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December 17, 2015
Premier Aviation maintenance facility. Photo: Marketwire [Avionics Today 12-17-2015] Premier Aviation Overhaul Center and Republic Airways Holdings (Republic) have signed a long-term agreement for Premier to...
December 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-17-2015] While budgetary concerns as a result of the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) have restricted Research and Development (R&D) funding in the U.S. aerospace market for the last five years, Deloitte’s latest report on the sector finds that companies are discovering ways to push innovation forward nonetheless. While the commercial market continues to see increases in...
December 16, 2015
Aeromobile has launched an in-flight 3G network. Photo: Aeromobile  [Avionics Today 12-16-2015] AeroMobile, mobile network operator, in conjunction with Panasonic Avionics, has launched an in-flight 3G network. The...
December 16, 2015
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle [Avionics Today 12-16-2015] The Norwegian Group has extended the Total Base Maintenance Support (TBS) contract with Lufthansa Technik for its Boeing 737-800 fleet. The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) contract...
December 16, 2015
The 41 Eurocontrol member states met during the annual Provisional Council meeting. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 12-16-2015] Eurocontrol member states have decided to extend Eurocontrol’s mandate to operate military Air Traffic Control (ATC) services in addition to the current civilian ATC services out of the agency’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC). The extension pertains to...
December 16, 2015
The European Commission has adopted new rules for more stringent aircraft tracking. Photo: European Commission [Avionics Today 12-16-2015] The European Commission has adopted new rules for flight recorders, underwater locating devices and aircraft tracking systems, addressing the issues raised by the...
December 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-16-2015] The Aerospace Industry Association’s (AIA) year-end event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday touted several of the year’s policy and industry accomplishments in the aerospace and defense arenas, but kept its focus on undertakings still necessary to bolster the industry going forward. Though U.S. aerospace manufacturers can look forward to expanding government budgets in...
December 14, 2015
U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 12-14-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $29.6 million contract to install MXF-626K Very High Frequency (VHF) communications systems on 178 C-130H Hercules aircraft. The upgrade ensures C-130 radios comply with...
December 14, 2015
The European Commission will be supporting the ATM Data as a Service (ADaaS) three-year project between Slovenia Control and EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht UAC (MUAC). Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 12-14-2015] The European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will be co-financing the $2.7 million ATM Data as a Service (ADaaS) three-year project between Slovenia Control and...
December 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-14-2015] International Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) company Strat Aero has acquired Aero Kinetics, the first company to file for FAA Type Certification for multi-rotor unmanned aircraft. The acquisition of Aero Kinetics is valued at $24...
December 14, 2015
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker receives an aircraft model from Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 12-14-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace formally...
December 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-14-2015] In a move to reign in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as numbers flourish, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx alongside FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker announced on Monday, Dec. 14, that all small UAS owners must register their aircraft no later than Feb. 19, 2016. The new rule pertains to UAS owners who had previously operated an unmanned...
December 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-15-2015] RDD Enterprises, an experimental aircraft research, design and development firm, has announced a major upgrade for Lancair IV and IV-P airframes. The conversion, carrying the LX7 moniker, replaces the original...
December 14, 2015
Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 12-15-2015] Lockheed Martin delivered the last modernized C-5M Super Galaxy to the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 9. The aircraft was the ninth and final...
December 14, 2015
Gulfstream GIV. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 12-15-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace has received approval from the FAA to install the Gogo Business Aviation UCS 5000 smart cabin system on Gulfstream GV and GIV aircraft. With the upgrade, passengers...
December 14, 2015
Embraer’s Phenom 100E. Photo: Embraer Executive Jets [Avionics Today 12-15-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the first Phenom 100E in China. Wanfeng Aviation, a...
December 14, 2015
The JetSmarter app. Photo: JetSmarter [Avionics Today 12-14-2015] With connectivity and mobile applications changing the landscape for business and commercial aviation alike, private aviation is seeing the impact in the palms of their hands. Mobile marketplace applications that allow users to book private jets directly from their smartphones, such as PrivateFly, Ubair and JetSmarter, are looking to...
December 11, 2015
The holidays are fast approaching, but not fast enough if you ask us. In the meantime there’s lots of juicy gossip on the aviation circuit to keep you occupied in the cold weather. Who knows, maybe Gogo will unveil its commercial 2Ku launch for Christmas this year. If news like that has you looking forward to the holidays, man have we got a quiz for you. Check it out! And don't forget to send us your...
December 11, 2015
Diagram of the XMAN system. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 12-11-2015] A project to cut aircraft holding times at Heathrow Airport has been so successful that the trial procedure has now entered permanent operational service. Known as Cross-border Arrivals Management (XMAN), the procedure sees NATS Air Traffic...
December 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-11-2015] Eurocontrol has announced that 47 new plannable Direct Routes (DCT) came into operation in continental Europe, covering the northwest-southeast axis between the United Kingdom and Hungary. In February 2016, more DCTs will be added to that stretch through the U.K. to the Eastern borders of Ireland. The map displays in orange - existing DCT connections, in blue - Westbound - EVEN...
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