January 18, 2017 | [Avionics Magazine 01-18-2017] In December 2016, the FAA published its new Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) rule regarding the allowable decision altitudes, decision heights and minimum descent altitudes associated with the operational use of enhanced...
Embraer delivered 108 aircraft to the commercial market and 117 to the executive aviation market in 2016, the Brazilian company says. With 225 aircraft delivered in total, 2016 brought the highest volume of deliveries in the last six years for Embraer. As of Dec. 31, 2016, the backlog totaled $19.6 billion.
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Domestic Indian airline SpiceJet has recently committed to the purchase up to 205 Boeing airplanes, the manufacture says. This includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet's current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs and purchase rights for 50 additional aircraft. The 100 737 MAX 8s alone could be worth a reported $11 billion. Should all 205 aircraft be purchased, that number could double.
The Piper twin-engine Piper Seminole and single-engine Archer TX have achieved FAA certification, said Piper Aircraft. Both piston training aircraft feature the Garmin G1000 NXi platform. Wireless cockpit connectivity and improved ADS-B, among other capabilities, are available in the cockpit thanks to the Garmin suite.