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May 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-21-2015] As lawmakers consider a major change to the current structure of the FAA as both a safety regulator and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), representatives of commercial airlines and business aviation operators are divided on how to move forward. In a hearing before the Senate commerce committee on Tuesday, May 19, Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation...
May 21, 2015
IFE systems on board an Avianca Airbus A330. Photo: Javier Franco (Wikipedia) [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Avianca Holdings has selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to provide the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service onboard its subsidiary airlines...
May 21, 2015
Cathay is one of the airlines participating in the sustainable program trials. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Airbus has launched the Sustainable Aviation Engagement Program, a long-term partnership program set up to help airlines reduce their environmental footprint through a tailored offering of services and expertise. Based on four pillars — aircraft technology...
May 21, 2015
The King Air cockpit fitted with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 05-21-15] TRU Simulation + Training will provide entitlement training for Textron Aviation customers who purchase new production Beechcraft King Air 250, 350i/ER and...
May 21, 2015
Textron officials announce EASA certification for the CJ3+. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Cessna Aircraft Company’s Citation CJ3+ has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), paving the way for deliveries to begin in Europe later this year. The CJ3+ has also achieved...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace will offer a full suite of satellite communication solutions to Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 aircraft. The suite includes the AMT-700 antenna, which will be standard on all new G500/G600 aircraft, and provides improved voice and data connectivity in the cabin and cockpit through the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Communications equipment manufacturer Avionica has seen a surge in business aviation adopting its miniQAR MK III and 3G wireless module with its avSYNC software for flight data management and Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) services.   “Avionica's avSYNC data transfer...
May 20, 2015
Sabre flight planning with its Airspace Flow Manager. Photo: Sabre [Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Sabre Corporation has enhanced its AirCentre Flight Explorer solution using Planefinder data to offer additional...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Elbit Systems of America, through its Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems (RCEVS) joint venture, has entered into a NavSea Crane contract funded by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to integrate the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) II onboard the AC-130W aircraft. The...
May 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-20-2015] Gogo is looking to 2Ku deployment and additional Air-to-Ground (ATG) capacity to enable the connected aircraft and expand revenue capabilities. Speaking at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference yesterday, Gogo Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Norman Smagley laid out the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider’s plans to drive...
May 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-19-2015] The 2015 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) brings updates around flight testing programs, new product announcements and more. But European business aviation operators are also hoping that the new technology and jets on display at EBACE will start to offer more tangible flight operational benefits under the Single European Sky program, according to...
May 19, 2015
Photo: ViaSat   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has selected ViaSat as the sole source Ku-band equipment supplier to outfit Gulfstream's large cabin business jets with ViaSat Yonder...
May 19, 2015
Swiftbroadband coverage chart. Photo: Satcom Direct   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Inmarsat announced flight and lab tests of High Data Rate (HDR) capabilities for SwiftBroadband have been successfully completed. The new service, developed by Inmarsat, Honeywell Aerospace and...
May 19, 2015
The Gulfstream G500 takes off on its first flight. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace announced that the all-new G500 successfully completed its first flight. The G500 is part of Gulfstream’s new family of...
May 19, 2015
Gogo Vision user. Photo: Gogo   [Avionics Today 05-19-2015] Gogo is launching an enhanced version of its Gogo Vision wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and information service. This version brings a wider range of Hollywood entertainment to business aircraft and the ability to view content on Personal Electronic Devices (PED). Gogo Vision serves up approximately 200 on-demand movies and...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] TrueNorth Avionics announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland that AMAC Aerospace has installed the company’s Simphone Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication for a Boeing 747-8I aircraft completion. The Simphone Mobile GSM is a private GSM system designed for business...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace’s development programs for its all-new aircraft family, the Gulfstream G500 and G600, are well under way, with two of five G500 flight-test aircraft complete and the remaining three in production. The G500 has completed its operational checks and is undergoing taxi validation prior to first flight. Gulfstream G500. Photo: Gulfstream...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] New production of Beechcraft’s King Air turboprops will soon feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system as standard equipment.  The company is pairing the new avionics with upgraded cabin features and expects certifications on all three models to occur in the upcoming months. King Air cockpit with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics. Photo: Textron...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-18-2015] Rockwell Collins has entered into a strategic partnership with International Communications Group (ICG) to offer its eRouter (ERT-100 and ERT-120) smart cabin routers to the company’s ARINCDirect business aviation customers. ARINCDirect routing map. Photo: ARINCDirect For business aviation...
May 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-15-2015] When it comes to improving operations through connectivity, System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is making a big splash, but in enabling SWIM and a whole host of other NextGen applications to the fullest extent, the little-talked-about Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) could be the next big thing. AeroMACS is a new broadband data link that has the...
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