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September 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Cargo airline FedEx Express, which operates the world’s fourth largest fleet, has its eyes on major fleet modernization initiatives to introduce newer, more operationally efficient aircraft into the fleet. Earlier this summer, the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline announced the purchase of 50 Boeing 767-300F aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023 to the tune of...
September 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] GE has completed the sale of its U.S. fleet services business to Element Financial Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. Also, GE’s sale of its Mexican, Australian and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element...
September 1, 2015
A-Variant (CTOL) LRIP F-35 aircraft. Photo: JSF [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a follow-on contract of $4.1 million to Cree, a wide-bandgap semiconductor electronics company. The new funding will enable the qualification of a high-performance power electronic module developed for the F-35...
September 1, 2015
Maintenance technicians working on an aircraft. Photo: Southwest Airlines [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] The global narrow-body aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of almost 4 percent from 2015 to 2019, according to a new...
September 1, 2015
Embraer has chosen Atlas Air as a European sales representative. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has added Atlas Air Service as its...
August 31, 2015
A US Air Force "Reaper" drone takes off at Creech Air Force base in June 2014. Photo: US Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo [Avionics Today 08-31-2015] Boston Engineering has won a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)...
August 31, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-31-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) indefinite...
August 31, 2015
Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-31-2015] Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon...
August 31, 2015
Embraer’s Legacy 450 business jet received FAA certification. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 08-31-2015] Embraer Executive Jets’ new Legacy 450 business jet has received type certification...
August 31, 2015
2015 has been a huge year in terms of acquisitions, consolidations and mergers across various segments of the global aviation industry. Several of these acquisitions will have a major impact on the aircraft connectivity market, airspace modernization projects in the U.S. and Europe — NextGen and the Single European Sky — and the introduction of new innovative solutions going forward for end...
August 28, 2015
While China’s market is taking a hit, aviation is alive and well! Connectivity is making waves with Gogo set to launch aircraft testing of its 2Ku solution and Delta’s latest flight attendant app taking to the skies, not to mention that the sharing economy is making way for new aircraft, or hoping to. Think you’re up to snuff on this week’s latest in aviation? Take our quiz and find...
August 28, 2015
Hong Kong Airlines signed an agreement earlier this summer at the Paris Air Show with AirCom Pacific to install IFEC systems on-board Hong Kong Airlines aircraft. Photo: Aero Icarus (Wikimedia) [Avionics Magazine 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company...
August 28, 2015
Deliveries of Cessna’s Citation Latitude midsize jet have begun. Photo: Cessna [Avionics Today 08-28-2015] Cessna Aircraft has announced the first deliveries of its newest midsize jet, the Cessna Citation Latitude. Among the first operators to take delivery of the...
August 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-28-2015] Star Navigation Systems and Chengdu Spaceon Technology have struck a formal Cooperation Agreement (CA) to work on a joint tracking product. The formal agreement follows a preliminary framework agreement the parties entered into in 2014. The joint product, Star Track, Talk, and Text (Star TTT), is designed to offer small airplanes, helicopters, and...
August 28, 2015
Rendering of remote ATC tower. Photo: Kongsberg Defense Systems [Avionics Today 08-28-2015] Norway’s Kongsberg Defense Systems and Avinor Air Navigation Services have entered into an agreement...
August 28, 2015
The F-35A Lightning II. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 08-28-2015] The Naval Air Systems Command is awarding Lockheed Martin an $89 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the F-35A...
August 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-27-2015] While stock market volatility and currency devaluation in China have economists biting their nails, the country’s aviation industry still looks to be on the up in the long term. Alongside Boeing’s latest market forecast, which predicts the Chinese fleet to nearly triple in the next 20 years to the tune of $950 billion, analyst Tom Captain, vice chairman and U.S...
August 27, 2015
Boeing’s 777X aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-27-2015] Boeing has completed the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. Boeing worked with...
August 27, 2015
Neuron UCAV. Photo: Alenia Aermacchi [Avionics Today 08-27-2015] Europe’s Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) Neuron has successfully concluded its flight test campaign in Italy, achieving all established goals and allowing the program to move forward. The Neuron is the European full-scale technological demonstrator...
August 27, 2015
Major General Mark V. Rosenker, elected to Flyht’s board of directors this quarter. Photo: Flyht Aerospace [Avionics Today 08-27-2015] Flyht Aerospace Solutions, a provider of real-time data communications technology for the aviation...
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