Altimeter

April 17, 2008 - 10:36am

Garrett Aviation announced it has received STCs for RVSM avionics retrofits in Cessna Citations 501, 550 and 551, as well as later 500 models. A certification program for the 560 is under way, according to a spokesman. The RVSM compliance packages each include two air-data display units (ADDU) and an analog/digital interface unit (AIU) built by Innovative Solutions & Support of Malvern, Pa.

March 19, 2008 - 12:04pm

As more RVSM STCs are awarded, operators of most makes and models, even those of much older and rarer airframes, will soon have many places to get RVSM installations and other related work. Programs differ considerably in the extent of work performed, pricing and downtime. Here is a status report of just a few of the latest RVSM STC projects under way:

March 19, 2008 - 6:09am

Kollsman, the company that invented the first sensitive barometric altimeter in 1928 and the first enhanced vision system (EVS) on the Gulfstream V in 2001, received a big gift on its 75th birthday. The company announced last month that it received an order from FedEx for its all-weather window EVS. The order represents the first EVS destined for the commercial air transport market.

February 5, 2008 - 5:36am

BEECH KING AIR 200, LEOMINSTER, MASS., APRIL 4, 2003–According to the FSDO in Windsor Locks, Conn., King Air N257CG crashed at approximately 9:34 a.m., destroying the aircraft, killing the pilot and five others and injuring another passenger and one person on the ground.

February 5, 2008 - 5:36am

BEECH KING AIR 200, LEOMINSTER, MASS., APRIL 4, 2003–According to the FSDO in Windsor Locks, Conn., King Air N257CG crashed at approximately 9:34 a.m., destroying the aircraft, killing the pilot and five others and injuring another passenger and one person on the ground.

January 18, 2008 - 5:46am

The FAA recently codified into Parts 91 and 93 flight restrictions that have been in effect “temporarily” (for 10 years) in the vicinity of Niagara Falls and clarified the requirements, which are intended to prevent unsafe congestion of sightseeing aircraft.

January 18, 2008 - 5:46am

The FAA recently codified into Parts 91 and 93 flight restrictions that have been in effect “temporarily” (for 10 years) in the vicinity of Niagara Falls and clarified the requirements, which are intended to prevent unsafe congestion of sightseeing aircraft.

January 14, 2008 - 11:07am

Just like Paul Revere’s midnight ride to warn of the incoming British, the Canadian Business Aviation Association is signaling to its troops that RVSM is coming.

December 18, 2007 - 7:33am

Innovative Solutions & Support has introduced a new RVSM product package that will support one-off certifications for aircraft operators that must pursue nongroup approval. The RVSM-compliant integrated air-data display system (IADDS) consists of an air-data display unit (ADDU) and an installation configuration module (ICM) that can be installed in a wide variety of aircraft, the company said.

December 14, 2007 - 11:28am

Pilatus Aircraft in Broomfield, Colo., reports that the FAA has certified an avionics package that enables the PC-12 turboprop single to meet the RVSM requirements that will expand to North America and South America on January 20. Included in the package are two Honeywell AM-250 altimeters coupled to the altitude pre-selector and a dual pitot-static system. An RVSM system upgrade is also available for existing PC-12s.

 
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