Products – Business Aviation News Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:11:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Products – Business Aviation News 32 32 142066361 Textron Aviation continues to invest in parts availability, expands three additional warehouses Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:10:45 +0000 LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it recently expanded global part distribution capabilities across warehouses at three facility locations in the U.S., highlighting the company’s continued investment in aftermarket and MRO support for all its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products.

The company grew its existing square footage by nearly 50 percent across its Orlando, Phoenix-Mesa and Teterboro locations, making the total footprint for the three facilities over 8,000 square feet. All three expansions in the U.S. are complete and operational.

“When our customers need a part, we need to deliver and get them back in the air as fast as possible,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president of Parts, Programs and Flight Operations at Textron Aviation. “Expanding our distribution network footprint around the world allows us to store more parts in high-volume traffic hubs, meaning we’re always nearby and ready to support.”

The growth in the U.S. follows the company’s decision to place more parts in Europe and Asia-Pacific earlier this year. The expansion of the European Distribution Center in Duesseldorf, increasing available part numbers to nearly 35,000 items across Europe, is expected to launch operations by November. The company also recently opened a new facility in Australia, which will hold thousands of items from across the Textron Aviation product lines.

Rockwell Collins announces a new ADS-B Out certifications Sat, 24 Feb 2018 03:27:32 +0000 Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out Part 23 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This path includes the latest TDR-94/94D Mode S Transponder variant to help aircraft owners meet the rapidly approaching mandate. This certification covers 32 unique aircraft models from Textron Aviation and M7 Aerospace.

Operators can determine if their aircraft qualifies by visiting and selecting their aircraft make and model in Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out certifications tool.

Certification for Part 25 aircraft models is underway and should be completed in a few months. Validations for both certifications are planned with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada and Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC).

This new ADS-B Out certification pairs the newest transponder variant with either a Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S Global Positioning System Sensor or FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS position source. In addition, this certification also supports VIVISUN® ADS-B FAIL annunciators with integrated ARINC 429 to discrete signal conversion capability from Applied Avionics.

The transponder’s latest improvement includes the ability to automatically generate a fixed flight ID from the Mode S code for U.S. registered aircraft. For customers that don’t have a flight ID to send from a controller, this removes the need to upgrade other parts of the avionics system to become compliant.

“With less than half the aircraft currently meeting the ADS-B Out mandate, we are doing everything we can to help remaining owners equip in the most cost effective manner possible by the end of 2019,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins.

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