Electronics

January 22, 2008 - 8:50am

Honeywell has obtained TSO authorization for the new Bendix/King KI 825 EHSI (electronic horizontal situation indicator) for business aircraft. The three-inch display weighs three pounds and is fully sunlight-readable, said Honeywell.

January 22, 2008 - 8:50am

Honeywell has obtained TSO authorization for the new Bendix/King KI 825 EHSI (electronic horizontal situation indicator) for business aircraft. The three-inch display weighs three pounds and is fully sunlight-readable, said Honeywell.

January 17, 2008 - 10:20am

Banyan Air Service’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based avionics department recently completed a major avionics modification on a VIP Boeing 747SP. Adding to the challenge, the work was performed in Europe over an eight-week span.

January 17, 2008 - 10:20am

Banyan Air Service’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based avionics department recently completed a major avionics modification on a VIP Boeing 747SP. Adding to the challenge, the work was performed in Europe over an eight-week span.

January 16, 2008 - 9:28am

Mordechai (Moti) Boness was named president of Israel Aircraft Industries International, the company’s American subsidiary headquartered in New York. Boness replaced David Onn, who retired after a 47-year career with the company. Boness, previously corporate vice president and general manager of IAI’s commercial aircraft group, joined the company in 1966.

January 15, 2008 - 10:19am

Honeywell late last week received FAA designation as a consultant for Required Navigation Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required (RNP SAAAR) operational approvals. The move closely follows approval early this month for PlaneView-equipped Gulfstreams to fly RNP SAAAR procedures, which allow more precise approaches and departures, increasing operational efficiency and reducing operating costs, noise and emissions.

January 14, 2008 - 10:45am

In the last couple of years the concept of portable cockpit computers has caught on in a big way. Not only can such devices be used to cut pilot workload, they also have been shown to help corporate flight departments and airlines shave costs and reduce aircraft weight by replacing reams of paper approach chart binders with slim handheld PCs.

January 14, 2008 - 10:21am

Honeywell last month purchased the assets of cabin avionics specialist Baker Electronics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. John Uczekaj, Honeywell executive vice president and general manager for business, regional and general aviation avionics, said the business is being renamed Honeywell Cabin Management Systems and Services.

January 10, 2008 - 11:19am

Paperless Cockpit, a Germantown, Conn. supplier of handheld electronic flight bag (EFB) computing devices, has introduced a new low-end product, notable for its large 10.4-inch touchscreen display and list price of $2,999. A low-voltage Mobile Intel Pentium III processor running at 800 MHz powers the GA-EFB 4000, the third member of Paperless Cockpit’s family of EFB computers.

January 10, 2008 - 10:34am

Technical standard orders for terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS) have been revised as TSO C151b, which includes a new class-C category intended for voluntary installations on smaller aircraft not covered by the requirements for class-A and -B TAWS. In March 2005 class-A and -B TAWS are required in turbine aircraft with six or more passenger seats, with class-A systems intended for larger Part 91 airplanes and commercial aircraft.

 
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