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May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] TrueNorth Avionics announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland that AMAC Aerospace has installed the company’s Simphone Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication for a Boeing 747-8I aircraft completion. The Simphone Mobile GSM is a private GSM system designed for business...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] Rockwell Collins has entered into a strategic partnership with International Communications Group (ICG) to offer its eRouter (ERT-100 and ERT-120) smart cabin routers to the company’s ARINCDirect business aviation customers. ARINCDirect routing map. Photo: ARINCDirect For business aviation...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-15-2015] When it comes to improving operations through connectivity, System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is making a big splash, but in enabling SWIM and a whole host of other NextGen applications to the fullest extent, the little-talked-about Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) could be the next big thing. AeroMACS is a new broadband data link that has the...
May 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-15-2015] The FAA awarded Direct User Access Terminal (DUATS) II contracts to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Lockheed Martin to provide operational Internet-based automated pre-flight services. The period of performance for the resulting contracts will be a one-year base period...
May 12, 2015
Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft during a test flight. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 05-12-2015] Bombardier has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft family. The service is part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS), capable of transmitting...
May 8, 2015
The global need for IFC is rising, analyst and Gogo agree. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-08-2015] Gogo’s latest In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) survey has reported gaps in interest between passengers in the United States and other regions, alongside a global rise in the relevance of IFC. Among other changes in the IFC landscape, the survey reported the rising interest in in-flight Wi-Fi services...
May 7, 2015
Business jet passengers using Gogo in-flight connectivity. Photo: Gogo. [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Gogo has reported record first quarter revenue of $115.5 million, up 21 percent year-over-year, as service revenue increased 32 percent to $95.4 million. Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) rose 54 percent year-over-year to $8.2 million. In its North American...
May 6, 2015
JetBlue tail fins. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Amazon has partnered with JetBlue to allow Amazon Prime members to stream movies and TV episodes in flight, including exclusive Amazon Original Series, on the airline’s free in-flight Wi-Fi service Fly-Fi. In addition, all JetBlue customers will be able to rent or purchase...
May 6, 2015
T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] In a move to make T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, R.I. more attractive to international carriers, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is investing in a check-in and boarding platform provided by the global airport technology provider SITA. This cloud-based technology, SITA AirportConnect Open, aims...
May 4, 2015
An Airbus A320, the model for which Rockwell will install the EFB interface and communication unit. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-04-2015] Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) interface and Communication Unit (EICU) for the Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft families. The EICU, which is part of Rockwell Collins’ secure...
May 1, 2015
Limitless Airways Airbus A320. Photo: Limitless Airways [Avionics Today 05-01-2015] AvioCATS, will be using Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Commsoft’s IT system, Oases, to...
April 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-30-2015] American Airlines was forced to ground flights on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning due to a glitch with its Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) application. Around 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time on April 27, the EFB application installed on many of the pilot’s iPads crashed, causing the screens to go black, grounding several dozen flights and causing major delays. American...
April 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-30-2015] L2 Consulting Services has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for the installation of the Iridium satellite communications system on Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft. The original FAA STC (ST10928SC) was...
April 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-29-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment and German antenna developer Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH (QEST) are teaming up to bring aviation a mechanically steered antenna that will enable global Ku-band connectivity and high speed broadband in-flight. As air traffic all over the globe increases and connectivity becomes ubiquitous in air travel, the companies are looking to provide...
April 24, 2015
King Avionics launches Jeppesen bundled Nav Data and chart services. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 04-24-2015] Kings Avionics has begun offering Jeppesen’s NavData and charting information in bundled hardware and data service options...
April 24, 2015
Rockwell Collins CEO Kelly Ortberg. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 04-24-2015] With Rockwell Collins’ profits rising 6.5 percent in their latest earnings report, the company remains optimistic on several fronts as their upward momentum continues. In a conference call yesterday for the second quarter of 2015, Rockwell Collins CEO Kelly Ortberg expressed positive outlooks for the...
April 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-20-2015] One of the biggest names in business aviation, NetJets, recently completed the largest aircraft cabin connectivity purchase in its 50-year history. Gogo Business Aviation announced an agreement with the international operator that will bring 650 In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) systems to the NetJets Signature Series fleet.      Business jet...
April 20, 2015
Version 1 of Honeywell’s new real-time weather radar app. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 04-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has released the first version of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather...
April 17, 2015
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR. Photo: Jeppesen Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Jeppesen has teamed with aviation headset provider Sennheiser to introduce automatic audio warnings as a new...
April 17, 2015
Boeing 737 Max in Southwest livery. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Southwest Airlines has chosen Global Eagle Entertainment’s (GEE) Ku-band global...
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