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September 29, 2014
ATM conference stresses technology to compensate for rising air traffic in Asia-Pacific. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-29-2014] Air Traffic Management (ATM) professionals from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and China met in Beijing at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Global Exhibition and Conference last week. The event was organized with full backing from...
September 29, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-29-2014] The FAA is working with its Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) and technicians to restore normal flight operations in and out of Chicago-area airports following an incident that occurred at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) in Aurora, Ill. Authorities have confirmed that an FAA contractor reportedly set a fire in the basement of the regional ATC center leading to...
September 26, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The last 10 years have seen dramatic economic growth for Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Flourishing in tandem with the rise in industry and business is, of course, the need for business jets. ┬áCabin of Embraer Legacy 500 business jet. Photo: Embraer “There is certainly an improvement in the Latin American business jet market. Recent sales results have produced a...
September 26, 2014
FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz via Wikipedia Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The Global Gateway Alliance, a nonprofit created in 2012 to address airport infrastructure challenges at the New York metropolitan area, is calling for the FAA to set on a hard deadline for NextGen completion. Global Gateway Alliance Chairman Joe Sitt and Executive Director Stephen Sigmund made a...
September 26, 2014
Airbus A320neo and crew after first flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The maiden flight of the A320neo, the first of its model to fly, has landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France after successfully completing its first flight, which lasted around two and a half hours. The A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines, lifted off from Blagnac at...
September 26, 2014
Two trainees with First Secretary Enock Aroni of the Kenyan High Commission. Photo: Marketwired [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] ING Robotic Aviation is conducting a 10-day maintenance course for East Africa-based Keymerging Technologies on the Responder, a small rotary wing...
September 26, 2014
The Bombardier CS300 in flight. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] Bombardier has announced that a wholly owned affiliate of Macquarie AirFinance...
September 26, 2014
The FAA has granted the use of commercial UAS on TV and movie sets. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the department has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace...
September 25, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-2425-2014] “The skies of 2025 are going to be radically different than today’s,” Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) said in her opening remarks for a panel at the NextGen Institute’s annual public meeting last week. The “’Next’ NextGen — Investing for the Future” panel covered much of the...
September 25, 2014
The Boeing F-15K, launch aircraft for the BMATS capability. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Boeing recently unveiled a new Multi-platform Avionics Test System (BMATS), which enables customers to repair and confirm the operational status of complex electronics for a wide range of Boeing and non-Boeing weapons systems alike. This is unlike previous systems that have been designed to support a...
September 25, 2014
Southwest will purchase renewable jet fuel made from forest residues. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels (RRB) to purchase...
September 25, 2014
ALANTE UAV. Photo: Airbus Defense and Security Group [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Deep inside the Airbus Defense and Space Group’s long endurance tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), dubbed ALANTE, lies the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform, a Commercial Off-The-Shelf...
September 25, 2014
KLM airlines plane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] All aircraft of the Dutch airline KLM and KLM Cityhopper will soon fly using digital flight documents via the AvioBook 'e-briefing’ app...
September 25, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-25-2014] For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) held a networking event in the European Parliament. The Sept. 24 event was hosted and attended by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) with parliamentary assistants and CEOs of AEA member airlines also attending. Together, the groups discussed key European aviation topics such as consumer rights, airport...
September 25, 2014
Members of the West African Development Bank. Photo: West African Development Bank [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] The board of directors of the West African Development Bank...
September 24, 2014
The A350 XWB in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has formally inaugurated a new building dedicated exclusively to production of thrust reversers and the integration of nacelle systems for the Airbus A350...
September 24, 2014
The XSight FODetect system. Photo: AirTrafficManagement.net [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] Safety at airport runways could be improved with an advanced automated Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system that quickly detects foreign objects and wildlife hazards between aircraft movements. Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Port of...
September 24, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-24-2014] Aerospace Processing India (API), a joint venture of Aequs and Magellan Aerospace, announced plans for an expansion to their plant in Aequs SEZ at Belgaum, India. The plant expansion will be operational by January 2015. According...
September 24, 2014
Rethink Robotics' Baxter robot. Photo: Whitehouse.Gov [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] Major aircraft manufacturer Cutting Dynamics has joined the growing roster of advanced manufacturers using collaborative robotics, adding Rethink Robotics' Baxter robot to a critical part of its thermal deburring line...
September 24, 2014
AeroVironment's RQ-12 Wasp AE to begin filling United States Marine Corps next generation family of systems micro UAS requirement. Photo: Businesswire [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] AeroVironment has received a firm fixed-price order valued at more than $21 million for RQ-12 Wasp AE small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine...
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