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June 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Coordinating the evolution of Air Traffic Management (ATM), changing technology, standardization and other regulatory issues took center stage at the fifth User & Stakeholder Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Workshop in the Netherlands earlier this week. Nearly 140 people took part in the event organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), European Defense Agency...
June 4, 2015
Global ACARS Network. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Rockwell Collins has signed two new agreements for its ARINC GLOBALink service in Korea. The Korea Airports Corporation (KAC), the service provider for airline and civil aviation communications in South Korea, has selected Rockwell Collins to implement an advanced Air-to-Ground (ATG) aviation communications network to support the...
June 4, 2015
U.S. Navy F/A-18 approaching the sound barrier. The white halo is formed by condensed water droplets which result from the shock wave shedding from the aircraft. Photo: Ensign John Gay, U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Quieter, greener supersonic travel is the focus of eight studies selected by NASA's Commercial Supersonic Technology Project to receive more than $2.3 million in funding for research...
June 4, 2015
Visual representation of the runway incursion at SFO in 2007. Photo: Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] A new FAA national initiative known as the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program will identify airport risk factors that might contribute to a runway incursion and develop strategies to help airport sponsors mitigate those risks through risk-based...
June 4, 2015
NARA's focus is on developing alternative jet fuel derived from post-harvest forest residuals. Photo: NARA [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Alaska Airlines is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made...
June 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-03-2015] The City of Phoenix has announced its decision to file a lawsuit against the FAA over increased aircraft noise impacts on communities surrounding the Phoenix airport due to the implementation of Area Navigation (RNAV) flight routes over the Phoenix airspace last September. The new routes were implemented as part of the FAA's ongoing NextGen air transportation system...
June 3, 2015
A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-03-2015] The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flew its first Boeing-built C-17A Globemaster III equipped with a new advanced satellite communication (satcom) and imagery display system designed to enhance situational awareness. Boeing installed the system to support...
June 3, 2015
Eurocontrol Network Manager Operations Centre de Bruxelles. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 06-03-2015] Eurocontrol’s independent Performance Review Commission (PRC) has published a report on how Europe’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) system performed in 2014. Overall, safety levels in Europe remain high, yet there is room for improvement, particularly related to the reporting of incidents...
June 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-03-2015] Research and Markets’ latest report on Flight Navigation Systems (FNS) has found that the global market is estimated at more than 10 billion in 2014. The "Flight Navigation System Market by Product (Avionics systems, Communication systems), Flight Instrument (Altimeter, Gyroscope, Autopilot, Sensors), Application...
June 3, 2015
Frontier A320 aircraft. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-03-2015] Frontier Airlines, headquartered in Denver, Co., has placed a firm order for 10 Airbus A321 and two A320 aircraft. All 12 aircraft are...
June 2, 2015
EFB Weather is shown on the cockpit-connected EFB (right side). Photo: SITA OnAir [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] SITA OnAir has announced a major European airline, with a fleet of more than 200 aircraft, is trialing its EFB Weather solution this summer, with the aim of installing it across the entire fleet by the end of 2016. EFB Weather is a new SITA OnAir product that sends live weather data, including...
June 2, 2015
Falcon 5X Rollout featuring Elbit Systems' ClearVision EFVS. Photo: Elbit Systems. [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] Elbit Systems ClearVision next generation Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) has demonstrated successful flights onboard the Falcon 5X Jet test platforms.  Elbit Systems developed...
June 2, 2015
Photo: Saab. [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] Saab has signed a contract with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to deliver a Remote Tower Centre (RTC) to Dublin Airport and the corresponding remote tower installations at Cork and Shannon Airport. Electronic Flight Strips (EFS), a system that shows onscreen information of the planned air...
June 2, 2015
Example Algorithm, Field Uniformity Tool for Agriculture. Photo: PRNewsFoto/PrecisionHawk. [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] PrecisionHawk announced its Algorithm Marketplace has been launched in beta, providing automated analysis of aerial data acquired by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Using these algorithms, drone operators no longer need a background in Geographic Information System (GIS) or remote sensing...
June 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-01-2015] Austrian Airlines has big plans over the next few years, as the Lufthansa Group subsidiary recently announced growth in passenger volume, revenue and total number of employees. In absolute terms, Austrian Airlines expects 1.5 millions passengers, 400 jobs and a revenue increase of $229 million within the next years. And those plans won't involve paper, at least not in the...
June 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-01-2015] John Leahy, chief operating officer - customers (COO) at Airbus, used the French airframe manufacturer's Innovation Days 2015 to provide several program updates and an outlook on the future of the industry regarding where demand for new airplanes will come from and what kind of airplanes will be in demand over the next two decades. Among the topics Leahy and other Airbus...
June 1, 2015
Rendering of the new Turkish TRJ328 regional jet. Photo: Sierra Nevada Corporation [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] 328 Support Services GmbH, the type-certificate holder for the Dornier 328 (D328) jet and a subsidiary of the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications to produce the...
June 1, 2015
Aireon global space-based ADS-B diagram. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] Iridium Communications has completed the first successful integration of the Aireon payload on an Iridium Next satellite. This is a key technical milestone toward the first launch of Iridium Next and the first...
June 1, 2015
The A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Eurocontrol are collaborating to define the provision of the New Pan-European Network Services (NewPENS). Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] The A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Eurocontrol are working together on defining a major piece of communications infrastructure required to underpin...
June 1, 2015
Photo: NetJets (Instagram) [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] NetJets has announced a new leadership lineup. Effective immediately, Adam Johnson has assumed the roles of chairman and chief executive officer and Bill Noe has been named president and chief operating officer of NetJets. In concert with these changes, Jordan Hansell has stepped...
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