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February 6, 2014
Lockheed Martin announced a $60 million contract with AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the U.K.’s fleet of Apache...
February 6, 2014
Avidyne announced U.S. and European Technical Standard Order (TS) approval of its AXP340 Mode S Transponder.    The AXP340 features Extended Squitter (ES) to transmit Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out...
February 6, 2014
  Beechcraft's Hawker 400XPR upgrade program is ready to make its first three deliveries.    The Wichita, Kan.-based General Aviation (GA) manufacturer offers the factory designed upgrade package with several approved airframe modifications for avionics, engines and winglets. According to Beechcraft, the...
February 5, 2014
[Avionics Today February 5, 2014] The FAA announced a major shift in its regulation of Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators for small aircraft, making it easier for General Aviation (GA) operators to upgrade their cockpits with safety enhancing technology.   AOA refers to the angle between an aircraft's wing and the oncoming air, and if the “angle of attack” becomes too great, the wing can...
February 5, 2014
[Avionics Today February 5, 2014] The biggest challenge facing smaller American aerospace companies is waiting; response times needed for FAA approvals, according to Aspen Avionics CEO John Uczekaj, can paralyze small businesses.    Uczekaj joined executives from Royal Aircraft Services and Ascension Air to testify before the House Committee on Small Business on behalf of the General Aviation...
February 5, 2014
[Avionics Today February 5, 2014] Northrop Grumman is ready to begin demonstrating a faster and more affordable way to replace obsolete avionics on the U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers.   In August, the Air Force issued a 43-month $43.5 million award to Northrop to produce a functional replacement for the B-2's Audio Central Distribution Unit (ACDU). Now, one of the nation's largest...
February 4, 2014
[Avionics Today February 4, 2014] Avionics that enable pilots to receive real-time information about their position and the airborne location of other aircraft, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In, will "not likely be ready" for mandate by 2020 under the FAA's NextGen program, according to a new audit monitoring the program's progress issued by the Department of Transportation's...
February 4, 2014
[Avionics Today February 4, 2014] Northrop Grumman is on track to deliver its first Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) this year for Lockheed Martin's F-16 Radar Modernization Program (RMP).    In July 2013, Lockheed selected Northrop's SABR to replace the current Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar...
February 3, 2014
[Avionics Today February 3, 2014] Gogo is doubling the size of the facility for its business aviation division, Aircell, anticipating growth in an industry that has been sluggish in recent years.    The in-flight connectivity provider is...
January 31, 2014
[Avionics Today January 31, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a minor change approval (MCA) for the Aspen Avionics Evolution EFD 1000H Pro primary flight display on the Eurocopter AS355.    German avionics aircraft maintenance company Avionik...
January 30, 2014
[Avionics Today January 30, 2014] General Aviation (GA) operators and pilots have another new option for equipping their aircraft to comply with future airspace mandates, as FreeFlight Systems offers via their partnership with the NextGen Equipage Fund LLC.    Under the new partnership, FreeFlight will make its avionics...
January 30, 2014
Japan Airlines (JAL) is adding the Gogo Vision service to its domestic fleet. The service allows passengers to rent movies and television shows and...
January 29, 2014
[Avionics Today January 29. 2014] The FAA awarded a $440 million extension through 2017 to Lockheed Martin for continued support of the National Airspace System (NAS) Integration Support Contract (NISC).   Extending the NISC allows the FAA to have quick access to a team of high-level technical, engineering and information technology specialists where...
January 29, 2014
[Avionics Today January 29, 2014] Luxembourg-based international business aviation provider TAG Aviation is introducing iPad-based Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) to its Switzerland-based fleet.    The Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) recently granted authorization for TAG...
January 29, 2014
[Avionics Today January 29, 2014] LiveTV is the first company to pass a more stringent bird strike testing requirement for large domes mounted on top of aircraft, with proper installation enforced by the FAA.    Previously, the FAA accepted a probability analysis for the test validation and did not require actual bird...
January 28, 2014
[Avionics Today January 28, 2014] Operational flight-testing has begun with the Naval Air System Command's small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the RQ-21A Blackjack.    Built by Insitu, the Blackjack is a larger follow-on to the ScanEagle UAS that the Navy will look to use for land and maritime...
January 27, 2014
[Avionics Today January 27, 2014] The U.S. Navy has retained Raytheon as the prime contractor for developing the $279.4 million Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) technology, a replacement of Northrop Grumman's aging ALQ-99 tactical jamming system on the Boeing EA-18G Growler.       Boeing EA-18G. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   Over the last decade, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been...
January 24, 2014
[Avionics Today January 24, 2014] Garmin has unveiled a new portable ADS-B and GPS receiver, the GDL 39 3D, that displays mapping, traffic and weather information along with aircraft attitude within the Garmin Pilot application.      Photo, courtesy of Garmin.   Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing at Garmin, said the new unit is an example of how the manufacturer...
January 24, 2014
[Avionics Today January 24, 2014] The Universal Avionics Dassault Falcon 900B flight deck upgrade is ready to enter service after the Arizona-based company's partner Duncan Aviation completed and delivered two aircraft equipped with the new technology.      Falcon 900B with EFI-890R upgraded flight deck. Photo, courtesy of Universal Avionics.   Falcon...
January 24, 2014
[Avionics Today January 24, 2014] Exelis has a new five-year $32 million contract to supply airborne surveillance radars for the U.S. Coast Guard fleet of HC-130J Super Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft.     Under the...
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