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September 22, 2016
JetBlue Airbus A321. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-22-2016] JetBlue has become the launch customer for the first module of Airbus’ Scheduled Maintenance...
September 22, 2016
Airbus A350, which the WTO ruled could not have been brought to fruition without the help of illegal EU subsidies. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-22-2016] A World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel ruled on Sept. 22 that the European Union (EU) has failed to comply with its obligation to remedy the subsidies European governments have provided to create and sustain aircraft manufacturer Airbus...
September 22, 2016
Rendering of the Visionsafe EVAS. Photo: Visionsafe [Avionics Today 09-22-2016] The FAA has approved Visonsafe’s Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS) for use on the...
September 22, 2016
[Avionics Today 09-22-2016] Textron subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training is now able to offer participants in its ProFlight pilot training program for King Air 350 the option to train at home through its FAA-approved...
September 21, 2016
F-35 Fighter Jets. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Magazine 09-21-2016] Thirteen F-35A Lightning II fighter jets taken out of service are beginning testing on solutions and could return to operations this year, Mark Johnson the spokesperson for Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor for the F-35, told Avionics Magazine. Peeling and crumbling insulation in avionics cooling lines moved the U.S. Air...
September 21, 2016
Rockwell Collins touchscreens to be integrated in the Boeing 777X. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Magazine 09-21-2016] Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide touchscreen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boeing 777X. The touchscreen capability aims to make the flight deck more intuitive for pilots and more...
September 21, 2016
Photo: Aireon [Avionics Magazine 09-21-2016] A global flight tracking solution called GlobalBeacon has emerged through a partnership between space-based air traffic surveillance provider Aireon and flight tracking data company FlightAware. According to the companies, the solution will provide airlines with 100 percent global flight tracking. The GlobalBeacon system is designed to ensure airlines are in...
September 21, 2016
Cockpit voice recorder. Photo: National Transportation Safety Board [Avionics Magazine 09-21-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released new regulations that call for the “extension of the minimum transmission times” for Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVRs), Underwater Locating Devices (ULDs) and aircraft localization. 1) Cockpit voice recorder: •    All...
September 21, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 09-21-2016] Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines are looking into options to jointly provide Maintenance, Repair...
September 20, 2016
A diagram of Microsemi’s high temperature control system plan for avionics actuators. Photo: Microsemi [Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] Flight-critical avionics provider Microsemi is collaborating to address issues with high-temperature electronics design for avionic actuator systems with Moog Controls and U.K.-based academic partners, the University of Bristol and Southampton University. The...
September 20, 2016
Hawker 400XP. Photo: Elliott Aviation [Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] Elliott Aviation, a Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP authorized service center, has started their second full 400E interior retrofit that includes Garmin G5000 touch screen avionics. The facility completed its first retrofit on Sept. 12. In addition to the complete 400E package, this aircraft is...
September 20, 2016
XOJet. Photo: XOJet [Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] Provider of on-demand private jet charter services XOJET has announced a strategic alliance with private jet online marketplace JetSmarter, to combine XOJET's service and fleet operations with JetSmarter's digital distribution capabilities. As part of the alliance, XOJET has named...
September 20, 2016
Photo: Vector [Avionics Today 09-20-2016] German software developer Vector, a databus test system supplier that works with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), is looking to straddle the divide between new and old test systems. The company works with Airbus providing its Controller Area Network (CAN) bus data logger for the cabin test activities on their A350 XWB test aircraft. Avionics Magazine caught...
September 20, 2016
NI and Astronics Test Systems introduce new suite of PXI test instruments for mil/aero programs. Photo: Astronics/NI [Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] Astronics Corp. has expanded its relationship with technology solutions provider National Instruments (NI), to include a new collaboration agreement with subsidiary Astronics Ballard and the introduction of three new PXI-based digital test instruments. Avionics...
September 20, 2016
[Avionics Today 09-20-2016] Kymeta, creator of the mTenna technology, has formed a new aviation partnership program development agreement with antenna solutions supplier Tecom. The two companies will merge Kymeta's flat-panel satellite antenna technology into an aviation-grade terminal to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity for commercial airliners and business jets.      Kymeta's Mtenna...
September 20, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 09-20-2016] In recent years, GoPro revenue has plummeted, dropping nearly 90 percent off of its peak pricing in October 2014 (see below chart compiled by...
September 19, 2016
F-35. Photo: Cobham [Avionics Magazine 09-19-2016] Cobham’s Radio Frequency (RF) microelectronics will support the F-35 program, according to the company, which says it has recently received a...
September 19, 2016
Satcom Direct’s SD Pro, which will soon incorporate AircraftLogs capabilities and data. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Magazine 09-19-2016] Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) has acquired AircraftLogs, a company based in Columbus, Ohio, that...
September 19, 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 7, recalled earlier this month. Photo: Samsung [Avionics Magazine 09-19-2016] Following a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the FAA has issued general guidance to airlines about the rules for carrying recalled or defective lithium devices on board aircraft as cargo or in carry-on luggage. According to the FAA, the U.S. hazardous material...
September 19, 2016
Cessna Citation CJ1 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Magazine 09-19-2016] Gulf Coast Avionics has completed an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)-compliant Garmin touchscreen avionics upgrade on a 1998 Citation CJ1. “The aircraft is owned and flown by a Tampa-based businessman who primarily flies single-pilot,” said Rick Garcia, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Avionics...
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