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December 18, 2014
Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft at the rollout ceremony at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 12-18-14] Dassault Aviation has rolled back the curtains on the latest addition to its business jet family and new flagship aircraft: the Falcon 8X. Unveiled at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility, the Falcon 8X will offer the greatest range...
December 18, 2014
ICAO’s Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu (centre) with U.S. Representative to ICAO Ambassador Michael Lawson (right) and ICAO Air Navigation Bureau Director Nancy Graham (left) at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Photo: ICAO [Avionics Today 12-18-14] The council president of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, led a special, high-level and...
December 18, 2014
SmartLynx Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-18-14] Latvia-based charter carrier SmartLynx Airlines has gained approval to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. SmartLynx Airlines gained the clearance...
December 18, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-18-14] Customers who were grounded or delayed due to the Swanwick Air Traffic Control (ATC) center technical malfunction may receive a return on their ticket. Following the computer glitch...
December 18, 2014
F-35 Rendering. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 12-18-14] The Department of Defense (DOD) has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the Asia-Pacific region. In the Pacific region, F-35 airframe MRO&U capability...
December 18, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-18-2014] An in-depth report on the FAA’s efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into national airspace found that, while gains have been made toward integration, the agency is falling behind other countries when it comes to imposing effective and encouraging regulation. The yearly report, researched and distributed by the United States Government Accountability Office...
December 17, 2014
Embraer Legacy 500 rendering. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 12-17-14] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted certification to Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at its...
December 17, 2014
Boeing 777X aircraft in flight. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 12-17-14] Boeing broke ground in the construction of a new 367,000-square-foot facility, in which it will build parts for the new 777X commercial aircraft. Boeing forecasts that construction on the St. Louis, Mo. center will be completed in 2016...
December 17, 2014
Gogo to Power Alaska Airlines Entertainment Offering. Photo: Alaska Airlines [Avionics Today 12-17-14] Gogo Vision will power Alaska Airlines new streaming video entertainment...
December 17, 2014
C295 full-flight simulator. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 12-17-14] CAE has won a series of contracts valued at more than $98 million during its fiscal year 2015 third quarter to provide a range of simulation products and upgrades as well as professional and long-term...
December 17, 2014
CP-140M Aurora fitted with IBLOS at IMP Aerospace. Photo: CNW Group/IMP GROUP LTD. [Avionics Today 12-17-14] IMP Aerospace delivered the first of three CP-140M Aurora aircraft to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), fitted with an...
December 17, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-17-2014] The cross industry task-force established by the International Transportation Aviation Association (IATA) to evaluate aircraft tracking safety technology and procedures following the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, recently submitted its recommendations to close the gaps in aircraft tracking capabilities to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...
December 16, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-16-2014] NASA researchers have begun flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports. The Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes (ASTAR) software is designed to give pilots specific...
December 16, 2014
R&S Series4200 Software Defined Radios. Photos. Rohde and Schwarz [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Rohde & Schwarz has completed site acceptance testing for its R&S VCS-4G voice communications...
December 16, 2014
RT-1939(C) AN/ARC-210 Gen5 Programmable Digital Communication System. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Rockwell Collins has received a $420 million, four-year contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for...
December 16, 2014
Cabin enabled with the Ovation Select system. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Jet Aviation Geneva has selected Honeywell Aerospace’s Ovation Select cabin management system for installation on a...
December 16, 2014
The GE common core avionics system. Photo: GE Aviation [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] Boeing has contracted GE Aviation and Rockwell Collins to provide avionics systems for its 777X aircraft. GE Aviation will deliver the Common Core System — or what is often referred to as the central nervous system and brain...
December 16, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-15-2014] With Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) sneaking steadily into commercial use across the globe for large and small businesses alike, Transport Canada is looking to ease the process by relaxing rules for business small UAV use. The Canadian transportation authority has taken steps in this direction by introducing two new weight-based exemptions for small UAVs that aim to make it...
December 15, 2014
GEE to deliver IFE to WestJet personal devices. Photo: WestJet [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced it will manage Canada’s low-cost carrier...
December 15, 2014
Saab ATM selects Cambridge Pixel's RadarView software for SR-3 radar integration at airports. Photo: Cambridge Pixel [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] Saab Air Traffic Management (ATM) has selected Cambridge Pixel's RadarView radar visualization software to support integration of its SR-3 airport Surface Movement Radar (SMR). The system was...
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