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and post-installation support for dealers and end users. The
company said its global network is optimized for business
and executive aircraft needs - not those of the commercial
airlines, which are much different - resulting in a more consistent and robust user experience.
FliteStream is a turnkey solution using either one of the
company's F-Series fuselage-mounted packages or its
T-Series tail-mounted one, combined with satellite network
service. Typically, the F-series package would be installed
on transport-category aircraft, like a Boeing or Airbus, while
the T-series configurations are intended for large business
jets like those from Gulfstream, Bombardier or Dassault. The
typical FlightStream package includes a Satcom antenna,
antenna control and modem unit, a high-power transceiver,
radome and radome attachment. It handles everything from
the energy coming from the satellite to the modem connection in the cabin.
Since a FlightStream package consists of hardware,
certification assistance and worldwide 24/7 AOG product
support, Astronics AeroSat said its offering is a " one-stop
solution ... focused on customer convenience as well as connectivity speed and consistency for the ultimate in system
performance." A FlightStream package also incorporates the
company's patented " lens horn" antenna technology, with a
built-in upgrade path to Ka band satellite networks, potentially
eliminating broadband obsolescence as new technologies
are deployed. FliteStream offers service plans featuring
customer-definable options for geographic regions and bandwidth requirements, helping to ensure each operator's unique
needs are met.
To learn more, visit aerosat.com.
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quired) AoA indicating systems,
Aspen's solution is a " softwarebased derived angle of attack
function that provides real-time
stall-margin awareness without
hardware, cabling or aircraft modifications," according to the company. Rather than installing a sensor
in place of an existing inspection
cover, routing cable, tapping power
and mounting an indicator in view
of the pilot, Aspen's AoA solution consists of a simple software
upgrade to its primary and multidisplay with Angle of
function flight displays.
Aspen's Evolution AoA Indicator
calculates angle of attack from the flight envelope data
received from the air data computer and attitude heading
reference system integrated into the Evolution 1000 PFD
or Evolution 1000 MFD, and a certified GPS. It does not
require additional hardware or any external aircraft modifications or sensors - only a short calibration flight is necessary.
Aspen set the unit's retail price at $ 1,995, and anticipates its
Evolution AoA will be available in July 2015.
Aspen Avionics also announced its ATX100G single-band
ADS-B In/978 UAT ADS-B Out transceiver with built-in WAAS
GPS has been certified. The unit is designed to work with
existing aircraft equipment yet offer position-source redundancy and meet the FAA's 2020 ADS-B equipage mandate.
To learn more, visit aspenavionics.com.
Skip Feher of Astronics AeroSat, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Astronics Corp., introduced his company's
global broadband connectivity solution for business aviation,
FlightStream. Based on the premise the user's real experience is what matters, not some best-case numbers, Astronics'
FlightStream offers customers a global, end-to-end connectivity solution for large business/VIP aircraft, according to the
company. The FlightStream package provides individually
customizable broadband solutions and includes a Satcom
antenna system, global satellite connectivity service, and pre-
Tom Harper, director of marketing for Avidyne, brought
four announcements to the AEA Convention, most of them
focused on enhancements to the company's IFD540 and
IFD440 series of touchscreen FMS/GPS/NAV/COM navigators. For example, Avidyne's new pocket-size MK10 Mini
Keyboard, a customized Bluetooth device, allows pilots
to wirelessly enter flight plans and waypoints into the
IFD540/440, execute " Direct TO" operations and zoom the
displayed map in and out, among other functions.
The MK10 keyboard is coming out at the same time a
new software release - Release 10.1 - is available in new
Astronics' FliteStream is a turnkey solution using either one of
the company's F-Series fuselage-mounted packages (left) or its
T-Series tail-mounted one.
Avidyne's MK10 Bluetooth Keyboard
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