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January 20, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Avionics Component Improvement Program (AvCIP) is currently accepting proposals, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) said. It plans to award more than $10 million in funding for fiscal 2018 projects though its AvCIP initiative, funded by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV). The working group selected and awarded funds to 10 projects that include the MH-60 helicopter’s...
January 20, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-20-2018] The Swiss Air Force is upgrading its master radars as part of its FLORAKO modernization program. FLORAKO is the radar system used for military and civil aviation surveillance in Swiss airspace...
January 20, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-20-2017] Rockwell Collins saw sales totally $1.2 billion in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, the company says. This number shows a 2% increase from the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, and aligns with company projections. Rockwell saw an increase in original equipment sales, which the company attributes to the demand in Airbus A350 support. Photo: Airbus “First...
January 20, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-20-2017] The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an urgent safety recommendation to the FAA recently concerning unsafe wiring on Piper PA-31T-series aircraft that may lead to arcing and cause fires.      In this photo taken in an exemplar Piper PA-31T, white electrical lines are in close proximity to metal hydraulic lines. The NTSB believes this wiring...
January 19, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-19-2017] Kaman Precision Products Inc.'s Memory Division has a new product for fighter, helicopter and ground military applications, Kaman says. The Kaman SATA (serial advanced technology attachment) Card is a rugged card, featuring a small form factor and...
January 19, 2017
Safran has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace, Safran says. Through the merger, Safran would add Zodiac Aerospace's services in seats, cabin interiors, power distribution, lighting, fuel, oxygen and fluid systems, and safety equipment to its capabilities in landing gear, wheels and brakes, nacelles, power systems, actuation, and avionics...
January 19, 2017
Germany has officially committed to creating civilian drone use regulations, DFS German Air Traffic Control GmbH says. The state agency says it is also eager for the government to take the next step. Photo: Faustonadal, via Flickr This commitment follows...
January 19, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-19-2017] Gilat Satellite Networks has formed a new partnership with Air Media Group subsidiary Air Esurfing to “transform” the domestic In-flight Connectivity (IFC) market in China. Under the new partnership, Gilat and Air Esurfing will look to utilize China’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity to provide domestic IFC services over mainland China. ...
January 18, 2017
BAE Systems is set to modernize Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor head-up display (HUD) for the U.S. Air Force, BAE Systems says. Lockheed Martin selected BAE to replace the HUD with a completely digital system.  F-22 Raptor. Photo: Lockheed Martin Using its advanced Digital Light Engine (DLE) technology, BAE...
January 18, 2017
Sabena Technics is now set to distribute Esterline Avionics Systems' CMA-6800 LCD Display to ATR 42/72 operators, Sabena says. These operators are primarily located in Europe. ...
January 18, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-18-2017] Cathay Pacific has committed to a new “e-Enablement” program that will transform its fleet of 174 Airbus and Boeing airliners into a completely paperless digital flight operation. Under a new agreement with Miami-based avionics manufacturer Avionica, the Hong Kong-based carrier will add a new package of satellite communications hardware, network servers, cellular...
January 18, 2017
Embraer has tapped ALTYS Technologies for its POCKET test tool, ALTYS says. The Brazilian manufacturer plans to use the technology for the testing of data link functions based on very high frequency (VHF), including aircraft communications addressing and reporting system (ACARS), VHF Data Link (VDL) Mode 2...
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 vision cockpit display technology. In a recent blog post, aerospace and...
January 17, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-17-2017] Certon is the first commercial entity to complete all verification activities on the Harris Corp. FliteScene in accordance with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) technical standard and FACE Conformance policy, the company says. Verification authority activities took place in Melbourne, Florida. Photo: FliteScene "The FACE approach," according to The...
January 17, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-17-2017] The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Sikorsky a contract for Phase 3 of its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, Lockheed Martin said. Phase 1 and Phase 2 were undertaken by both Lockheed Martin and Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. Photo: Aurora Flight Sciences DARPA's ALIAS program aims to advance autonomy to reduce pilot...
January 17, 2017
Big changes lie ahead in 2017. A surge in fleet modernization means new aircraft are now equipped with innovative technologies that can record and deliver important clusters of information that will lead to major changes in how modern aircraft are maintained and repaired. Here, Kevin Deal, vice president Aerospace & Defense at IFS, lists three key trends he predicts will revolutionize MRO.   ...
January 17, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-17-2017] The most expensive and complex search mission in aviation history has ended, at least for now, and possibly forever. On Jan. 17, 2017, the transport ministers of Australia, China and Malaysia issued a joint statement noting that the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) has been suspended.      A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, flight MH370...
January 17, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-17-2017] Aireon has recently successfully launched and deployed its first 10 satellites hosting its space-based ADS-B system, the company says. As part of the Iridium Next satellite constellation, it is a joint effort that includes Iridium Communications, Thales Alenia Space, Orbital ATK and SpaceX. All 81 Iridium Next satellites are equipped with the AireonSM payload. Iridium and...
January 13, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-13-2017] Lockheed Martin has been awarded a new U.S. Navy development contract to provide Sikorsky MH-60 helicopters with its electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW)...
January 13, 2017
[Avionics Magazine 01-13-2017]  A combination of the use of the Internet of Things (IOT), Blockchain and cloud-computing technology has been proposed by one of the world’s biggest technology companies as a way to improve the aircraft maintenance process for airlines. Flight operations performance monitoring, aircraft components and systems performance monitoring for Original Equipment...
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