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May 27, 2014
[Avionics Today May 27, 2014] The concept of using an aviation computing cloud to track flight data in real time gained traction at a two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur focused on improving aircraft tracking following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370. Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Malaysia's minister of communications and multimedia, called for the two day ITU summit during the World...
May 27, 2014
[Avionics Today May 27, 2014] The Brazilian Army's Equilo/Fennec helicopter fleet is receiving an avionics upgrade scheduled for completion in 2018.   Thales will provide...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] Federal safety officials are recommending new procedures to increase the safety of using lithium-ion batteries to power aircraft systems, based on key findings derived from the ongoing investigation of a fire incident that occurred on a Boeing 787 last year. NTSB Investigator Mike Bauer inside the Boeing 787 under investigation at Boston's Logan Airport. Photo, courtesy...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] RUAG Aviation has joined forces with Satcom1 and Emteq to jointly offer an in-flight connectivity system capable of streaming data at speeds of up to 432 kbps.  Dassault Falcon 7X. Photo, courtesy of RUAG Aviation. The EASA-approved system is an...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] SyberJet selected the GH-3900 Electronic Standby Instrument System as part of the avionics suite for its SJ30 family of aircraft, L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) announced at the 2014 European Business...
May 22, 2014
[Avionics Today May 22, 2014] AT&T, the giant U.S. telecommunications company, has been making waves in recent months. Its deal to acquire DirecTV is a huge statement of intent, and a gateway into the lucrative DTH market in the United States.    It is also planning to launch in-flight connectivity services in combination with Honeywell next year. An AT&T source who requested anonymity...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] Cobham plc has proposed a $1.46 billion purchase of Aeroflex, as the U.K.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer looks to increase its data communications and connectivity offerings.   Acquiring the Plainview, N.Y.-based provider of microelectronic components and test equipment will also expose Cobham to more commercial opportunities, according to Bob Murphy...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] Exelis will build a new regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific market in Melbourne, Australia, as the aerospace systems manufacturer seeks to provide more support for customers in the region.  The new facility...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is teaming up with Rohde & Schwarz to bring voice communications to its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).    The two companies signed a teaming agreement to integrate Rohde & Schwarz's Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios onto the Predator...
May 20, 2014
[Avionics Today May 20, 2014] Global sales of General Aviation (GA) avionics systems, components and accessories totaled $651.7 million for the first three months of 2014, according to the first quarter avionics market report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA).  Total first quarter sales increased 11.2 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the report...
May 20, 2014
[Avionics Today May 20, 2014] During the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show, Rockwell Collins announced a new family of flight and mission computers, the FMC 4000 series.  FMC 4200. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.   Complying with both commercial and military environmental requirements, Rockwell Collins is making the FMC-4000 available for fixed wing...
May 20, 2014
[Avionics Today May 20, 2014] Teledyne Controls has announced a new technology that connects commercial tablets and flight crew devices with an aircraft's onboard data communications systems, the WGL-AID.  The El Segundo, Calif.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer said the WGL-AID is an...
May 19, 2014
[Avionics Today May 19, 2014] Dassault Aviation introduced the latest aircraft from its Falcon business jet family, the Falcon 8X, at the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.  Falcon 8X. Photo: Dassault. The 8X is an updated version of the Falcon 7X with improved avionics, engines, wings and the longest cabin of any of Dassault's business jets...
May 19, 2014
[Avionics Today May 19, 2014] Airbus Defense and Space, Dassault Aviation and Alenia Aermacchi have submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Defense of France, Germany and Italy offering a next generation Unmanned Aircraft...
May 16, 2014
[Avionics Today May 16, 2014] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently working with several industries to expedite the approval of some limited commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations prior to finalizing its rules for UAS, according to a speech given by the agency's UAS Integration Manager Jim Williams at AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International)...
May 16, 2014
[Avionics Today May 16, 2014] Wireless technology test solutions company Rohde & Schwarz has joined the M2M Alliance, the largest association representing the  Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, the company said.    Rohde...
May 16, 2014
[Avionics Today May 16, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to L2 Consulting Services for the installation of the Iridium Satellite Communications (Satcom)...
May 15, 2014
[Avionics Today May 15, 2014] AUVSI 2014 provided an excellent opportunity for avionics companies to engage the growing unmanned systems market within both the military and the commercial segment, the latter of which is on track to explode with a range of new applications over the next decade.  CNS4. Photo, courtesy of Curtiss Wright.   Avionics Magazine caught up with Curtiss-Wright Defense...
May 15, 2014
[Avionics Today May 15, 2014] Imagine having advanced notice of an approaching wildfire coupled with real-time video streaming of the developing flames on your smart phone, tablet and laptop.  Insitu Pacific recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service that was able to do just that. The demonstration featured the company's ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft...
May 15, 2014
[Avionics Today May 15, 2014] GE Aviation unveiled a new family of computing platforms designed to provide a common software environment to host a variety of unmanned and manned aircraft mission computing applications at AUVSI 2014.  GE Aviation's versatile computing platform. Photo, courtesy of GE Aviation. The goal of the new platform is to reduce the cost of developing software for new...
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