Rockwell Collins’s Venue cabin management and HD entertainment system was selected by Sabena Technics for installation aboard a Boeing BBJ. The updated BBJ cabin will feature HD monitors and digital audio throughout the aircraft for watching Blu-ray disc movies and other high-resolution content, such as real-time flight information from Rockwell Collins’s Airshow 3-D moving map. These features are built upon a fiber-optic backbone that ensures maximum system availability and enough bandwidth to integrate the latest consumer technologies.
As of June 26 this year, there were 3,423 wide-area augmentation system (Waas) localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) approach procedures serving 1,686 U.S. airports. There are also 552 localizer performance (LP) approach procedures in the U.S. serving 402 airports. A complete list of all LPVs and LP approaches is published on the FAA website.
The NBAA/Corporate Angel Network (CAN) soirée committee announced today that a private concert by legendary band Three Dog Night will be the capstone to this year’s Soirée. This year’s event to benefit CAN, the industry charity that arranges for cancer patients to fly to treatment in empty seats on business aircraft, will be held Wednesday, October 22, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Ballroom as part of the 2014 NBAA Convention.
FreeFlight Systems CEO Tim Taylor debunked the “myth” that aircraft operators delaying installation of ADS-B avionics would be able to purchase lower-cost units with more features later on. Testifying yesterday afternoon on behalf of GAMA at a U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee hearing about NextGen 2020 equipment mandates for general aviation, Taylor noted that the FAA set the ADS-B standards way in advance and that the functionality of an ADS-B unit bought today will be the same as that of an ADS-B unit bought on Jan.
Seeking to expand beyond its VIP airliner market, Custom Control Concepts (CCC, Booth 818) of Kent, Washington is showcasing at EBACE 2014 its newly introduced SkyOne inflight entertainment and cabin management system (IFE/CMS) solution and Sky-Fi wireless Internet connection sharing (ICS) system for business jets and helicopters.
When it comes to song topics, love is number one, but travel may be a close second. In a gazillion tunes, it seems, someone is hopping on or off a train, boat or plane.
Approximately 100 Chinese aviation university students were welcomed to ABACE 2014 on Student Day, held on April 17–the final day of the three-day business aviation show at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Hosted by NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), the ABACE 2014 Student Day offered the opportunity for aviation-minded students to learn more about the scope of careers available within business aviation. The event featured a variety of presentations addressing topics including challenges facing the industry and the universal appeal of aviation.
Ryanair’s legal team is to challenge an April 17 ruling by an Amsterdam court against an earlier lawsuit filed by the Irish carrier against Dutch TV station KRO. The court found that the KRO documentary “Mayday Mayday” did have sufficient evidence to support its report into alleged low fuel reserves during three different emergency landings by Ryanair aircraft in Valencia, Spain back in July 2012.
Associated Air Center (AAC) has received STC approval for Boeing 737 (-300 through -900ER) Wi-Fi solutions for the Satcom Direct Router (SDR). The dual-band unit can manage multiple systems such as Swift64, SwiftBroadband, Ku band, Ka band and X band both airborne and on the ground. The SDR also has a 3G cellular service feature for use on the ground. The system can be integrated with existing platforms and systems manufactured by Cobham, Thrane & Thrane, Honeywell and Rockwell Collins.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced the completion of the ground-radio infrastructure for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), the surveillance piece of its NextGen ATC modernization effort. Of 230 ATC facilities nationwide, 100 already track aircraft by ADS-B, the agency said in an April 14 announcement.
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