Terrain awareness and warning system

February 22, 2010 - 6:31am

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its 2010 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements last week, upgrading its assessment of  the FAA’s action to improve the safety of emergency medical services (EMS) flights from red (unacceptable response) to yellow (acceptable response-progressing slowly).

February 21, 2010 - 4:58pm

Garmin unveiled yesterday at Heli-Expo 2010 the G500H avionics system, specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market.

February 20, 2010 - 12:36pm

With some 200 AW109S Grands now in service, AgustaWestland (Booth No. 1629) is introducing the next evolution in its popular, light twin, the AW109 Grand New, at Heli-Expo.

The next-generation Grand New was announced here in Houston at an AgustaWestland media event last night, along with news that it has already received EASA certification and that FAA approval is expected by mid-2010.

February 18, 2010 - 11:41am

The National Transportation Safety Board today held an annual review of its “most wanted” list of transportation safety improvements.

February 15, 2010 - 5:18am

Sandel Avionics is concluding certification flight testing of its helicopter-specific terrain awareness warning system and plans delivery of the H-Taws shortly after FAA TSO approval and certification, which is expected by early April.

January 27, 2010 - 11:42am

Sandel Avionics is concluding certification flight testing of its helicopter-specific terrain awareness warning system and plans delivery of the $18,950 H-Taws shortly after TSO issuance and certification, expected by early April. Sandel president Gerry Block told AIN that with radio altitude and air data computer inputs the panel-mounted H-Taws will meet or exceed performance of any current Taws for helicopters.

November 23, 2009 - 6:41am

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt called on members of the Regional Airline Association (RAA) to participate in voluntary safety information programs such as FOQA (flight operational quality assurance) and ASAP (aviation safety action program) during the group’s fall meeting last month in Washington.

October 20, 2009 - 4:48pm

Capital Aviation (Booth No. 4442) of Bethany, Okla., has gained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for an upgrade of the Challenger 600 series that includes a Universal Avionics Waas-capable flight management system, EFI-890R display upgrade and terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS). The initial upgrade

October 20, 2009 - 4:46pm

Rockwell Collins introduced a Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade for the Falcon 2000 that replaces the airplane’s original CRT screens with a suite of four 8- by 10-inch LCDs.

The upgrade adds capabilities for XM satellite weather, electronic charts, enhanced display of TAWS, radar, TCAS and EVS, improved moving maps and Waas LPV approach capability.

October 18, 2009 - 1:33pm

ACSS, the Phoenix-based surveillance and reconnaissance technology division of L-3 Communications (Booth No. 4000), is at NBAA’09 showcasing a number of new developments. These include new TCAS II traffic and collision avoidance system software, selection of its latest TCAS II system by Embraer, enhanced terrain avoidance warning system (TAWS) functionality and progress in its SafeRoute terminal area guidance program.

 
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