Rockwell Collins introduces the ARINCDirect Cabin App
Data usage visibility to stay one step ahead
Managing data usage is a challenge on an aircraft, especially when the number of personal electronic devices brought on board is ever increasing. Passengers could be posting to social media, streaming videos – or downloading unwanted content, performing software updates and sharing files over the cloud. This type of usage can quickly drive up data consumption and costs without anyone even realizing it. It can even slow down the connectivity performance, affecting the cabin experience for other passengers.
Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect cabin usage app takes the headache out of knowing how your cabin data is being utilized. The app will show current usage for a specific tail number(s) or fleet on a particular plan in relation to how many days are left in the billing cycle. With a quick swipe, you can easily see daily and monthly usage, set thresholds and receive alerts when you are close or have reached your data limits. You can even view it by the specific applications being used for quick troubleshooting access. Best of all, these ongoing enhancements are included at no charge to you as part of our ARINCDirect cabin connectivity services.
This information is easily accessible to view as a widget in the background to reserve battery power while still seeing updates on a locked screen. The intuitive design enables you, as critical first line of defense, to avoid unforeseen charges and manage your passengers’ experience.
The ARINCDirect cabin usage app is currently available for all ARINCDirect cabin customers on iOS devices. Download the app today!
Dassault Aviation Launches Falcon 6X
Dassault Aviation today unveiled the Falcon 6X, the most spacious, advanced and versatile twinjet in business aviation. This new 5,500 nm aircraft will make its first flight in early 2021 and begin deliveries in 2022.
Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Pure®Power PW800 engines have been selected to power the Falcon 6X that offers the largest, quietest and most comfortable cabin of any aircraft in its class and more cabin volume than any other Falcon ever designed. It comes equipped with the industry’s most advanced digital flight control and cockpit technologies, drawing on heritage from other recent Falcon models and fighter jet programs.
The 6X is largely based on the Falcon 5X aerodynamics and system features which were validated during the 5X preliminary flight test program. It has been optimized to take advantage of the new engine, offering a greater range and a longer cabin.
“We wanted to further push the boundaries with this new aircraft, to provide the best flight experience possible using today’s aviation know-how,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman & CEO of Dassault Aviation. “The Falcon 6X will offer a mix of range, comfort and capability no other large cabin business jet can match while guaranteeing fully mature systems and a proven powerplant.”
Falcon 6X—Industry Leading Cabin Space
The Falcon 6X cabin is six feet, six inches (1.98 m) high and 8 feet 6 inches (2.58 m) wide — the highest and widest cross section in a purpose built business jet – and is nearly 40 feet 8 inches (12.3 m) long. The cabin can accommodate 16 passengers in three distinct lounge areas, affording room for multiple configurations including a large entry way/crew rest area and a spacious rear lounge.
Every element of cabin style and design has been totally rethought, the result of an extensive survey of customer tastes and inputs from Dassault Aviation’s own in-house Design Studio. Flowing uninterrupted lines enhance the feeling of space and declutter the cabin.
Significantly more natural light floods into the cabin thanks to 29 extra-large windows including a unique galley skylight – the first in business aviation – designed to provide additional brightness in an area usually devoid of natural light.
“The industry has been moving towards ever wider and higher interiors, and customers told us what they wanted most in our new Falcons was more space,” continued Trappier. “So we designed the Falcon 6X from the cabin out, making it as passenger-centric as we could while still delivering the high performance and other flying qualities that customers value in Falcons.”
Proven PurePower PW800 engines, next generation aircraft systems
The Falcon 6X has a top speed of Mach 0.90 and a maximum range of 5,500 nautical miles (10,186 km), longer than any other jet in its category. It can fly directly from Los Angeles to Geneva, Beijing to San Francisco or Moscow to Singapore at long range cruise speed. It can also connect New York to Moscow, Paris to Beijing or Los Angeles to London at a cruise of Mach 0.85.
The Pratt & Whitney Canada Pure Power PW812D engine rated at 13,000-14,000 lbs thrust has been selected to power the Falcon 6X. The PurePower PW800 engines feature the common core technology of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan, which is shared by 16 different engine applications and have amassed over 585,000 flight hours.
Equipped with a low maintenance single piece fan and emission reducing Talon combustor, the PurePower PW800 engines offer the highest efficiency, reliability and maintainability in the 10,000-20,000 lb class and have accumulated over 20,000 hours of testing to date.
The Falcon 6X is equipped with an ultra-efficient wing that minimizes the impact of turbulence and a next generation digital flight control system that controls all moving surfaces, including a novel control surface called a flaperon. The 6X is the first business jet to use a flaperon, which considerably improves control during approach, especially on steep descents.
The aircraft also comes with industry leading noise suppression systems, based heavily on experience with the new Falcon 8X – the current benchmark in noise comfort – and an all-new cockpit and third generation EASy III all digital flight deck.
It will be delivered with a full package of equipment, including Dassault’s FalconSphere II electronic flight bag and the revolutionary FalconEye Combined Vision System – the first head up display to combine enhanced and synthetic vision capabilities.
All Falcon 6X systems and critical equipment will be extensively validated on the ground through new Highly Accelerated Life Tests and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening endurance campaigns intended to enhance reliability and ensure that the aircraft is fully mature from the day of first delivery.
“There is still today a strong market need for a brand new long range aircraft with a very large cabin. The Falcon 6X will be best value for money in the 5,000 nm segment, a class all its own.” concluded Trappier.
Jet Aviation Expands Support Capability in Asia
Global business aviation group Jet Aviation is expanding its activity in support of Asia Pacific operators with additional approvals from authorities across the region to maintain several aircraft models. At the same time, the Europe-based company is increasing the size of its facility at Singapore Seletar Airport, where it has seen growing volumes of traffic. It also has added three more jets to its managed fleet, taking the total number of aircraft it operates in this part of the world to 33.
In recent weeks, Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Asia were approved by authorities in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan province to support the Gulfstream G650, the Boeing 737 (Boeing Business Jet) and the Airbus ACJ (319/320/321) family registered in their territories. The new approvals also covered Malaysia-registered G650s and Taiwan-registered G550/650s. The company also recently secured G650 support approval from European and Hong Kong authorities.
In addition to Singapore, Jet Aviation also has MRO facilities in Hong Kong, and it will open a new operation in Macau later this year. In November, the company will open a third hangar at Singapore’s Seletar Airport, where it operates a full-service FBO. The 3,850-sq-m (41,400-sq-ft) hangar will be available to tenant operators and will have room for a pair of BBJs and five G550s. There will also be an additional 380 sq m (4,090 sq ft) for the facility’s cabin interiors and 315 sq m (3,390 sq ft) of storage space—nearly doubling the existing footprint.
The third hangar is being built by Aircraft Support Industries and MERx Construction—the two companies that added the Seletar facility’s second hangar in 2014. The foundations are now laid and the two-story annex shell structure and all temporary structures have been erected.
With the new hangar, Jet Aviation will have 11,650 sq m (125,400 sq ft) of hangar space altogether. The new facilities will incorporate a revised workflow for MRO projects and improved air conditioning to deal with Singapore’s high humidity.
“We are building this third hangar to meet the growing demand in the region for business aviation services, particularly for large, long-range business jets,” said John Riggir, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO facility in Singapore. “The new hangar will significantly boost the capacity of our maintenance, FBO and parking operations.”
The expansion is certainly needed because 2016 was Jet Aviation’s best ever in Singapore, where it beat all previous records for handling aircraft. The FBO, which in December achieved IS-BAH standards certification from the International Business Aviation Council, is currently looking after the vintage Breitling DC-3 on its world tour.
Over the past six months, Jet Aviation (Booth H218) has signed aircraft management agreements covering two G650s and a Bombardier Global 6000. Its 33-ship fleet in the Asia Pacific region now include seven G650s, nine G550s, six G450s, two G200s, a Global Express, three Global 6000s, two Global 5000s, a Challenger 605, a Dassault Falcon 900LX and a Falcon 7X.
“We are steadily growing our aircraft management fleet in Asia as business jets are regularly being exchanged and added to the market,” said Daniel Helfenstein, director of key accounts and deputy managing director of the company’s aircraft management operation in Hong Kong.
FlightSafety TEB Upgrades Falcon 900EX Sim to FMS 6.1
February 23, 2016
FlightSafety International continues to support and invest in our legacy training programs. In 2016, we are upgrading a number of our Falcon legacy simulators. The Falcon 900EX simulator in Teterboro, NJ is the first and was upgraded from FMS 5.2 to 6.1.
The FMS 6.1 upgrade will allow Falcon 900EX customers to train WAAS/LPV approaches with the latest FMS software version available. It allows clients to observe failures or deviations associated with WAAS/LPV software and satellites while in a safe training environment. Pilots will train as they fly with this new enhancement by assessing the failure and reacting in the appropriate manner when decision-making is most critical.
FlightSafety International strives to maintain our simulators to keep up with current fleet trends. The Falcon 900EX simulator in our Dallas, Texas Learning Center will be the next to receive the FMS 6.1 upgrade later this year.
New GNSS RNP RNAV Approach Course
As a result of the simulator upgrade in Teterboro, we are now able to offer a new GNSS/RNP/RNAV Approach course in the 900EX simulator. This course familiarizes the pilot with the aspects of the GNSS/RNP/RNAV procedures outlined in the current CAP773, AMC 20-27, AMC 20-28 and FODCOM documents. This course can be scheduled at the Teterboro Learning Center alone or in conjunction with an initial or recurrent training event. Once upgrades have been completed at the Dallas Learning Center, this course will become available at that location as well.
To schedule Falcon 900EX training, please contact:
Teterboro Learning Center
Maureen Maloney, Center Sales Manager
800.827.8058 | 201.528.0100 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Learning Center
Mariela Chumbe, Center Sales Manager
866.486.8733 | 972.534.3200 | email@example.com
Signature Flight Support Acquires Landmark Aviation
February 5, 2016
Dear Valued Customer,
On behalf of BBA Aviation and Signature Flight Support, I am delighted to announce our acquisition of Landmark Aviation, which was finalized today. We will immediately begin to transition each former Landmark location to Signature Flight Support, providing you with an even larger network of world-class service and safety excellence.
During this transition, we ask for your patience and understanding. Our goal is to have all locations fully integrated during 2016. The growth of Signature is exciting news for you, our valued customer, and we will work diligently to ensure a seamless transition so that you can continue to benefit from partnering with the world’s leading provider of general aviation support services for your flight operations.
We will communicate with you as each FBO in our portfolio becomes a fully-branded Signature Flight Support location. You will continue to receive your Landmark benefits at former Landmark FBOs and Signature benefits at Signature FBO locations, until a location has been successfully integrated. Our objective is to offer Signature benefits in all locations, as soon as we can.
Once a location has transitioned to our world-class standards and services, you will have even more opportunities to earn Signature TailWins® rewards and enjoy the benefits of Signature Status®. Now may be a good time to review the benefits of Signature’s loyalty programs or enroll if you’re not yet a member. Information can be found on our website at www.loyalty.signatureflight.com.
We are excited for the journey ahead and thank you for your valued business.
It’s Your Signature!
Maria A. Sastre
President and COO
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FlightSafety TEB Expands Cabin Attendant Classes
FlightSafety TEB Expands Cabin Attendant Classes
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“Open Cockpit Weekend”
May 16, 2015 (SATURDAY)
May 17, 2015 (SUNDAY)
10 AM till 4 PM each day
Visitors sit in the cockpits of a TWA Convair 880 jetliner, a one-of-a-kind 1950 Martin 202 airliner, a rare Lockheed-designed Bush Plane, a Cobra gunship helicopter, An HH-52A Coast Guard helicopter, an OV-1A Mohawk close support aircraft, our “Little-Cut-Up” aircraft control demonstrator, and the control cab of an Airport Rescue and Fire-Fighting truck.
People, young and old can learn how the flight systems work. Qualified pilots will help guests understand the instruments and controls of these special aircraft.
$6.00 seniors and children under 12
2 and under are free.
Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State’s distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage. The men and women, whose outstanding aeronautical achievements have brought worldwide recognition to the state, are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
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Other Open Cockpit weekend dates:
July 25-26, 2015
September 26-27, 2015
November 14-15, 2015