Avionics News January 2016 - 55
AEA member Sandel Avionics introduced Avilon, a retrofit flight deck serving King Air owners.
or small jets to maximize employee efficiency and
productivity while providing travel schedule flexibility.
The poll also confirmed that a broad mix of employees
- not primarily top executives - fly on business
aircraft, which usually travel to community airports
that usually have little or no scheduled airline service.
Honeywell Aerospace continued its tradition of
beginning the convention week by unveiling its 24th
annual Global Business Aviation Outlook. This year's
report offered a glimpse into the future by forecasting up
to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth $270 billion
from 2015 to 2025, with a 3 to 5 percent reduction over
the value noted in the 2014 forecast. Honeywell outlined
some important highlights to its report as follows:
* Deliveries of approximately 675 to 725 new
jets in 2015, a single-digit percentage growth
year over year. The improvement in deliveries
expected in 2015 is largely due to new model
introductions and an increase in fractional-usage
type of aircraft deliveries.
* 2016 deliveries are projected to be slightly lower
reflecting weaker emerging market demand
partially offset by deliveries to fractional
* Operators surveyed plan to make new jet
purchases equivalent to about 22 percent of their
fleets over the next five years as replacements or
additions to their current fleet.
Of the total new business jet purchase plans, 19
percent are intended to occur by the end of 2016,
while 17 and 20 percent are scheduled for 2017
and 2018, respectively.
* Operators continue to focus on larger-cabin
aircraft classes, ranging from super mid-size
through ultra-long-range and business liner,
which are expected to account for more than 80
percent of all expenditures on new business jets
in the near term.
* The longer-range forecast through 2025 projects
a 3 percent average annual growth rate despite
the relatively flat near-term outlook as new
models and improved economic performance
contribute to industry growth.
With such high attendance at this year's show, it's
no wonder that several AEA member companies were
making important announcements of their own. Here is a
brief recap on just a few of those important news items.
Aspen Avionics and L-3 Aviation Products
Aspen Avionics received FAA certification for its
ADS-B integrated solution that interfaces Aspen's
Evolution primary and multifunction displays with
L-3's Lynx NGT-9000 and NGT-2500 systems. The
interface includes the display of ADS-B weather and
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