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December 23, 2013
U.K.-based software testing provider LDRA has secured contracts with five major, still unnamed, avionics suppliers in Russia, a region that is increasing the international presence of its aviation industry with new airframes, technologies and components.  Superjet 100. Photo, courtesy of Sukhoi. Under the new contracts, LDRA's tool suite will provide verification of the European Aviation Safety Agency...
December 23, 2013
Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications signed a firm agreement to jointly support in-flight connectivity for domestic and international airlines flying over Chinese airspace.    The firm agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies in July. Under the terms of the...
December 20, 2013
L-3 Communications has acquired aerospace and defense systems manufacturer Mustang Technology Group, now re-named L-3 Mustang Technology, the company said Thursday Dec. 19.    The Plano, Texas-based L-3 Mustang develops and manufactures radar-based sensors and systems used in...
December 19, 2013
Military spending cuts offset the increase in sales for commercial aircraft leading to a slight reduction in overall aerospace sales for 2013, however demand is expected to increase leading to an overall gain in 2014, according to the year-end forecast released by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on Wednesday, Dec. 18.    The forecast projects a less than 1 percent drop in overall...
December 19, 2013
Aeromexico has a new agreement to add Gogo's in-flight connectivity network to its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Mexico's largest carrier said Thursday, Dec. 19.    Under the agreement Gogo's Ku-band satellite service will be provided for the 737 fleet, and Inmarsat's...
December 19, 2013
The Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation Authority (DCA) has approved AirAsia to begin flying required navigation performance (RNP) flight paths in Malaysia.    Approval was granted following a collaborative nationwide flight path program that began in 2012 between AirAsia, DCA and GE Aviation. The program was designed to improve operational efficiency at 15 airports in Malaysia, and GE...
December 19, 2013
Aspen Avionics on Monday; Dec. 16 announced its EA100 autopilot adapter has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for compatibility with all...
December 19, 2013
Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) performed its first flight within Canadian civil airspace, a mission to collect environmental data in the Canadian Arctic, the aerospace and defense manufacturer said Thursday, Dec. 19.      Image of a snow covered mountain taken from a high resolution camera on the NASA Global Hawk during a nighttime flight over the Canadian...
December 18, 2013
Airbus has signed an agreement with EGTS International to develop and evaluate an autonomous electric push-back and taxiing system for its A320 family aircraft.    Under the agreement, EGTS, a joint venture between Safran and Honeywell, will now have their Electric Green Taxiing System (eTaxi) evaluated as an aftermarket option for the A320. The eTaxi allows the aircraft to push back from the...
December 18, 2013
Boeing delivered the first 747-8 featuring the aircraft's new Performance Improvement Package (PIP) Wednesday Dec. 18 to Cathay Pacific Airways.    Cathay Pacific received the 747-8 Freighter equipped with performance-improved GEnx-2B jet engines. The engine is the first aspect of...
December 18, 2013
Panasonic Avionics Corp. on Wednesday Dec. 18 announced an upgrade to its global broadband satellite network ahead of what the company anticipates will be a "milestone year for in-flight Wi-Fi installations."   The upgrade will bring a 50 percent uplift in capacity to Panasonic's Global Communications Services on-board...
December 17, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of the next generation air transportation system NextGen is among the top transportation management challenges for the federal 2014 fiscal year, according to a new report released Monday, Dec. 16.    Photo, courtesy of United.     The Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which issued the report...
December 17, 2013
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is upgrading the flight deck systems on its fleet of Boeing 747-8s with the Lufthansa Systems' Airport Mapping Database (AMDB).    According to Lufthansa Systems, the AMDB will provide the necessary airport data to run...
December 17, 2013
NATS, the U.K.'s air navigation service provider, has selected Northrop Grumman subsidiary Park Air Systems to provide ground-to-air communication solutions for up to 15 airports.    Park Air was selected...
December 16, 2013
Frankfurt Airport will begin installing a ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) to replace its legacy instrument landing systems (ILS) and accommodate for future increases in air traffic, Honeywell said Monday, Dec. 16.    The airport will deploy Honeywell's SmartPath, which has certifications from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Germany's Federal Supervisory Authority for...
December 16, 2013
Norwegian Air Shuttle has reached an agreement to begin supporting its line maintenance operations with iPad applications, Boeing said Monday, Dec. 16.    Under the agreement, Norwegian will implement Boeing's new suite of iPad-based mobile maintenance applications for its fleet of Boeing 737s. The iPads will be used by Norwegian...
December 16, 2013
Northrop Grumman was able to demonstrate a high-functioning satellite communications normally used in space onboard a manned aircraft during a test flight, the aerospace and defense manufacturer said Thursday, Dec. 12.      Northrop Grumman's Firebird demonstrator aircraft. Photo, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.   The demonstration was completed...
December 13, 2013
Saudi Arabian national carrier Flynas has a new five-year agreement with Jeppesen to incorporate electronic flight bag (EFB) navigation data and flight planning into its commercial operations, the Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary said Wednesday Dec. 11.    Under the agreement Flynas will replace its paper-based flight information...
December 13, 2013
Thales has a new contract with Iraq's Civil Aviation Authority to provide technology that will improve and modernize the nation's air traffic operations, the French aerospace manufacturer said Thursday Dec. 12.    Under a new contract for an undisclosed amount, Thales will provide its TopSky-ATC automation platform and three RSM970S secondary radars to support the Iraqi airspace modernization...
December 13, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has initiated a proceeding to consider a proposal to allow airlines to install onboard avionics systems that could safely expand the use of in-flight voice communications by airline passengers, the agency said Thursday Dec. 12.    Under the proposed rule, airlines would have the ability to enable "in-flight wireless broadband access to passengers,"...
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