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August 24, 2016
DroneDeploy elevation map on a tablet. Photo: DroneDeploy [Avionics Today 08-24-2016] DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has raised $20 million in Series B financing led by Scale Venture Partners, bringing its total amount of funding to $31 million. DroneDeploy aims to make...
August 23, 2016
Rockwell Collins demonstration of modernized wideband HF air-to-ground connectivity. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-23-2016] Rockwell Collins has completed a data transfer from a C-17 airborne aircraft to a ground station over a Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) channel. Rockwell Collins collaborated with the U.S. Air Force to prove the viability of WBHF data...
August 23, 2016
First commercial A380 flight lands in Rio. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 08-23-2016] The first commercial A380 flight to Rio, Brazil has landed in RIOgaleao – Tom Jobim International Airport on Aug. 22. The Paris-Rio Air...
August 23, 2016
[Avionics Today 08-23-2016] Gogo Business Aviation has enabled operators, dealers and installers to equip their aircraft with approved routers from third-party manufacturers on the Gogo Biz network. The move is part of a larger initiative to provide a more open...
August 23, 2016
Citation Longitude Engine run test. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 08-23-2016] Cessna Aircraft Company’s Citation Longitude has completed initial ground engine tests of the aircraft’s Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, paving the way for first flight of the prototype aircraft in...
August 23, 2016
[Avionics Today 08-23-2016] The Airbus Perlan II stratospheric glider is currently en route to Argentina for its mission, to set a new world gliding high-altitude record by soaring to 90,000 feet. Now, the team of engineers, pilots and researchers of the Airbus Perlan Mission II team are waiting on the right conditions to perform the flight. Avionics Magazine recently caught up with Jim Payne, chief pilot...
August 22, 2016
Global Hawk UAS. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-22-2016] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a subcontract valued up to $104 million to modernize the ground segment for...
August 22, 2016
[Avionics Today 08-22-2016] The global military aircraft digital glass cockpit systems market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.81 percent by the year 2020, according to a forecast by Research and Markets. Technological innovation in this field has led to digital glass cockpit to display information with the help of...
August 22, 2016
China Airlines A350-900. Photo: Lufthansa Technik [Avionics Today 08-22-2016] Lufthansa Technik and Taiwan-based China Airlines have entered into a new long-term agreement for component services for...
August 22, 2016
[Avionics Today 08-22-2016] Terrorism has likely slowed airline passenger demand alongside economic uncertainty according to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) latest global passenger traffic data. Photo: SITA “The demand for travel continues to increase, but at a slower pace. The fragile and uncertain economic backdrop, political shocks and a wave of terrorist attacks are all...
August 22, 2016
Alaska ADS-B coverage at 5,000 feet. Photo: AOPA [Avionics Today 08-22-2016] The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is calling on general aviation operators in Alaska that have equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment, to help make the case to expand the network coverage in Alaska. The system is designed to improve situational awareness for Visual Flight Rules...
August 19, 2016
KC-46A Tanker. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-19-2016] The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two production lots of seven and 12 planes, respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options...
August 19, 2016
First LM-100J Freighter on the line. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 08-19-2016] Lockheed Martin has completed several milestones in the production of the first LM-100J commercial freighter, the commercial version of the C-130J Super...
August 19, 2016
AeroMod installing the IFE system on Philippine Airlines aircraft. Photo: SITAOnAir [Avionics Today 08-19-2016] AeroMod International and SITAOnAir have partnered to install SITAOnAir wireless In-Flight...
August 19, 2016
[Avionics Today 08-19-2016] United Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines and United Express, announced the addition of two key members to its executive leadership team...
August 19, 2016
Small UAS. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 08-19-2016] The FAA is urging operators of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS) to prepare for the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists, which becomes effective on August 29. Under the new rule — also known as Part 107...
August 19, 2016
It’s National Aviation Day! A day intended to acknowledge those who helped pioneer aviation in the U.S., most notably the Wright Brother’s, and was established in 1939 by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 19, Orville Wright’s birthday. There’s no telling how Wilber Wright felt about that, but I move to celebrate “Spited Sibling” day on his birthday, April 16, from now on...
August 18, 2016
Jeppesen FlightDeck Pro. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 08-18-2016] China Eastern Airlines recently received authorization from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to operate in a fully digital capacity, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as part of its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. China Eastern is the first...
August 18, 2016
Nok Air will transport school supplies, clothing to children in Thailand on Next-Generation 737-800 delivery flight. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-18-2016] Boeing and Thailand’s Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) Nok Air have partnered to launch a special humanitarian aid...
August 18, 2016
David Lockwood, who will join the company no later than Jan. 1, 2017, and will succeed current Cobham CEO Bob Murphy. Photo: Cobham [Avionics Today 08-18-2016] Cobham’s CEO, Bob Murphy, will step down from his role no later than the...
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