First there was flight operational quality assurance (FOQA), which analyzes flight data to improve pilot performance, and now there is SOQA, which compares simulator-derived data with FOQA data.
Aviation International News » October 2011
Bombardier has appointed movie star and pilot John Travolta as one of its business aircraft brand ambassadors. Over and above being a licensed jet pilot and advocate for corporate aviation, Travolta has an incredibly busy schedule of filming, publicity and charity work. He also likes to take his wife and children with him wherever possible and will add a Challenger 601 to his fleet shortly. “It made sense.
EMS Aviation, now a Honeywell company, is continuing to find customers for its Aspire 200 LG data connectivity system. Anderson Aviation recently selected the system for a Citation Sovereign to be operated by the Vancouver, B.C., charter and aircraft management firm on behalf of the airplane’s Canadian owner.
As more and more business and private jets travel farther abroad, often to airports where ground security is minimal at best and nonexistent at worst, Otonomy Aviation has a growing line of solutions.
Independent completion and refurbishment center BaySys Technologies of Melfa, Va., has concluded that service over a Ku-band satellite system “provides a significant service improvement for its customers as compared to the Inmarsat-based data solutions.”
BaySys is therefore developing a solution to integrate the Ku-band satellite antenna system into its aircraft offerings for cabin communication service.
Chameleon Products has added a new dimension–a third dimension, to be more accurate.
The new product–Visionairy–was created to introduce 3-D images into the aviation sector. According to the Birmingham, UK-based firm, “The process applies a vast range of images into substrates, creating three-dimensional scenes that can then be attached to aircraft bulkheads or other cabin interior surfaces.”
ViaSat has completed the addition of its Yonder high-speed Internet coverage to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and surrounding areas.
Toronto-based Field Aviation has delivered two Bombardier Q400s in a corporate shuttle reconfiguration to Avitrade Belgium, which will operate them on behalf of the end users.
The mixed-class interiors are configured with 28 and 40 seats, respectively, with a combination of executive and standard economy seat pairs. One of the two Q400s also has four individual, fully berthable executive seats in a club configuration.
Aviation Fabricators has received an STC approval for its arm-ledge/table design for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, E90, F90 and 200.
The package is designed to combine style with functionality and update the aircraft to the same look and feel as new King Air models. It also allows more usable room on the seat-service and features built-in cup holders to replace the old “flip-out” variants.
Cordner Aviation Group made its first show appearance earlier this year at Ebace, announcing a one-stop shop for multi-role reconfigurations of the BAe 146 and Avro RJ.
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