DUNCAN AVIATION SIGNS PRES AGREEMENT WITH HONEYWELL
09/10/2018

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the signing of a new PRES (Parts Reclamation Engine Surplus) agreement with Honeywell Aerospace. This agreement applies to Honeywell TFE731-2 & -3 engines and engine parts and re-authorizes Duncan Aviation to purchase, inspect, repair as necessary, and recertify serviceable parts using Honeywell technical information. All parts are returned to […]

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the signing of a new PRES (Parts Reclamation Engine Surplus) agreement with Honeywell Aerospace. This agreement applies to Honeywell TFE731-2 & -3 engines and engine parts and re-authorizes Duncan Aviation to purchase, inspect, repair as necessary, and recertify serviceable parts using Honeywell technical information. All parts are returned to service with a signed FAA 8130-3 and EASA dual-release tag.

There is real value in reclaimed engine parts. As an engine reaches its life-limit, it can still contain good components. Reclaimed parts are a lower-cost alternative that allows aging aircraft to continue to provide valuable flight services to their operating companies for longer periods of time. All reclaimed engine parts are authorized Honeywell parts that have been put back to work using OEM technical data.

“It’s simple economics,” says James Prater, Duncan Aviation Engine Services Manager. “Reclaimed engine parts give operators more options to control costs, experience faster turntimes, and reduce operating costs to extend the life of their aircraft.”

Duncan Aviation is a Honeywell TFE731 Heavy Maintenance Facility and has had several years of experience buying, selling and exchanging TFE731 engines and engine parts. The two companies have worked together for nearly four decades to provide support to all models of the Honeywell TFE731 engines.

For more information, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #3896 during this year’s NBAA convention from October 16-18, at the Orange County Convention Center at the Orlando Executive Airport in Orlando, Florida, or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.

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PATTONAIR ENTERS SUNDAY TIMES GRANT THORNTON TOP TRACK 250
09/10/2018

Pattonair, the leading global supply chain provider to the aerospace industry, has been listed for the first time in the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table, which ranks the UK’s top performing midmarket private companies with the biggest sales. The Derby headquartered company which employs over 1000 people worldwide, achieved a […]

Pattonair, the leading global supply chain provider to the aerospace industry, has been listed for the first time in the annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table, which ranks the UK’s top performing midmarket private companies with the biggest sales.

The Derby headquartered company which employs over 1000 people worldwide, achieved a ranking of 68th in the table, which was published in the 6 October edition of The Sunday Times.

Pattonair provides tailored supply chain services in C class parts to a global 2,000 plus blue chip customer base of aero engine, airframe and systems customers, including Rolls-Royce, GE, Pratt & Whitney and Airbus. It has built a global network of dedicated facilities in Singapore, China, Poland, Brazil, Canada and five cities in the USA and has recently established a presence in Japan and India.

Wayne Hollinshead, CEO of Pattonair, said, “I am very proud for everyone at Pattonair in earning the accolade of a Top Track 250 ranking. The company prides itself on outstanding customer service, high quality standards and continuous innovation which have underpinned our successful sales performance”.

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CJ3 PRO LINE FUSION® UPGRADE SPECIAL PRICING ANNOUNCED
09/10/2018

Three years after Duncan Aviation and Rockwell Collins first announced their partnership to upgrade the Citation CJ3 aircraft with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics suite. Operators who sign up with Duncan Aviation before December 31, 2018, will receive a baseline installed price of $335,000 for the Rockwell Collins CJ3 Pro Line Fusion […]

Three years after Duncan Aviation and Rockwell Collins first announced their partnership to upgrade the Citation CJ3 aircraft with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics suite.

Operators who sign up with Duncan Aviation before December 31, 2018, will receive a baseline installed price of $335,000 for the Rockwell Collins CJ3 Pro Line Fusion upgrade. In addition, for those who wish to add the second GPS to their upgrade and who, prior to the end of 2018, get their upgrade on Duncan Aviation’s schedule, Rockwell Collins will provide the second GPS unit free of charge.

“According to the Summer 2018 volume of the Aircraft Bluebook, the Pro Line Fusion upgrade adds an average retail of $375,000 to the aircraft’s value,” says Jeff Simmons, Duncan Aviation Avionics Sales Rep. “That’s a 110% return on investment! With this increased value, years of experience, and new special pricing, there isn’t a better time for CJ3 operators to upgrade to Pro Line Fusion.”

“CitationJet owners have excitedly embraced the Pro Line Fusion upgrade and without exception, they have been thrilled with the way their aircraft functions and responds after the installation as well as with the service they received from Duncan Aviation throughout the installation,” Simmons continues.

Duncan Aviation has 19 CJ3 upgrades completed or in work with a total of almost 30 commitments. Thirteen aircraft have been completed at Duncan Aviation’s facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, with four completed at the Battle Creek, Michigan, location, and one completed at the Provo, Utah, facility.
Along with being certified WAAS/LPV, the baseline Pro Line Fusion upgrade meets the current 2020 mandate for ADS-B, as well as giving a clearer path for future advancements in airspace management.

The Pro Line Fusion upgrade replaces the factory-installed portrait displays with larger 14.1-inch landscape touchscreen primary flight displays. The new system includes intuitive, touch-interactive maps, and easy-to-use icons, giving the pilot the ability to control items on the screen through touch as well as through two new cursor control panels and a new QWERTY keyboard, which replaces the current FMS CDU mounted in the center pedestal.

For more information about the CJ3 Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics upgrade, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/cj3prolinefusion.

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FLIGHTSAFETY AND GLOBAL SIMULATION AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR THE T-38C TALON PROGRAM
09/10/2018

FlightSafety International and Global Simulation Incorporated have been awarded a contract to provide 10 Mixed Reality Training Systems for the T-38C program. The new training systems will be installed at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT), 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX early next year. The 80th Flying Training Wing hosts the world’s only […]

FlightSafety International and Global Simulation Incorporated have been awarded a contract to provide 10 Mixed Reality Training Systems for the T-38C program.

The new training systems will be installed at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT), 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, TX early next year. The 80th Flying Training Wing hosts the world’s only internationally manned and managed pilot training program. Training is expected to begin in March. The systems will support ENJJPT and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals (IFF) offering Air Education and Training Command (AETC) its first mixed reality flight training system.
“FlightSafety’s Mixed Reality Flight systems provide an immersive training experience that enhances and accelerates pilot and crewmember training in a variety of learning environments,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President.

The mixed reality experience is delivered through a headset that is integrated with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 Visual System, offering the same high fidelity virtual environment utilized in the Air Force’s existing T-38C Talon and T-6 Texan II as well as numerous other United States Air Force flight training devices. This new advanced technology system enables the user to see and interact with a virtual cockpit, checklists, and notes within a specific flight environment. It offers customized flight controls for fixed-wing aircraft as well as rotary wing aircraft.

The system is comprised of Commercial-off-the-shelf components and utilizes the latest advances in technology. It includes a high resolution pass-thru camera that enables pilots to interact with a real world environment. The FlightSafety VITAL 1100 image generator can present an extensive variety of existing visual databases or those provided by the operator. The system is easily transportable and can be operated without an internet connection.

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FALCON 8X CERTIFIED FOR EFVS TO 100 FT OPERATIONS
09/10/2018

The Falcon 8X has been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft, greatly improving access to airports in bad weather and significantly enhancing fleet efficiency. The new EFVS capability, provided through the 8X’s revolutionary FalconEye combined vision […]

The Falcon 8X has been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft, greatly improving access to airports in bad weather and significantly enhancing fleet efficiency.
The new EFVS capability, provided through the 8X’s revolutionary FalconEye combined vision system (CVS), was certified for operational use following the completion of a joint EASA/FAA certification campaign earlier this year. EFVS to 100 ft is expected to be approved for the Falcon 2000LX and Falcon 900LX by the end of the year.

FalconEye is the first head up display to show separate synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and enhanced thermal and low-light camera images at the same time. This allows the pilot to fly approaches in poor visibility conditions with an unprecedented level of safety and reliability. It is also the first to allow pilots to adjust the split between SVS and EVS imaging areas, providing an unprecedented level of situational awareness to the flight crew in all conditions of operation and greatly reducing the stress of bad weather landings.

The FalconEye option has been available on the Falcon 8X since early 2017 and on the 2000LXS/S and the 900LX since October 2016. The system will also be available on the new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet, which is due to enter service in 2022.

The Falcon 8X’s FalconEye option will later be further enhanced with the addition of a dual head up display configuration that will support an EFVS to land capability, allowing pilots to fly a full approach and land without using natural vision to see the runway. The full approval of this capability is anticipated in 2020.

The FalconEye 100 ft EFVS capability is just the latest of a series of new options and enhancements that have extended the mission capability of the Falcon 8X since the ultra-long range trijet entered service two years ago. Others include approval for London City Airport operations, one of the world’s most restrictive airfields; Dassault’s Falcon Sphere II integrated electronic flight bag suite; and FalconConnect, a comprehensive package of broadband communications solutions designed to facilitate the use, management and control of inflight connectivity.

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LUFTHANSA TECHNIK PERFORMED FIRST BASE MAINTENANCE LAYOVERS OF B737 MAX
09/10/2018

Lufthansa Technik recently performed the first major connectivity modifications on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft of an undisclosed customer. The aircraft were modified at Lufthansa Technik Budapest. The airline customer is currently enlarging its all-Boeing 737 fleet with the newest member of this aircraft family and was looking for a partner to equip the fleet […]

Lufthansa Technik recently performed the first major connectivity modifications on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft of an undisclosed customer. The aircraft were modified at Lufthansa Technik Budapest.
The airline customer is currently enlarging its all-Boeing 737 fleet with the newest member of this aircraft family and was looking for a partner to equip the fleet with a state-of-the-art connectivity solution. Lufthansa Technik Budapest was the location of choice to accomplish the layovers within a short and reliable time frame. Over the recent years, the narrowbody base maintenance and modification experts in Budapest have performed this modification many times on Boeing 737 NG aircraft.
During the five-day layovers, several specialized teams were in place to accomplish the modification work. A structures team reinforces the affected skin area to facilitate the installation of the Satellite Antenna Assembly (SAA) and GSM antenna as well as the covering radome. The avionics team installs the cabling, hardware and software of the related connectivity system in the aircraft cabin. Other mechanics provide the necessary access to the cockpit and passenger compartment interior and reinstall all equipment once all work has been finished.
Dietmar Focke, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Budapest, says: “The recent events demonstrate our competence for modification work on the Boeing 737 MAX 8. But this is only the first step. We are currently expanding our services to full base maintenance capabilities for this aircraft type to support operators from scheduled maintenance to aircraft modification all the way to major overhaul events.”
Maintenance capability extensions for the 737 MAX at further locations in the Lufthansa Technik network are planned. Lufthansa Technik already offers an extensive range of globally available products and services for the various Boeing 737 types. The spare parts warehouses for the Boeing 737 of the Classic and popular Next Generation versions have been expanded for the 737 MAX to support operators of this aircraft type with component services. And as one of the first MRO providers to support customers as early as in the initial phase of their LEAP engine operations, preparations for the introduction of the LEAP-1B engine are underway with the first shop visit expected in 2019.

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GULFSTREAM’S ALL-NEW G500, G600 HEADLINE COMPANY’S PRESENCE AT NBAA-BACE
09/10/2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase its award-winning aircraft and a selection of its customer-centric digital design tools at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) October 16-18 in Orlando, Florida. Customers will have the opportunity to tour the wide-ranging Gulfstream fleet at Orlando Executive Airport. The Gulfstream static display will […]

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase its award-winning aircraft and a selection of its customer-centric digital design tools at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) October 16-18 in Orlando, Florida.
Customers will have the opportunity to tour the wide-ranging Gulfstream fleet at Orlando Executive Airport. The Gulfstream static display will feature the award-winning Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600, the flagship and award-winning Gulfstream G650ER, the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the super-midsize Gulfstream G280. Also present will be one of Gulfstream Customer Support’s major mobile resources, a specially equipped 74-foot/22.6-meter tractor-trailer.
“For 60 years, companies and individuals — initially in the U.S. and now worldwide — have recognized the value of business aviation and the strategic benefits of operating a Gulfstream aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are proud to present our lineup of extraordinary business jets in Orlando, particularly our new G500 and G600, which redefine the standard in the industry for safety, advanced technology and performance. Game-changing aircraft like these make for an aviation experience that is second to none.”
The G500 and G600, in particular, have been the focus of Gulfstream’s recent design initiatives. The company’s space at Orlando Executive Airport and its exhibit at the Orange County Convention Center (#256) will include the G500 flight experience, which incorporates a pilot’s seat and includes a signature feature of the aircraft’s revolutionary Gulfstream Symmetry Flight Deck™, the industry’s first active control sidesticks.
Also at the static will be a real-time seat configurator that enables visitors to virtually design G500 and G600 seats using numerous material, styling and color options. And with the help of an 8-by-46-foot LED floor, customers can view full-size G500, G600, G650 and G650ER floor plans and design their own seating arrangements. Customers can also create custom exterior paint schemes to complement their interiors.
At the convention center, the Gulfstream exhibit will include a digital reality experience that highlights Customer Support capabilities in repair and overhaul. Gulfstream personnel will be on-site to discuss features and benefits of Customer Support programs such as Connectivity Service and Aircraft Ownership Service, along with technology upgrades.

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VISIT BELL AT #IACP2018
09/10/2018

At Bell, we pride ourselves for being one of the leading aircraft providers for law enforcement agencies around the world including, New York Police Department, CDMX in Mexico City, Puerto Rico Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Currently, there are more than 920 Bell law enforcement configured aircraft operating to […]

At Bell, we pride ourselves for being one of the leading aircraft providers for law enforcement agencies around the world including, New York Police Department, CDMX in Mexico City, Puerto Rico Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
Currently, there are more than 920 Bell law enforcement configured aircraft operating to protect and serve the safety of citizens.

“I am very proud of Bell and very proud to be in Bell helicopters. Bell serves an integral part in our mission and I’m glad a company like Bell doesn’t forget its mission to support first responders.”
Captain DeRienzo,
Chief Pilot, Collier County Sheriff’s Department

With the recent introduction of the modern Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, “We’ve seen incredible interest for the Bell 505 from law enforcement agencies around the world,” said Anthony Moreland, managing director, North America.
Earlier this year, Bell announced the sale of the first law enforcement configured Bell 505 to Sacramento Police department.
“The enhanced visibility, maneuverability and advanced avionics of the Bell 505 make it the choice aircraft for our operations” said, Greg Brown, Sergeant, Sacramento Police Department’s Air Operations Unit. “The Bell 505 will be invaluable in reducing man hours spent as well as response times in critical routine calls of service.”
Visit Bell during IACP booth #2001 to speak to a Bell representative about how we are continuing to drive innovation in the law enforcement segment and view Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Bell 429.

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BACA EXCELLENCE AWARDS
08/10/2018

A capacity audience gathered at the Guildhall in London yesterday (3rd October) for the 12th annual presentation of the BACA Excellence Awards. Finalists were shortlisted by a panel of international judges – including representatives of many of the key regional and trade associations – together with voting by BACA members to find the ultimate. TAG […]

A capacity audience gathered at the Guildhall in London yesterday (3rd October) for the 12th annual presentation of the BACA Excellence Awards.
Finalists were shortlisted by a panel of international judges – including representatives of many of the key regional and trade associations – together with voting by BACA members to find the ultimate.
TAG Farnborough Airport were delighted to sponsor the Young Person of the Year Award 2018. The award was received by Zach Rankin from PrivateFly. Many Congratulations to Zach and all the winners.

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ROLLS-ROYCE WELCOMES DELTA TECHOPS INTO EXPANDED SERVICE NETWORK
08/10/2018

Rolls-Royce has welcomed Delta TechOps into its expanded service network as it begins work on its first Trent engine. Delta TechOps began operations as a Trent Authorised Maintenance Centre, with the induction of a Trent 1000 engine module. The 127,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility will also carry out services on the Trent 7000 and Trent […]

Rolls-Royce has welcomed Delta TechOps into its expanded service network as it begins work on its first Trent engine.
Delta TechOps began operations as a Trent Authorised Maintenance Centre, with the induction of a Trent 1000 engine module. The 127,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility will also carry out services on the Trent 7000 and Trent XWB.
Rolls-Royce has been responding with a range of activities to support customers experiencing disruption as a result of the requirement for increased inspections on Trent 1000 engines. These activities, which include an increase in maintenance capacity for affected engines, the introduction of a new inspection technique and the acceleration of a permanent fix for the issue, are all aimed at reducing the operational impact on customers.
The addition of Delta TechOps supports the growth of maintenance capacity and also supports Rolls-Royce’s wider services strategy to develop an increasingly capable, competitive and flexible CareNetwork.
Don Mitacek, Senior Vice President, Delta TechOps, said: “We are incredibly proud of our new facility and proud to be part of the Rolls-Royce CareNetwork. We look forward to supporting Rolls-Royce across three significant engine programmes starting with the Trent 1000, alongside our existing BR715 line.”
Tom Palmer, Rolls-Royce, Director of Services, Civil Aerospace, said: “It’s great to have Delta TechOps up and running and working alongside us. They have an important role to play both in helping us address our immediate Trent 1000 issue, and in the longer term as part of our network growth to service our expanding Trent fleet.”
The new facility, in Atlanta, Georgia, has been created by converting several large hangar bays. The workshop consists of areas for engine assembly and disassembly; kitting parts; engines work in progress; shop materials and supplies, life limited parts and repair and support. A new test cell will open later this year capable of testing engines to 150,000lb thrust.
Delta TechOps already carries out service support for Rolls-Royce BR715 regional jet engines.

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LUFTHANSA TECHNIK ESTABLISHES ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTER
08/10/2018

Lufthansa Technik has set up an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center with the aim of bundling and expanding the competence and experience the company has gained using this technology in the past. Additive manufacturing is often referred to as 3D printing. In addition to an unrivaled degree of freedom in designing the parts, additive manufacturing produces […]

Lufthansa Technik has set up an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center with the aim of bundling and expanding the competence and experience the company has gained using this technology in the past.
Additive manufacturing is often referred to as 3D printing. In addition to an unrivaled degree of freedom in designing the parts, additive manufacturing produces individual parts very quickly – a huge advantage when prototypes or one-off parts must be manufactured. In the highly weight-conscious world of aircraft, the lower weight of parts makes using the AM technology very attractive.
Dr. Aenne Koester, head of the AM Center, explains: “The new AM Center will serve as a collaborative hub where the experience and skills that Lufthansa Technik has gained in additive manufacturing can be bundled and further expanded. The aim is to increase the degree of maturity of the technologies and to develop products that are suitable for production.”
As the transfer of a new technology into the highly-regulated world of commercial aircraft operation and MRO poses a challenge, a joint team of Lufthansa Technik experts and AM specialists from numerous industry partners and research institutions develops strategies to support the introduction of this technology. As one example, a cooperation with Oerlikon AM aims at enhancing the understanding of process repeatability, a key element of industrialization and certification. The collaboration will also help drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing forward, as the study results will be shared with relevant industry bodies to support defining standards for the qualification and approval of aircraft components.

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JET AVIATION RECEIVES RUSSIAN STATE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY APPROVAL IN VIENNA
08/10/2018

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received Russian State Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) approval. With this approval, Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna is authorized to support Russian-registered aircraft per its other approvals. “This authorization can lend considerable comfort and convenience to Russian owners and operators flying in the region,” says Hakan Tin, […]

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna has recently received Russian State Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) approval.
With this approval, Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Vienna is authorized to support Russian-registered aircraft per its other approvals.
“This authorization can lend considerable comfort and convenience to Russian owners and operators flying in the region,” says Hakan Tin, managing director of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO facility in Vienna. “We support many aircraft types currently registered in Russia, while our dedicated AOG team is highly trained to recover aircraft as quickly as possible.”

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GE AVIATION’S ACCELERATOR IN WASHINGTON DC LAUNCHES TO DRIVE EFFICIENCY
08/10/2018

GE Aviation’s Accelerator opened to provide a place in the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area for hands-on collaboration with federal and defense customers to achieve mission-critical outcomes.  The accelerator is an innovation space focused on using data and analytics with idea generation, incubation, and development for products and services. GE Aviation Chief Digital Officer John […]

GE Aviation’s Accelerator opened to provide a place in the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area for hands-on collaboration with federal and defense customers to achieve mission-critical outcomes.  The accelerator is an innovation space focused on using data and analytics with idea generation, incubation, and development for products and services.
GE Aviation Chief Digital Officer John Mansfield officially opened the accelerator with Vice President of Software Research at GE’s Global Research Center Colin Parris and GE Aviation President of Military Systems Tony Mathis. Technology partners participating in the event included Microsoft, Teradata, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, CACI, and VION.
“GE Aviation’s Accelerator in Washington, D.C. is home to software developers, architects, data scientists and domain experts with specific backgrounds in analytics, maintenance, and engines,” says John Mansfield. “Building on the strong partnership we have with our customers will allow us to continue to share both our physics and digital-based capabilities, improving their asset availability, efficiency and operations.”
Through the partnership, data scientists, domain experts, software developers, and solution architects from GE will work together with Federal and Defense customers to distill some of the 10 billion data points produced by the defense sector annually into solutions that can achieve condition-based maintenance and connect disparate data sources.
“GE Aviation’s Accelerator is where digital and physical technologies come together in powerful ways to improve industrial operations of all kinds,” said Colin Parris.  “We’re combining data, AI and our deep industry domain expertise into digital twins that provide unique insights and solutions to drive better mission-based outcomes for the military and for industry.”
“Digital transformation is a strategic imperative for aviation to stay competitive in today’s ever-changing world,” said Tony Mathis. “We’re partnering with customers to bring real and tangible outcomes leading to increased readiness, affordability, mission effectiveness and operator safety.”
GE Aviation’s Accelerator is located at the Warner Building, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 9th floor, Washington, D.C. The collaboration space is comprised of data scientists, engineers and UI/UX designers in the DMV area.
GE Aviation’s Accelerator in Washington, D.C. is their second collaboration space in the United States, with the first one in Austin, Texas, the headquarters for their Digital Solutions business.GE has similar spaces in Dubai and Munich.
Today, more than 300 unique airlines, OEMs and business jet operators covering more than 10,000 aircraft are GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions customers for services such as flight and fuel analytics, navigation services, operations management, and planning and recovery.

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IN-FLIGHT WITH THE G1000 NXI UPGRADE FOR CITATION MUSTANG
08/10/2018

Our G1000 NXi upgrade for Citation Mustang aircraft recently reached an important milestone with the completion of the program’s first flight. Since then, the Garmin Flight Test Team has been making great progress toward the completion of this program. The Citation Mustang was the first-ever announced program to adopt the G1000 integrated flight deck back […]

Our G1000 NXi upgrade for Citation Mustang aircraft recently reached an important milestone with the completion of the program’s first flight. Since then, the Garmin Flight Test Team has been making great progress toward the completion of this program.
The Citation Mustang was the first-ever announced program to adopt the G1000 integrated flight deck back in 2003. Today, there are over 470 Citation Mustang aircraft eligible to upgrade to the advanced G1000 NXi.
The G1000 NXi upgrade offers modern displays with state-of-the-art processors that will provide Mustang owners and operators smoother panning throughout the displays and faster map rendering. A comprehensive feature set incorporates wireless cockpit connectivity, split-screen capability, SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, map overlay on the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) and more.
For more information about the G1000 NXi upgrade program for Citation Mustang contact Scott Frye at scott.frye@garmin.com or (913) 440-2412 or visit our website at www.garmin.com/aviation.

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FALCON 8X CERTIFIED FOR EFVS TO 100 FT OPERATIONS
08/10/2018

The Falcon 8X has been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft, greatly improving access to airports in bad weather and significantly enhancing fleet efficiency. The new EFVS capability, provided through the 8X’s revolutionary FalconEye combined vision […]

The Falcon 8X has been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibility approaches down to 100 ft, greatly improving access to airports in bad weather and significantly enhancing fleet efficiency.
The new EFVS capability, provided through the 8X’s revolutionary FalconEye combined vision system (CVS), was certified for operational use following the completion of a joint EASA/FAA certification campaign earlier this year. EFVS to 100 ft is expected to be approved for the Falcon 2000LX and Falcon 900LX by the end of the year.
FalconEye is the first head up display to show separate synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and enhanced thermal and low-light camera images at the same time. This allows the pilot to fly approaches in poor visibility conditions with an unprecedented level of safety and reliability. It is also the first to allow pilots to adjust the split between SVS and EVS imaging areas, providing an unprecedented level of situational awareness to the flight crew in all conditions of operation and greatly reducing the stress of bad weather landings.
The FalconEye option has been available on the Falcon 8X since early 2017 and on the 2000LXS/S and the 900LX since October 2016. The system will also be available on the new Falcon 6X ultra widebody twinjet, which is due to enter service in 2022.
The Falcon 8X’s FalconEye option will later be further enhanced with the addition of a dual head up display configuration that will support anEFVS to land capability,allowing pilots to fly a full approach and land without using natural vision to see the runway. The full approval of this capability is anticipated in 2020.
The FalconEye 100 ft EFVS capability is just the latest of a series of new options and enhancements that have extended the mission capability of theFalcon 8Xsince the ultra-long range trijet entered service two years ago. Others include approval for London City Airport operations, one of the world’s most restrictive airfields; Dassault’s Falcon Sphere II integrated electronic flight bag suite; and FalconConnect, a comprehensive package of broadband communications solutions designed to facilitate the use, management and control of inflight connectivity.

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