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June 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-26-2015] Aviation services provider Erickson Inc., has contracted with Chilcott to provide flight currency training for the Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (FAU), Uruguayan Air Force helicopter pilots. Under the...
June 26, 2015
Littelfuse TVS HR diodes. Photo: Littelfuse [Avionics Today 06-26-2015] Littelfuse has introduced six new series of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) diodes that are up-screened for use in aerospace applications. The 5KP/15KPA/30KPA-HR and...
June 26, 2015
ExelAire Falcon 900EX EASy II. Photo: ExelAire [Avionics Today 06-26-2015] Greg Brinkman has been named president of ExcelAire, a private jet charter and management company headquartered at MacArthur...
June 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-26-2015] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have established a new agreement to engage in joint research and events as well as exchanges of information and staff.   Building on existing cooperative programs to better...
June 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-26-2015] NASA has green-lit efforts to study six transformative projects that aim to bolster our understanding of new technological capabilities within the realm of aviation. The six ideas were chosen from a total pool of 17  proposals from industry experts and range from environmentally friendly electric propulsion, to technology that may expand autonomy for Unmanned Aircraft...
June 25, 2015
Icelandic airport. Photo: Isavia [Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Aireon has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), Isavia to explore the implementation of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance over the Reykjavik Flight Information Region (FIR) and the Reykjavik Oceanic Control Area (OCA). Isavia is...
June 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-25-2015] The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is looking to cut the number of serious airspace infringements at six of the highest risk air traffic zones in the U.K by as much as 50 percent over the next 12 months. Working teams, made up of local pilots, airport operators, air traffic controllers and CAA representatives, in each of the hotspots, have agreed on...
June 25, 2015
Boeing 747-8 aircraft being loaded with cargo. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Boeing has confirmed that, beginning March 2016, the manufacturer will reduce the 747-8 production rate from 1.3 airplanes per month to one per month. “The market drives our production rate and we adjust accordingly to keep...
June 25, 2015
C-17 training at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Boeing has delivered the 28th C-17 Globemaster III aircrew training simulator to the U.S. Air Force, completing the services’ goal of a national system for C-17 training. Boeing completed the first of these centers in 1992 at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., including one aircrew simulator...
June 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Under a new draft Advisory Circular (AC), the FAA has proposed a set of requirements for airspace users to create an Airborne Network Security Program (ANSP). The AC lays out "an acceptable means" for operators to obtain operational approval for securing the onboard computer networks of certified aircraft.          Air to ground aircraft...
June 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-25-2015] The aerospace industry could find a fast friend in the automotive market when it comes to providing reliable and effective test equipment to the two quickly evolving markets. Both industries are facing similar issues in the way of growing autonomy and the concept of big data, issues that require test equipment at the same rapid pace of developing technology. “The...
June 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Snecma (Safran) has awarded a consortium composed of Equip’Aero Services, Latecoere Services, SNC – Lavalin, and Spherea Test  & Services, a contract to build an open-air test cell for future engines. This contract includes...
June 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Cobham AvComm, formerly a division of Aeroflex and manufacturer of advanced test solutions, has selected Nextec Global as a channel partner for the United States, Latin America and other selected areas worldwide. “We are excited to be able to offer the Cobham 8800S Digital Radio Test Set, the 3920B Analog and...
June 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-25-2015] Teradyne, a supplier of Automated Test Equipment (ATE) and system test solutions, has completed the acquisition of Universal Robots, a supplier of collaborative robots that work...
June 24, 2015
Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing president and chief executive officer effective July 1. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-24-2015] The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg to replace Jim McNerney Jr. as...
June 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-24-2015] Aspen Avionics has acquired Accord Technology (AT) from Accord India and AvValues of Phoenix, Ariz. As a result of the acquisition, Aspen Avionics has expanded the company’s geographic footprint to include a new administrative and production...
June 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-24-2015] A new software tool developed by NASA and positioned to help Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) manage the nation's skies, is being deployed by the FAA. The Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (previously called TSS, now TSAS) software will help ATCs manage airspace within a doughnut-shaped region of sky that begins five miles from a major airport and extends outward to an estimated 35...
June 24, 2015
Esterline Weston Facility. Photo: Esterline [Avionics Today 06-24-2015] Esterline Corp. is formally introducing its new display technologies for use in the commercial aerospace, defense, and training markets, which were acquired from Barco N.V. earlier...
June 24, 2015
Bill Ayer, former chairman and CEO of Alaska Air Group and FAA’s Assistant Administrator for NextGen Edward Bolton Jr. at the Aviation 2015 conference. Photo: Aviation 2015 [Avionics Today 06-24-2015] Bill Ayer, former chairman and CEO of Alaska Air Group and FAA’s Assistant Administrator for NextGen Edward Bolton Jr., touted the importance of industry engagement and metrics in moving forward...
June 23, 2015
flydubai aircraft on runway. Photo: flydubai [Avionics Today 06-23-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) will equip Dubai-based airline flydubai's current and future fleet of Next-Generation (NG) Boeing 737-800 aircraft with GEE’s broadband AirConnect satellite connectivity system. The deployment on flydubai will be...
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