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May 7, 2015
Business jet passengers using Gogo in-flight connectivity. Photo: Gogo. [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Gogo has reported record first quarter revenue of $115.5 million, up 21 percent year-over-year, as service revenue increased 32 percent to $95.4 million. Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) rose 54 percent year-over-year to $8.2 million. In its North American...
May 7, 2015
Photo: Aero Kinetics [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Aero Kinetics announced a partnership with FreeFlight Systems to further enhance their effort to certify their latest generation multi-rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL)...
May 7, 2015
A new PrecisionHawk drone. Photo: PrecisionHawk. [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] PrecisionHawk has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the FAA to advance the research around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) across rural areas. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the partnership at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference in Atlanta, Ga., taking place this week. PrecisionHawk...
May 7, 2015
Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B Engine. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Boeing and CFM International have successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine on April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, Calif. The testing is the next major milestone in a two-year program that will culminate in engine certification in 2016 and...
May 7, 2015
B4UFLY mobile application. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] The FAA has announced a smartphone application that aims to make it clear to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts where it’s legal to fly in the National Airspace System (NAS). The B4UFLY app, announced at the 2015 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Conference in Atlanta, Ga. taking place this week...
May 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-06-2015] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is proposing a new certification memorandum to provide expanded support for the airworthiness approval of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems. EASA is proposing the memorandum as a way to identify when a system may be considered as an IMA package or not.     The Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) setup on the Airbus A350...
May 6, 2015
JetBlue tail fins. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Amazon has partnered with JetBlue to allow Amazon Prime members to stream movies and TV episodes in flight, including exclusive Amazon Original Series, on the airline’s free in-flight Wi-Fi service Fly-Fi. In addition, all JetBlue customers will be able to rent or purchase...
May 6, 2015
IndiGo Airbus A320-232. Photo: Kurush Pawar (flickr) [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Indian airline IndiGo has signed a contract with Honeywell to supply its on-order Airbus A320neo fleet with a suite of avionics technologies. IndiGo's new fleet of aircraft will feature several Honeywell safety-focused...
May 6, 2015
Avianca A320 aircraft, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] Following a memorandum of understanding announcement in February, Avianca has signed a purchase agreement for 100 A320neo family aircraft, the largest single order ever made in Latin...
May 6, 2015
T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 05-06-2015] In a move to make T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence, R.I. more attractive to international carriers, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is investing in a check-in and boarding platform provided by the global airport technology provider SITA. This cloud-based technology, SITA AirportConnect Open, aims...
May 5, 2015
AWIPS II. Photo: Raytheon. [Avionics Today 05-05-2015] Raytheon Company's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS II), a forecasting analysis and display toolkit, was recently installed at all coastal Atlantic National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS) Weather Forecasting Offices...
May 5, 2015
Three RAAF FA-18 Hornets in formation after refueling U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch [Avionics Today 05-05-2015] Boeing will update two maintenance trainers for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) so they better support the RAAF’s F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft. Australia is the only nation other than the United States flying F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters and EA-18G...
May 5, 2015
Exelis’ new application improves UAS situational awareness. Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 05-05-2015] Exelis has signed agreements with four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-designated Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test sites for airspace situational awareness and research. The research will focus on using the Exelis Symphony RangeVue sense-and-avoid tool toward safe integration of UAS into...
May 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-05-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has released the new CNX-250 multifunction router, enabling aircraft to connect to a cellular network while on the ground and transition to a satellite connection while in flight. The new router enables connectivity to a variety...
May 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-05-2015] Boeing will provide a software update later this year to address an issue that causes the 787 Dreamliner's Generator Control Units (GCUs) to simultaneously go into failsafe mode after being powered continuously for 248 days. The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) calling for 787 operators to address the glitch, which is caused by a software counter internal to the...
May 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-04-2015] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have published new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of control situations. The Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)...
May 4, 2015
SWISS Boeing 777-300ER. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-04-2015] Boeing, the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines have finalized an order for...
May 4, 2015
A diagram of current free route airspace implementation across Europe. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 05-04-2015] The South-East Axis Free Route Airspace (FRA) implementation project was successfully concluded on April 30 with free route operations now being conducted above FL325 at night in the three flight...
May 4, 2015
An Airbus A320, the model for which Rockwell will install the EFB interface and communication unit. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-04-2015] Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) interface and Communication Unit (EICU) for the Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft families. The EICU, which is part of Rockwell Collins’ secure...
May 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-04-2015] TrueNorth Avionics recently announced that it has achieved the first FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-159A with its Simphonē Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS-1/A+) capable Data Link Unit (DLU). The Canadian manufacturer first paved the way for development of the DLU with the introduction of its Iridium-based Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)...
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