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April 24, 2015
Cockpit of a Mexican C-130K. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 04-24-2015] Cascade Aerospace has officially delivered the modernized C-130K to the Mexican Air Force complete with Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics. The deliver fulfills a 2013 Memorandum of...
April 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-24-2015] Textron’s TRU Simulation + Training has signed a letter of intent with Pan Am International Flight Academy for its purchase of an Airbus A320-200 FFS X full motion flight simulator. The company expects both the FAA and European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) to qualify the...
April 24, 2015
King Avionics launches Jeppesen bundled Nav Data and chart services. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 04-24-2015] Kings Avionics has begun offering Jeppesen’s NavData and charting information in bundled hardware and data service options...
April 24, 2015
United sees a good Q1, looks to fleet renewal. Photo: United [Avionics Today 04-24-2015] United Airlines saw record first quarter profits in 2015 as net income came to $582 million, excluding $74 million in special items. The airline saw a slight drop in the first quarter of...
April 24, 2015
Rockwell Collins CEO Kelly Ortberg. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 04-24-2015] With Rockwell Collins’ profits rising 6.5 percent in their latest earnings report, the company remains optimistic on several fronts as their upward momentum continues. In a conference call yesterday for the second quarter of 2015, Rockwell Collins CEO Kelly Ortberg expressed positive outlooks for the...
April 23, 2015
[Avionics 04-23-2015] The Equip 2020 working group held its last monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 22. The group has reportedly addressed and evaluated the majority of the issues that it was originally created to resolve. Among these issues are privacy concerns from operators equipping with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment, guidance for equipage from FAA Advisory Circulars...
April 23, 2015
Exelis’ new application improves UAS situational awareness. Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 04-23-2015] Exelis has launched its first airspace situational awareness tool designed specifically for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations in the United States. Exelis’ Symphony...
April 23, 2015
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 04-23-2015] Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft has successfully demonstrated fully Autonomous Aerial...
April 23, 2015
Southwest posts record first quarter. Photo: Paul Thompson (flickr) [Avionics Today 04-23-2015] Southwest Airlines racked up a record first quarter with net income coming in at $453 million, a huge jump over the $152 million the company reported in the first quarter...
April 23, 2015
Presagis avionics design software. Photo: Presagis [Avionics Today 04-23-2015] Presagis, a provider of commercial modeling, simulation and embedded software, has acquired intellectual property from Flexible Software Solutions that will allow the company to support the full life cycle of safety-critical aircraft systems software development. "This acquisition is an important step forward...
April 22, 2015
Horsefly UAS delivering a package. Photo: Workhorse Group [Avionics Today 04-22-2015] The United States Postal Service (USPS) has released a shortlist of companies bidding to build its next generation of delivery...
April 22, 2015
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 04-22-2015] Boeing released strong first quarter 2015 results with revenue reaching $22.1 billion, an 8 percent increase over the same period in 2014, which the company...
April 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-22-2015] Florida-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Draken International is now offering next generation upgrades on L-39 aircraft in the Americas through an exclusive partnership with Aero Vodochody and Williams...
April 22, 2015
Camera used in remote tower operations. Photo: LFV [Avionics Today 04-22-2015] Sweden’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), Luftfartsverket (LFV) has become the first ANSP to manage an airport remotely. LFV launched remote tower services at Ornskoldsvik...
April 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-22-2015] The Department of Defense (DOD) and industry partners still have structural and budgetary issues to address as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program moves forward with plans to increase spending and production, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) early last week. With nearly two years and 40 percent of development testing still on...
April 21, 2015
The Haite Singapore Aviation Training Center. Photo: Haite [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] China-based aerospace company Haite Group has launched its aviation training center in Singapore. The 21,000-meter facility in Changi Business Park serves as...
April 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-21-2015] Raytheon Company has received a $103 million contact from the FAA to field the newest element in a space-based system that aims to make air travel safer and more efficient. The Raytheon-supplied system will be a key feature of the FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), which improves the availability and accuracy of GPS signals to enable use by...
April 21, 2015
Photo: Mark Doliner (flickr) [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] Lockheed Martin reported a nearly flat first quarter for 2015, with net sales totaling $10.1 billion, compared to $10.7 billion in the first quarter of 2014...
April 21, 2015
The Boeing 787 ecoDemonstrator. Photo: NASA [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] NASA researchers have wrapped up a series of flight experiments with Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757 airplane to assess the effect of tiny devices called sweeping jet actuators. Thirty-one of these devices were installed on the aircraft's vertical tail, during the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail...
April 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-21-2015] A new bill introduced by Congressman John Mica, R-Fla., would privatize Air Traffic Control (ATC) in the United States, as the FAA continues to modernize the system. The proposed legislation follows a House subcommittee hearing last month in which aviation experts evaluated the private models that countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom use to oversee air traffic...
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