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February 1, 2013
Alex Battaglia Alex Battaglia JetBlue Airways promoted Alex Battaglia to senior vice president, system operations. Battaglia will oversee the execution of JetBlue’s day-to-day operations including system operations, dispatch, air traffic management, crew services and emergency response and care. Battaglia previously was JetBlue’s vice president of airports and operations. In his new capacity...
February 1, 2013
February 12-14 ATM World Congress, IFEMA, Madrid, Spain. Visit www.worldatmcongress.org. March 4-7 Heli-Expo 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Visit www.heliexpo.com. 12-14 ATC Global, Amsterdam RAI Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit www.atcglobalhub.com. 25-28 Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show, MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center, Las...
February 1, 2013
The AEEC continues to create value for the airlines, aircraft manufacturers, avionics suppliers and other stakeholders by establishing common technical standards and shared technical solutions that no one organization could develop on their own. Last year, AEEC meetings were attended by more than 2,500 engineering professionals representing more than 60 airlines and 200 industry suppliers from nearly 40...
January 1, 2013
Despite the seemingly nonstop economic crisis, avionics developers continue to generate safety-enhancing, cost-effective systems that airlines want to buy. And while the overall economic outlook might be murky, there is some cause for optimism for the avionics community. Government mandates are driving demand for upgrades and new equipment. Additionally, a mature data link technology is helping to bring...
January 1, 2013
The decision of whether to install a connectivity system in a business aircraft is relatively easy; in our always-connected world, it’s the cost of doing business. However, the selection of which system to install and when can be more complicated. The connectivity market, particularly for business aviation, has undergone a period of very rapid change as the technologies in the consumer market have...
January 1, 2013
Featuring a range of new multifunction displays, the cockpit real estate on many new and older aircraft has been undergoing major renovations. And the ways pilots are interacting with the avionics is also changing. Sparked by the popularity of the iPad and other tablet computers, the touchscreen revolution is getting underway on many flight decks, and there is at least some talk about the future use of...
January 1, 2013
Editor Emily Feliz As I write this, the country is perched on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of deep budget cuts prompted by an impasse in budget talks. Politicians on both sides are pointing fingers, both saying the other side won’t budge and claiming the other’s plan will lead to economic ruin for the country. And, again, as I write this in mid-December...
January 1, 2013
LiveTV, Greenwich AeroGroup Bring Iridium’s OpenPort to the Skies LiveTV and its partners are moving forward with a system to bring global connectivity services to business aircraft operators, commercial airlines and helicopters. OpenPort Aero is a modified version of Iridium’s maritime satcom platform which provides high-speed data and voice connectivity on the aircraft. The companies said the...
January 1, 2013
Standby Attitude Module Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, of Wichita, Kan., introduced MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM), a 2-inch by 5-inch standby display. This self-contained, solid-state instrument provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure, according to the company. Mid-Continent said the unit is...
January 1, 2013
Capt. Richard Carter JetBlue Airways appointed Capt. Richard Carter to system chief pilot. In his new role, Carter is responsible for developing and executing Flight Operations strategy, the safe and reliable operation of JetBlue’s fleet and representing the airline with FAA. Most recently, Carter was chief pilot of JetBlue’s Boston operations, having worked in the role since the base opened in...
January 1, 2013
February 12-14 ATM World Congress, IFEMA, Madria, Spain. Visit www.worldatmcongress.org. March 4-7 Heli-Expo 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Visit www.heliexpo.com. 12-14 ATC Global, Amsterdam RAI Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit www.atcglobalhub.com. 25-28 Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show, MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center, Las...
January 1, 2013
Many years ago, I put together an index of airframe problems and published it as an article titled “Mysterious Noises.” A lot of people have used that information to good effect since then, but with so many technological changes, I thought it was over-due to re-examine the whole problem of how systems interfere with each other, and how this set of problems manifests in the airframe, especially...
December 1, 2012
Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test pilots in July began using an Integrated Direct Lift Control (IDLC) scheme meant to improve approach performance and reduce pilot workload in carrier landings. Tailored control responses in part differentiate the carrier-based F-35C from its runway and small-deck siblings. Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin at Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center, Maryland, explained...
December 1, 2012
The GPS network is everywhere in our cars, on our phones, and, yes, in aircraft. Recent events have called the safety and security of the GPS network into question. But panelists on the Avionics Magazine Webcast, which represented aircraft operators, airborne GPS equipment manufacturers and the architect of the next-generationa satellite constellation, say the GPS network needs to be protected, but overall...
December 1, 2012
Fundamental technology change usually comes about at a very deliberate pace in the aircraft industry. This is especially true when it comes to the databuses that help run critical operations onboard civil and military platforms. Having proven themselves over decades, ARINC 429 and Mil-Std-1553-based technologies still enjoy a great deal of support despite their limitations. However, a transition is...
December 1, 2012
Hurricane, super storm, mega storm, perfect storm, and my favorite, Frankenstorm. All were used to describe the weather event that barreled up the Eastern seaboard of the United States the weekend of Oct. 27, cancelling thousands of flights and closing down some of the nation’s largest airports for days. Hype aside, it was a huge, unprecedented storm that impacted a third of this country and...
December 1, 2012
The RTCA and EUROCAE have released new software certification guidelines that are already having an impact on new designs in the United States and Europe. The venerable DO-178B/ED-12B has been updated and released as a series of seven documents which include the core DO-178C and a set of companion documents DO-330 thru DO-333 covering Tools, Model-based Development, Object Oriented design, and Formal...
December 1, 2012
IMS: In-Flight Ka-Band Connectivity Installations to Hit 6,000 by 2020 A research report predicts Ka-band connectivity for in-flight applications will hit 6,000 by 2020. According to the latest findings from IMS Research, Ku-band will be the most popular technology at the end of 2015; with Ka-band becoming the market leader by 2020. Of the predicted 15,300 connected aircraft at the end of 2021, it is...
December 1, 2012
IFE Monitors Lumexis, based in Irvine, Calif., introduced two high-definition TV displays — a 10.1-inch and a companion 12.1-inch, expanding its lineup which already includes 8.9-inch, 15.4-inch and 23-inch monitors. Deliveries of the 10.1-inch version will begin in the first quarter 2013, to be followed in the second quarter by the new 12.1-inch display, the company said. The new displays feature...
December 1, 2012
Rick Ducharme Metron Aviation, based in Dulles, Va., named Rick Ducharme executive vice president of industry relations. Ducharme joins Metron Aviation from FAA where he was deputy chief operating officer, Air Traffic Organization. He has more than 30 years of aviation experience across the full range of FAA operations including en route, oceanic, terminal and system operations services. During his time at...
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