Pentar Avionics of Seattle announced availability of the new version of its JetLan airborne network server, the JetLan XP. Besides offering enhanced performance compared to the earlier design, company president Bob Rodgers told AIN the JetLan XP “is a much more modular system that can be upgraded to take advantage of new technology as it becomes available.
Arinc Direct’s flight planning solution is now supporting more than 150 aircraft in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region–over 100 more than at the time of EBACE 2007, said the company.
“Quite literally Arinc is adding new customers week after week, representing the charter operators and corporate flight departments that are household names in the European industry,” said Bob Richard, senior director of Arinc Direct.
Gulfstream and Arinc late last month were preparing for initial flight trials in a GIV of the dish antenna and other hardware components to power a new airborne broadband datalink service called SkyLink.
In a major vote of confidence for Arinc’s new SkyLink airborne broadband data service, Gulfstream announced it is buying 40 complete systems for installation in customer airplanes. This is the launch order for the system, which Arinc claims offers Internet connections that are five times faster and a third the price of Inmarsat’s rival Swift64 service.
Goodrich has received technical standard order approval from the FAA for the company’s new solid-state VRS-3000 vertical reference system. Designed as a replacement for conventional spinning mass gyros, the VRS-3000 is particularly well suited for aircraft that are subject to high vibration, such as helicopters, but also appropriate for fixed-wing applications.
Arinc announced it has successfully tested a “true broadband communications receiver for aircraft” called SkyLink, which the company said provides Internet surfing capability aboard business jets at speeds unparalleled by competing offerings. The Annapolis, Md.
In response to increasing demand for services from general and corporate aviation customers, Arinc Direct has expanded and relocated its Scottsdale, Ariz. aircraft service and maintenance operations.
Flight services provider Arinc has added an automatic radiation calculating feature to its Arinc Direct flight solution package. Portfolio subscribers will be able to use the feature free of charge to track the potential radiation exposure of their flight crews.
Wulfsberg Electronics, a division of Chelton Avionics, has introduced a line of small navcom radios and a mode-S transponder that will fit just about anywhere. The Chelton FliteLine radios in a dual navcom installation take about half the panel space of Bendix/King radios. This is made possible by using the FliteLine color radio management unit installed in the panel and keeping Bendix, AlliedSignal or Chelton Series III radio controllers.
Arinc has received FAA certification to issue aircraft STCs and perform STC-related aircraft service and modification work under the agency’s new organization designation authorization (ODA) program.
Arinc’s aircraft integration and modification group, with operations at Oklahoma City; Colorado Springs, Colo; and Scottsdale, Ariz., is one of the first designated ODA holders in the country.