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September 17, 2014
[Aviation Today 09-17-14] Already underway, this year’s Congress-backed National Aerospace Week looks to draw awareness to the United States aerospace industry, bolster government funding, and widen debate on topics such as NextGen, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and warfighters. “[National Aerospace Week] is a good opportunity to draw attention, nationally, to a critical, cutting edge...
September 17, 2014
The Kontron ACE Flight 600 4G LTE server. Photo: Kontron [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Kontron has introduced the ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne server with an integrated 4G LTE modem. This is an upgrade to the previous ACE Flight Server platform and allows three times more wireless content to be loaded...
September 17, 2014
The Fuselage Automated Upright Build (FAUB) robotic manufacturing system. Photo: KUKA Systems [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, it will be a full robot takeover when it comes to riveting. Each fuselage will be built using...
September 17, 2014
The Airbus A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Building on Honeywell’s agreement with Inmarsat to exclusively develop, produce and distribute the onboard hardware that will enable users to connect to Inmarsat's GX Aviation network, Honeywell Aerospace and Thales have...
September 17, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Panasonic Avionics is introducing EMV-compliant Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in its In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems. Passengers and crew will be able to use NFC-enabled smart...
September 17, 2014
A United Express Embraer E175 jet. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Republic Airways, already the operator of the largest E-Jets fleet in the world, has signed a contract with Embraer to purchase 50 of the manufacturers’ E175...
September 16, 2014
Vietnam Airlines flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Gogo has won bidding to provide Vietnam Airlines with In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft and a majority of its Airbus A350 aircraft. While both companies are currently negotiating...
September 16, 2014
Bombardier Global 8000 business aircraft. Photo: Bombardier business aircraft [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Bombardier Business Aircraft will be the launch business manufacturer for Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave Ka-Band satellite connectivity system. Honeywell's JetWave hardware supports Inmarsat's forthcoming Jet ConneX service which, when it goes live in 2015, will provide business jet...
September 16, 2014
Pratt and Whitney F135 engine. Photo: Joint Strike Fighter Program [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Pratt and Whitney and the U.S. Air Force have completed qualification for F135 engine testing at Tinker Air Force Base in Okla. The testing will take place at the base’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC), which is also qualified to perform maintenance...
September 16, 2014
Kontron Cab-n-Connect 28VDC designed for use in business jets and regional aircraft. Photo: Kontron [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Kontron is looking to help airlines and other aircraft customers test out In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) through its avionics Systems Integration Lab (SIL) located at its North American headquarters in Poway, Calif. Built with the purpose of...
September 16, 2014
A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three...
September 16, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-16-2014] As new aviation technology and capabilities such as touchscreen displays, Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) become more commonplace in fixed and rotary wing cockpits over the next 10 years, avionics companies will remain committed to designing these new capabilities around pilot-machine interaction. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)...
September 15, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Bombardier and Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group have signed a conditional letter of agreement to develop a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics upgrade for the Challenger 604 aircraft. According to Marshall, the upgrade will be designed to enhance pilot to Air Traffic Control...
September 15, 2014
Navy flight test pilot demonstrates functionality of new software for the future UClass system at the program's Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. lab. Photo: US Navy [Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) engineers recently installed new software for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system’s control station at the...
September 15, 2014
The Pentagon US Department of Defense building. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-15-2014] The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Mina Group, an energy services and infrastructure company, further...
September 15, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Nav Canada has announced its traffic figures for the fiscal year 2014, which reflect a 3.5 percent increase in air traffic...
September 15, 2014
Frequentis Voice Communication System. Photo: Frequentis [Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Four weeks after Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (Bulatsa) and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (Romatsa) signed a contract with Frequentis to provide more advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) communication systems and infrastructure for the Functional Airspace Block (FAB) encompassing...
September 15, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Honeywell and Inmarsat are expanding their prior agreement to bring global connectivity to business and commercial aircrafts. The companies are planning on developing onboard hardware and network capabilities for government and military customers alongside exclusively developing, producing and distributing hardware that will enable users to connect to Inmarsat’s Global...
September 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-12-2014] The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the United Kingdom’s Class F airspace is to change, beginning Nov. 13. This follows the recommendations of an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) audit, changes to European legislation under the Single European Rules of the Air, and review of national airspace arrangements, for which the...
September 12, 2014
Traffic and delays soar in Eurocontrol August operations report. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 09-12-2014] Eurocontrol has released its operations report for the month of August, in which air traffic reached the highest level recorded for this month in the last five...
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