverings to headliners, with a special emphasis on in-flight entertainment, communications and other electronics for passengers. If it is in the cabin of an aircraft, it’s covered here.
Connecticut-based Magnum Jet confirmed an order placed several months ago with Adam Aircraft for 101 A700 very light jets (VLJ) for planned management and air-limo services. Englewood, Colo.-based Adam Aircraft recently certified the A500 piston twin and is expected to receive FAA approval for the Williams International-powered A700 by year-end. In September Magnum ordered 50 Embraer Phenom 100 VLJs, with options for 50 more.
Embraer selected UK-based Priestman Goode to design the interior of the Lineage 1000, the ultra-large executive jet the Brazilian OEM launched in May. The company also chose DeCrane Aircraft in Georgetown, Del., to install and complete the interiors of the new jet. The first aircraft is anticipated to arrive at DeCrane in the third quarter of next year. Based on the E190 jetliner, the aircraft is expected to enter service in 2008.
International Water-Guard Industries signed an agreement with UK-based Reheat International for distribution and maintenance of its aircraft water treatment products for the European business aviation market. “Business aviation is on a growth curve and we wanted to ensure maximum penetration of one of its largest regions,” said David Fox, president and CEO of the British Columbia-based firm.
Success of Falcon 7X Sales Encourages Dassault’s Expansion Plans at Little Rock
Consider the lowly fastener, an object guaranteed to induce acute boredom in the mind of the average man, a cure for insomnia perhaps. They’re hidden away in corners, under seats and floors and behind panels, rarely seen but so necessary.
Aircraft Interiors Expo, which has grown steadily since its first event in Cannes, France, in 2000, had its sixth annual show last month, and is not only outgrowing its current site at the Hamburg Messe convention center in Hamburg, Germany, but is also expanding with a new interiors show in Hong Kong.
Preparing for the day when aircraft passengers are allowed to make cellphone calls in flight, Arinc and Telenor have created AeroMobile, a new service that the companies say will make such calling routine for airline and business aircraft passengers.
As anyone who has flown aboard a private jet can attest, whiling away the time en route with a good book, sampling the catering or just engaging in some quiet conversation with cabin mates can make for an entirely enjoyable experience aloft.
Three years ago satellite direct television was “gee whiz” equipment. Today it is almost standard on anything larger than a Falcon 50. Honeywell, with its AIS-2000 multi-region system, provides in-flight coverage in Europe, the Middle East and North America. But best of all, the modular cabinet design now allows the user to download software modules to shift from one coverage area to another in flight.