Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala launched Sanad Aero Solutions launched in February 2010 as part of a plan to achieve more in the maintenance repair and overhaul sector than simply being a small niche player. The company’s mission is to take the hassle and inherent inefficiency of spare parts supply management off the shoulders of aircraft operators.
Emteq recently introduced two new aircraft cabin power products. The IntelliOutlet simplifies installation without need for an external ground-fault interrupter box, relay and circuit breaker. The IntelliUSB is a convenient power charging port for portable electronic devices that use USB charging and has built-in circuitry for 28-volt DC power, eliminating the need for a converter.
The Coalition to Save Our GPS sent a letter today to the FCC asking the agency to “promptly rule” that LightSquared be barred from using the upper mobile satellite spectrum (MSS) band for high-powered terrestrial operations.
Duncan Aviation has entered into an agreement with Honeywell to become the sole authorized service center in the United States to provide repair and overhaul of a select list of more than 70 aircraft components. The list includes various instruments, indicators and sensors on a wide variety of airline and special-mission government aircraft.
Executive Aircraft Maintenance, an authorized Twin Commander Service Center at the Scottsdale, Ariz. airport, has received overhaul authorization for Honeywell’s TPE331 turboprop engine. EAM’s Anchorage, Alaska facility retains its status as a Honeywell-authorized TPE331 major maintenance facility.
Honeywell, the only U.S. company to be chosen as an original member of the Sesar Joint Undertaking tasked with developing technologies for post-2020 air traffic management in Europe, demonstrated work in progress at its research center in the Czech city of Brno last week. One project is an initial four-dimensional (I4-D) trajectory planning system involving the flight management system (FMS) and communications management unit.
Blackhawk Modifications has entered into a service agreement with ExecuJet Africa for engine upgrades. Under the terms of the agreement ExecuJet will facilitate Blackhawk performance upgrades for turboprop aircraft owners in Africa.
Garmin received STC approval from EASA yesterday to install the company’s Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) and GSR 56 Iridium datalink in G1000-equipped King Air 200/B200s.
Another NBAA Convention has come and gone, opened amid optimism and closed with hope. Sometimes over the past couple of years, it seemed like there wasn’t much in between. It was a bit like a watercress sandwich. Two pieces of bread, attractively presented but with little of sustenance in the middle.
Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, received STC’d approval for installation of Garmin G1000 avionics in Cessna Citation 501s. Developed in cooperation with Garmin, the STC allows installation of the three-screen digital flight deck suite in all 501s.