Avionics News November 2015 - 77
L-3 Aviation Products
L-3 AVIATION PRODUCTS intro-
duced its next- generation Electronic
Standby Instrument, the GENESIS
ESI-500. According to the company,
the standby unit is designed specifically for Class I, II and III Part 23 aircraft
and Part 27 helicopters. It features a
3-inch display that incorporates synthethic vision, obstacles, terrain alerting and navigation. L-3's ESI-500 is
compatible with existing NAV and GPS
equipment, facilitating ease of installation and interconnectivity.
"L-3's GENESIS ESI-500 is an
advanced standby system for the piston, turboprop and light jet markets,"
said LARRY RIDDLE, L-3 Aviation
Products vice president of marketing
and sales for general aviation. "Its
feature set and price range are exactly
what smaller airplane and helicopter
owners have been waiting for."
The GENESIS ESI-500 features a
high-resolution, 24-bit color display for
the presentation of altitude, attitude,
airspeed, aircraft track, vertical speed,
airspeed awareness cues and slip/
skid information. An internal battery
powers the unit in the event of a panel
power failure. The scalable ESI-500
has numerous display options, including SynVis, navigation, terrain alerting,
obstacles, metric altitude, vertical speed
and heading. The unit can be configured
per aircraft performance specifications
to include an airspeed awareness band
highlighting VNE and VMO cues.
For more information, visit L-3com.
Gogo Business Aviation
GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION
introduced a new 4G connectivity
solution for the business aviation
According to the company, it will
be available at the beginning of 2017,
and the Gogo Biz 4G represents a
significant increase in capability when
compared to existing solutions. It will
give business aircraft passengers "the
speed they need" to power their digital lifestyles in flight - without skipping a beat.
Gogo Biz 4G capabilities include:
reliable 4G performance; streaming
video and audio; email with attachments; Web browsing; voice; VPN
support; service coverage in the continental U.S. and portions of Alaska
and Canada; utilizes advanced airto-ground technology operating on
licensed spectrum; and loyalty programs with significant trade-in incentives available to current Gogo customers wishing to upgrade to Gogo Biz 4G.
Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo Biz 4G
is a specially designed application of
Gogo's latest air-to-ground technology. The Gogo Biz 4G equipment
package will incorporate dual-band
802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host
of other features - all from a single,
The company's existing range of
Gogo Biz solutions will remain available
after Gogo Biz 4G shipments begin.
For more information, visit
ASPEN AVIONICS was awarded
a U.S. patent for its Connected Panel
wireless cockpit system. The patent,
first applied for in 2011, is the industry's
only FAA-certified and patented avionics
technology to safely interface wirelessly
with noncertified mobile devices such
as the Apple iPad or Android devices
before, during and after flight.
Introduced in 2011, Aspen said its
Connected Panel technology creates
a better flight experience for pilots
and owners by wirelessly streamlining
maintenance logging, data loading and
flight planning activities, thereby only
entering the flight plan one time.
Shortly after Connected Panel's aftermarket introduction that enabled wireless
transmission of flight plans from an iPad
to certified avionics and Garmin's GNS
400W/500W series of GPS navigators
with software version 3.30 or earlier,
Aspen successfully won key OEM positions on the Pilatus PC-12NG and PC-24
as part of Honeywell's Primus Apex integrated cockpit and Universal Avionics'
InSight Integrated Flight Deck.
To enable a more robust wireless
connectivity platform, Aspen also was
the first to enlist the partnerships of
key flight planning application developers to create Connected Panel
Partners. Aspen has approximately 20
Connected Partners such as Jeppesen,
Hilton Software LLC, FltPlan.com,
Honeywell, and ForeFlight that offer
convenient and powerful tools to
use, manage, and store flight data in
Aspen's Connected system. q