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November 15, 2016
[Avionics 11-15-2016] California-based provider of global broadband services, ViaSat, has announced a new agreement to acquire aviation software solutions provider Arconics. The acquisition comes following recent years where Arconics and ViaSat had partnerships focusing on serving the wireless In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) needs of multiple airline customers.    The Arconics...
November 14, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-14-2016] BBA Aviation subsidiary Ontic, a provider of extended life solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy aviation products, has reached an agreement to acquire a portfolio of legacy avionics products from GE Aviation. The portfolio...
November 14, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-14-2016] Etihad Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to bring a new A380 Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service center to Dubai. The MOU establishes a new partnership under which Airbus and Etihad Airways Engineering will combine their respective skills to offer the market a value-adding MRO service solution for...
November 14, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-14-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) have awarded certification for the Dassault Falcon 2000S and LXS FalconEye Combined Vision System (CVS). According to the manufacturer of the CVS, Elbit...
November 14, 2016
Genesys Aerosystems has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of its HeliSAS and two-axis autopilot on Airbus Helicopters EC120s, the company said. Coming more than eight months...
November 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] The U.S. Department of Defense assigned F-35 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) responsibilities to the first component repair assignments outside of the United States. According to the U.K.’s Defense Electronics & Components Agency (DECA), the DOD has chosen the U.K. to provide MRO for F-35 avionics. Avionics Magazine caught up with several...
November 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has opened for comments a proposal regarding an amendment to current legilation that would enable easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying, NPA 2016-14. The objective of the Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to provide a more accessible instrument rating for pilots holding non-commercial...
November 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] Jeppesen and Diamond Aircraft Industries have signed an agreement to deliver pre-selected Jeppesen NavData and digital charts at the time of delivery, as part of the purchase process of new...
November 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] AT&T announced the signing of a formal agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to research air traffic management solutions for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).   NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) recently flew 19 missions to test and validate algorithms developed to provide advanced Detect-and-Avoid alerts...
November 11, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-11-2016] Under a new contract, Inmarsat will provide its GX Aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution to Austrian Airlines. The contract calls for Inmarsat to equip more than 30 Airbus A320s from the Austrian...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] Thales has received an order from the U.S. Air Force to provide three Deployable – Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS). These advanced, mobile systems are a crucial element in military...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] Aurora's work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to integrate the company's Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System (TALOS) on a UH-1H helicopter. The primary goal of the AACUS program is to enable rapid cargo delivery by unmanned, and potentially optionally manned, VTOL systems. AACUS encompasses the development and...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] Western Economic Diversification Canada has selected Calgary-based aerospace manufacturer Flyht Aerospace Solutions to receive a $2.35 million interest-free Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) loan. WINN is a Canadian federal government program designed to stimulate greater private sector investment in western Canadian commercialization activities. It helps businesses with...
November 10, 2016
[Avionics Magazine 11-10-2016] Azul Airlines pilots will be able to more effectively link Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) with onboard and external networks with the new Rockwell Collins EFB Interface and Communication Unit (EICU) developed in partnership with Airbus. The EICU is a secure server router being certified by Airbus on the A320neo and A330neo aircraft families. The EICU will debut...
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...
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