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September 1, 2013
Helmet Mounted Display Elbit Systems America, based in Fort Worth, Texas, introduced JHMCS II, the second generation of its Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS). JHMCS II is a helmet mounted display (HMD) system designed for new aircraft installation and as an upgrade/enhancement for aircraft already equipped with JHMCS. It provides visor projected color video and symbology in a lightweight HMD in...
September 1, 2013
Dominique Giannoni Thales named Dominique Giannoni as the new CEO of its In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity business, headquartered in Irvine, Calif. He joined Thales in 2003 as head of the company’s Underwater Systems business line for Submarines and then later led the Thales Military Avionics Business Line. Prior to Thales, Giannoni held different management positions at Capgemini within the...
August 1, 2013
From catapult launch to wing-snagging recovery, the Boeing Insitu RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will downlink imagery and data to U.S. Marine Corps ground forces and Navy ships. The Navy now plans to buy 36 RQ-21A systems, each system with five aircraft for continuous operations up to 15 hours a day or surge coverage around-the-clock. Individual aircraft provide up to 24 hours...
August 1, 2013
Congress has ordered FAA to enable civil unmanned aircraft to routinely access U.S. airspace by 2015. FAA needs to lay down the rules of the road. But more is required to get there than one might think, including real-world operational data and work on sense-and-avoid, ground control station, and command and control (C2) technologies. NASA is assisting FAA on two fronts. The agency plans a Centennial...
August 1, 2013
After registering explosive gains since 2001, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) industry is now facing shifting operational and market conditions. The U.S. military drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan and the reductions in defense spending have already spurred cuts and delays of UAS programs. At the same time, demand for the systems is growing in many parts of the world, and, over the next few years, the...
August 1, 2013
FAA in late June released its much anticipated, but delayed, NextGen Implementation Report, providing a roadmap for implementation and putting dollar amounts and other metrics on how much NextGen will improve our National Airspace System (NAS). Among the notable numbers in the report: ➤ By the end of the NextGen mid-term in 2020, NextGen infrastructure improvements will reduce delays by 41 percent...
August 1, 2013
New Products, Contracts for Teledyne Controls El Segundo, Calif.-based Teledyne Controls made a big splash at this year’s Paris Airshow, signing a series of operational connectivity deals and introducing new products designed to help operators efficiently collect and analyze critical flight data. The company signed a Technical Services Agreement (TSA) with Boeing to certify its Terminal Cellular...
August 1, 2013
Velocity Sensor Esterline CMC Electronics signed a license agreement for the manufacture of its CMA-2012C Doppler Velocity Sensor in Russia with Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau (UIMDB). Under the terms of the agreement, UIMDB will manufacture the Doppler Velocity Sensor and offer it to all helicopter manufacturers in Russia. The CMA-2012C provides self-contained measurement of three...
August 1, 2013
Bryan Hart Jupiter Avionics, based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, appointed Bryan Hart as its sales and marketing director. Hart has more than 10 years of experience in the avionics industry as an accomplished sales professional with proven success in territory management, strategic planning and business development. Previously, he was the director of sales for Artex and Kannad.   Dale G. Farr...
August 1, 2013
The Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) has made ambitious plans for the coming year. The AEEC continues to focus on NextGen and SESAR airspace initiatives. Equipment providing CNS capability will need to evolve in a step-wise fashion and do so in a way that makes economic sense for the airlines. At the April AEEC General Session in Orlando, Fla., the AEEC adopted 12 ARINC Standards, several...
July 1, 2013
Amid all the striking images from Superstorm Sandy last year was action video of sailors hoisted from 30 ft seas by two U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T helicopters about 90 miles off North Carolina. Pilots of the glass-cockpit Jayhawks used the Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) to navigate to the sinking tall ship HMS Bounty through poor visibility at low altitude. CAAS enabled the...
July 1, 2013
Boeing is enhancing the latest variant of the venerable F/A-18 Hornet with a “next generation” computer, a new infrared search and tracking system (IRST) and other flight deck upgrades, intended to continue its role as the U.S. Navy’s frontline strike fighter into the next decade and possibly beyond. With recent and ongoing avionics upgrades, the Super Hornet should be able to fulfill...
July 1, 2013
The demand for smaller, lighter and more capable wire and cable to address growing data rate and power requirements on aircraft is catalyzing robust industry and university research and development programs. These efforts include initiatives to tap the potential of carbon nanotube (CNT) technology and design and deploy higher speed copper and fiber optic solutions. Even as steep budget cuts are being made...
July 1, 2013
I love reader feedback — good and bad. I see the amount of correspondence I get from readers as a direct correlation to the magazine’s ability to hit the right notes/tones in the industry and touching upon the issues that matter most to our readership. Based on that, our June issue hit upon several key issues in the industry, given that I have received more feedback on this issue than I have in...
July 1, 2013
Integration UAS into Civilian Airspace The integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into civilian airspace presents the next frontier in the air transportation industry. And it is one that faces numerous technological, regulatory and public perception challenges as it moves forward towards its 2015 deadline. According to a report from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) released...
July 1, 2013
Satcom STC Cobham SATCOM’s AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband system received an EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for use aboard Pilatus PC-12. The EASA validation was secured by Cobham SATCOM partner RUAG and includes exclusive rights for the Swiss-based international aerospace and defence technology group to use the STC in Europe. The new certification was developed in cooperation with Cobham...
July 1, 2013
Ed Senen L-3 Aviation Recorders, based in Sarasota, Fla., named Ed Senen the division’s president. In his new position, Senen will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Aviation Recorders and achieving its business and financial objectives. Senen succeeds Michael Smith, who is retiring from L-3 after 15 years with the company. Senen has spent the last 11 years with Thales Avionics...
July 1, 2013
The real beauty of digital technology is how simply large amounts of data can be easily stored and transferred, and how compact that storage can be. This ease of use and high density have persuaded many to use this format as the primary data archival technique within their company for technical and design data files. Minimal storage space and cost, and fast retrieval are all compelling benefits. Yet...
July 1, 2013
Thinking of becoming professional airline pilot? Other career choices surely hold more appeal, given the industry climate: Dismal economy. Airline consolidations. Bankruptcies. Furloughs. New regs with stringent pilot hiring qualifications. Sounds dismal, but don’t give up the lofty dream there are signs of better times ahead: Pilot demand is growing as retirements increase and world fleets grow...
June 1, 2013
Digital taxi, touchscreen, augmented reality, voice recognition and wrap-around cockpits are just a few of the new cockpit avionics technologies in which companies are investing their research and development dollars. Much of the development is in the areas of communication, navigation and surveillance to meet the projected increases in air traffic and regulatory requirements related to NextGen and SESAR...
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