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April 22, 2014
Although in the U.S. NextGen is still six years away and European mandates are speculated to be less-than-firm, long-range jet providers like Gulfstream, Dassault and Cessna are equipping their new production aircraft with the capabilities to handle the new requirements. Operators are reaping the benefits of GPS-guided Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS-LPV)...
April 16, 2014
[Avionics Today, April 16] CAE Oxford Aviation Academy has launched the next phase of enrollment on the easyJet Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) First Officer Program. A total of 24 cadets will be selected to commence MPL training for easyJet over the next 12 months. This is an opportunity for aspiring...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] OnAir recently made its presence well known in Africa and the Middle East, announcing new in-flight connectivity packages for SriLankan Airlines, TAAG Angola and Kuwait Airways. The Switzerland-based connectivity provider is adding Wi-Fi and GSM access through its Mobile OnAir and...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Airlines executives and engineers alike convened together at AMC/AEEC Toronto on the topic of in-flight connectivity yesterday, where data and entertainment demand emerged as priorities for airlines. Mark Sorensen, Delta Air Lines senior principal engineer, cabin avionics engineering said that Delta Air Lines has pursued connectivity with Gogo Ka-band via Intelsat, and now...
April 10, 2014
[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first airlines to try out a new Ground to Orbit (GTO) in-flight connectivity service, 2Ku, which Gogo says will deliver peak connectivity speeds of more than 70 Mbps.         The Gogo One test aircraft. Photo, courtesy of Gogo.   Since first launching five years ago, Gogo, like its competitors, has been...
April 9, 2014
[Avionics Today April 9, 2014] Air Canada plans on rolling out Gogo's in-flight connectivity service across its North American fleet in May, according to Gogo CEO Michael Small.    Gogo   Currently Air Canada operates two Wi-Fi equipped Airbus A319s, and plans on adding connectivity to its remaining Airbus A319, A320 and A321 narrow-body and Embraer 190 fleet types, as well as its Air...
April 8, 2014
[Avionics Today April 8, 2014] Continuing the recent trend of airlines going digital and paper-free in the in-flight environment, Delta is replacing manuals for its flight attendants with the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet (phone tablet).      Nokia Lumia Phablet. Photo, courtesy of Delta.   The Atlanta, Ga.-based carrier says it can save more than $1 million annually in reduced aircraft fuel...
April 8, 2014
[Avionics Today April 8, 2014] Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first airlines to try out a new Ground to Orbit (GTO) in-flight connectivity service, 2Ku, which Gogo says will deliver peak connectivity speeds of more than 70 Mbps.    Since first launching five years ago, Gogo, like its competitors, has been trying to increase its in-flight...
April 7, 2014
EASA Approves Embraer Legacy 500 Training   Embraer’s Legacy 500 jet. Photo: Embraer. FlightSafety International gained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new Embraer Legacy 500 maintenance-training program. The Legacy 500 is the latest Embraer aircraft added to the company’s training capabilities, joining the Brazilian manufacturer’s training provider...
April 7, 2014
Avidyne Gets US Approval for AXP340   Avidyne’s AXP340 Mode S Transponder. Photo: Avidyne. Avidyne announced U.S. and European Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of its AXP340 Mode S Transponder. The AXP340 features Extended Squitter (ES) to transmit Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out information to ground stations and other ADS-B In-equipped aircraft. The solution gives...
April 7, 2014
In a recent presentation at the Aircraft Maintenance Summit in London, Euroconsult analyst Wei Li said that by the end of 2012 there were 940 commercial aircraft connected by satellites. According to the Paris-based company’s research, there are 2,600 commercial aircraft connected in total. Li said Euroconsult has forecast a 5 percent take rate by passengers, and that there are 56 airlines offering...
April 7, 2014
[Avionics Today April 7, 2014] Lufthansa has received its first Airbus A380 line-fitted with Panasonic Avionics' global broadband in-flight connectivity service.  Airbus first approved...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] Gogo subsidiary Aircell has expanded its business jet in-flight connectivity service to Canadian airspace in a service allowing business jet aircraft passengers and crews to access the Internet...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircraft connectivity has become more than an added selling point for airlines recently, as carriers and operators are now using cockpit improvements and datalink communications to share in-flight data about performance, position altitude and speed, among other things.  But, despite all the latest airline business models, cockpit improvements and satellite...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircell, the business aviation division of Gogo, has received STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of its in-flight connectivity and entertainment platform onboard...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Swiss airframe manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft gave its 6-year-old single-engine turboprop, PC-12 NG, a connectivity-fueled avionics overhaul for 2014 to celebrate the first delivery of the original PC-12 20 years ago.      Honeywell Primus Apex avionics on Pilatus PC-12 NG. Photo, courtesy of Pilatus.   Since first introducing the PC-12 in 1994...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Gogo's in-flight connectivity service has gone live on the first aircraft from Delta's long-haul international fleet, a Boeing 747-400.   The 747-400 will also be the first aircraft to fly with Gogo's...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Elliott Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for the activation and use of Aircell Wi-Fi products in Hawker jets, the Moline, Ill.-based FBO said.      Elliott Aviation Technician, Rick Jennings...
March 21, 2014
Delta and Linkedin have a new partnership aimed at providing in-flight connections between business leaders at 35,000 feet.    The program, unveiled at TED2014, allows leaders from different fields to connect with...
March 20, 2014
The FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to Gogo for the installation of its Ku-band satellite equipment on the Airbus A330, the company said. Gogo obtained the STC...
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