Avionics News January 2016 - 63
Aviation announced that Citation CJ3 owners have a
new aftermarket option for meeting mandates while
simultaneously enhancing their ownership and flying
experience - the Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade.
The system is expected to certify for the CJ3 at the end
of 2016, and will be available for additional CJ models
in the future. Pro Line Fusion for the CJ3 replaces the
factory-installed portrait displays with larger 14.1-inch
landscape touch-screen primary flight displays. The new
system includes intuitive, touch-interactive maps, and
easy-to-use icons, giving the pilot the ability to control
items on the screen through touch.
Also, it eliminates the need for
flight management system control
display units originally installed in
changed its brand identity to SD. The move stems
from the company's ongoing technology advancements
and strategic partnerships, which have broadened its
capabilities as a global connectivity provider. In addition
to SATCOM, SD offers secured network capabilities,
air-to-ground solutions, and value-added services to
make those networks faster, more efficient and more
secure. The company name will remain Satcom Direct,
while using the SD mark and initials to represent its
evolution as a company.
"From the beginning, SD has been an innovator,
delivering numerous technology
advancements to business aviation
and government customers," said
Jim Jensen, SD founder and CEO.
"We received a patent for our
very first product, the Global One
Number, and we've continued
Sandel Avionics introduced
to bring new technologies to the
Avilon, a retrofit flight deck serving
marketplace. We've been Satcom
King Air owners. The company
Direct since 1997, and now we're
said the new product is intended
to redefine how modern cockpit
Along with significant additions
avionics are designed, built, sold
to its product portfolio, in October,
and installed. In fact, the company
SD celebrated its latest milestone
is offering a guaranteed fly-away
with the grand opening of its new
price of $175,000.
Avilon includes all the components of a NextGen
world headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. The move
flight deck, including radios, flight management
consolidated multiple locations in Satellite Beach and
computer, audio control, ADS-B capable Mode S
Melbourne into a single, larger, more efficient facility.
transponder, and high-performance flight director/
The LEED certified building houses a 24/7 network
autopilot. Information is displayed to the pilot and
operations center, technologies testing lab, and advanced
highlights the data that is most relevant to the current
research and development center.
phase of flight.
Satcom Direct also announced SD Flight Logs, the
According to the company, Avilon is delivered
first automated flight logs solution. SD Flight Logs
assembled, which eliminates the task of building custom
provides aircraft operators with an electronic flight
wire harnesses, racks and assemblies. Virtually all
log solution that automates the tracking of aircraft
legacy avionics and associated wiring are completely
movement events, keeping every member of the flight
removed from the aircraft, allowing installation centers
team in sync with the aircraft.
a clean replacement of the old panel.
Avilon for the 200 series King Air line will begin
shipping in June 2016. Sandel said it has partnered with
StandardAero Business Aviation said it is
four dealers in the U.S. and Canada, including Stevens
experiencing an increasing and stronger demand
Aviation, Cutter Aviation, Landmark Aviation and Rocky
from operators seeking to comply with various and
Mountain Aircraft. Each of the dealers have agreed to
upcoming FAA mandates. These increased demands
honor the guaranteed fly-away price.
are manifesting in the number of quotes and scheduled
maintenance events in StandardAero's four business
aviation MRO facilities and through feedback from the
To better represent its expanded offerings beyond
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