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New Technologies On Gulfstream’s G600

We look at the new features being introduced in the cockpit of Gulfstream’s G600, and the Pratt & Whitney PW800 engine that will power the new long-range business jet.

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McDonnell’s Orphan Bizjet Survivor

My route to this year’s NBAA in Orlando took me through El Paso, Texas, where I caught a fleeting glimpse of one of the strangest, and earliest, business jets ever designed.

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FAA To Accelerate NextGen Plans

By David Donald

Last week the FAA and its partners in the NextGen Advisory Committee submitted a plan to Congress to accelerate the implementation of NextGen ATC procedures. The NextGen Priorities Joint Implementation Plan seeks approval to begin the rollout of NextGen’s advanced features and introduce the benefits they produce.

Under the plan, the FAA will introduce multiple-runway operations at 36 U.S. airports, raising airport efficiency and reducing delays. Performance-based navigation procedures will be deployed in three metropolitan areas: northern California, Atlanta and Charlotte. The goal of introducing repeatable and predictable flight paths is to provide more direct routings and thereby save fuel, cut emissions, enhance controller productivity and improve safety.

Other elements of NextGen will see the FAA sharing more data about surface operations. The agency says it is accelerating work on upgrading its ATC communications to digital from voice to enhance safety and efficiency.

October 23, 2014, 2:25 PM

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Honeywell Demos Google Glass Control of Cabin Controls

By Chad Trautvetter

Honeywell demonstrated control of its Ovation Select cabin management system with Google Glass this week at NBAA 2014. The demonstration is part of a new rapid-prototyping effort under way at Honeywell to develop products and features.

Honeywell engineers started work on Google Glass control of Ovation Select in February and had a working prototype aboard the company’s Gulfstream G550 in August. The company is also exploring control of Ovation Select using other wearable devices such as the new smart watches from Samsung and Apple. In fact, Honeywell says it received a watch from Samsung last Thursday and already has it working with the cabin management system.

Functions controlled by Google glass include cabin lighting; monitor displays; temperature; flight map information; and electronic shades. More functions will be added as development continues.

The Beta test version of the Google Glass control feature is available to interested customers of aircraft equipped with Ovation Select.

October 23, 2014, 2:38 PM

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NBAA Daily Update: NBAA2014 Day Three

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NBAA’s 2014 Convention Wraps Up as a Highly Successful Show

NBAA2014 concluded today in Orlando, FL, and the event organizers report that, by all indications, the show was a success for attendees and exhibitors alike.

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Students Learn About a Wide Range of Career Opportunities in Business Aviation

Careers in aviation can range from pilot or air traffic controller, to aviation attorney or unmanned aircraft system engineer, a room full of high school and college students learned Oct. 23 at NBAA2014. At a packed session on Careers in Business Aviation, students watched videos, heard from a variety of industry speakers and then were taken on tours of the convention exhibit hall, with its thousands of business-aviation related products and services n display. “The one central thing is, do what you love to do,” said Steven Brown, chief operating officer of NBAA. “You will probably work about 44 years, or about 12,000 days. People in this industry donâ??t count the days – they have passion for what they do.”

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Photos: Innovation Zone

The Innovation Zone was the place to be at NBAA2014 for the newest and most cutting edge topics and events. View Images.

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Video: Connectivity in the Cabin

Many pilots and flight attendants steer clear of cabin connectivity systems, which can seem baffling. At NBAA2014, experts worked to demystify cabin connectivity systems and demonstrate how training can help with passenger customer service. Watch the video.

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iPad preflight tip: verify your charts are downloaded

By Bret Koebbe Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot, but there’s a trap if you’re not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must…


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