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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Falcon Aviation Services To Become First CSeries Charter Operator


Charter group Falcon Aviation Services signed a letter of intent to buy a Bombardier CS300 yesterday, with an option for a second. Falcon Aviation Services will thus be the first non-airline operator... ...… Read more ...

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Enstrom Moves One Step Closer to Glass Cockpits


The merging of glass cockpit technology to legacy Enstrom (Booth No. 8822) helicopters moved closer to reality this week, with Aspen STC announcing the completion of flight testing toward FAA... ...… Read more ...

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Helinet To Upgrade LAPD Aerial Unit’s Downlink Capabilities


Helinet Technologies (Booth No. 1508) announced during Heli-Expo 2014 that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently selected the company to develop and support an upgraded, multiband... ...… Read more ...

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Blue Sky Network Debuts HawkEye 7200 Geo-Fenced Reporting Capabilities


Anyone familiar with GPS-enabled, location-based services available on many smartphones will appreciate the benefits from the new geo-fencing condition capability, dubbed advanced variable response... ...… Read more ...

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Robinson Unveils Glass Options


Robinson Helicopter (Booth No. 5226) is displaying its new line of standard and optional glass-panel avionics options for all its helicopter models here at Heli-Expo. The Garmin GTR 225B is now the... ...… Read more ...

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Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for AW609 Tiltrotor


Northrop Grumman (Booth No. 502) will supply its latest flight information equipment for the AgustaWestland AW609 civil tiltrotor, the company announced at Heli-Expo 2014. Developed by Northrop... ...… Read more ...

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MD Explorer Gets Display Cursor Control Device on Collective


Universal Avionics (Booth No. 4702) has done it: created a way for helicopter pilots to keep their hands on the collective and still have “point and click” cursor control. The avionics manufacturer’s... ...… Read more ...

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Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for AW609 Tiltrotor


Northrop Grumman (Booth No. 502) will supply its latest flight information equipment for the AgustaWestland AW609 civil tiltrotor, the company announced at Heli-Expo 2014. Developed by Northrop... ...… Read more ...

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How to lock the iPad chart screen in flight


There are several ways to lock your iPad's screen in flight, including physical controls on your iPad and settings within each app. Here we'll show you all the different ways to do it. ...… Read more ...

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Mecaer Unveils Bell 429 VIP Interior at Heli-Expo


Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) of Borgomanero, Italy, is unveiling here at Heli-Expo its new VVIP interior concept for the Bell 429, branded as the Bell 429 MAGnificent. A full-scale mockup of the... ...… Read more ...

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Elbit Unveils SkyVis Helmet HUD


Elbit Systems is launching two new products here at Heli-Expo. The first, SkyVis, combines Elbit’s proven helmet-mounted display (HMD) with commercially certifiable line-of-sight and daytime head-up... ...… Read more ...

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What’s new in the CloudAhoy app


CloudAhoy has been one of the more popular GPS logging apps among pilots for awhile now, and here we'll look at the new features that have been added to the app since the release of version 3.0. ...… Read more ...

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Scott’s-Bell 47 Picks Sagem Avionics for Turbine Model


Scott’s-Bell 47 selected the Sagem ICDS-8A glass cockpit suite as part of the standard avionics package for the new 47GT-6 helicopter. This selection is the latest in a series of developments geared... ...… Read more ...

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Elbit Unveils Two New Vision Systems at Heli-Expo


Elbit Systems is launching two new products this week at Heli-Expo: SkyVis and Clearvision Heli EVS. SkyVis combines Elbit’s helmet-mounted display with commercially certifiable line-of-sight and... ...… Read more ...

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Soloy Aviation Delivers AS350 Solutions


Soloy Aviation (Booth No. 22) is continuing with its line of aftermarket solutions for helicopter operators and the company flew an AS350 to Heli-Expo to highlight its re-engining and other... ...… Read more ...

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FAA May Bless TCAS II for Helicopters


Prompted by industry demand, the FAA is considering approving the installation and use of TCAS II aboard helicopters but is concerned about certification challenges. Major operators have been... ...… Read more ...

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Garmin Pilot Update Includes Synthetic Vision Feature


Garmin announced an updated version of its Garmin Pilot iOS app that includes synthetic vision as an option for premium subscribers. Dubbed SVX, the new feature displays GPS-derived airspeed,... ...… Read more ...

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Sandel Releases Updated SG102 AHRS Unit


Sandel Avionics released its latest upgrades to the SG102 (MOD2) AHRS, a solid-state, three-axis instrument certified for primary heading reference and standby attitude. Enhancements include a... ...… Read more ...

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Garmin unveils synthetic vision


Just last month we shared Garmin's latest hardware update, the GDL 39 3D, an ADS-B receiver that includes an Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for backup attitude. Now the avionics giant has... ...… Read more ...

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Garmin Marks 20th Anniversary of First IFR GPS Receiver


Garmin commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Garmin GPS 155 receiving FAA TSO authorization late last week. The GPS 155 was the industry’s first FAA TSO-C129 approach-approved IFR GPS receiver.... ...… Read more ...

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