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February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] Piedmont Airlines has selected Universal Avionics to provide GPS-based Flight Management Systems (FMS) for their fleet of Bombardier Dash 8 100 aircraft. Under a new contract, Universal will provide an FMS to support operations with all procedural leg types adhering to...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Agency for the Security of Aviation Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) to provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities to the West and Central African regions. ASECNA, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for 17 African states, plans to use Aireon’s satellite aircraft...
February 18, 2015
IndiGo A320neo in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 02-18-2015] India-based airline IndiGo has selected Rockwell Collins’ avionics systems, including its MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and full...
February 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-18-2015] The FAA finally introduced its highly anticipated draft of rules regulating the commercial use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or UAS weighing less than 55 pounds. Included in the newly proposed guidelines are regulations regarding the requirements for operators of small UAS, as well as maximum altitudes, airspace classes and specifications for the type of aircraft...
February 18, 2015
EC to fund a litany of centralized services to improve ATM. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 02-18-2015] The European Commission (EC) has announced that it will support proposed Centralized Services (CS) initiatives with funding from the Trans-European Transport Network Multi-annual Work Program 2013 in the field of Air Traffic Management (ATM). The idea behind CS is that there are a number of Air...
February 18, 2015
Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 02-18-2015] Orbital ATK has begun manufacturing the advanced composite primary structures for...
February 18, 2015
Gulfstream G500 in flight. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 02-18-2015] Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received Transport...
February 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-18-2015] Airbus is pursuing negotiations to sell its subsidiary Cimpa, which oversees product lifecycle management, to European...
February 17, 2015
Aircraft switching from beam to beam or satellite to satellite. Photo: ViaSat [Avionics Today 02-17-2015] Changing attitudes about In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) may lead the way to monetizing the market. This is the attitude expressed by Mark Dankberg, chairman and chief executive officer of California-based satellite communications company ViaSat, which currently has contracts with major airlines such as...
February 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-17-2015] DAC International has partnered with ABC Completions on to convert an existing Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) mount into an iPad tablet mount. The FAA recently approved...
February 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-17-2015] Under a new agreement between Egypt and Dassault Aviation, the Egyptian Air Force will now be equipped with the Rafale...
February 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-17-2015] The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $15.5 million contract to provide its fleet of P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft with an open system application-based architecture (ABA). Under the new contract, Raytheon...
February 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-17-2015] Airbus has awarded an A350 XWB support contract to Ducommun to provide titanium components for titanium assemblies that will be installed on the aft fuselage section of the jet. The components are currently...
February 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-17-2015] Satcom Direct has announced the launch of AeroIT to address the need for aircraft technicians to become more knowledgeable about Information Technology (IT) related aspects of installing airborne communication systems...
February 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-13-2015] The NextGen GA Fund has launched "Jumpstart GA 2020," an initiative designed to accelerate General Aviation (GA) operational equipage of rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics. Under the program, the GA Fund will purchase 10,000 L-3 Lynx NGT-1000 units, which provides an FAA-approved 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver...
February 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-13-2015] First Wave Aerospace has added component repair management to its offerings. By adding the additional service, customers will have a single point of contact to manage...
February 13, 2015
Caption: Real-time image captured by the Port Alexander weather camera on Feb. 13, 2015. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Pilots flying through Alaskan Airspace now have access to a fully deployed Alaska Weather Camera Program to help them determine when and where it’s safe to fly. The program has been in development for several years and aims to improve safety...
February 13, 2015
Gogo is one step closer to commercial line fit installation. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Gogo’s commercial aviation operation has earned AS9100 aerospace quality certification, an internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard for the aviation, space and defense industries. The...
February 13, 2015
The Lockheed Martin Legion Pod. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Lockheed Martin has introduced a multi-function sensor system that supports collaborative targeting operations between multiple aircraft in radar-denied environments, called the Legion Pod, for use on today’s warfighters. Combining Lockheed Martin's IRST21...
February 12, 2015
American Airlines 787 Main Cabin. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 02-12-2015] American Airlines will begin domestic service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in May and international service in June. The 787 will initially be deployed between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning May 7, before launching internationally...
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