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November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] During a speech given at NBAA 2016, Peggy Gilligan, associate administrator for aviation safety for the FAA, gave the business aviation community an update on government-industry efforts to improve the fatal accident rate for general aviation flight operations. According to Gilligan, the numbers show safety is improving, but the agency is seeking more business aviation...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-09-2016] With 107 total avionics manufacturers, distributors dealers and service providers exhibiting at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business and Conference Exhibition, it would be impossible to recap all of the new avionics technology and industry updates featured at the show. Here, we’ve selected the greatest and most revolutionary avionics...
November 10, 2016
A thought-provoking NBAA-BACE session in the Innovation Zone examined how technology trends may soon impact business aviation in new and creative ways. Presenter Jimmy Cho, a senior leader in Boeing's Digital Aviation division, explained this transition by noting how companies like Amazon have emerged and thrived in a variety of industries not by producing products, but rather serving as intermediaries in...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into a strategic alliance and investment agreement with Beijing Shareco Technologies to create new joint venture that will provide In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) in China and exclusively service aircraft...
November 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-08-2016] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $7.081 million contract to Canadian Commercial Corp., for the integration and production of the Control Display Units (CDU) replacement for its fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. Under the contract, Canadian Commercial Corp. will provide produce, test and deliver 42 non-developmental CDUs that will have the...
November 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-8-2016] Demand for avionics retrofit activity is down for most major avionics Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), according to a slew of third quarter earnings reports released within the last week. Here is a look back at how some of the industry’s manufacturers of flight management systems, avionics test equipment, cockpit displays and connected aircraft technology did in...
November 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-08-2016] A coordinated effort involving NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the aviation industry to develop and evaluate new technologies and procedures related to aircraft scheduling and airport arrivals will get a major test in 2017, according to a new announcement from NASA. It’s called Flight Deck Interval Management (FIM) and it promises to safely increase...
November 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-08-2016] Jeppesen has unveiled a new series of data bundle services that combine access across both general aviation avionics, including Garmin and Avidyne, and popular mobile application software. The new data bundles will be offered to general aviation pilots at a reduced cost, with key coverage areas included and the choice of two or four device installations, to meet individual...
November 8, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-08-2016] Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) has been granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for methods and systems that enable effective aviation communication via satellite over a broad area at high altitude. The patent is entitled "Methods and Systems for Providing High-speed Connectivity to Aircraft."   AsiaSat 8...
November 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] A³, the advanced projects branch of Airbus Group based in Silicon Valley, has awarded a flight-testing contract for its pilotless air taxi concept aircraft, the Vahana. The contract was awarded to Alexandria, Virginia-based engineering and technology solutions company Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), and their partner, SOAR Oregon (SOAR).     Vahana...
November 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] Bombardier announced the completion of the maiden flight of its Global 7000 business jet, lasting two hours and 27 minutes. The flight was completed at Bombardier’s test facility in Toronto.   ...
November 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] Panasonic Avionics Corp., in collaboration with satellite communications technology manufacturer Newtec, has unveiled a new, high bandwidth satellite modem, which it claims will offer Panasonic customers “20 times the bandwidth of Panasonic’s current solution.” Versions of the new modem will be available across Panasonic’s mobility markets including air...
November 7, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-7-2016] International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed its intention to install Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) high-speed, in-flight passenger connectivity service on up to 341 of its narrowbody aircraft across all of the group’s...
November 4, 2016
C 5M Super Galaxy. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Magazine 11-04-2016] The U.S. Air Force took delivery of the newest C-5M Super Galaxy on Nov. 1. The C 5M was ferried...
November 4, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-04-2016] Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) has been rapidly expanding its services and products in recent years, and on the first day of NBAA 2016, the company made its biggest expansion yet, announcing an agreement to acquire TrueNorth Avionics. Avionics Magazine caught up with Satcom Direct Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Ken Bantoft and TrueNorth CEO...
November 4, 2016
Boeing’s BBJ Max 8, on which the BBJ Max 7 is based. Photo: Boeing Business Jets [Avionics Magazine 11-04-2016] Boeing Business Jets has unveiled the BBJ MAX 7, the newest addition to the BBJ...
November 4, 2016
ViaSat’s booth at NBAA. Photo: ViaSat [Avionics Magazine 11-04-2016] ViaSat has announced new pricing for the connectivity systems available for business and private jets that aim to increase competitive dynamics within the business aviation market. This week at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) tradeshow, ViaSat introduced...
November 4, 2016
Rendering of Aireon’s satellite, which will deliver space-based ADS-B in 2018. Photo: IAA [Avionics Magazine 11-04-2016] Aireon has successfully completed a service delivery point Site Acceptance Test (SAT) with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). The test confirmed that IAA's...
November 3, 2016
Photo: Iridium [Avionics Magazine 11-03-2016] Iridium Communications has released a new suite of aviation products and services, featuring Iridium Certus technology.  The suite features...
November 3, 2016
Swift-Broadband Safety (SB-S) EFB in-flight evaluation trials onboard a Hawaiian airlines flight. Photo: Cobham [Avionics Magazine 11-03-2016] Cobham Satcom’s Aviator 300D and Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) system have enabled in-air connected Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) for the first time on a Hawaiian airlines flight. The companies achieved the live EFB capability as part of an...
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