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December 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Honeywell has partnered with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) to design, develop and build a new high-technology laboratory in Puerto Rico to test Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). As aircraft become more and more entrenched in connectivity, it also becomes necessary to know exactly how electromagnetic forces, such as those from Personal Electronic...
December 18, 2014
SmartLynx Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-18-14] Latvia-based charter carrier SmartLynx Airlines has gained approval to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. SmartLynx Airlines gained the clearance...
December 17, 2014
Gogo to Power Alaska Airlines Entertainment Offering. Photo: Alaska Airlines [Avionics Today 12-17-14] Gogo Vision will power Alaska Airlines new streaming video entertainment...
December 17, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-17-2014] The cross industry task-force established by the International Transportation Aviation Association (IATA) to evaluate aircraft tracking safety technology and procedures following the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, recently submitted its recommendations to close the gaps in aircraft tracking capabilities to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...
December 16, 2014
Cabin enabled with the Ovation Select system. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Jet Aviation Geneva has selected Honeywell Aerospace’s Ovation Select cabin management system for installation on a...
December 15, 2014
GEE to deliver IFE to WestJet personal devices. Photo: WestJet [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced it will manage Canada’s low-cost carrier...
December 15, 2014
MUOS TRAF antenna. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] With the United States Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) expected to achieve global communications coverage next year, Lockheed Martin recently established a new radio terminal development and certification facility to help put MUOS’ new capabilities into warfighters’ hands faster. Developed by Lockheed...
December 12, 2014
American Eagle Embraer 175 regional jet rendering. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 12-12-2014] American Airlines and Gogo have announced a contract whereby the aviation connectivity provider will deliver in-flight Wi-Fi services to the air carrier’s...
December 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-12-2014] Gogo’s success with its Air-to-Ground (ATG) network hasn’t convinced the company to stay safely in this comfort zone; instead, it has prompted the in-flight Internet service provider to expand to satellite. This was the sentiment CEO Michael Small shared with investors at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference earlier this week. Small believes ATG just...
December 11, 2014
iPad screenshot of WSI Pilotbrief Optima app. Photo: WSI [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] SiriusXM and WSI Corporation have introduced the SiriusXM SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver and updated WSI aviation app, which combine with WSI’s Pilotbrief Optima to give...
December 11, 2014
Passenger using ANA Takeoff Mode app. Photo: ANA [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] All Nippon Airways has launched a new smartphone app designed to relax passengers during takeoff. Japan’s largest airline found that 72 percent of United States airline passengers surveyed felt anxious before flying, with takeoff...
December 11, 2014
International aviation organizations unite against cyber threats. Photo: college.usatoday.com [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] Five international aviation organizations have signed a new cybersecurity agreement to focus their respective actions on cyber threats against the global aviation system. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), Civil...
December 11, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-11-2014] ClipperJet CEO James Occhipinti is looking to bridge the gap between premium first class commercial airline travel and private aviation. When the California-based private jet operator launches ClipperJet in early 2015 it will feature a new "country club"-style business model, according to Occhipinti, in which aircraft connectivity will be key.     ...
December 10, 2014
A chart showing Swiftbroadband coverage. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 12-10-14] Satcom Direct will increase Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband connection speeds through its Satcom Direct Router (SDR), which will support the ability to bond and aggregate multiple streaming connections in-flight. This...
December 10, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-10-2014] The European Space Agency (ESA) and Europe’s Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) program are teaming up and taking steps to boost efficiency in worldwide aircraft tracking, capacity and management through satellite-based communications. ESA’s Iris  program looks to create a satellite solution for advanced aviation communications and has...
December 9, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-09-2014] In an effort to assist with air transportation of aid workers and patients infected by the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus, Lufthansa has donated one of its aircraft, originally scheduled for retirement, to the German Foreign Office. With onboard communications provided by Panasonic Avionics, the three entities — Lufthansa, Panasonic Avionics and the German Foreign...
December 8, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-8-2014] Garmin unveiled its new Flight Stream 110/210 "Bluetooth wireless gateway," which enables connectivity and communication between select Garmin avionics and Garmin...
December 5, 2014
Bombardier Learjet 45. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Transport Canada has granted Star Navigation Systems Group a final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install its STAR-A.D.S. system on a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Skyservice Business Aviation. The STAR-A.D.S...
December 5, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Air France has recently announced its intent to enter into a three-month In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) trial on short and medium haul routes through French telecommunications provider Orange — who has, in turn, chosen Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) as its own technology and content partner. The airborne Wi-Fi trial, which will take place this in the summer of 2015 on two...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the MEDTEQ Consortium have confirmed grants to support the project for real-time telemedicine for emergency medical evacuation by air transport, manned by Star Navigation Systems Group and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)...
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