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December 9, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-8-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a proposal to the European Commission on new operational rules to better support pilot mental fitness. EASA’s proposal is part of its Action Plan following the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident.     A Germanwings A320. Photo: Wikipedia.     Released in a document known as an Opinion (Opinion...
December 9, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-9-2016] Munich Airport will become Germany's first airport to achieve carbon-neutral operations. The governing bodies of the airport operating company adopted a resolution to approve this ambitious target at their meetings today. It states that the CO2 emissions directly attributable to the...
December 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-8-2016] The U.S. Navy’s aviation wing will start using transportable jet simulation trainers by 2018, according to a recent Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) announcement. The Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205) has an $8.4 million procurement contract with Logistics Services International of Jacksonville, Florida, to provide eight AV-8B Deployable Mission...
December 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-8-2016] Commercial airlines are projected to collectively generate a record net profit of $35.6 billion in 2017, according to the 2017 airline profitability forecast released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Thursday, Dec. 8. Forecasters at the global airline advocacy organization revised their 2017 outlook downward from the June 2016 projection of $39.4 billion...
December 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-8-2016] Airlines and operators based in the Asia Pacific will need 500,000 new pilots and technicians to support the region’s expanding demand for new aircraft deliveries through 2035, according to the 2016 pilot and technician outlook released by Boeing on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The outlook, a leading industry forecast of aviation personnel demand, anticipates the need for 248,000...
December 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-8-2016] CommutAir is expanding its relationship with The Weather Company, by introducing the IBM subsidiary’s Fusion global tracking and dispatch services technology. According to The Weather Company, Fusion is a flight planning system that pairs...
December 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-08-2016] Air New Zealand has contracted Inmarsat  to provide Global Xpress (GX) connectivity across the airline’s long- and short-haul fleets. New Zealand will deploy Inmarsat’s GX for Aviation, a globally available high-speed...
December 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-7-2016] Curtiss Wright has announced a new purchase agreement for a $233 million acquisition of Teletronics Technology Corp (TTC). The acquired business will operate within Curtiss-Wright's Defense segment, the...
December 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-7-2016] Rockwell Collins is bringing new regional sand and dust storm forecasting information to its ArincDirect flight-planning platform. The aerospace and defense manufacturer made the announcement about the upgrade to ArincDirect at the Middle East and North Africa Business...
December 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-7-2016] Lufthansa Technik has formed a new partnership with Satcom Direct aimed at providing business jet operators with cabin-based access to movies and television shows. Initially available on aircraft equipped with Lufthansa...
December 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-7-2016] Beechcraft announced new mission enhancement upgrades for its King Air 350HW and King Air 350ER turboprop aircraft at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) conference. The Textron Aviation subsidiary is now offering Pratt and Whitney...
December 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-07-2016] Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, is getting ready for a busy 12 months as it looks to connect a portion of its fleet by the end of next year. The airline, which operates more than 120 aircraft, aims to be one of the leaders when providing In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services. Aubrey Tiedt, chief customer officer at Alitalia, told Avionics Magazine that the airline is...
December 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-6-2016] Embedded computing solutions provider Richland Technologies (RTL), and software standards compliance company LDRA have announced a new close-working relationship resulting in standard methodologies across multiple industries...
December 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-06-2016] Spire is introducing a space-based global aircraft tracking service called Spire AirSafe, which will capture and provide the location of all Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped planes. Spire said in a statement that the solution would be ready for customers ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandate for most international...
December 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-06-2016] Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) has closed its purchase of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD is expanding its ability to provide advanced communications systems for Very...
December 6, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-06-2016] Aero-Satcom, the joint venture between Eclipse and NSSLGlobal, has signed an agreement with Inmarsat’s global government business unit that appoints Aero-Satcom as a Global Xpress (GX) Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the government aero market outside of the U.S. After previously signing...
December 5, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] Textron Aviation has selected Astronics to supply its Corepower induction starter generator system, electronic circuit breaker units, in addition to the 28 Volt DC Empower in-seat power supply, for the new Cessna Denali single engine turboprop.    ...
December 5, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] New Zealand Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Airways New Zealand has selected Thales to deploy a nationwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) network...
December 5, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unanimously appointed Commissioner Hajime Yoshimura to a one-year term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the United Nations civil aviation organization’s main technical body.   The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unanimously appointed...
December 5, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 12-5-2016] Lufthansa Systems is currently developing dynamic navigation maps for its Lido/Navigation product line. The company expects to complete a fully dynamic map solution by 2019.      Lufthansa Systems’ Lido/mPilot app. Photo: Lufthansa Systems.   With this development, the aviation IT specialist is responding to increasing digitalization and connectivity...
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