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Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Option

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Option

Robinson added Avidyne’s IFD 400 series touchscreen GPS navigators to its R22, R44 and R66 avionics options. The 400 series may be operated by either touchscreen or buttons and knobs which allows the IFD to be installed in the helicopter’s lower center console or in the pilot side console. Wi-Fi, for interfacing with an iPad,… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 20-Dec-18

Esterline showcases ADS-B Annunciators with fast delivery

Esterline showcases ADS-B Annunciators with fast delivery

Esterline, global leader in aerospace technologies, will showcase its latest aftermarket solutions for cockpit controls at MRO Americas in Orlando, Fla., April 25-27, Booth 1800. Featured among several of its brands will be a recently released selection of Korry 389 5/8-inch LED switches configured as annunciators for ADS-B global positioning system (GPS) transceivers. They will… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 24-Apr-17

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Garmin introduces D2 Bravo watch with sophisticated aviation features

Garmin introduces D2 Bravo watch with sophisticated aviation features

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today introduced D2 Bravo, a next-generation aviator watch that combines practical functionality and sophisticated design to bring pilots and aviation enthusiasts a premium GPS watch. D2 Bravo incorporates Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features, complete with a worldwide aviation navigation database. New and… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jun-15

Honeywell Improves Navigation Accuracy of AW101

Honeywell Improves Navigation Accuracy of AW101

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) will supply the Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter with its LASEREF VI Inertial Navigation System. The advanced inertial navigation technology makes it easier for helicopter pilots to navigate with extreme accuracy, even with the loss of GPS satellite guidance, and brings unprecedented new capabilities to the platform including greater precision and efficiency. The… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 12-Jun-15

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters. The X4 is Airbus Helicopters’ new generation 5 to 6-ton twin-engine helicopter. Incorporating innovative technologies, the… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 05-Mar-15

Team5 debuts the Shotover Hydra gyrostabilized imaging platform

Team5 debuts the Shotover Hydra gyrostabilized imaging platform

Team5, a full service aerial production and rental company for the motion picture and advertising industries, announced today the debut of the SHOTOVER Hydra, an advanced, gyrostabilized imaging platform designed for the visual effects industry.  Developed in partnership with SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance aerial camera systems for the motion picture and broadcast industries,… Read more »

Source: SHOTOVER, 12-Dec-14

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC130 will provide support for the company’s exclusive partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort for summer helicopter tours on Blackcomb Mountain as well as, supportingyear-round tourism flights originating from the Whistler Municipal Heliport.The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will also operate out of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

USA to lose drone technology lead if FAA intransigence continues

USA to lose drone technology lead if FAA intransigence continues

As the latest revolutionary digital technology takes off, entrepreneurs are finding themselves battling federal regulators for permission just to experiment with new applications. See Full Story

Source: Washington Post, 09-Oct-14

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Chemring develops world’s First Miniaturised GPS Anti-jamming Technology

Chemring develops world’s First Miniaturised GPS Anti-jamming Technology

Chemring Technology Solutions has developed GINCAN – the world’s first miniaturised GPS anti-jamming technology. GINCAN will combat illegal GPS jammers and is based on the adaptive antenna concept used by military systems. Chemring Technology Solutions has developed the smallest size, weight and lowest power solution available on the market today, with a chip footprint of… Read more »

Source: Chemring Group, 15-Jul-14

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Camcopter completes flight tests with “Deckfinder” non-GPS approach

Camcopter completes flight tests with “Deckfinder” non-GPS approach

Schiebel has successfully concluded a series of flight trials with EADS Astrium’s Pseudolite-based Local Positioning System “DeckFinder”, expanding its automated launch and recovery capability for operation where access to GPS has been denied. Schiebel integrated the DeckFinder Receiver Segment into a CAMCOPTER® S-100 and deployed the DeckFinder Ground Segment at the Schiebel Testing Grounds close… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Jul-13

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HeliRussia – Transas Aviation to provide locally-made GPS for Bell 407, 429

HeliRussia – Transas Aviation to provide locally-made GPS for Bell 407, 429

[electronic translation] Transas Aviation Company, A Part of Transas Group, and Jet Transfer Company, an Official Representative of Rotorcraft American manufacturer Bell Helicopter, have signed A Cooperation Agreement for Installation of GLONASS / GPS equipment on Bell-407 and Bell-429 helicopters. Installation of Transas manufactured GLONASS / GPS Satellite Navigation System, TSS (Transas Satellite System), on… Read more »

Source: Transas Aviation, 17-May-13

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Raytheon GPS to be installed on Polish Sea Sprites

Raytheon GPS to be installed on Polish Sea Sprites

The Polish military has recently signed a contract with the WZL-1 factory at Lodz to install GPS on their fleet of Kaman SH-2G Sea Sprite helicopters. The upgrades will be done in the course of the usual maintenance of each aircraft over the coming months. Raytheon’s MAGR2000 GPS unit is being installed on the four… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Mar-13

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Lockheed Martin to work on GPS III for USAF

Lockheed Martin to work on GPS III for USAF

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] two fixed-price contracts totaling $120 million to procure long lead parts for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth next generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites while improving capability to meet the evolving… Read more »

Source: U.S. Air Force, 27-Feb-13

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Rockwell Collins and DARPA collaborate to push GPS boundaries

Rockwell Collins and DARPA collaborate to push GPS boundaries

Imagine having GPS navigation capability embedded on something as small as a hummingbird-size unmanned aerial vehicle. That day may be coming soon, thanks to ongoing research and successful testing completed by Rockwell Collins and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA’s Dynamics Enabled Frequency Sources (DEFYS)  effort has created tiny electronic oscillators and Rockwell… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 23-Jan-13

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What will follow GPS?

What will follow GPS?

The ubiquitous navigation system has more worldwide users than ever, but safety and security concerns have insiders looking beyond the current network (see full story) Image courtesy of Garmin

Source: Avionics Today, 31-Aug-12

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Rega wins approval for first helicopter GPS approach in Switzerland

Rega wins approval for first helicopter GPS approach in Switzerland

(electronic translation from local language) Rega, the Berne hospital now supported in poor visibility, flying on navigation by satellite. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation has approved the Switzerland’s first civilian GPS approach procedures for helicopters. Patients benefit from increased security of supply in case of bad weather and haze layers. Just autumn or winter… Read more »

Source: Rega, 28-Jul-11

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FAA warns helicopter pilots over use of Garmin 400/500 GPS with TAWS

FAA warns helicopter pilots over use of Garmin 400/500 GPS with TAWS

SAIB: SW-11-24 This is information only.  Recommendations aren’t mandatory. Introduction This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin is to inform owners and operators of rotorcraft equipped with Garmin 400/500 series GPS Navigation Systems, with the activated function of Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS) designed for use in fixed wing airplanes.  There is an airworthiness concern regarding… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Mar-11

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Taiwan develops technology to read damaged GPS chips

Taiwan develops technology to read damaged GPS chips

Taiwan has developed new technology to retrieve information from damaged GPS chips, which will be particulary helpful in accident investigation where no flight data recorder is present, Japan’s Council for Aviation Safety said Tuesday 28th. CAS director Kuan Wen-lin briefed the media on the use of the technology, noting that Japan’s Transportation Safety Board sought… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-11

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Google sends GPS market into downward spin

The result was devastating for shares of GPS navigation companies: Garmin’s shares fell by 16.4%; TomTom’s by 20.8%. We’re talking billions of dollars of market capitalization, gone in one day, just because Google presented another free product

Source: Mashable, 30-Oct-09

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