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Getting the right Avionics for your business aircraft or private jet, is essential. Flight management & control systems, in-flight communications & entertainment, instrument upgrades all help ensure smooth flight operations and reduce crew workload. Use our guides to help find the right one for your plane.
- Author:Andrew C. Bradley
As I prepare to attend MEBA again this year, I am reminded of the incredible explosion in infrastructure within the United Arab Emirates and Dubai in particular. Dubai and other nearby emirates, to their credit, boast the most modern buildings, transportation infrastructures and cultures.
In Alaska, pilots started seeing the benefits years ago; ditto for UPS aircraft crew once they entered the airspace of Indianapolis Center headed for the shipping giant’s main air hub at Louisville International Airport (SDF). Then, more than a year ago, appropriately equipped pilots flying through South Florida may have seen and used it. Early this year, pilots flying about one third of the helicopters servicing off-shore energy-production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico most assuredly gained the
It seems to be that the realm of avionics acronyms and initials stands even larger than before. All of those acronyms exist in the here-and-now world of aviation; all exist in reality for some pilots and some technicians; most, however, remain abstract in their impact for most technicians and most aviators - but not for much longer.
Sound economic fundamentals and principles should not just be a doctrine to which only bankers and Wall Street power brokers adhere. Nor would a steadfast old-schooled investor like Warren Buffet forgo a “valued” investment for the latest hot stock.
- Author:John Brodeur
Aircraft cabin productivity is best summarised as allowing passengers to continue working on their projects and proposals in-flight, while being in real-time contact with the office, and knowing what is happening around the globe during their flight. Today’s equipment designed to enable this allows voice communications, Internet and e-mail access and the use of monitors to review and work on presentations. For the busy executive the syncing of the office to wherever they may be in the w
Whether buying or selling, the right avionics package could seal the deal! Every day you’ll likely come across media selling services that promote checking the history of the used car you are looking to buy. If that message - subliminally or otherwise has been pummeled into your conscious, it should be all the more at the forefront of your thinking when you check the history of a used aircraft! Given the average price of a used car pales into insignificance compared to a ...
- Author:John Brodeur
You’ve reviewed the equipment, you know what you need, but how do you proceed? During these times of slower-than-normal aircraft utilization, many operators are electing to upgrade and update their aircraft. This can be as simple as a general re-painting to a moderate updating of the avionics, or a full upgrade including avionics, interior and engines (such as the DASH 10 program offered for Falcon 50 owners).Whether your upgrade will cost $50k or $1 million+, there are ...
Avionics upgrades make the old new again Talking to some of the players involved in business aviation recently clarified a picture we’ve watched for nearly two years now – the picture of an industry suffering slower sales of aircraft, both new and pre-owned alike.Early in the slump, before the decline truly hurt, aircraft owners seemed to lean toward investing the minimal-allowable time and money in the upkeep of their airplanes. “They kept them flying and that’s ...
THE WHEELS ARE TURNINGNext Generation ATC Gains Momentum… Recent signs indicate long-awaited movement in advancing the U.S. Air Traffic Organization toward the goal of installing, implementing and using the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System – known as NextGen. At its most optimistic, NextGen and the underlying technologies supporting it are designed to shift tracking and management of all instrument- and terminal-area flight operations to using satellite-based positioning data relayed ...