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December 1, 2015
Boeing’s final C-17 Globemaster III taking off. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 12-01-2015] The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long...
December 1, 2015
Bombardier will collaborate with Globalparts.aero to expand part support for Learjet 20, 30 and 50 aircraft. Photo: Globalparts.aero [Avionics Today 12-01-2015] Bombardier Business Aircraft and...
December 1, 2015
Amazon Prime Air’s new hybrid prototype. Photo: Amazon [Avionics Today 12-01-2015] Amazon Prime Air has unveiled its latest design for the online retailer’s delivery Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) prototype. Two years after announcing its intentions to deliver packages to customers in “30 minutes or...
December 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-1-2015] New research from a Canadian aeronautical science university has provided the avionics industry with an open source reusable mathematical formula that provides the replicable calculations of an Airbus A320 Flight Management System (FMS) to provide the most optimal air speed to use while in cruise flight mode. In a soon-to-be-published study by the American Institute of...
November 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-30-2015] The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) "green lighted" several Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernization deployment activities related to the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) program on Nov. 27, according to the European Commission. INEA announced the availability of funding for the deployment activities ahead of its 2015 CEF Transport Calls...
November 30, 2015
The F/A-18 Super Hornet. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 11-30-2015] Boeing, General Electric Corporation (GE), and information management company Flatiron Solutions have signed a new collaboration agreement to formalize the...
November 30, 2015
The Elbit Systems Hermes 900 flying over Switzerland during the Swiss evaluation of the UAS. Photo: Armasuisse [Avionics Today 11-30-2015] Elbit Systems has been awarded an approximately $200 million contract from the...
November 30, 2015
Bombardier Global 6000, Challenger 650 and Learjet 75 aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 11-30-2015] As 2015 comes to a close, Bombardier has outlined the company’s strategic and transformation objectives for 2016. In the coming year, Bombardier expects its liquidity position to be strong, driven by the previously...
November 30, 2015
The U.K. CAA has introduced changes to airspace aimed at modernizing air traffic management operations. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 11-30-2015] The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a series of major airspace changes covering eastern and southern England. These changes aim to enable aircraft to fly more efficiently, help reduce the number of low-level flights and reduce the...
November 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-25-2015] Virgin Atlantic Airways is adding Rockwell Collins' EP-8100 image generation system to its Boeing 787 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) as part of a contract with L-3 Communications. This...
November 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-25-2015] Airbus has inaugurated a BizLab in Bangalore, India, its third after Toulouse, France and Hamburg, Germany, as part of its strategy to establish a global network of aerospace business accelerators. In parallel, Airbus has opened a first round of applications for start-ups seeking support...
November 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-25-2015] L-3 Aviation Products and Thomas Global Systems have signed an alliance agreement to cooperate in the development of certain Cathode Ray Tube to Liquid Crystal Display (CRT-to-LCD) upgrade products that provide a cost-effective growth path for cockpit upgrades.     L-3 Aviation Products President Stuart...
November 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-25-2015] Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) have introduced Live TV as a commercial service aboard all Norwegian Air Shuttle flights in Europe. The announcement was made during a live broadcast aboard a NAS flight from Oslo to Berlin.      Interior cabin of a Norwegian aircraft. Photo: Norwegian. ...
November 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-25-2015] The FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) has released its final report providing recommendations for registration requirements and process for small UAS. If adopted by the FAA, the registration process would cover the use of UAS both commercially and recreationally.      A PrecisionHawk UAS. Photo...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2016] The upgraded, re-engined version of the Airbus A320, the A320 new engine option (A320neo), has achieved joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. ...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2015] The U.S. Army has awarded a prime contract to Leidos to design, produce, integrate and test the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) program of record. The single-award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year period of performance and a total ceiling value of $661.8...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2015] According to a new Valour Consultancy report, the number of aircraft equipped with solutions that enable wireless delivery of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) content will exceed 4,000 by the end of this year, and hit 17,000 by 2024. Craig Foster, Valour Consultancy's senior consultant and author of the new report, says solutions that deliver Wireless IFE (W-IFE) are becoming...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2015] AIM GmbH has introduced a new “dimension” of ARINC429 interfaces for databus analyzer and data loader applications in the form of the AIM SmartCable. The first in the new AIM SmartCable family is the ASC429 for ARINC429 testing, designed to offer USB-based interface solution operating on a single USB 2.0 port (or higher). The low...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015] SmartSky Networks, designer of a new 4G LTE Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for the aviation sector, is open to partnering with satellite companies to augment its future connectivity solution. Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky, told Avionics that the perception of needing to have “either/or” is a misnomer, and that where satellite can improve the network it could find a...
November 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015]  Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins, has been awarded a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to demonstrate the Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) on the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS).     The fourth generation F-16...
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