Amid much fanfare, L-3 Communications this morning introduced its SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. “SmartDeck avionics elevate aircraft and pilot performance,” L-3 Avionics Systems president Adrienne Stevens said.
Lufthansa Technik’s NICE (Network Integrated Cabin Equipment) system became standard equipment on Bombardier Challenger 300s delivered from the Montreal manufacturing plant starting last month, and eight have been delivered with the equipment installed.
Transport Canada has granted type certification for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67P that will supersede the PT6A-67B on the Pilatus PC-12 production line, the turbine engine manufacturer announced here in Atlanta.
Universal Weather & Aviation recently completed a major overhaul of its online presence, including a new software interface that allows schedulers and dispatchers using Computing Technologies for Aviation’s (CTA) FOS scheduling application to submit trip data directly from FOS to Universal.
Melbourne, Fla.-based CharterMatrix has targeted the empty-leg market with the launch of its updated Web site, which includes a map-search function, request board and interaction with the flight planning Web site FlightOps1.com.
The color-coded map-search function of CharterMatrix.com allows users to select a region and view all empty-leg charter flights available in the selected area.
AirCell is at NBAA 2007 heralding next year’s launch of new broadband services as modular options to its Axxess cabin system. The company is at Booth No. 1630 offering details about its own broadband system, which will operate domestically over the exclusive, dedicated frequencies the FCC awarded to AirCell last year, as well as the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service offering global in-flight voice and data at up to 432 kbps per channel.
For an avionics maker striving to create a truly intuitive integrated flight deck, there are worse places to look for inspiration than Apple.
Two weeks ago Honeywell opened a $35 million advanced aerospace systems integration laboratory designed to make next-generation aircraft, including medium and large business jets, more efficient. The unique 100,000-sq-ft facility is located in Mexicali, Mexico, and initially will employ 300 people, said Bob Smith, Honeywell vice president for advanced technology.
Ship It AOG (Booth No. 2848) has signed an agreement with Circle Seal Controls to be the exclusive distributor of the company’s line of business jet wheel pressure gauges and relief valves.
Rockwell Collins is adding several new features to its Airshow 4000 moving-map display and flight-information system. The additions will offer passengers an upgraded system with refreshed graphical user interface that provides more details on existing maps, as well as new features such as a world clock page and a flight deck instrument panel page.