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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...
November 23, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-23-2016] The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2017-2018 “Most Wanted List,” which includes several aviation-related safety improvements. The following aviation safety related items were included.      An NTSB investigator evaluating a damaged aircraft. Photo: NTSB.   1. Reduce Fatigue Related Accidents  ...
November 23, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-23-2016] L-3 Communications announced the acquisition of MacDonald Humfrey, a Luton, U.K.-based provider of aviation checkpoint security...
November 23, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-28-2016] Australia’s civil aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), has formally announced a delay in its airspace mandated regulations regarding Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) technology. Within its latest aviation industry monthly update, CASA stated the deadline for private aircraft flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)...
November 23, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-23-2016] Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Nav Canada has announced plans to increase its capital expenditures next year to invest $170 million in Air Traffic Control (ATC), airport advisory and flight information services. This will be $40 million more than the company’s...
November 23, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-23-2016] A new study published by the Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), estimates that by 2050 there will be a fleet of 400,000 commercially operated Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flying in European airspace. The study further estimates a total fleet of “some 7 million consumer leisure drones” in operation across Europe.   DJI Phantom 4...
November 22, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-22-2016] Kevin G. McAllister has been named as the new president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He will succeed outgoing Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner in his new role.      Kevin G. McAllister has been named the new president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Photo: Boeing.   McAllister, 53, joins Boeing after 27 years with GE Aviation, where he...
November 22, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-22-2016] Qatar Airways Group has started using a new documentation management system to enable the airline and its subsidiaries to host and share corporate manuals and policies with staff in real-time.     Qatar Airways Airbus A350. Photo: Arconics...
November 22, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-22-2016] Orbit Technologies has received a $4.5 million order from an unnamed large aircraft manufacturer to develop and supply prototypes of an advanced system for the management of aircraft audio...
November 22, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-22-2016] The FAA has issued an emergency order suspending the authorization NavWorx uses to manufacture certain Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) navigation units. According to an FAA statement, the agency is concerned that two versions of the company’s ADS600-B units, carrying part numbers 200-0012 and 200-0013, may contain an internal Global Positioning System...
November 22, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-22-2016] NATS, the U.K. Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), has signed new grant agreements with the European Commission Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) totaling $27.6 million to help accelerate the modernization of the U.K.’s Air Traffic...
November 21, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] Lockheed Martin has received a $1.2 billion contract to upgrade 134 total F-16 fighter jets for the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The upgrades are based on the advanced F-16V configuration. Among the...
November 21, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is introducing a new premium content streaming service, “Saudi Skyfi,” which will allow its passengers to stream movies and television shows onto their own personal devices. The new wireless...
November 21, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) to establish new Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) regulation. EASA is using the NPA to introduce an operational approval for the use of EFB applications by Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operators and to introduce proportionate EFB provisions for Non-Commercial Operations with Complex...
November 21, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] Curtiss Wright has introduced a new Ultra-Small Form Factor (USFF) mission computer, the Parvus DuraCor 312. The unit’s teraflop performance delivers the highest Floating Point Operations Per Second (FLOPS) per watt available in a...
November 18, 2016
Jorge Domecq, chief executive of the European Defence Agency, and Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, after signing an agreement to cooperate on SESAR. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Magazine 11-18-2016] Eurocontrol and the European Defense Agency (EDA) have begun to consolidate cooperation on the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) program. The cooperation is the result of a 2013 agreement...
November 18, 2016
US Navy P-8A aircraft. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Magazine 11-18-2016] The U.S. government awarded Rockwell Collins $27 million to activate a depot capability for the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft HF-121C and miscellaneous radio components. Under contract through 2020, the...
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