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November 3, 2014
Remote tower. Photo: Saab [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] Saab, along with Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Luftfatsverket (LFV), has received final operational approval from the Swedish Transport Agency for the remote operation of Örnsköldsvik Airport from Sundsvall, Sweden. This approval means the world’s first airport remotely controlled Remote Tower...
November 3, 2014
Lockheed Martin. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) recently signed a partnership agreement that establishes a common framework and pre-negotiated terms and conditions for...
November 3, 2014
Trimble Ux5 Aerial Imaging Rover UAS in flight during bad weather. Photo: Trimble [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] Trimble’s latest enhancements to its Trimble Access Aerial Imaging 2.0 application promise to offer an enhanced user interface, more thorough...
November 3, 2014
Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] Exelis has reported its lackluster financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Third-quarter revenue was $1.1 billion, a 6 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2013. C4ISR segment revenue increased...
November 3, 2014
The Dornier 238 Jet. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] 328 Support Services GmbH, the type certificate holder for the Dornier 328 Jet and turboprop aircraft, has announced the commencement of a major cockpit upgrade program for the aircraft. The program is...
November 3, 2014
Rockwell Collins connectivity division ARINCDirect's iPad app. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 11-03-2014] In the fourth quarter Rockwell Collins earnings conference call on Friday, President and CEO Kelly Ortberg touted a successful fiscal year for the company. Full fiscal year sales totaled $4.93 billion, an 11 percent increase over 2013, due mostly to growth in four key markets: commercial...
October 31, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-31-2014] With the FAA’s Call to Action day just behind us and the administration making it clear that they won’t budge on the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate, General Aviation (GA) operators are on the lookout for easy, affordable equipage options. While many operators argue the technology is still too costly, industry alternatives are coming onto the market promising cheap, simple...
October 31, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-31-2014] Bombardier Aerospace's revenues increased by 29 percent to reach $2.6 billion for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, 2014, compared to $2 billion for the same period last fiscal year. Financing income and income taxes (EBIT) totaled $74 million, or 2.9 percent of revenues, for the third quarter, compared to $86 million, or 4.3 percent, for the same period last fiscal year...
October 31, 2014
SESAR JU demonstration workshop [Avionics Today 10-31-2014] A workshop organized by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and hosted by Airbus earlier this week brought together 50 participants to discuss the results of ongoing SESAR demonstrations. It also revealed the projected plans from a selection of recently launched larger scale demonstrations, which aim to...
October 31, 2014
A gyroplane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-31-2014] The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced it will withdraw the overflight restrictions from the permit operating limitations of factory-built...
October 31, 2014
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for which Pratt & Whitney supply the propulsion systems. Photo: Pratt & Whitney [Avionics Today 10-31-2014] The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Pratt & Whitney a modification to a previously awarded contract for the eighth lot of F135 propulsion systems to power F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The...
October 31, 2014
Diagram of Honeywell’s IntuVue 3D weather radar. Honeywell [Avionics Today 10-31-2014] Honeywell Aerospace’s IntuVue 3D Weather Radar System has been selected by the U.S. Navy as part of its upgrade for 14 U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T aircraft.   “Building on a commercial product saves the government critical research and development funds and cycle...
October 30, 2014
Industry and FAA collaborate to deliver NextGen technology and benefits. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Navigating the vast arena of NextGen technologies, procedures and regulations has proven a somewhat daunting task. The FAA, however, looking to provide a realistic roadmap for the program, released a three-year prioritization report earlier this month in an effort to help airports, airlines...
October 30, 2014
Global Eagle and SES team up to provide IFE and IFC. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and SES have partnered to deliver global Ku-Band satellite In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services to airlines. Under this long-term agreement, SES satellites will provide GEE with...
October 30, 2014
Gulfstream 500/600. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Triumph Group has been selected by Gulfstream Aerospace and UTC Aerospace to provide the wing structural components and the nose wheel steering system for the...
October 30, 2014
Jeffrey Q. Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Northrop Grumman highlighted advances in C4ISR and showcased the future of integrated avionics equipment during an Oct. 28 briefing at the National Press Club. Jeffrey Q. Palombo, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's...
October 30, 2014
Aireon global space-based ADS-B diagram. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-30-2014] Aireon’s first flight payload for its space-based global air traffic surveillance system has been delivered by Harris Corporation for integration into Iridium NEXT satellites. This is the...
October 29, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-29-2014] FlightAware unveiled several upgrades to its popular web-based flight tracking system at the 2014 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition last week. In addition to these upgrades, the flight tracking service provider has moved beyond its core online aircraft flight tracking system with a global Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)...
October 29, 2014
Thales Searchmaster radar system. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 10-29-2014] Thales’ new Searchmaster radar system promises to be a multirole surveillance radar with the ability to meet all the surveillance requirements of five mission types: anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, maritime...
October 29, 2014
 Insitu ScanEagle2 UAS. Photo: Insitu [Avionics Today 10-29-2014] Insitu has announced the newest version of its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the ScanEagle 2. The latest version of the UAS promises to provide...
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