Events related to aircraft missing over oceanic areas have led to several new requirements, amongst which is the introduction of a long-range Underwater Locator Device (ULD).
The ULD low frequency (8.8kHz) technology is used to increase the range at which aircraft submerged wreckage can be located.
It will be mounted on the aircraft structure free of sound absorbent materials and not in wing sections or empennage. The installation is in accordance with ARINC specification 667, which describes the removal, installation and maintenance aspects of an ULD installation.
Note that the ULD is not to be confused with the Underwater Locator Beacons (ULB) as installed on the CVR and FDRs. The ULD is complementary to the ULB and is mounted to the aircraft structure.
ICAO states that by January 1st 2018 aircrafts flying long range over water with a MTOW>27.000 kg must be equipped with an ULD. Long range over water is determined by the exceedance of the distance from a suitable emergency landing spot. The distance corresponds to 120 min at cruise speed or 400NM whichever is the lesser.
EASA states that by January 1st 2019 Passenger aircraft flying long range over water with a MTOW>27.000 kg and cargo aircraft with MTOW > 45.500kg must be equipped with an ULD. Long range over water is determined by a distance >180 NM from shore.
Other authorities have accepted similar rules.
Contact Fokker Services for other aircaft types.
The LPV Converter was developed for all Cessna Citation Jets which are either equipped with the legacy Honeywell SPZ5000 System or with Proline21 without the capability to display glideslope information on the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) (EHSI/PFD) and consequently where LPV approaches are not possible.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast or ADS-B Out as it is known, is a new Air Trafﬁc Control technique for aircraft in both Non-Radar and Radar Airspace. Guiding aircraft to their destination in a safer more efficient way.
ADS-B is a means by which aircraft, aerodrome vehicles and other objects can automatically transmit and receive data. Identifying themselves and their position via a data-link. This user friendly broadcast mode keeps communication lines open, informing people on the ground and in the air of real time developments. ADS-B out is the ﬁrst step and will only send data from the aircraft.
Non-reliant on external input the ADS-B Out is automatic, depending solely on existing on-board transmission services to provide surveillance information to other users.
To view the ADS-B Out Webpage, please check: www.fokker.com/ADS-B-out
Installation of Viasat Ku and Ka SATCOM in a Bombardier Global aircraft.
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, in a partnership with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, now offers a complete ARINC 791 solution for Ka- and Ku-band SATCOM installations. The complete package contains everything required for either retrofit or forward fit installations on large jet aircraft. Installation fittings are adjustable to cover the complete range of aircraft frame spacing while providing discrete interface loads to the fuselage. The aerodynamic fairing follows the fuselage curvature without requiring a large installation doubler, sealants, or fasteners through the aircraft skin.
RUAG Aviation holds the EASA STC for the installation of the Garmin GTN 750 advanced touchscreen solution in Piaggio P180 Avanti cockpits. This gives RUAG Aviation’s customers a unique advantage, enabling them to significantly modernise their aircraft’s avionics.
Installation of 15 Passenger VIP Cabin Interior with Honeywell Aspire 200 IG Satcom System and Honeywell Ovation Select Cabin Management System.
The existing 50-seat economy class cabin configuration will be replaced by a new VIP cabin incl. new lining and PSU in main cabin, 10 VIP seats, in-flight sidefacing divan, full-height stowage cabinet, TV cabinet and an enlarged lavatory in the aft cabin. A new IFE system will be installed.
328 has partnered with Columbia Jet Service GmbH to offer an STC for ADS-B Out featured by Rockwell Collins on Gulfstream G150 & G200 aircraft, representing around 360 aircraft worldwide. Recently, 328 completed an EASA STC for Gulfstream G200 based on Rockwell Collins transponder and GPS system. The contract was awarded from ACC Columbia, the work was performed in Altenrhein, Switzerland at Altenrhein Aviation Ltd.
ADS-B is seen as being vital to maintaining future efficient airspace management in busy airspace. ADS-B uses satellite and transponder technology to provide the following benefits in an ADS-B environment: More aircraft can operate safely in the same airspace, so congestion is reduced. ADS-B technology enables more direct aircraft routing – this can generate significant time and fuel savings. in addition, ADS-B enhances flight safety and collision avoidance.