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March 27, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.27.13

Houston – the Dragon has Landed… Well, Splashed Down!

Bombardier Revises the CSeries Production Schedule…

AEA Releases Its first

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Avidyne Supports Standard Capstone Interface For ADS-B Displays

Capstone Data Interface Protocol Provides Industry-Standard Interface For The Display Of ADS-B Traffic And FAA Weather Services

Avidyne has announced their support for and participation in the industry standardization effort for the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) Capstone Data Interface Protocol for the display of traffic and weather services. The Capstone Data Interface Protocol is an RS-422/RS-232 data stream designed to support the display of ADS-B Traffic and Weather broadcast services that comply with the DO-282B and DO-317 standards for ADS-B In.  

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Garmin’s New Active Traffic Systems Offer Increased Power, Range

Company Says GTS 825 Offers Increased Situational Awareness And Traffic Visualization

Garmin has introduced the GTS 825 Traffic Advisory System (TAS) and the GTS 855 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS I), offering improved performance and range. The GTS 825 (pictured) and 855 each offer 400 watts of transmit power, and 40 and 80 nautical miles of interrogation range, respectively. All Garmin traffic systems combine active and passive surveillance data to pinpoint specific traffic threats, and use Garmin’s patented CLEAR CAS technology to correlate ADS-B targets, providing pilots with the most comprehensive traffic picture possible.

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Nellis Cancels Aviation Nation 2013

Sequester Blamed For Budget Cuts That Are Forcing The Move

The sequester has claimed another air show planned for a military base, and it's one of the best-known in the nation ... the Aviation Nation. The 99th Air Base Wing Commander, Col. Barry Cornish, has announced the cancellation of Aviation Nation 2013 scheduled for Nov. 9-10.

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Airbus Installs RR Trent XWB Engines, Honeywell APU On A350 XWB MSN001

Makes MSN0001 A 'Completed Airplane'

Airbus has installed on the first flight-test A350 XWB (MSN001) its two flight-ready Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and is also installing the new Honeywell HGT1700 auxiliary power unit (APU) at Airbus’ production facilities in Toulouse (France).

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DAC International Secures FAA Approval For GDC64 On Learjet 60

Allows The Installation Of The Company's Tablet Aircraft Interface Unique To The Aircraft

DAC International says that the Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) of its sister company Atlantic Aero, issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of DAC’s GDC64 Tablet Aircraft Interface Unit (TAIU) on the Bombardier Learjet 60 model.

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Universal Avionics Introduces FlexPerf Module

Designed to Provide Advanced Fuel Savings Available In FMS Software

A module for Universal’s WAAS/SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and Multi-Mission Management System (MMMS), FlexPerf will be available with the next major software release, Software Control Number (SCN) 1001/1101.

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Bombardier Re-Vamps CSeries Production Schedule

Condensed Plans For The Second, Larger Version Of The Airplane

Bombardier will build only one production CS100 jet before starting on the flight-test models of the CS300, sources inside the company say. The move is designed to stay on track with a tight production schedule for the smaller airliner.

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Flight Display Systems Introduces New Products

Features JetJukebox WiFi Media Streaming System At AEA 2013 Convention

Flight Display System has introduced several new products for 2013 at the 56th annual AEA International Convention and Trade show. The featured new product is the innovative JetJukebox WiFi media streaming system. JetJukebox is a wireless box that allows passengers to enjoy media in the aircraft. That includes the ability to watch videos, listen to music, view photos, share files and even watch World-Wide Moving Maps on smart phones, tablets, or laptop computers.

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Bombardier Selects Canada's Flying Colours For Special Fleet Modifications

Seven CRJ700 NextGen Aircraft Designated for Chinese Client

Bombardier has awarded Canadian-based Flying Colours an exclusive contract to undertake the interior modification of seven CRJ700 NextGen aircraft the Canadian company announced in a news release. The fleet will be completed over a two year period and delivered to an undisclosed Chinese client.

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Camcopter S-100 Demos Capabilities At LIMA

Malaysian Show Features Aerial Demos Of The UAS

The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition taking place this week is featuring demonstrations of the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) will be part of the daily flight display.

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Universal Avionics Announces New Warranty Program

Designed To Help Customers Budget Costs Of Component Repair

During the New Product Introductions at the 56th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Universal Avionics announced its new FlightAssure Extended Warranty Program.

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AD NUMBER: AD 2013-06-01

PRODUCT: Certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) models Tay 620-15 and Tay 650-15 turbofan engines.

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Classic Aero-TV: Introducing The MD302--Mid-Continent's Standby Attitude Module

Extensive Expertise in Backup Solutions Makes MCIA Uniquely Qualified In This Market

There's no such thing, in aviation, as TOO much caution... hence the reason the industry has expended so much time, energy and talent in creating backup systems for critical functions in today's aircraft. One of the true leaders in the aero-backup technology arena is Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. Their latest offering is an impressive effort to create an even more redundant cockpit... and to do so with a bit of technology that not only provides critical standby info, but does so elegantly and easily. The MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) is an entirely self

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AEA Unveils 2012 Avionics Market Report

Industry Total Avionics Sales Amount To Nearly $6.3 Billion

AEA president and CEO Paula Derks welcomed attendees to the associations' 56th annual International Convention & Trade Show at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, Tuesday morning with the theme for the year ... "Let's Get To Work" ... during the opening general session Tuesday morning. And then, Derks got to work, introducing the association's first Avionics Market Report.

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Aspen Avionics Announces NextGen Solutions

Leverages Open-Architecture For New ADS-B Compatible Products

Aspen Avionics rolled out two new lines of NextGen products designed to give aircraft owners flexible and affordable options to meet the upcoming FAA ADS-B Out equipment mandate, and to access the subscription-free weather and traffic services available from the ADS-B In network. Aspen’s product introductions include a new, certified NextGen product line and an expansion to the company’s existing Connected Panel wireless cockpit technology.

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Dan Derby Receives 2013 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Award  Is The Highest Honor Bestowed Upon An AEA Member

Dan Derby was presented with the 2013 Aircraft Electronics Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the AEA’s board of directors, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show on Tuesday, March 26, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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STC Program Shows That Trig’s ADS-B Equipment Is Built For ‘Real World’ Ops

Expects FAA AML List For Popular Aircraft In The Near Future

Last year Trig Avionics was the first company to achieve FAA TSO C166b certification for their 1090ES ADS-B Out transponders. Recently, a Trig TT22 compact transponder was used to create a compliant ADS-B Out solution, installed in an offshore Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter. This underlines the real world conditions that Trig ADS-B equipment is successfully operating in. The accompanying STC proved Trig’s suitability to the toughest circumstances in commercial aviation.

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Jupiter Avionics Introduces The Wi-JAC Headset/Intercom Adapter

Allows Wireless Use Of Headsets After Exiting The Aircraft

A handy device being shown at the AEA annual convention in Las Vegas, NV this week is the Jupiter Avionics Wi-JAC Wireless Aircraft Headset/Intercom Adapter system. The JAC Wi-JAC was developed to improve the working environment of emergency medical services, media crews, law enforcement agencies and air crews.

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Northrop Grumman Introduces New AHRS

Compact Lightweight Unit Designed For Retrofit Market

Northrop Grumman Corporation  is introducing its new LCR-200 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, at the Aircraft Electronics Association's International Convention and Trade Show.

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Aircell Announces Expected Coverage Areas For Gogo Biz In-Flight Internet

Grows From The Contiguous United States To Canada

Aircell, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market, announces additional details regarding the pending expansion of Gogo Biz in-flight Internet service for business aircraft operating in Canada.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.27.13)

“Never before has there been a true capture of the dollar size of the general aviation electronics market. Not only will this report be useful to our membership in strategic planning and examining market share, but it will be valuable information to promote our industry.” Source: Paula Derks, AEA president.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.27.13): Indicated Altitude

The altitude read directly from the altimeter (uncorrected) when it is set to the current altimeter setting.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.27.13)

The Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RCTA) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues. RTCA functions as a Federal Advisory Committee.

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