Avionics News December 2014 - 59
FAA and EASA in 2017, with deliveries beginning in 2018.
The G600's entry into service is projected to be in 2019.
For more information, visit www.gulfstream.com.
The Honda Aircraft Company gave a progress report during
the NBAA Convention on the HondaJet, which has started a
demonstration tour for customers as it continues final preparations for entry into service. The company has conducted
extensive certification flight testing at various locations across
the U.S. The HondaJet has logged more than 2,000 flight hours
on the flight test fleet.
The company also announced it is expanding its world headquarters located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in
Greensboro, North Carolina, to accommodate increasing sales
activity and add a dedicated hangar for delivery expansion.
For more information, visit www.hondajet.com.
Honeywell Aerospace announced it is working on new
features to the company's Primus Epic integrated flight deck
product line to help keep pilots better informed and safer in the
air and on the ground. The new technology features include
Honeywell's 2-D and 3-D airport moving maps, Honeywell's
SmartView Synthetic Vision System with updates for lower
landing minimums, and cockpit display of traffic information.
According to Honeywell, the features will be available for all
Primus Epic-supported platforms for certification as early as the
next two years.
The company also released two new mobile applications -
Pilot Gateway and My-Maintainer - and updates to MyGDC
and Direct Access.
For more information, visit www.honeywell.com.
Honeywell Aerospace and Jeppesen
In a joint statement made just prior to the NBAA Convention,
Jeppesen and Honeywell Aerospace introduced the Integrated
Navigation Data Service Data Manager for Windows, a new
cloud-based database update delivery service.
According to the two companies, the INDS Data Manager
service eliminates physical delivery of update media and simplifies the overall data update process. The new IDM service is
designed for aircraft equipped with Honeywell Primus Epic
Integrated Navigation or Primus Apex avionics. IDM is provided at no additional cost for data subscribers. IDM support for
Primus Elite and Control Display System/Retrofit series avionics will be available in the near future.
"The new IDM for Windows from Jeppesen and Honeywell
will simplify the data downloading process to increase efficiency for operators and enhance the preflight routine," said
Mike Abbott, director, Jeppesen navigation and flight deck
programs. "The IDM interface for Windows is intuitive, and
with a secure network the application provides pilots and flight
departments with quick access to critical data updates anywhere
in the world."
For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or
Latitude Technologies Corp.
Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Latitude Technologies introduced its new DL150 FANS 1/A+ satellite date unit. According to the company, the DL150 is targeted
to business and commercial jet operators who are looking for a
lightweight, multifunction, affordable datalink device to complete their FANS 1/A+ installation.
The company said qualification is currently underway for
TSO-C159b, DO-262B, DO-178C Level D, and DO-160G for
Next Generation Satellite Systems. The DL150 supports ATS
notification, ACARS and CPDLC messaging, and ARINC-741
and ARINC-618 protocols. The DL150 also supports optional flight-tracking and 3-axis acceleration monitoring. The unit
has discrete inputs and outputs for optional event reporting.
"I am very pleased to see Latitude expanding our footprint in
the long-range business and executive jet market," said Mark
Insley, Latitude president. "Our new DL150 SDU has been
developed with the same focus on delivering robust, reliable
performance that has been the hallmark of our world-renowned
SkyNode and IONode data devices. We are growing our roster
of authorized installers and dealers who serve the business jet
market. We are booking orders for early delivery of the DL150
to those operators wanting to beat the rush when the FANS
mandate becomes operational in February 2015."
In addition, the company received FAA STC ST07675NY,
validating installation of all versions of Latitude's SkyNode
S200 flight-tracking and Satcom voice and data transceiver,
as well as Latitude's IONode ION100 FDM on Bombardier
Dash 8 series including Q100s, Q200s, Q300s, and Q400s. The
SkyNode S200 and IONode FDM system automates real-time
in-flight event notifications as well as postflight analysis from
an aircraft's analog plus digital bus operational and maintenance
For more information, visit www.latitudetech.com.
Satcom Direct said it has added proactive security threat
monitoring to its SkyShield service. According to the company,
it will be available in the first quarter of 2015, and the upgraded
SkyShield will provide five levels of data filtering, adding security to Internet connections.
"Using SkyShield frees up your in-flight data connection
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