Honeywell (Stand 7044/7052) has introduced its mechanical protection plan, an extended repair and replacement program, for select Gulfstream and Pilatus models. The program provides coverage for mechanical parts for the environmental control systems and cabin pressure control systems of the Gulfstream G350/400/450/500/550/GIV/GIV-SP/V and the Pilatus PC-12 and PC-12NG.
The in-service fleet of Honeywell’s HTF7000 turbofans powering Bombardier Challenger 300s reached one million flight hours in April. More than 600 engines are operating in the field and Honeywell says dispatch reliability stands at 99.94 to 99.95 percent.
At this year’s Aircraft Electronics Association show in March, Garmin International (Stand 1367) introduced the long-awaited successors to the 14-year-old Garmin GNS 430/530 navigator series, the new GTN 650/750 touchscreen panel-mount navigator/radios. Since then, the U.S. cockpit innovator has added another new series in its large-display avionics, the new G2000 with a touchscreen controller.
Rockwell Collins (Stand 7036) has announced an agreement with Emteq to integrate the New Berlin, Wisconsin-based company’s line of LED interior lighting with its own Venue high-definition cabin management system.
The 7,445-pound-thrust Honeywell HTF7250G turbofan gained FAA certification last month, a company official told AIN. Honeywell Aerospace is now supporting the G250’s flight tests. Next will be the beginning of the actual production phase–the Gulfstream’s HTF7250G test engines were already built according to production processes, Honeywell said.
The annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show is a showcase for avionics dealers, the people who sell, install and repair the products that fill the cockpits and cabins of all types of aircraft. And as such, the avionics manufacturers at the AEA event are laser-focused on showing how their products will benefit the end user.
On March 23 at the Aircraft Electronics Association show, Universal Avionics announced it has started taking orders for its next-generation datalink communications system, the UniLink UL-800 and UL-801 communications management unit (CMU). The UL-800 and -801 enable high-speed datalink communications between pilots and ATC, according to Universal, and feature future air navigation system (Fans 1/A) and VHF datalink mode 2 capabilities.
According to Honeywell, tests during installation of a Wi-Fi system in an airliner found that LCDs in the airplane experienced a “momentary blanking… when exposed to higher-than-normal levels of electrical interference. STC [supplemental type certificate] testing is conducted before aircraft are certified to fly. There are no instances of a Honeywell screen blanking in flight.
At the AEA show yesterday, Universal Avionics announced it is now taking orders for its next-generation datalink communications system, the UniLink UL-800 and UL-801 communications management unit (CMU). The UL-800 and -801 enable high-speed datalink communications between pilots and ATC, according to Universal, and feature future air navigation system (Fans 1/A) and VHF datalink mode 2 capabilities.
Long-awaited successors to the 14-year-old Garmin GNS 430/530-series navcoms were unveiled yesterday at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) show in Reno, ushering in the era of touchscreen displays with the new GTN 650/750 panel-mount navcom units. The new GTN 650 and 750 are already certified and installable under an FAA-approved model list STC applicable to most Part 23 aircraft. Garmin started delivering the new navcoms today.