Rockwell Collins last month announced that its Tailwind 550 satellite television system has gainedan STC for installation in the Boeing Business Jet.Completed by Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland,the certification allows Collins to deliver “globaltelevision solutions for current and potential BBJ customers,” said Tim Rayl, senior director, Airshow Systems for Rockwell Collins.
At its EBACE press conference, Raytheon Aircraft took the wraps off two improved jets, the Hawker 800XPi and Beechcraft Premier IA. The newly designated models feature upgraded cockpits, redesigned interiors and a compendium of other enhancements that customers have long been asking Raytheon to incorporate into the designs. These improvements come at a cost.
With more than 15 years’ experience working on the TFE731 engine as an independent FAR 145 Repair Station, BizJet International has recently become a major service center for the Honeywell TFE731-2-3-5 and TFE731-20-40-60 engines.
Standard Aero has appointed CRS Jet Spares, a worldwide distributor of aftermarket support and services, a component distribution center for the Honeywell GTCP APU Series 36.
TAT Technologies, through its fully owned subsidiary Limco Airepair,announced it will acquire Piedmont Aviation Component Services. The agreement is expected to close this month.
Rockwell Collins’s new SAT-6100 satellite communication system made its world debut aboard the Bombardier Global 5000 at the Paris Air Show last month.
For the business aviation market, CMC Electronics has introduced a compact satcom antenna the company calls SatLite. As the name implies, this antenna was designed with size and weight in mind.
Duncan Aviation has certified and installed a Rockwell Collins IDS-3000 retrofit cockpit and IFIS (integrated flight information system) file server in a customer Astra. Duncan’s Lincoln, Neb. facility performed the installation and gained the STC for the package, which applies to the Astra and Astra SP, the company said.
Live tv over the ocean? It’s not possible today, and traditional direct broadcast satellite television providers are unlikely to have a business model for such services anytime soon. But Boeing and Rockwell Collins do.
At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in May, Rockwell Collins announced completion of AirCell’s ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication system for the Airshow 4000 in-flight information system.
The ST 3100 satcom gives aircraft operators access to worldwide voice and data services at all altitudes and on the ground through Iridium’s network of 66 low-earth-orbit satellites.