On September 1, Kelner Turbine of Neosho, Mo., changed its name to CD Aviation Services, while adding a new Canadian facility to be located in Calgary, Alberta. The re-branded CD Aviation Services is an approved station under FAA and EASA rules. The company provides maintenance and repair services for the Honeywell TPE331 and TFE731 series engines, and Honeywell/Sundstrand auxiliary power units.
NBAA Convention News » October 17, 2006
Mecaer America (Booth No.1047) announced delivery of its first five landing gear shipsets to Eclipse Aviation for the recently certified Eclipse 500 VLJ. The delivery was made on September 29. Previously, Mecaer’s parent company, Mecaer S.p.A. of Borgomanero, Italy, delivered 30 landing gear shipsets to Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse.
Northeast Airmotive of Portland, Maine, is seeking approval to install the Shadin Avionics ADC-8000 RSVM solution as the Group B equipment provider. The Shadin system is designed for the Cessna Citation 500 with the Bendix autopilot now installed. The ADC-8000 provides commands to the flight director and the autopilot via the AC flight director module, and is compatible with the Chelton Flight Systems synthetic-vision EFIS.
In a bid to make airplanes more visible, Honeywell has introduced the Astreon LED (light-emitting diode) aft position light. TSO approval is expected from the FAA in time for a product release early next year. The light is a form-fit replacement for several current Honeywell parts. It complements the Astreon wingtip position lights that have been available since 2003.
Honeywell (Booth No. 1994) is celebrating certified installations of its Primus Epic control display system/retrofit (CDS/R) aboard a Dassault Falcon 50, Falcon 900B and Raytheon Hawker 800A.
AirGator, Inc. of Mount Kisco, N.Y., is introducing its new line of NAVAir electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers here this week. NAVAir products are aimed at airline, corporate and other professional pilots, allowing flight planning, route calculations and destination operations to be done with one device. The EFBs are being showcased at AirGator’s NBAA display (Booth No. 2006).
Troubles in the executive suites at Airbus and in the now-delayed A380’s 300 miles of wiring have seized the headlines, but Richard Gaona, the company’s vice president, executive and private aviation, was upbeat while detailing sales of its corporate jetliners here at the NBAA Convention yesterday.
Honeywell plans to introduce a new intelligent engine monitoring network for its engine remote diagnostic service called Zing. Designed for aircraft powered by the Honeywell TFE731 turbofan, the product creates a high-speed information network between operators and their aircraft and translates engine data into alerts and maintenance requirements.
Enflite, Inc. (LifePort Booth No. 4620) is at NBAA’06 with a new line of products and improvements for the business jet cabin.
The Georgetown, Texas company is especially well known for its cabin pocket doors, and is introducing a slide-rail system and counter-balance spring said to ensure smooth and consistent operation.
Cessna is offering NBAA attendees a sneak peek of what its next Citation might look like. Visitors to the Wichita aircraft manufacturer’s booth (No. 5133) can tour what Cessna is calling a “large/midsize cabin concept” (LCC) mockup, gaining rare insight into what a follow-on aircraft to the Citation Sovereign and Citation X could look and feel like on the inside.