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April 7, 2014
In 2005, Airbus and Boeing introduced an effort to further capabilities for the new 787 and A400M programs, and a new standardization effort was initiated through the Digital Video Subcommittee of ARINC. The aim of the ARINC 818 specification was to provide a robust protocol to handle the high-bandwidth of modern avionics video systems and include the precise timings for line synchronous displays. ARINC...
April 7, 2014
[Avionics Today April 7, 2014] Officials from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced two helicopter flight tests with unmanned flight capability that are a major step forward in the military's Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.  Using Lockheed Martin's Optimus mission system technology, the ONR team demonstrated the ability to accomplish an autonomous approach and...
April 7, 2014
[Avionics Today April 7, 2014] Lufthansa has received its first Airbus A380 line-fitted with Panasonic Avionics' global broadband in-flight connectivity service.  Airbus first approved...
April 7, 2014
[Avionics Today April 7, 2014] Jeppesen has announced approval from the FAA for the use of the iPad mini in the cockpit when paired with its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solutions. The Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary worked with the FAA FAA Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) to evaluate the...
April 4, 2014
[Avionics Today April 4, 2014] China is facing obstacles to establishing a successful domestic commercial aircraft manufacturing industry, according to a new report from RAND Corp.  In 2008, the Chinese government established the Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC), in an effort to domestically produce the regional ARJ21 and C919. The report indicates that despite investing billions...
April 4, 2014
[Avionics Today April 4, 2014] The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has expanded its ability to use satellite communications (SATCOM) links to transfer mission data. According to the manufacturer to the Global Hawk UAS, Northrop Grumman, the...
April 3, 2014
[Avionics Today April 3, 2014] The U.K.'s national air navigation service provider, NATS, is testing a new operational procedure designed to reduce the amount of time aircraft spend circling around in "holding stacks" at London Heathrow Airport.   According to NATS, its XMAN project has conducted the first live trial to reduce holding times at the U.K.'s busiest airport.  The...
April 2, 2014
[Avionics Today April 2, 2014] As the search for the missing Boeing 777 from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reaches its fourth week, International Air Transportation Association (IATA) CEO Tony Tyler called on the global aviation industry to produce a better method for tracking aircraft. Officials leading the investigation for MH370 believe that the missing aircraft landed in the southern Indian Ocean...
April 2, 2014
[Avionics Today April 2, 2014] Agusta Westland is adding a new offering to its helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR) deployment, the MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer from GE Intelligent Platforms.    The computer is designed to provide a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) to pilots flying SAR operations near airborne obstacles, by...
April 2, 2014
[Avionics Today April 2, 2014] Rockwell Collins announced its new Joint Venture (JV) with China Electronics Technology Avionics Company, the Rockwell Collins CETC Avionics Company (RCCAC), which will develop communications and navigation products for the C919 and another aircraft programs in China.    Rockwell Collins...
April 2, 2014
[Avionics Today April 2, 2014] Apple has issued Made for iPad (MFI) manufacturing approval to navAero for its Power/Data Interface (PDi) module on the company’s iPad Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system. According to navAero, the approval allows its iPad mount holder to be "integrally"...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) charged engineers at Boeing with developing a new airborne method for launching micro satellites weighing up to 100 pounds into space, under a new 11-month $30.6 million contract.      Boeing artist's concept of ALASA capability. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   Boeing and DARPA will work on the new...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] Gogo subsidiary Aircell has expanded its business jet in-flight connectivity service to Canadian airspace in a service allowing business jet aircraft passengers and crews to access the Internet...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] Japan Airlines is improving its load planning process with the purchase of NetLine/Load from Lufthansa Systems.   The system can process nearly 1,000 flights daily, and helps provide operators with an optimal distribution of baggage...
March 28, 2014
[Avionics Today March 28, 2014] Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg said his company intends to develop a new method of delivering Internet connectivity to parts of the world that currently do not have access, by using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).   Facebook's prototype aircraft for delivering Internet connectivity to remote locations. Photo, courtesy of Internet.org.   As part of...
March 28, 2014
[Avionics Today March 28, 2014] Lockheed Martin is upgrading South Korea's Air Traffic Management (ATM) system with an updated version of its SkyLine system, first deployed in Korea in 2001.    The upgrade will be completed in partnership with the prime...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] The first research center for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) activities, ATLAS (Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Unmanned Systems) has opened in Spain.     ATLAS inauguration. Photo, courtesy of ATLAS.   Officially opened on March 21 by Susana Diaz, president of the Andalucía, Spain regional government, the facility will provide testing for...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircraft connectivity has become more than an added selling point for airlines recently, as carriers and operators are now using cockpit improvements and datalink communications to share in-flight data about performance, position altitude and speed, among other things.  But, despite all the latest airline business models, cockpit improvements and satellite...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircell, the business aviation division of Gogo, has received STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of its in-flight connectivity and entertainment platform onboard...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Thales announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle-Aircraft (OPV-A). The Qatar Armed Forces will select the OPV-A airframe to be integrated...
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