Securaplane Technologies (Booth No. 2157) of Tucson, Ariz. is showcasing at NBAA’12 its next-generation integrated security and camera system for business jets and highlighting OEMs that have recently selected its technology for security and flight operations.
On Monday, Bombardier announced more suppliers and a few additional design and production details for the new Global 7000 and 8000 long-range business jets that are scheduled to enter service beginning in 2016.
The Colombian Army has contracted with Indianapolis-based Eagle Creek Aviation Services for Grand Renaissance refurbishment of a Twin Commander 980 and a Twin Commander 1000. Eagle Creek told AIN the project will take about 11 months and more than 14,000 man-hours. Eagle Creek plans to deliver one aircraft in August and the other in the fourth quarter.
After a “stringent multi-vendor review lasting several months,” UK aerospace group Meggitt (Stand AO7) has chosen India-based HCL Technologies’ Engineering and R&D Services division (HCL ERS) to provide it with engineering support for development programs.
With the opening of a new 10,800-sq-ft avionics facility, all of Wisconsin Aviation’s maintenance operations at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison are consolidated in one set of buildings called the Technical Service Complex.
Embraer has selected Meggitt to provide wheels, brakes and a bleed-air system for its new Legacy 450 and 500. Meggitt Fluid Controls will develop and produce a pneumatic bleed-air system for the new models, while Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems will supply wheels, carbon brakes and a braking control system.
Bombardier Aerospace installed Meggitt’s electrically actuated carbon brake system–dubbed EBrake–and electric braking controls on its technology demonstrator aircraft. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer will perform full flight-test evaluations of the new brakes and controls on its flying testbed over the coming weeks.
Meggitt (Booth No. 5189) is unveiling a new smart fuel probe that will give operators greater certainty over their aircraft’s current fuel reserves, as well as offer better reliable and easier maintainability.
West Star Aviation last month announced the receipt of an STC covering the installation of L-3 Avionics’ GH-3100 standby instrument and magnetometer in the Cessna Citation 550 and 560 models. The STC applies to Citation 500 S/N 550-0809 and higher and Citation 560 S/N 560-0401 to 560-5000. The L-3 standby display replaces three current instruments for backup attitude, altitude and airspeed with a single solid-state unit.
Just over a year after completing its biggest acquisition to date, Meggitt group has, according to chief executive Terry Twigger, made significant strides in its ongoing goal of achieving meaningful synergies between a diverse product range spread among its three core divisions: sensing systems, aerospace equipment and defense systems.
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