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August 1, 2012
August 7-10 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems North America Conference and Exhibition, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Visit www.auvsi.org. September 10-13 Autotestcon 2012, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif. Visit http://autotestcon.com. 11-16 Berlin Air Show, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Germany. Visit www.ila-berlin.de. 17-20 Airline...
August 1, 2012
Hundrends of aviation professionals convened in Anchorage, Alaska, at the AEEC General Session and AMC Open Forum in May to adopt new ARINC standards and discuss maintenance issues. The 612 aviation professionals included representatives airlines and more than 100 of their suppliers. The AEEC Executive Committee adopted 14 documents to be published as ARINC standards. ➤ ARINC Specification 620-7: Data...
July 26, 2012
Rockwell Collins said Tuesday its Ascend Aircraft Information Manager (AIM) data transfer and management system has been certified for the Dassault Falcon 2000, Hawker Beechcraft B300 Series King Air and the Piaggio Avanti II P-180. The Ascend AIM allows uploads of...
July 1, 2012
The U.S. Army will deploy a battalion of AH-64D Apaches to Afghanistan this year with a Ground Fire Acquisition System (GFAS) that promises attack helicopter crews better situational awareness to help protect soldiers on the ground. GFAS, developed by Radiance Technologies in Huntsville, Ala., and integrated by Boeing in Mesa, Ariz., will locate gun, rocket and mortar signatures precisely and with low...
July 1, 2012
  The Apple iPad is quickly becoming as popular on the flight deck as it is in the cabins of business and air transport aircraft. The device, only now beginning to be used as a portable or Class 1 electronic flight bag (EFB) by the airlines, has already sparked the development of hundreds of aviation “apps” and catalyzed the EFB market. The use of the tablet computers is expected to grow...
July 1, 2012
Equipping an airline’s entire fleet with connectivity systems is no simple task. It’s often a multi-million dollar, multi-year and complex undertaking for airlines trying to keep planes in the air and money rolling in. Additionally, increasing customer demand for connectivity is putting pressure on the airlines to ramp up installations. The combined Southwest-AirTran fleet of nearly 700...
July 1, 2012
I am very pleased to have been a part of the Avionics Magazine Women in Technology Awards Program and Luncheon, which took place June 4 in Washington, D.C. When we conceived this awards program about a year ago, we could never have imagined the outpouring of support and the level of enthusiasm we got from this industry. The awards highlighted women who have risen to the top ranks within the aerospace...
July 1, 2012
Etihad Airways Commits to RNP Etihad Airways and its partner Quovadis are bringing performance-based navigation to the Middle East, having performed the region’s first Required Navigation Performance–Authorization Required (RNP-AR) approach to the Abu Dhabi International Airport in May. The demonstration flight of an Airbus A330-200 from Bahrain marks the beginning of full RNP-AR implementation...
July 1, 2012
Reseller Satcom Direct, based in Satellite Beach, Fla., has become a direct reseller for TriaGnoSys satellite communications products and equipment in the United States. Satcom Direct said it is the only TriaGnoSys reseller partner in the United States. TriaGnoSys provides communications technology that uses satellite, air-to-ground and other radio links to connect communication networks through mobility...
July 1, 2012
Ralph DeMarco Ralf DeMarco L-3 Aviation Products named Ralph DeMarco vice president of sales and marketing for the L-3 Aviation Products (AP) business sector. DeMarco has more than 30 years of experience in aerospace. He previously was vice president of sales and marketing for L-3’s Aviation Recorders division, which is part of L-3 AP. Other division of L-3 AP include ACSS, Avionics Systems, Display...
July 1, 2012
At our home and office, we recycle everything we can. I have converted our lighting to low power LED and CFL lights, and I drive a pretty efficient Honda, and not very far or often. We have a big backyard garden, collect our roof rainwater for irrigation and I think I do a pretty good job of minimizing my impact on the universe at large. But the entire concept of the mandatory Removal of Hazardous...
July 1, 2012
Lasers are part of our daily life they help doctors perform precision surgery, scan items at supermarket, play our music. Yet lasers have the potential to be a deadly flight hazard. An individual shining a laser on an aircraft in flight places the aircraft and its passengers in peril and faces criminal prosecution and hefty civil penalties. So what’s behind the increase in aviation laser incidents...
June 1, 2012
The MH-60R gives the U.S. Navy a multi-sensor, multi-mission helicopter with highly integrated systems. A Lockheed Martin Interrogative Diagnostics and Prognostics Solution provides insight into the many Seahawk subsystems. Systems-rich and highly integrated, the MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters of the U.S. Navy perform multiple roles with a Common Cockpit and different mission subsystems. The Romeo model...
June 1, 2012
During the next few years, the technology needed to meet NextGen requirements will be added to aircraft cockpits already bristling with advanced systems. As it is doing now for many safety-critical systems on commercial and military aircraft, real-time operating system (RTOS) software will likely provide support for those NextGen systems, such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). Adhering...
June 1, 2012
Avionics Magazine is recognizing outstanding women for their work in aviation electronics engineering, research and development in commercial, business and military aviation, and in...
June 1, 2012
Hundreds of aviation professionals from more than 25 countries descended on the very chilly Anchorage, Alaska, in early May at the AMC Open Forum with the goal of basic conflict resolution. In one section of the room, airlines outline the maintenance issues they’ve encountered with various avionics systems on various airframes. Surrounding them are the suppliers and airframe manufacturers to answer...
June 1, 2012
COMMERCIAL Hainan Selects Teledyne Teledyne Controls, based in El Segundo, Calif., said it was selected by Hainan Airlines for automating flight data retrieval and electronic software part distribution. The package selected includes Teledyne’s Wireless GroundLink system (WGL), LoadStar Server Enterprise (LSE) software application, enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL) and Portable Maintenance Terminal...
June 1, 2012
ATC Recorder Eizo Nanao Technologies (EIZO), of Cypress, Calif., introduced Re/Vue Mini, a compact recording device for use in Air traffic Control and Defense applications. Re/Vue Mini, the second product in its family of recording systems, is designed to capture, compress and archive video data from any DVI (digital) source. The Re/Vue Mini measures 5.7 inches wide, 5.8 inches deep and 3 inches high. It...
June 1, 2012
Jana Murphy Saab Sensis, based in Syracuse, N.Y., named Jana Murphy chief of its Washington, D.C., operations. Murphy will be responsible for leading the company’s government, legislative and industry affairs. Murphy has more than 15 years of public policy and federal government agency experience. Prior to joining Saab Sensis, she served at FAA since 2007, most notably as the FAA chief of staff...
June 1, 2012
2012 June 4 Avionics Women in Technology Awards 2012, Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C. Visit www.avionicsawards.com. July 9-15 Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough Airport, England. Visit www.farnborough.com. 11-14 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Conference and Exposition, Reno, Nev. Visit www.alea.org. 23-29 EAA AirVenture, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wis. Visit...
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