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September 4, 2015
It might be time to dust off that toy drone in the back of your closet as UAS are making headlines in more ways than one this week! As surveillance systems falter and a certain troubled airline touts a name change as a facelift, we hope you’ve been celebrating the last days of summer by staying up to date on the latest aviation news. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat this week’s news...
September 1, 2015
Cabin-based connectivity has become widely available for airline passengers, but the real business case for investing in these costly systems can increasingly be found in the cockpit. As bandwidth becomes more affordable and aircraft become more sophisticated, the list of flight operational benefits afforded by high-speed connectivity pipes is growing longer by the day. The ability to access real-time...
September 1, 2015
  Technology Company of the Year: Gulfstream Gulfstream Aerospace had a strong 2014 with numerous highlights. The company introduced the Gulfstream G650ER as well as the all-new Gulfstream G500 and G600. With a range of 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nautical miles at Mach 0.90, Dan Nale, senior vice president of programs, engineering and test at Gulfstream, claims the G650ER is capable...
September 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Cargo airline FedEx Express, which operates the world’s fourth largest fleet, has its eyes on major fleet modernization initiatives to introduce newer, more operationally efficient aircraft into the fleet. Earlier this summer, the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline announced the purchase of 50 Boeing 767-300F aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023 to the tune of...
August 28, 2015
While China’s market is taking a hit, aviation is alive and well! Connectivity is making waves with Gogo set to launch aircraft testing of its 2Ku solution and Delta’s latest flight attendant app taking to the skies, not to mention that the sharing economy is making way for new aircraft, or hoping to. Think you’re up to snuff on this week’s latest in aviation? Take our quiz and find...
August 28, 2015
Hong Kong Airlines signed an agreement earlier this summer at the Paris Air Show with AirCom Pacific to install IFEC systems on-board Hong Kong Airlines aircraft. Photo: Aero Icarus (Wikimedia) [Avionics Magazine 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company...
August 26, 2015
Delta Air Lines flight attendant using the new Guest Service Tool application. Photo: Delta Air Lines [Avionics Today 08-26-2015] Delta Air Lines has launched a new handheld tablet application for flight attendants, which aims to provide key information on passengers on board a flight and enable a deeper level of...
August 24, 2015
Gogo 2Ku antenna at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany in 2014. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Gogo has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA required to launch Gogo's 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service. The...
August 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is looking to capitalize on connectivity in ways that will allow airlines to up operational efficiency by exploiting Big Data. GEE has jumpstarted a new business line, GEE Operations Solutions, through the acquisition of two companies: masFlight, which provides a cloud-based business intelligence platform that processes and analyzes global...
August 14, 2015
United Airlines IFE. Photo: United [Avionics Today 08-14-2015] United Airlines is continuing the expansion of its In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) with the launch of free personal device entertainment on two-cabin United...
August 7, 2015
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Rockwell Collins has acquired Newport News, Virginia-based International Communications Group (ICG), a provider of satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services for the aviation industry. The initial purchase price was $50...
August 7, 2015
Passenger using in-flight connectivity. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has acquired masFlight, an operational data analytics platform, and navAero, a developer of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and cockpit data solutions in acquisitions that will form the foundation of GEE's new operations solutions business line. The new line aims...
August 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Gogo brushed off the recent contract loss to ViaSat for 10 aircraft in Virgin America’s fleet during its second quarter conference call Thursday, touting its latest contract win to supply GOL airlines’ fleet with 2Ku connectivity and turning to plans to implement its satellite option worldwide. While the company saw record quarterly revenue of $121.2 million, up 22...
August 6, 2015
Facebook’s completed Aquila UAS. Photo: Facebook [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] Facebook has completed construction of its first full-scale Aquila Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) as part of its Internet.org effort, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page. 

Aquila is a solar powered unmanned...
August 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-04-2015] Working with an industry partner, Airbus has developed a “connected” glasses tool for technicians to wear on the A330 final assembly line. The glasses enable precise positioning — down to the millimeter — during the cabin installation marking process, when operators designate the exact location where seats and cabin furnishings should be affixed inside...
August 4, 2015
Cobham Satcom aims to position itself as a growing presence on the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) landscape. The company supplies equipment to airlines to help them enable the next generation of connectivity services on their fleet. This includes major U.S. airline Hawaiian Airlines, which is currently running a key connectivity trial alongside Cobham that will likely come to an end over the next few months...
August 3, 2015
Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer for iPad. Photo: Pace [Avionics Today 08-03-2015] Aerospace software provider Pace has teamed up with UTC Aerospace Systems to provide pilots with a fuel efficiency application available on Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). The Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer on-board software is available on the iPad to help pilots and...
July 28, 2015
WestJet is launching wireless connectivity on its flight routes. Photo: WestJet [Avionics Today 07-28-2015] WestJet has started rolling out its new In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system featuring wireless In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). Called WestJet Connect, the system will be activated on all of WestJet's Boeing 767ER aircraft and more than 30 percent of WestJet's Boeing...
July 27, 2015
Rockwell Collins connectivity segment looks to offset other market softness. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 07-27-2015] Rockwell Collins has tightened its 2015 full year forecast as a lacking commercial aftermarket and slowing business aviation programs pump the brakes on top line growth. In the company’s third quarter 2015 conference call on Friday, Rockwell Collins Chief Executive Officer...
July 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-23-2015] While the commercial airline world has an abundance of In-flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions and technologies available, IFC providers and manufacturers are still trying to find the sweet spot for aircraft connectivity in the lower end of the General Aviation (GA) market. During the 2015 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture show, spanning July 20-23...
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