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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...
October 22, 2014
Eurocontrol is re-categorizing wake vortex to up efficiency and capacity. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Eurocontrol has announced new wake turbulence re-categorization that aims to boost airport efficiency and capacity. The specification relating to wake turbulence categorization and separation minima...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] ViaSat is improving the performance of its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) network for General Aviation (GA) customers. The company is increasing network capacity and improving speed for its Yonder Internet service for GA and bringing Exede In The Air to business executives, fractional owners, charter and jet card flyers, and others who...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] GE Aviation is supplying the data concentration and network, the advanced power management system and the advanced health management system to Gulfstream’s G500 and G600 business jets.      Gulfstream G500. Photo: Gulfstream.   GE has provided the health management system for Gulfstream’s G650, and the power management system for the G500 and G600...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept called Summit, initially for the A330-200, which features a VIP section at the front of the cabin and airline-style seating at the rear.        Cabin on the new Airbus A330-200. Photo: Airbus   The...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Honeywell Aerospace and Asia-Pacific business aviation operator Deer Jet have partnered to offer in-country access to maintenance service for Honeywell’s Auxiliary Power Units (APU). The partnership aims to...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] At NBAA this week, Dassault has made several announcements regarding its Falcon aircraft.      Dassault Falcon 5X. Photo: Dassault.   Dassault’s brand new Falcon 5X has entered the ground testing phase following power up of the first...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Nine months after its $1.4 billion purchase of airborne communications provider ARINC, Rockwell Collins' Information Management Services (IMS) division is laser-focused on its fastest growing segment: business aviation. Within the business aviation market, Rockwell Collins IMS Senior Vice President (SVP) Jeff Standerski sees the most growth opportunities in evolving aircraft...
October 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Global demand for business aviation is projected at deliveries of 9,450 new business jets valued at $280 billion between 2014 and 2024, according to the 23rd annual business aviation forecast released by Honeywell Aerospace ahead of NBAA 2014. Across all business jet segments, range is the top consideration for new purchases, along with an interest in cabin volume, connectivity...
October 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Dassault has introduced a new Future Air Navigation System (FANS) solution for Falcon operators. The solution features an Iridium-based communications system from Gogo Business Aviation.    FANS avionics are designed to enable data link...
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