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July 17, 2015
Flirtey delivery UAS. Photo: Flirtey [Avionics Today 07-17-2015] Today, the first FAA-approved Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) package delivery will kick off at a field hospital in Wise, Va. The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech received a FAA certification to conduct research flights earlier this month and will be delivering pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies at a free medical...
July 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-17-2015] Elbit Systems’ new Skylens wearable Head-Up Display (HUD) is well on its way to making its debut aboard ATR-600 series aircraft in a move that has the potential to open up new possibilities within the Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) market. With Elbit Systems recently achieving Proof of Concept (POC) certification, Avionics Magazine caught up with Elbit...
July 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-16-2015] Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom now supports aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins CMU-1000 datalink systems as well as aircraft equipped with a Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) operating simultaneously with Honeywell’s Aircraft Flight Information Services...
July 16, 2015
Garmin Panel. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 07-16-2015] Garmin International has expanded its Connext wireless cockpit ecosystem, which broadens compatibility to include the Garmin aera 796/795 aviation portable GPS, ForeFlight Mobile and Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck. Through the...
July 16, 2015
Pilatus PC-7 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 07-16-2015] The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has selected Intertrade, a Rockwell Collins company that provides used aircraft and engine parts, to supply avionics repair chain management...
July 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-16-2015] Aurora Flight Sciences received official notification from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) on July 1 that its Orion aircraft set the world record for duration of flight for a remotely controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The unmanned aircraft flew an 80-hour, 2-minute and 52-second flight last December, earning the award for longest...
July 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-16-2015] With the FAA well on its way to publishing a final rule on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System (NAS), small businesses are calling for faster and more lucid regulation. Representatives from industry, entrepreneurs and UAS activist organizations gathered with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., at the “Taking Flight: Small Business...
July 15, 2015
V-22 Osprey. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 07-15-2015] The United States Navy has awarded Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and Boeing, a contract to deliver five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s...
July 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] IBC Advanced Alloys has delivered its first completed Beralcast azimuth gimbal housing components to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II Electro Optical...
July 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] The round-the-world flight of Solar Impulse II, a completely solar powered aircraft, has been suspended until early spring 2016 due to irreparable damage to the aircraft’s batteries, which overheated during flight. The solar-powered airplane will stay in Hawaii until early spring 2016. Solar Impulse II on its flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii, U.S. Photo: Solar Impulse...
July 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] Lufthansa Technik will begin maintenance work on its first aircraft from Spirit Airlines at its newly opened location in Puerto Rico on July 21. According to Lufthansa Technik (LHT) Chief Executive Officer Elmar Lutter, the new facility provides an opportunity for the German airline's maintenance wing to eventually tap into the Latin American airline market.     ...
July 15, 2015
Embraer aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 07-15-2015] Embraer has seen a pickup in business jet deliveries in the second quarter of 2015 and has recorded a record backlog of more than $22.9 billion. During second quarter, the company delivered 27 jets to the...
July 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] French Search and Rescue (SAR) manufacturer McMurdo made a major expansion into the growing Chinese domestic aviation market last week, securing a $2.4 million contract with Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) subsidiary Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG). The deal spans 10 years and will make McMurdo's Kannad Integra Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT) standard...
July 14, 2015
Oman Air 787. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Oman Air has contracted Boeing for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of the airline's 787 Dreamliners. Oman Air, the designated carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has six 787s on order. Boeing will support the airline’s 787s...
July 14, 2015
Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] A new report from Research and Markets finds the global business jet market to be worth an estimated $21.5 billion as of 2014 and is projected to grow at 2.8 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2033. The demand for business jets continues to recover steadily since the 2008 economic downturn with aircraft delivery numbers in 2014 registering a 6.5...
July 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] In cooperation with the Atlantic Test Range (ATR) at Patuxent River, Md., Rockwell Collins performed the first live, risk-reduction flight using production form, fit and function F/A-18 airborne and ground equipment from the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). The CRIIS program fulfills critical Department of Defense (DoD) requirements to provide Time, Space...
July 14, 2015
Martin Rolfe, NATS Chief Executive Officer and Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport Sign agreement to extend service. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Belfast International Airport has extended its current contract with the United Kingdom’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP)...
July 13, 2015
View from inside the Los Angeles International Airport, part of the SoCal metroplex. Photo: LAX [Avionics Today 07-13-2015] The FAA is extending the public comment period for its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California (SoCal) Metroplex...
July 13, 2015
General Aviation aircraft. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 07-13-2015] The European Aviation Safety Administration’s (EASA) objective to make maintenance rules for General Aviation (GA) aircraft...
July 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-13-2015] Boeing and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team, which includes General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow, launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to explore opportunities for collaboration with...
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