Mal Gormley

Mal Gormley
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2018 Cabin Electronics: What's New From Satcom Providers 
Satcom providers are offering new high-bandwidth, business aviation-only services as avionics manufacturers ready smaller, faster systems to exploit them.
Download Full 2018 Purchase Planning Handbook (BCA Subscription Required) 
BCA subscribers, log in to download the entire 2018 Purchase Planning Handbook, including airplane comparison tables as well as Avionics Marketplace charts, which are available only in digital format.
2018 Avionics Marketplace: Worldwide Avionics Sales Grew 2.9% In 2017 
With a surging market and operations climbing, the outlook for the avionics business has never been brighter, right? Never mind the Wall Street turbulence—things are looking up for business aviation.
Flightdeck Envy
For someone who began flying when a single Narco Mark 12d navcom with a glideslope was still considered state-of-the-art cockpit technology, this Facebook Piper Cherokee group post made us more than a bit envious.
Security Meltdown 
Russian hackers attempted to penetrate the U.S. civilian aviation industry early in 2017 as part of the broad assault on the nation's sensitive infrastructure, but the attack reportedly had limited impact.
2017 Cabin Electronics: The Basics Still Matter 
The entire information industrial complex is seeing enormous genuine potential in artificial intelligence, big data and machine-learning.
Air-To-Ground Connectivity Activity Continues Unabated 
Action on the air-to-ground connectivity front continues unabated.
Download Complete 2017 BCA Purchase Planning Handbook
Download the entire 2017 Purchase Planning Handbook, including airplane comparison tables and Avionics Marketplace charts, the latter of which are only available digitally.
2017 Avionics Marketplace: Never Been A Better Time For An Upgrade 
According to the Aircraft Electronics Association's year-end market report, total worldwide business and general aviation electronics sales for 2016 amounted to some $2.2 billion, which was down 6.4% from 2015 figures.
Download Avionics Marketplace Charts from 2017 Purchase Planning Handbook (BCA Subscription Required) 
BCA subscribers, log in to download the Avionics Marketplace charts exclusive to the digital version of the 2017 Purchase Planning Handbook.
Download Full 2017 Purchase Planning Handbook (BCA Subscription Required)  1
BCA subscribers, log in to download the entire 2017 Purchase Planning Handbook, including airplane comparison tables as well as Avionics Marketplace charts, which are available only in digital format.
Piloting: Cockpit Comforts  11
The biggest challenge for any business aircraft manufacturer is determining how much space and comfort plus amenities to dedicate to the crew and passengers. For ultra-long-range business jets, these factors are magnified by the amount of time these aircraft spend aloft.
The Hot Seat 
According to business office chair-maker Herman-Miller, a chair should breathe, which is to say its surface materials should provide comfort and allow conduction of heat and dispersion of moisture away from the surface of the sitter's skin. Also, a seat should have a neutral effect on body-surface temperatures, so that thermal comfort is not posture dependent. It does this by allowing the flow of air to the body and water vapor away.
IFE, Communications Becoming Part of the Internet of Airborne Things 
Soon, everything will be connected on the internet. It has become clear that business pilots, flight attendants, and maintenance and operations personnel will increasingly rely on their aircraft's avionics and communications capabilities—usually via satcom—for many other applications.
How To Use The Airplane Charts In BCA's Purchase Planning Handbook 

For an aircraft to be listed in the Purchase Planning Handbook, a production conforming article must have flown by May 1 of this year. The dimensions, weights and performance characteristics of each model listed are representative of the current production aircraft being built or for which a type certificate application has been filed. The basic operating weights we publish should be representative of actual production turboprop and turbofan aircraft because we ask manufacturers to supply us with the average weights of the last 10 commercial aircraft that have been delivered.

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