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March 13, 2014
[Avionics Today March 13, 2014] While the U.S. lags behind in the global commercial drone boom, experts on a panel at the Satellite 2014 conference in Washington, D.C. were more than ever focused on military and civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) use. When asked if the U.S. commercial development lag was not due to only slow legislation, but also a technology stall, Rick Lober, vice president and general...
March 13, 2014
[Avionics Today March 13, 2014] Garmin has announced a new Angle of Attack (AOA) system designed for General Aviation (GA) aircraft, the GI 260 AOA indicator.    The FAA recently changed its regulation of AOA technology in GA aircraft to make the installation process less costly and cumbersome for operators. According to Garmin, this new system features the GI 260 AOA indicator, GAP 26 angle of...
March 13, 2014
Universal Avionics has appointed Bob Sanchez as its new program development manager to lead its upgrade program within the government and military aviation market segment.    Sanchez, a former military business development manager at BAE Systems will...
March 13, 2014
Honeywell and Safran have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) Indian low cost airline GoAir to support the advancement of Electric Taxiing System (EGTS), a technology that can save airlines up to 4 percent block fuel consumption per flight.   Under the new agreement, GoAir is supplying Honeywell and Safran with data...
March 13, 2014
Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity...
March 12, 2014
Though Gogo and Row44 in-flight connectivity investments have fallen short of financial returns expectations — since passengers have been unwilling to pay for connectivity — Ku- and Ka-band deployment marches on. Meanwhile, both short and long haul aircraft are slated for upgrades with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress and GX aviation services, to provide more options and global high-speed...
March 12, 2014
[Avionics Today March 12, 2014] Eclipse Aerospace announced the first customer delivery of its new 550 twin-engine jet.    Production of the 550 began at the Eclipse facility in Albuquerque in June 2012, after the company re-emerged from...
March 12, 2014
[Avionics Today March 12, 2014] The NextGen GA Fund has formed two new partnership agreements with Pilot Bank and Madison Capital, LLC to help General Aviation aircraft owners afford necessary NextGen avionics upgrades.    Created by the authorization of federal loan...
March 11, 2014
[Avionics Today March 11, 2014] Jeppesen is adding new European coverage areas for its Mobile FliteDeck aviation iPad application, according to a new announcement from the Boeing Digital Aviation...
March 11, 2014
[Avionics Today March 11, 2014] L-3 has acquired Data Tactics Corp., in a move to expand its national security solutions business.    With the acquisition the company has been renamed L-3 Data Tactics.  L-3 expects the newly acquired company to...
March 10, 2014
Operators in India will need to upgrade their aircraft's avionics systems this year to match the country's overhaul of its Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, a transportation official said during an Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) event.    Ashok Lavasa, India's civil aviation secretary, says that the implementation of Gagan is projected to save the nation's...
March 10, 2014
Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) has a new agreement with Inteprod to design the cockpit display for its Smart Recovery System (SRS-1), which the two companies will unveil at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week.    SRS-1 provides...
March 10, 2014
 The FAA is appealing a judge's ruling that the agency does not have regulatory authority of the commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).    The agency is appealing Huerta v. Pirker, which involvers UAS enthusiast Raphael Pirker, who was fined $10,000 by the FAA for using a RiteWing Zephyr II...
March 10, 2014
Exelis has renewed its contract with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to provide its Symphony suite of integrated applications to Boston Logan International Airport and Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport.    Symphony provides...
March 7, 2014
Sagem to Develop Sperwer Drones for French Army Sperwer tactical drone system. Courtesy of Sagem Sagem has been awarded a contract to develop five additional Sperwer tactical drones to be deployed by the French army. The Safran subsidiary will develop optronic sensors, printed circuit boards, and the flight control and navigation systems for the drones at several of its plants throughout France. Several...
March 7, 2014
Airbus A350 XWB Completes High Altitude Testing in Bolivia The A350 XWB development aircraft, MSN3, is in Bolivia where it will perform a series of tests at the high altitude airfields of Cochabamba and La Paz. Courtesy of Airbus. Bolivia’s high-altitude airfields of Cochabamba and La Paz played host to a series of tests for the second A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, the MSN3. The flight-testing...
March 7, 2014
Gulf Air Promotes Middle East Hub at Bahrain Airshow Gulf Air Airbus A330-300. Courtesy of Airbus. Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air signed a number of fleet maintenance and improvement agreements, totaling $150 million, at the Bahrain International Airshow. On the first day of the show, the airline signed a $100 million five-year service extension agreement with Rolls-Royce for its fleet of Trent...
March 7, 2014
Raytheon Names Kennedy New CEO Thomas Kennedy. Courtesy of Raytheon Raytheon has named Thomas Kennedy as its new CEO, to follow William Swanson who steps down from the post March 31, 2014. Swanson has served as Raytheon’s CEO since 2003 and will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors during the leadership change. Kennedy will take over the fourth largest defense contractor in the...
March 7, 2014
New Zealand Air Force Selects Beechcraft T-6C Trainers Beechcraft T-6 Trainer. Courtesy of Beechcraft. The Royal New Zealand Air Force has issued a new contract to Beechcraft to provide its T-6C Texan II turboprop aircraft to modernize the nation’s military pilot training capabilities. Under the new contract, Beechcraft will provide a fleet of 11 T-6C Texan II aircraft, two CAE simulators and...
March 7, 2014
Established in 2010 and backed by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Army’s Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation, the Open Group’s Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium is an aviation-focused professional group aiming to standardize avionics software, drive software reuse, slash development costs and reduce time to market. FACE is not just another...
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