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January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] NetJets Europe is leading the efforts of a 15-company, eight-country alliance uniting to validate the ability of augmented vision and satellite-based navigation technologies to improve access into a range of airports. The Advanced Approaches for all Airports (A3) consortium was formed by the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) program. Through the end of...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Flight punctuality at United Kingdom airports fell in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, according to the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). On-time performance...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] A coalition of 10 news media companies have partnered with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to test small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to gather news. Virginia Tech houses one of six test sites established by Congress to collect data on the use of UAS to form regulations and integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) in conjunction...
January 16, 2015
UAViate and members. Photo: UAViate [Avionics Today 01-16-2015] UAViate, a British-owned Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) consultancy group, is lobbying to change public perceptions on UAS with the launch of a new academy at a...
January 16, 2015
Air Europa Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Air Europa has announced an order for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices — the largest ever Boeing...
January 16, 2015
ATAC Aircraft. Photo: ATAC [Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) has been tasked to deploy to Jacksonville, Fla. with 10 fighter aircraft to support U.S. military training. The fighter...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2014] Bombardier has announced it will immediately halt work on its Learjet 85 aircraft program due to what they site is a lack of market demand for the midsize business jet. In suspending the program, Bombardier will be forced to lay off 1,000 employees, effective immediately, from facilities in Wichita, Kan. and Queretaro, Mexico — a component manufacturing facility opened in...
January 15, 2015
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivers SMS final rule at a press conference on Jan. 8. Photo: Department of Transportation [Avionics Today 01-15-2015] The FAA is aiming to make commercial aviation safer with a final rule that requires most U.S. airlines to have a Safety Management System (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on many technologies and programs that airlines already have in place to...
January 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-15-2015] Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in Brazil. The collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry is located at the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the Sao Jose dos Campos Technology...
January 15, 2015
Photo: DAC International [Avionics Today 01-15-2015] DAC International has reached a distribution agreement with Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, a company that overhauls...
January 15, 2015
Photo: Engility Corporation Facebook [Avionics Today 01-15-2015] Engility Holdings has been awarded a $50.7 million contract to provide technical, management and analysis support to the John A. Volpe Transportation Center in association with programs related to the FAA’s NextGen airspace modernization efforts. Specifically...
January 15, 2015
Visual of the AirAsia flight 8501 fuselage on the Java Sea floor, captured by a remotely operated vehicle. Photo: Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen via Facebook [Avionics Today 01-15-2015] The search and rescue team working to recover wreckage from AirAsia flight QZ8501 has located...
January 15, 2015
Gogo 2Ku dual link antenna. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 01-15-2015] Gogo has received regulatory approval from the FCC to operate its next generation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) technology – 2Ku. The FCC blanket approval enables Gogo to operate its 2Ku system on 1,000 aircraft and clears...
January 14, 2015
King Air 200. Photo: FreeFlight Systems [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Hawker Beechcraft Services has successfully integrated an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out compliant suite of FreeFlight Systems avionics components on the King Air 200. The avionics suite includes dual FDL-1090-TX extended squitter transponders, a 1201 WAAS/GPS receiver unit, and an FDL-978-RX universal access...
January 14, 2015
Boeing Fuel Dashboard. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes have reached an agreement to implement the Boeing Fuel Dashboard solution across GOL’s Next-Generation 737 fleet. The application provides aircraft operators with a...
January 14, 2015
Mitsubishi Regional Jet, rendering. Photo: Mitsubishi Regional Jet [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation started full-scale testing of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to prepare for its maiden flight, scheduled to occur in the second quarter of this...
January 14, 2015
Airbus A320_neo in CALC livery, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] China Aircraft Leasing Co. (CALC), an independent aircraft operating lessor in China, has...
January 14, 2015
Advantech Discovery series VSAT hub. Photo: Advantech [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Advantech Wireless has signed a contract with a Latin American Civil Aviation government entity to provide a mesh VSAT network for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and airport communications in remote...
January 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Avionica is looking to take its latest satellite communications system, the satLINK MAX, to new segments of air transportation including rotorcraft and General Aviation (GA) — markets the company feels have previously not provided opportunities for satcom applications. After announcing United Airlines as the launch customer for the satLINK Max satellite communications...
January 13, 2015
A321neo with ALC livery, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] A commitment from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has officially launched Airbus’ A321neo with a 97-ton Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW). The Los Angeles-based lessor signed...
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