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February 1, 2016
With the debut of new data-centric aircraft, such as the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350, the era of big data analytics has arrived. Passenger-driven Wi-Fi systems are leading the charge for higher upload and download speeds, but the implications of the digital transformation of flight information are potentially just as dramatic both inside the cockpit as well as on the maintenance floor for airlines. This...
February 1, 2016
The FAA published Revision B to AC 20-165B, which provides aviation industry guidance for the installation and airworthiness approval for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics solutions. We talked to industry experts about what the changes mean for operators. At the end of 2015, the FAA published Advisory Circular 20-165B (AC 20-165B), a revision to its previously existing...
February 1, 2016
All of the airspace modernization programs currently occurring across the globe, including the FAA’s NextGen in the United States and Single European Sky in Europe, are part of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Aviation Systems Block Upgrades (ASBUs). The majority of programs moving heavily into the deployment phase and aviation regulatory officials are beginning to help...
February 1, 2016
Heli-Expo, one of the “must-attend” events for anyone interested in the rotorcraft industry, is just around the corner. In this edition of Avionics, our Associate Editor Woodrow Bellamy III takes a closer look at the rotorcraft market, particularly from a rules and regulation angle in the United States, to see whether those involved in the industry are happy with the pace of change. It remains...
February 1, 2016
  Aircraft maintenance is heading toward a wireless revolution. Now, aircraft technicians can analyze aircraft operating data using tablets and most new aircraft fly with a central server onboard or an Aircraft Health Monitoring System (AHMS) that collects data about the performance of the airplane that ground engineers can quickly and proactively troubleshoot before an event happens that could take...
February 1, 2016
The Avionics Magazine aircraft cyber security Upgrade Central survey produced results showing 37 percent of readers that operate mostly fixed wing aircraft have needs to acquire new aircraft cyber security technology. In contrast, another 20 percent say they have upgraded their cyber security technology in the last 2 to 3 years and the remaining 42 percent do not need to acquire new aircraft cyber hardware...
December 1, 2015
Major international avionics manufacturers have been cultivating their presence in China for some time, positioning themselves to reap the benefits of what they believe will be a colossal growth market in the coming years. A brief glance through forecasts from Airbus, Boeing and local airframer the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) — all of which predict eye-watering numbers of...
December 1, 2015
  The Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 are the two most technologically advanced commercial airliners in the aviation industry today. What’s always difficult to measure about aircraft technologically and in terms of avionics capabilities is that aircraft take up to 10 years to develop, flight test, and eventually mass produce. So while the 787 originally entered service in 2011, it’s...
December 1, 2015
Future Air Navigation System (FANS) technology is a form of Controller to Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) that uses the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) network for air traffic controller to pilot text messaging. Primarily, it has been designated for use over the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) oceanic airspace. However, some of the functionality is currently being pushed...
December 1, 2015
Apps are fast becoming the essential interface between traveller and In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC), improving passenger experience and, crucially, generating possibilities for ancillary revenue generation. Frequent fliers expect to use their smartphones and tablets not only for communication and entertainment, but increasingly to order snacks and select their duty free goods. Airlines...
December 1, 2015
As we approach the holiday season, I would like to wish the readers of Avionics Magazine happy holidays and all the best for 2016. We have just completed a very successful Avionics for NextGen event which we held in late October in Washington. We bought this event back after a two year gap and there were some great discussions on all things NextGen. We aim to make the event even bigger and better and next...
December 1, 2015
Developers of databus test equipment are feeling the pinch as new commercially developed technologies that aim to boost throughput and lower costs begin to enter aircraft, adding complexity to platform architectures and equipment. Aircraft operators and owners are beginning to equip with new technologies such as those that aim to supply the Ethernet data rates needed to run In-Flight Entertainment (IFE)...
December 1, 2015
Connectivity is transforming the world, and the aerospace industry is no exception. With the proliferation of satellite communications, and the transformation of planes from analog vehicles into digital nodes in the sky, aircraft are generating more data now than ever. In fact, hundreds of gigabytes of data are being generated on each flight. This incredible amount of data has the potential to change the...
December 1, 2015
A popular present this holiday season is sure to be a drone. With the growing threat to general aviation and safety in America posed by errant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to announce and implement a mandatory drone registration system for all recreational drones by late November 2015. During a press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony...
October 1, 2015
Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is it a key element of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernization initiative, but it is also a friend of the environment and cost-averse airlines. The two primary components of PBN — Area Navigation (RNAV) and the more advanced Required Navigation Performance (RNP), which includes...
October 1, 2015
Many radar, electronic warfare, communications and avionics systems are thermally limited. These systems cannot remove the heat generated by their components efficiently enough to reach the potential that might be expected from their material properties, designs, and architectures. And, as the chips that convert electrical power into Radiofrequency (RF) energy get hotter, their thermal solutions get...
October 1, 2015
In the Part 25 retrofit market you see a lot of different configurations to start with, therefore there’s no one cookie-cutter approach you can get to put in an ADS-B system.— Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation All Part 25 business aviation operators have Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out technology on their radar as mandated avionics equipage required before the end of this...
October 1, 2015
Headquartered at Gwinnett County Airport in Lawrenceville, Ga., ImagineAir operates one of the largest air taxi services in the Eastern United States. The company focuses on using its fleet of Cirrus SR22s to replace 3 to 8 hour drives between cities with general aviation airports. In 2014, ImagineAir merged with Danbury, Conn.-based Kavoo to further expand its operations. Heading into 2016, ImagineAir CEO...
October 1, 2015
By the time you read this editorial note, we will have completed a hopefully highly successful Avionics for NextGen event in Washington, D.C. bringing together key decision makers to talk about all things NextGen. With many mandates, and airlines needing to equip and modernize by a certain time, we are approaching a key few years in the whole NextGen debate. The benefits are obvious, but like with all...
October 1, 2015
The retrofit market is at the beginning of a very high activity period, as 2015 turns into 2016. If you’re an avionics maker or an installment or repair shop that focuses on upgrading legacy aircraft, your services will be in high demand for the next 5 to 6 years. Nearly 60 percent of readers surveyed in our Avionics Magazine 2015 Cockpit Avionics Upgrades poll indicated that they have a need to...
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