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October 27, 2014
The KC-390 airlift. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 10-27-2014] Embraer has rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport aircraft from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The KC-390 is a joint...
October 27, 2014
Civil UAS in flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-27-2014] Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will conduct a project to define the standards for enabling Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations within a controlled airspace while maintaining appropriate safety margins. The project will also address low-level...
October 27, 2014
Triton UAS. Photo: US Navy [Avionics Today 10-27-2014] The second of three MQ-4C Triton test aircraft made its debut at Naval Air Station Patuxent River...
October 27, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-27-2014] Five years ago, aircraft cabin connectivity was considered a luxury for commercial and private air transportation providers. Today, in the business aviation world, connectivity is not only an expectation, but also a crucial part of the decision-making process when considering what company or aircraft a traveler decides to use.     The interior cockpit of a Wheels Up...
October 24, 2014
The Sagem side stick unit. Photo: Sagem [Avionics Today 10-24-2014] Sagem introduced a prototype of its new active Side Stick Unit (SSU) for civil airplanes and helicopters at NBAA this year. The side stick controller...
October 24, 2014
Honeywell and Jeppesen have introduce cloud-based navigation service and software for business jets. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 10-24-2014] Jeppesen and Honeywell Aerospace have introduced the Integrated Navigation Data Service (INDS) Data Manager for Windows, a...
October 24, 2014
NAV Canada demonstrates GHG and fuel reductions in ongoing efficiency initiative. Photo: NAV Canada [Avionics Today 10-24-2014] A fuel efficiency initiative led by NAV Canada has successfully demonstrated the viability and safety of aircraft varying speeds (Mach) and altitudes while transiting the unsurveilled airspace over the North Atlantic (NAT). The project, titled Egage II, was conducted in...
October 24, 2014
Qatar Airways first A380 in flight. Photo: Qatar Airways  [Avionics Today 10-24-2014] Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A380 entered service this month as a fully connected aircraft...
October 24, 2014
The Piper Super Cub, a vintage aircraft now exempt from certain CAA regulations. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-24-2014] The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that it will scrap the need for U.K. regulatory validation for airworthiness design changes, originally approved overseas, to a...
October 24, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-24-2014] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) company SmartSky Networks has been making quite a splash since it’s emergence at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week. With claims that the company’s 4G LTE Air-to-Ground (ATG) network will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of networks currently in the market, the...
October 23, 2014
The F-5 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-23-2014] Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts totaling $85 million from an unspecified Asian country for an...
October 23, 2014
Airbus A350 XWB and A330. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-23-2014] The Common Type Rating has been approved for Airbus A350XWB and A330 aircraft. The new regulatory approval means that pilots who are qualified and current on the A330 can...
October 23, 2014
Dassault Falcoln 900B. Photo: Wikipdeia [Avionics Today 10-23-2014] Duncan Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the installation of a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ solution for a Falcon 900B with Universal Avionics EFI-890R advanced flight displays. Since the announcement of the Universal Avionics EFI-890R Falcon 900B avionics retrofit option last fall, Duncan Aviation has...
October 23, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-23-2014] Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) have opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons of biofuel could be produced annually in China from used cooking oil. Boeing and...
October 23, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-23-2014] The new Symmetry Flight Deck system on the recently launched Gulfstream G500 and G600 long-range business jets integrates avionics content from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. While some features resemble systems on the existing G650, the new flight deck also boasts an industry first in terms of cockpit technology.     Gulfstream G500/G600 Symmetry...
October 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Honeywell is peering into the future of wearable technology with a Google Glass prototype application. The app, which is still very much in development, aims to connect flight attendants with an aircraft’s cabin systems through Honeywell’s Ovation Select Cabin Management System. Through Google Glass, the app gives flight attendants a hands-free way to perform routine...
October 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Universal Avionics has unveiled the first peak of its newest avionics suite — InSight Integrated Flight Deck — at NBAA.     The Universal Avionics flight deck on the Citation VII. Photo: Universal Avionics   The highlight of the system is the embedded next generation Synthetic Vision System (SVS) with advanced mapping capability and intuitive...
October 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Jeppesen will supply critical navigation and flight data to support the recently announced InSight Integrated Flight Deck from Universal Avionics. InSight is a new primary flight and multifunction display avionics system...
October 22, 2014
The Embraer Legacy 500. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 10-22-2014] During a ceremony at NBAA, the FAA issued certification for Embraer’s Legacy 500 business jet. This approval enables...
October 22, 2014
HondaJet in flight. Photo: HondaJet [Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Honda Aircraft made several announcements at NBAA 2014, regarding flight testing, the HondaJet demonstration tour and company expansion. The company has conducted extensive certification flight testing at various locations across the United States, including test of minimum control speed on ground (Vmcg) in Kinston, North Carolina...
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