An Increasingly Innovative Avidyne Expands Touch-Screen Avionics Line With New IFD510 FMS/GPS
Ya gotta hand it to Avidyne... they've been on the march, of late, in terms of aggressive product development and the willingness to give other/larger companies some REAL competition. With their most recent move into the replacement and aftermarket avionics sector, Avidyne is introducing the IFD510 SBAS/LPV/RNP-capable GPS Navigation System with a touch screen user interface. The IFD510 is a slide-in replacement for existing GPS500/W GPS-only navigators found in many turbo-prop and light jet aircraft, and is an extension of Avidyne’s recently-announced plug-and-play avionics line, which includes the IFD540, touch-screen FMS/GPS/NAV/COM. The new system was introdu
Simon Caldecott Talks About Altaire, Piston Line, And His Own
Odds Of Longevity
In an exclusive interview with ANN's Jim Campbell Thursday, new
Piper Aircraft Interim CEO and President Simon Caldecott was
surprisingly candid about this week's changes at the company, and
he promised to continue that candor. He stopped just short of
confirming that the Altaire business jet project will be
discontinued, and hinted that a focus on and freshening of the
manufacturer's piston line could be in the cards.
The FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $160,000 against SkyWest
Airlines of St. George, Utah, for allegedly operating four regional
jet aircraft on four revenue passenger flights when they were not
in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.
Five-Year Agreement Ensures Long-Term Stability, Maintains
Competitive Compensation And Benefits
A new, five-year collective bargaining agreement has been
reached between Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings and the pilots and
flight engineers of Atlas Air (Atlas) and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide
(Polar). The agreement, which is effective from September 2011,
completes the merger of the Atlas and Polar crew forces into a
single collective bargaining unit with an integrated seniority
Jet Team Changes Names, Acquires Seventh Military Aircraft
Heavy Metal Jet Team, the six-ship aerobatic civilian-owned jet
team, on Wednesday announced an immediate name change for the team
to Black Diamond Jet Team and the acquisition of a seventh
aircraft. The change reflects the continual growth of the team and
desire to take it into new and bigger directions. The pilots,
support staff, and sponsor remain unchanged.
One Winner Recieving A Match From North Dakota Aerospace
The NBAA is awarding scholarships to five college students
studying aviation-related curricula at NBAA and University Aviation
Association (UAA) member institutions under the NBAA/UAA Janice K.
Barden Aviation Scholarship program.
FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet
aircraft, announced Monday it has completed the acquisition of a
$1.4 billion portfolio of 49 aircraft, increasing FLY's fleet to a
total of 109 aircraft on lease to 53 airlines in 29 countries.
Actor Is The Guest Speaker For The Event's Dinner Banquet
Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday that actor William
Shatner, who has played roles ranging from a starship captain
to a Boston attorney, will join the team in celebrating Safety
Standdown's 15th anniversary. The 2011 U.S. edition will take place
from October 24-27, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita, KS.
Woman-Owned Private Jet Company To Offer The Turboprops
Elite Aviation has announced a partnership with Piaggio Aero to
expand sales sales of the P180 Avanti II in North America. Elite
Aviation will be the West Coast sales center for Piaggio, serving
California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, and spearhead sales of
Piaggio Aero's turboprop aircraft out of their office in Van Nuys,
When the first Boeing Peace Eye 737 Airborne Early Warning and
Control (AEW&C) aircraft was delivered last month to the
Republic of Korea Air Force, it included a key radar sensor
designed and developed by Northrop Grumman. The Multirole
Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar will enable airborne
surveillance of the entire Korean peninsula.
An Increasingly Innovative Avidyne Expands Touch-Screen Avionics
Line With New IFD510 FMS/GPS
Ya gotta hand it to Avidyne... they've
been on the march, of late, in terms of aggressive product
development and the willingness to give other/larger companies some
REAL competition. With their most recent move into the replacement
and aftermarket avionics sector, Avidyne is introducing the IFD510
SBAS/LPV/RNP-capable GPS Navigation System with a touch screen user
interface. The IFD510 is a slide-in replacement for existing
GPS500/W GPS-only navigators found in many turbo-prop and light jet
aircraft, and is an extension of Avidyne&rs
Preliminary Design Review Completed For Dragon Launch Abort
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully
completed the preliminary design review of its revolutionary launch
abort system, a system designed for manned missions using its
Dragon spacecraft. This represents a major step toward creating an
American-made successor to the Space Shuttle.
Number Of Jobs Climbed 2.8 Percent Over The Same Month Last
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.8 percent more
workers in August 2011 than they did in August 2010, the U.S.
Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation
Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the ninth consecutive
increase in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the
scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous
Well-Known Aviation Advocate Releases Video Supporting The
During a General Aviation Caucus forum on Capitol Hill earlier
this week, actor and pilot Harrison Ford endorsed General Aviation
legislation by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK.) known as S. 1335, the
Pilot’s Bill of Rights. The endorsement followed comments by
Inhofe that outlined details about the legislation and how many
co-sponsors the bill currently has in the Senate.
Gary Kelly Says Obama Proposals Will Hurt Jobs & US
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly
has used his blog, "Nuts About Southwest," to urge the airline's
customers to contact their federal lawmakers, and make sure they
understand what a bad idea two new proposed taxes on the airlines
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was on hand Thursday for the
dedication of the new $72.6 million air traffic control tower and
radar approach control at Memphis International Airport. The new
tower enables air traffic controllers to continue to provide the
safest, most efficient service to both passenger and cargo
The Amadeus Worldwide Estimate Of Ancillary Revenue Reveals A
$9.9 Billion Increase
All those fees charged by airlines seems to be paying off ...
literally ... at least for the carriers that charge them. A new
report indicates that "ancillary revenue" has become a crucial
component in the global airline industry’s profit toolbox.
The $32.5 billion contributed by ancillary revenue has lifted the
airline industry from a loss-making position and continues to
provide a very effective hedge against runaway fuel bills.
The National Biplane Association is a non-profit organization
incorporated in the State of Oklahoma in March, 1987. Its purpose
is to educate the general public on the history and development of
biplane aircraft and to promote their preservation.