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September 1, 2014
As the economy goes, so follows business aviation. Duc Tran, former Bombardier aircraft product manager and Rockwell Collins’ current director of cabin systems & IFE Marketing, can attest to that personally. “There’s a very strong correlation between the GDP gross and corporate profit. These things turn around, business aviation will follow that,” he says. But that GDP...
September 1, 2014
Asia is set to see phenomenal growth in the numbers of passengers flying to and from the region over the next few years. However, unlike in Europe and the United States, it suffers from a fragmented regulatory environment. This creates unique challenges as the region tries to take advantage of the latest technologies available to improve overall air traffic efficiency. According to Ken McLean...
September 1, 2014
The growth of commercially developed technologies needed to boost throughput and lower costs on board civil and military aircraft is putting the squeeze on databus developers. Ethernet systems, for example, now deployed on many commercial aircraft, are not only supplying the data rates needed to run In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems but also adding complexity to platform architectures that continue to...
September 1, 2014
The business jet environment has become a highly dynamic market. Even though there are compelling business reasons why companies should use these jets, their value and the role they play in the overall transport ecosystem is often not appreciated by the greater public who can sometimes view this as corporate excess. We take a closer look at the market and whether it is on the verge of bouncing back, and...
September 1, 2014
You look at what the airlines have also done, is to add Wi-Fi Internet access onto the aircraft. That’s another area where the wireless antennas are going back to the avionics and getting that signal out of the aircraft. You’re talking either gigabit or 10 gigabit Ethernet in those systems, I think right now they’re typically gigabit.- Robert Moore, TE ConnectivityAvionics manufacturers...
July 1, 2014
Cabin Management Systems (CMS) create the passenger experience in bizjets. At a minimum, the CMS is the architecture that integrates cabin elements such as lighting, temperature, audio, video and Internet connectivity, and enables passengers to control each of these things with the touch of a finger. In the last few years CMS have incorporated more flexible control. Passengers now can use their own...
July 1, 2014
With the introduction of the Boeing 787 and the A350 come new business models for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). In order to play a major role, or just any role at all in aircraft systems, OEMs must invest many resources and much effort in helping Boeing and Airbus design the aircraft systems through all the high costs of development. Under all the pressure, airframers argued that it would be...
July 1, 2014
Every day, more operators around the world are swapping paper-based flight operations and hundreds of manuals and navigational charts for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technologies continue to make the process cost effective and easier logistically. According to the Avionics Magazine EFB Survey conducted in April, 62 percent of our readers are end users which are...
July 1, 2014
Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 is not the first aircraft to disappear and leave the public in the dark about what happened for months and even years on end. Air France’s Flight 447 disappeared, then crashed in 2009, but it was two years before the Brazilian Navy found the 228 bodies and wreckage. That same year, the Coast Guard lost a Hercules C-130 after it collided with another aircraft off...
July 1, 2014
We have just completed our first ever Global Connected Aircraft Summit event in California with a top-class line up of speakers with a number of global airlines such as United, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Hawaiian Air, and Icelandair either speaking or in attendance. We are already looking forward to next year’s event, which will be bigger and better than ever and held in Washington, D.C...
June 27, 2014
Although Delta Air Lines has hit the final phases of going paperless with Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) on a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, the company does not see many upgrades mandated as part of NextGen as justifying smart investment behavior in the immediate term. Delta is interested in partnering with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to bring NextGen to term for greater efficiency and...
June 25, 2014
Although Delta Air Lines has hit the final phases of going paperless with Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) on a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, the company does not see many upgrades mandated as part of NextGen as justifying smart investment behavior in the immediate term. Delta is interested in partnering with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to bring NextGen to term for greater efficiency and...
June 25, 2014
Cabin Management Systems (CMS) create the passenger experience in bizjets. At a minimum, the CMS is the architecture that integrates cabin elements such as lighting, temperature, audio, video and Internet connectivity, and enables passengers to control each of these things with the touch of a finger. In the last few years CMS have incorporated more flexible control. Passengers now can use their own...
June 25, 2014
Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 is not the first aircraft to disappear and leave the public in the dark about what happened for months and even years on end. Air France’s Flight 447 disappeared, then crashed in 2009, but it was two years before the Brazilian Navy found the 228 bodies and wreckage. That same year, the Coast Guard lost a Hercules C-130 after it collided with another aircraft off...
June 25, 2014
We have just completed our first ever Global Connected Aircraft Summit event in California with a top-class line up of speakers with a number of global airlines such as United, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Hawaiian Air, and Icelandair either speaking or in attendance. We are already looking forward to next year’s event, which will be bigger and better than ever and held in Washington, D.C...
June 25, 2014
With the introduction of the Boeing 787 and the A350 come new business models for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). In order to play a major role, or just any role at all in aircraft systems, OEMs must invest many resources and much effort in helping Boeing and Airbus design the aircraft systems through all the high costs of development. Under all the pressure, airframers argued that it would be...
June 25, 2014
Every day, more operators around the world are swapping paper-based flight operations and hundreds of manuals and navigational charts for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technologies continue to make the process cost effective and easier logistically. According to the Avionics Magazine EFB Survey conducted in April, 62 percent of our readers are end users which are...
June 25, 2014
JULY 14-20 Farnborough International Airshow  Farnborough Airport, UK 15-17 Automated Vehicle Symposium 2014  San Francisco Airport, Calif., USA 16-19 Airborne Law Enforcement Association...
April 23, 2014
Gagan Brings Avionics Upgrades to India A computer-generated rendering of an airplane runway approach using Honeywell’s Smartpath system. Photo: Honeywell Operators in India need to upgrade their avionics this year to match the country’s overhaul of its ATC system. Ashok Lavasa, India’s civil aviation secretary, says Gagan is projected to save the nation’s operators and airlines a...
April 23, 2014
UK Launches Low Altitude Datalink Flight Trials U.K.’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is currently using live flight trials between Bristol and Edinburgh to research the use of data communications between Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and pilots at lower altitudes. According to NATS, Datalink, the U.K.’s version of the Data Comm ATM modernization in the U.S., is currently mandated in...
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