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March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] The FAA is lacking in measures to prevent cyber-based threats to the increasingly automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The “Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems” report, published earlier this month, finds that while the FAA has taken measures...
March 11, 2015
Photo: Global Eagle Entertainment [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and Air China have successfully completed the first in-flight newscast using Ku-band connectivity. During the live...
March 11, 2015
CPDLC display in a cockpit. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] SITA OnAir is engaging in a partnership with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA), and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA) to improve air traffic communications in the Danube Functional Airspace Block (FAB) by supplementing voice...
March 9, 2015
Co-pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard board the Solar Impulse 2 for the first leg of the round-the-world flight. Photo: Solar Impulse [Avionics Today 03-09-2015] Solar Impulse 2, the first completely solar powered aircraft, lifted off from Abu Dhabi early Monday morning, effectively beginning its round-the-world flight. Scheduled to land back in Abu Dhabi by late June or early August of this...
March 5, 2015
Inmarsat headquarters. Photo: Clive Darra via flickr [Avionics Today 03-05-2015] Inmarsat Government announced that its new L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LAISR) service has completed successful customer airborne testing and will be available for U.S. government customers by June. This new LAISR service will meet the high-speed, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS)...
March 5, 2015
Passengers using Gogo. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 03-05-2015] Gogo and Spafax are partnering to bolster the management and development of content for the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s wireless In-Flight...
March 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Gogo is gearing up for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to authorize the sale of Air-to-Ground (ATG) mobile broadband in the 14 – 14.5 Ghz range on a secondary license basis, an auction that could ultimately bring more than just spectrum to their business. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Wednesday...
March 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-04-2015] Passengers all over the world are eager for airlines to make their Personal Electronic Devices (PED) even more personal while traversing the skies, according to Sita’s 2015 air transport industry insight report. The yearly report, entitled “The Future is Personal,” examines whether passenger expectations, airport infrastructure and airline business models...
March 3, 2015
Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom Datalink service. Photo: Satcom Direct [Avionics Today 03-03-2015] Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom data link service now enables Future Air Navigation System (FANS) testing to troubleshoot or validate FANS capabilities and crew...
March 3, 2015
Sikorsky has extended its iFly Sikorsky iPad application to include support for S-76D helicopters. The app replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. Photo: PRNewswire [Avionics Today 03-03-2015] Sikorsky is expanding its iFly Sikorsky  iPad application to include support for...
March 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-02-2015] Honeywell's annual Heli-Expo forecast estimates up to 5,250 new civilian helicopter deliveries over the next five years, a good indication for the growing aircraft connectivity market to make the majority of those purchases connected helicopters. Several of the avionics industry's largest manufacturers, including Garmin, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Thales...
March 2, 2015
Airservices Australia air traffic control tower. Photo: Airservices Australia [Avionics Today 03-02-2015] AirServices Australia (ASA) has entered into two new partnerships to improve the country’s Air Traffic Management (ATM). The Australian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) signed a framework agreement with Thales to start advanced work on the OneSKY program to modernize the country’s...
March 2, 2015
Digital rendering of coverage from OneWeb’s future satellite constellation. Photo: OneWeb [Avionics Today 03-02-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OneWeb to provide aircraft equipment and airtime services to...
February 27, 2015
JAL passenger using Wi-Fi in flight on a smartphone. Photo: JAL [Avionics Today 02-27-2015] Japan Airlines (JAL) is expanding its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services on both international and domestic...
February 27, 2015
Gogo has reported a record year for 2014. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-27-2015] Gogo announced big earnings yesterday in its yearly report, with revenue for the full year 2014 up 24 percent over 2013...
February 25, 2015
Delta to expand Wi-Fi offerings. Photo: Delta [Avionics Today 02-25-2015] Delta Air Lines will outfit its narrow body aircraft serving long-haul domestic Latin American and Caribbean routes with Gogo's next generation 2Ku technology. The more than...
February 20, 2015
ForeFlight Mobile receives the SkyView GPS and AHRS data to feed the moving map and Synthetic Vision views. Photo: ForeFlight [Avionics Today 02-20-2015] ForeFlight, a company that provides iPhone and iPad applications for pilots, has announced...
February 17, 2015
Aircraft switching from beam to beam or satellite to satellite. Photo: ViaSat [Avionics Today 02-17-2015] Changing attitudes about In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) may lead the way to monetizing the market. This is the attitude expressed by Mark Dankberg, chairman and chief executive officer of California-based satellite communications company ViaSat, which currently has contracts with major airlines such as...
February 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-17-2015] Satcom Direct has announced the launch of AeroIT to address the need for aircraft technicians to become more knowledgeable about Information Technology (IT) related aspects of installing airborne communication systems...
February 13, 2015
Gogo is one step closer to commercial line fit installation. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Gogo’s commercial aviation operation has earned AS9100 aerospace quality certification, an internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard for the aviation, space and defense industries. The...
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