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January 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Two companies whose businesses thrive on connectivity, SITA and OnAir, have formed the joint organization SITA OnAir to help airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft. The new joint organization, formed Jan. 1 of this year, plans to set the benchmark for nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions, regardless of fleet...
January 13, 2015
Embraer E195 E-Jet to be flown by Kalstar Aviation, rendering. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Embraer announced today that two Embraer E195 E-jets will start operations with Kalstar Aviation, a regional...
January 13, 2015
Southwest aircraft on runway. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Southwest Airlines released its December 2014 traffic alongside full year reports, announcing modest increases across the board...
January 13, 2015
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in flight. Photo: Cherie Cullen [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] The Department of Defense (DOD) will consolidate some United States infrastructure in Europe for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government...
January 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-13-2014] Late last month Rockwell Collins announced the completed integration of the international trip planning company ARINC Incorporated into its Information Management Services (IMS) business unit. This marks the completion of the largest acquisition in Rockwell Collins history. The $1.4 billion decision to purchase ARINC from the Carlyle Group came in 2013 in face of growing...
January 12, 2015
Airbus A330 with 242 ton increased takeoff weight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The first Airbus A330 manufactured with an increased 242-ton maximum takeoff weight capability has achieved a successful maiden flight, bringing it one step closer to certification. Taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in the southwest...
January 12, 2015
U.S. Navy assists with the search for wreckage from AirAsia flight QZ8501. Photo: U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from AirAsia flight QZ8501, which fatally crashed into the Java Sea more than two weeks ago, has been recovered. According to AirAsia, the Republic of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) recovered QZ8501 aircraft’s FDR...
January 12, 2015
The P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] Boeing has delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. Navy for the year on time and on cost. The last airplane flew from Seattle...
January 12, 2015
From left, Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, and Juhan Parts, the Estonian minister for economic affairs and communications hold a flag bearing the Eurocontrol logo. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] Estonia officially became...
January 12, 2015
Civil UAS. Photo: Wikicommons (ZullyC3P) [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The FAA is asking the law enforcement community for help in identifying people who don’t follow the rules of the National Airspace System (NAS) when operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). “The...
January 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-12-2015] Kevin Deal, vice president of Aerospace & Defense at IFS North America puts on his Google glasses and predicts the top five trends he sees making a big impact on Civil Aviation (CA) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in 2015. A maintenance tech monitoring aircraft health via an iPad app. Photo: Boeing 1. Mobile comes of age with maintenance “at-the-asset"...
January 9, 2015
F-22 Raptor. Photo: Rob Shenk via Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Ground-based training for the F-22 Raptor just got more realistic with Boeing’s delivery of the first F-22 Raptor training simulators with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. Two...
January 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Rockwell Collins has joined with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in a two-phase launch of the Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) program, which uses National Airspace System (NAS) data to improve aircraft situational awareness. Rockwell Collins’ Data Management Service (DMS) was used in Phase 1 of the program to demonstrate one-way...
January 9, 2015
Lufthansa aircraft hanger. Photos: Luftansa Technik [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Lufthansa Technik has inked a contract with Moog to make Lufthansa an authorized service provider for Moog's flight control products on both the...
January 9, 2015
Phantom 2 Vision + quadcopter to be used for real estate surveillance as newly granted by the FAA. Photo: hobbyfly.com [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] As the industry holds its breath for the FAA to release its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulation timeline, the FAA has granted two additional regulatory exemptions for commercial UAS operations. The agency...
January 9, 2015
James Bell and Deidre Patin stand next to an unmanned aerial vehicle at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif. A presidential executive order led to the two participating in preliminary discussions with South African officials about new approaches to prevent illegal wildlife trafficking. Photo: U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)...
January 9, 2015
Global Eagle Entertainment CEO Dave Davis. Photo: Row 44 [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] In-Flight entertainment and connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is not worried that burgeoning demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services will cannibalize the more established world of traditional content, Dave Davis, CEO of GEE said at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference...
January 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-09-2014] As the skies are becoming ever more crowded, regulatory authorities, such as the FAA and the EASA, continue to implement new rules and regulations aimed at making air travel safer and more efficient. Most of these mandates look to enhance communication and aircraft tracking, something that will become key going forward, according to Tom Dooling, sales manager at Honeywell...
January 8, 2015
A Flybe flight. Photo: Flybe [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] Finnish companies Staffpoint and GWS will soon become shareholders in a Finnair’s Joint Venture (JV) Flybe, which focuses on regional flying. Finnair has signed a letter of intent with StaffPoint Holding and G.W. Sohlberg, in accordance...
January 8, 2015
  Laser measurements on the wing of the ATRA research aircraft. Photo: DLR [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] Researchers at the German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), in collaboration with Airbus, have successfully premiered the use of lasers to visualize the airflow over the wing of a passenger aircraft in flight. The partners have developed...
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