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June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June, 18, 2014] Thales Avionics has selected Astro-Med to provide flight deck printers for the extended range version of the Airbus A330 and A340 passenger jets. Under a new agreement between the two companies, Astro-Med will supply its...
June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June 18, 2014] The Council of the European Union voted on regulation to extend the duration of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) until 2024. Originally established in 2007, SESAR JU is the government-industry consortium responsible for managing implementation of the SESAR project throughout Europe.  Initially, the...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] Boeing and Global Eagle Entertainment signed a Technical Services Agreement (TSA) to evaluate the possibility of offering a satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system as a line-fit option on...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed its first flight of the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a new radar designed to increase long-range imaging and search capabilities for commanders. The new system is a Telephonics Corporation AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar system typically used for manned aircraft that was modified by...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] Southwest Airlines is implementing the Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) to increase the sharing of in-flight data in real time with its maintenance and engineering teams. The airline is working with Boeing's technical teams for initial deployment of the system across its fleet of Next-Generation 737 aircraft. ...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] OnAir CEO Ian Dawkins wants regulators in the United States to issue a final decision about allowing in-flight cell phone use for airlines. The Swiss executive issued statements urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and FAA to deliver a final decision following the ending of the FCC's consultation period on the matter.   A passenger using Mobile...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] The National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Safety Committee has made pilot adjustment to advanced avionics systems one of its top safety focus areas for 2014.   According to James Lara, a member of the NBAA Safety Committee, simply reading the manual for new cockpit systems is not enough in some cases. Instruction often...
June 16, 2014
[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] Greenwich AeroGroup has expanded its network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband satellite communications systems to Tokyo, Japan. The U.S.-based...
June 16, 2014
[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] Hughes Network Systems signed a new contract with Thaicom Public Company Limited to jointly develop In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the contract, Thaicom will provide its broadband satellite fleet to enable...
June 16, 2014
[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] ViaSat showcased the ability to achieve in-flight network switching between a U.S. Department of Defense Ka-band Wideband Global satellite and a commercial Ka-band satellite during a U.S. Air Force proof of concept flight demonstration. Conducted under a Cooperative Research and...
June 13, 2014
[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] Jeppesen's FliteDeck Pro mobile Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) chart rending application has been approved for use by Denmark-based regional airline, Danish Air Transport. The Danish Transport Authority issued regulatory authorization for Danish Air Transport to begin using the FliteDeck Pro for Windows as its EFB platform.  Screenshot...
June 13, 2014
[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] According to a new report issued by the United States’ National Research Council (NRC), the FAA needs to improve its models used to determine Air Traffic Controller’s (ATC) staffing needs at terminal areas and airport towers across the country. The study was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and examined the methods used by the FAA to...
June 13, 2014
[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] Gogo has received certification from the FAA and Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to begin installing a Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity service across Japanese Airlines' (JAL) fleet of Boeing 737-800s. This is...
June 12, 2014
[Avionics Today June 12, 2014] The topic of the FAA's 2020 ADS-B Out mandate came to the forefront in Washington, D.C. where lawmakers listened to issues facing the General Aviation (GA) community's ability to equip aircraft with the certified avionics necessary to meet the mandate and continue flying after Jan. 1, 2020.   During a hearing held by the House committee on small business, lawmakers...
June 12, 2014
[Avionics Today June 12, 2014] The FAA made major progress with its ongoing progress regarding the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System this week (NAS). Energy company BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment have been granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to use unmanned aircraft for aerial surveillance of BP pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe...
June 12, 2014
[Avionics Today June 12, 2014] Researchers at the Dresden University of Technology are about to examine the ability of a real-time 3-D surveillance and visualization system to improve the level of safety in airport surface operations. This has increasingly become a concern across the global aviation industry recently, as technology companies look to give Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) the ability to...
June 11, 2014
[Avionics Today June 11, 2014] Pilatus Aircraft has signed an agreement with Canadian avionics manufacturer Latitutde Technologies to become the global...
June 11, 2014
[Avionics Today June 11, 2014] Aeromexico has signed a new agreement that will make it the first Latin American airline to offer in-flight broadband connectivity, according...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] United Airlines is ready to start taking advantage of the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization program in Houston, TX, where the carrier recently collaborated with the agency and the National Air Traffic Controller's Association (NATCA) to implement new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures.  A United Airlines aircraft at Houston Bush International...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] Thales has completed its acquisition of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) provider LiveTV from JetBlue Airways for $399 million in cash, the New York-based airline said.    JetBlue first began offering LiveTV with DirecTV programming in 2000, and then acquired 100 percent...
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