I was flying IFR from KHIO in Oregon to KMAN in Idaho and trying to avoid IMC. I saw that my ARTCC route showed a GPS altitude 2000 feet lower than my current altitude, which would keep us below the IMC looming ahead ... Me: "Seattle Center, 28M, can I get lower? ... Seattle Center: 28M, negative, I need to keep you here for terrain." ... Me: Roger that, I am WAAS-enabled. ... I threw that last line out just in case he wasn't aware that I could accept a lower altitude with my GPS ... Seattle Center: 28M, the equipment on your aircraft does not change the height of the mountains.
Gulfstream To Cease Production Of G450, G150
Gulfstream has sold its last G450, which will be delivered to a customer early in 2018, the company said recently. The G450 began as the GIV, and evolved into the GIV-SP. All together the company built more than 870 of the airplanes. The jet will be replaced in the company's line by the all-new G500, now in flight testing.
Helicopter Crash Kills 19
A helicopter crash in northern Russia has killed 19 of 22 people aboard. The Mi-8 was carrying oil workers when it crashed 28 miles northeast of Staryi Urengoi in the Yamalo-Nenets region on Friday afternoon.
Helicopter Hit By DUI Suspect
Sheriff's officials in New Mexico have a man in custody on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly drove his car into a helicopter and a firetruck parked at an accident scene.
Rockwell Collins Expands
Rockwell Collins has significantly broadened its customer base with the $6.3 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace. The iconic avionics and electronics maker is now in the cabin completion business but the two worlds are not that far apart.
Duncan Aviation to Develop STCs for Gogo Biz Av 4G
Falcon business jets in Duncan Aviation hangar. Photo: Duncan Aviation [Avionics Magazine 10-19-2016] Gogo has chosen Duncan Aviation to develop the...
Astronics Max-Viz 1400 EVS DO-160G RTCA Certified
Astronics Max-Viz EVS 1400. Photo: Astronics [Avionics Magazine 10-18-2016] Astronics Corp.'s Max-Viz 1400 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft has been certified to DO-160G standards by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA). DO-160G is the industry standard...
Dassault Falcon Eye CVS Certified on Falcon 2000S and LXS Twinjet
Dassault Falcon Eye combined vision system. Photo: Dassault Falcon [Avionics Magazine 10-12-2016] The FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have certified Dassault Aviation's Combined Vision System (CVS), FalconEye, for use on the...
Stellar Labs Acquires FlightApps, Poised to Aid in Rockwell Collins Joint-Endeavor
Stellar Labs digital marketplace for private aviation. Photo: Stellar Aviation [Avionics Magazine 10-12-2016] California's Stellar Labs has acquired FlightApps, according to a company news release. A digital marketplace for aviation, Stellar's will now...
How Operators Will Be Impacted by ICAO's CORSIA Agreement
[Avionics Magazine 10-11-2016] Last week the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), designed to serve as a global Market-Based Measure (MBM) to control increases in CO2 emissions from international aviation...