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December 6, 2011 - 2:30am

Channel Tracker, introduced last month by Innovative Advantage of Redmond, Wash., is a way to upgrade an existing in-flight entertainment system to high definition (HD) without tearing out the current interior.

June 29, 2011 - 3:58am

Goodrich, which completed its purchase of a majority of DeCrane Aerospace assets last year, has introduced its Platinum HD cabin management system.

The system, which featured two Blu-ray players in demonstrations at the Ebace show, offers 1080p resolution and comes with monitors ranging in size from 12 to 42 inches.

July 28, 2010 - 7:13am

Partsbase, an online business-to-business parts locator service for the aviation, aerospace and defense industries, has acquired PMA Parts Finder (PPF). For the past 10 years the PMA Parts Finder computer program has been locating PMA parts and their holders. The output of the program can be directed to screen view or printed lists, machine-readable data files or, in the case of PMA holders, to address labels or mail merge data documents.

November 25, 2009 - 6:38am

German completion and MRO provider Lufthansa Technik has been selected to supply its networked integrated cabin equipment (Nice) system for Bombardier’s new, all-composite Learjet 85.

September 29, 2009 - 7:20am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), responding to recent member requests, issued a statement that clarifies FAA regulations that apply to updates of navigational databases used on modern avionics. The FAA changed the Part 43 Appendix A regulations in 1996, according to NATA, and classified database updates as preventive maintenance instead of maintenance.

September 16, 2009 - 11:25am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), responding to recent member requests, issued a statement that clarifies FAA regulations that apply to updates of navigational databases used on modern avionics. The FAA changed the Part 43 Appendix A regulations in 1996, according to NATA, and classified database updates as preventive maintenance instead of maintenance.

May 6, 2009 - 6:55am

Flight Display Systems is here in Geneva with two of its latest products: a Blu-ray video disc player and its Jet JukeBox for movies and music.

The U.S. company claims the video player is the first Blu-ray box specifically designed for aircraft. Users can upgrade their aircraft with the high-definition video disc player as a simple replacement unit, even if the cabin is not yet equipped with high-definition monitors.

March 27, 2009 - 10:14am

Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., said it has started shipping the first Blu-ray DVD player developed specifically for the aircraft cabin. Capable of playing Blu-ray discs or regular DVDs, the $4,879 unit interfaces with HD monitors and Flight Display Systems’ cabin management unit and includes an infrared remote control.

February 21, 2009 - 3:36pm

SkyTrac Systems of Kelowna, British Columbia, is at Heli-Expo Booth No. 1850 to offer details on its latest satellite communication transceiver featuring automatic global, real-time flight following with audio interface and text messaging.

August 29, 2008 - 12:57pm

The FAA recently stopped short of chiding OEMs for threatening to invalidate warranties if FAA-approved PMA (parts manufacturing approval) parts are used in place of OEM parts, but the agency did underscore the legality and interchangeability of such parts.

 
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