Thursday, January 21, 2010

PS Engineering Debuts PMA6000B

PS Engineering has debuted an all new audio panel the PMA6000B (an updated version of the PMA6000). THE PMA6000B is smaller and lighter than its predecessor.

The next generation PMA6000B is a low cost audio panel that combines an audio selector panel with a top-quality manually adjusted VOX intercom and a slew of features to enhance versatility and utility.

Among the high points:

  • Uses a single 44-pin connector making installation easier.
  • Built-in 4 place mono intercom providing great cockpit communications.
  • The PMA6000B comes with or without a built-in marker beacon receiver.
  • Split mode allows the pilot and copilot to independently and simultaneously use both radios, even transmitting simultaneously on different frequencies.
  • Pilot and crew/passenger isolate functions are an integral part of the design.
  • Dual mono music inputs for passengers and crew are standard feature.

  • PSE's renowned Soft Mute technology gently and subtly ramps the music down when conversation comes across either the intercom or the radio.

  • A patented "swap" function (Patent #5,903,227) allows pilots to use a yoke-mounted switch to select Com 1 and Com 2 options without reaching for the panel.
  • High quality, single VOX manual control, voice-activated circuitry and individual microphone channels form the heart of the intercom system.
  • Passengers have their own voice and audio amplifiers.
  • Backlit switches linked with a photo sensor carefully calibrates panel lighting to cockpit levels for all situations.
  • Fail-safe feature automatically hard-wires the pilot to Com1 in the case of an outage.

  • Price: Audio Panel w/ 4 Place mono intercom remote $1195.00
    Price: Audio Panel w/ marker beacon receiver $1095.00

Viking Air DHC-6 Series 400 "Twin Otter" in Final Phase of Certification

The de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Series 400 "Twin Otter" is scheduled for customer deliveries in mid-2009, powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 or optional PT6A-35 Hot & High Performance engines, and available on standard landing gear, straight floats, amphibious floats, skis, wheel skis, or intermediate flotation (Tundra) landing gear. The Viking Air series 400 "Twin Otter" certification work has entered final phase towards Transportation Canada and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, which is expected in the next few months. It is in its final stages of process before releasing to the people and it could be here by 2010.

Piper Aircraft Gets New President

The new president of Piper Aircraft is C.G. Taylor who is also CEO of the company as well.

FAA Denies Curfew at Bob Hope Airport

The FAA has denied a request to institute a night-time curfew at Bob Hope Airport (KBUR) in Burbank, California. The airport is owned by Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which proposed a curfew from 10pm to 6:59am. The FAA denied the request because the curfew would restrict commerce and worsen air traffic in the Los Angeles, California area.

Teterboro Airport people wants new Tower

The Teterboro Airport KTEB in Teterboro, New York has asked FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt to increase the priority for construction of a new Air Traffic Control Tower.