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December 1, 2016
Flybe aircraft on runway. Photo: Flybe [Avionics Magazine 12-01-2016] European regional airline Flybe has signed a three-year renewal agreement Jeppesen to provide digital charting and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services for the carrier. Flybe also will receive fuel dashboard services to optimize fleet-wide...
December 1, 2016
This year, I am calling on the avionics industry’s brightest minds to submit white papers and case studies that you believe can solve some of the industry’s biggest challenges. As always in this issue, we feature in-depth analysis on some of the industry’s most technically salient topics, including a behind-the-scenes look at how FedEx’s aircraft maintenance technicians digitally...
December 1, 2016
When FAA published the final Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) rule in May 2010 mandating that aircraft flying in certain controlled airspace be equipped with ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020, there was the predictable howl from the General Aviation (GA) sector. GA operators protested that this component of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) would cost too much...
December 1, 2016
Flight tracking solutions have been popping up right and left since the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) early 2016 adoption of aircraft tracking provisions spurred by the loss of Malaysia Airlines airliner MH370 in 2014. As part of ICAO’s Normal Aircraft Tracking Implementation Initiative (NATII), the new provisions, which are soon expected to be adopted by civil aviation...
December 1, 2016
Cockpit displays, which serve as key sources of pilot situational awareness, are becoming more intuitive and easier to use. Technologies, often first used or envisioned in the military sector, will help to decrease pilot workload and increase safety in civil aviation. Current or coming innovations include enhanced vision on the Head-Up Display (HUD), synthetic vision head-up and head-down displays...
December 1, 2016
Kratos Unmanned Aerial Target Systems. Photo: Kratos [Avionics Magazine 12-01-2016] Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ Unmanned Systems Division (USD) has won a contract award from an unnamed source for multiple high performance jet powered unmanned aerial drone target systems. The...
November 30, 2016
Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 integrated avionics system selected for the Chilean Navy’s cockpit modernization program for its P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Magazine 11-30-2016] IMP Aerospace has selected Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 integrated...
November 30, 2016
FlightAware ADS-B Coverage Map. Photo: FlightAware [Avionics Magazine 11-30-2016] Aireon and FlightAware have announced a partnership with SITAONAIR to provide Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data to SITAONAIR’s airline customers when the data becomes available in 2018. When available, SITAONAIR airline customers with ADS-B Out equipped aircraft will have...
November 30, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-30-2016] Boeing has selected Astronautics to supply its three-inch flight instrument AFI 3300 with a Bearing Distance Heading Indicator (BDHI) to provide...
November 30, 2016
Bell 412EPI. Photo: Tru Simulation + Training [Avionics Magazine 11-30-2016] Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy is set to receive avionics bench training systems for the Bell 407GX and the Bell 412EPI from Tru Simulation + Training...
November 29, 2016
Rescue workers work to rescue survivors and recover bodies in the wreckage of the  LAMIA Bolivia flight that crashed near Medellin, Colombia on Nov. 29. Photo: Aircraft Accident Investigation unit of the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority [Avionics Magazine 11-29-2016] A charter plane operated by LAMIA Bolivia crashed in a mountainous area near the Colombian city of Medellin on Nov. 29 at about 10:15...
November 29, 2016
AirBaltic CS300. Photo: AirBaltic [Avionics Magazine 11-29-2016] Bombardier Commercial Aircraft delivered of the first C Series CS300 commercial aircraft to launch operator airBaltic...
November 29, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-29-2016] Textron Systems Electronic Systems, an operating unit of Textron, has launched a new Integrated Tester for Aircraft Survivability Systems (ITASS) as part of its Aircraft Survivability...
November 29, 2016
Boeing 777X. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Magazine 11-29-2016] The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that the United States had ignored international trade rules by permitting illegal subsidies to Boeing for the integrated 777X. The Nov. 28 ruling follows a similar finding around illegal subsidies for Airbus in September, in which the WTO ruled that the European Union (EU) had provided...
November 29, 2016
Panasonic Avionics FlightLink system. Photo: Panasonic Avionics [Avionics Magazine 11-29-2016] Panasonic Avionics and Safety Line have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to enable airlines to access fuel savings through improved weather forecasting. As part of the agreement, Panasonic Weather Solutions (PWS) will provide Safety Line with enhanced global weather forecasting through real-time...
November 28, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-29-2016] IBM’s cognitive super computer system technology Watson has already proven itself capable of winning Jeopardy and identifying treatments for cancer, but is it ready to tell pilots what to do to resolve to a malfunctioning equipment issue at 37,000 feet? One of the world’s largest airframe manufacturers seems to think so, as Watson has already started being...
November 28, 2016
European Aviation Network testing at Nokia Stuttgart with onboard equipment. Photo: Nokia [Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] The European Aviation Network (EAN) has reached a significant milestone today after Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom and its technology partners Nokia and Thales successfully conducted a program of test flights in the United Kingdom. The EAN is planned for introduction...
November 28, 2016
Aegean Airlines A320ceo. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] Aegean Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide air-to-ground data link communications...
November 28, 2016
First A350-1000 test flight crew. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] The first of three A350-1000 development aircraft to fly landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on Nov. 24, successfully completing its first flight, which lasted more than 4 hours. Powered by Rolls-Royce’s new Trent XWB-97 engines, the aircraft traversed south-western France, during...
November 28, 2016
EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky and SJU Executive Director Florian Guillermet signing the new SESAR MoC. Photo: EASA [Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] On Nov. 23, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (SJU) at the European Union High Level Conference on Drones in...
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