WINNIPEG, Canada, October 17, 2007 — Landmark Aviation, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering company, announced today that it has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA to install the Rockwell Collins Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS) on the Hawker 800XP / 850XP aircraft.
“With this STC, Landmark Aviation expands its breadth of avionics installation and service capabilities for business aircraft,” said Gary Bosemer, Director, Avionics Marketing & Development. “The benefits of the IFIS system offer a crucial step in providing enhanced situational awareness through advanced technology.”
Rockwell Collins’ IFIS offers pilots access to electronic charts, airport diagrams, Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) bulletins, standard instrument departures (SID) and standard terminal arrival routes (STAR). IFIS can be installed as a single or dual system with the optional XM weather sensor, which adds graphical or satellite weather, winds and other strategy information can be displayed.
The system eliminates the need for chart binders and remote-mounted electronic flight bags and as a result of the reduced workload, enhanced situational awareness and improved flight deck organization, pilots can operate the aircraft more safely and efficiently.
Work will be performed at the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities at Augusta, Ga.; Los Angeles; Springfield, Ill.; and Houston.
Landmark Aviation and Standard Aero, combined by DAE during 2007, together offer 12 primary aircraft service centers and 14 regional support centers in North America, the Netherlands, Singapore and Australia.
Standard Aero and Landmark Aviation, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) companies with $1.3 billion in combined annual revenues, specialize in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and offer nose-to-tail services that include airframe, avionics, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. Associated Air Center produces luxury and VIP aircraft interiors for transport size aircraft. The companies, part of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering division, form a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Airports, DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Services and DAE University. Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade. DAE’s shareholders include EMAAR, ISTITHMAR, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.