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March 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-23-2015] The FAA has granted 48 total petitions giving operators approval to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commercially. Recent developments, including an approval for Amazon to begin flying its Prime Air UAS experimentally, reflect the agency's commitment to approve commercial UAS operations while the industry awaits a final set of regulations for integrating unmanned aircraft...
March 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-19-2015] European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulatory officials have issued  proposals for a more efficient and flexible way of managing aviation safety oversight in Europe. The agency's proposals are the result of more than six months of discussions with industry groups and stakeholders about its current policy structure.      EASA's future regulatory framework...
March 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-20-2015] The FAA has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon Logistics for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development as well as crew training. The Internet-based...
March 20, 2015
AvPlan EFB. Photo: AvPlan [Avionics Today 03-20-2015] Jeppesen has teamed with AvPlan EFB, an iPad-based Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) service, to integrate...
March 20, 2015
NATS has redesigned navigation procedures in Sweden. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 03-20-2015] NATS has delivered Sweden’s first commercial Performance Based Navigation Approach Procedures, with Barometric Vertical Navigation (PBN APV Baro VNAV)...
March 20, 2015
Textron Systems’ Model 527 radar signal simulator. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 03-20-2015] Textron’s Model 527TM Radar Signal Simulator has been selected for preflight testing of F-35...
March 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] U.S. airlines are expected to transport 1 billion passengers per year by 2029, according to the FAA's annual aviation forecast released this week. Over the next two decades, the agency expects U.S. carrier passenger growth to average 2.2 percent per year, as the North American market comes off a year in 2014 where domestic airlines served an estimated 756.3 million passengers...
March 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-19-2015] The FAA has issued approval for 330-minute Extended Operations (ETOPS) for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. According to Boeing, the 747-8 Intercontinental is the first four-engine aircraft to receive this type of design approval. ...
March 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-19-2015] Teledyne Controls has announced that an entire fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation (737NG) aircraft belonging to a North American airline will be retrofitted with its Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU). The airline will be adding the new DFDAU...
March 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-19-2015] The FAA has awarded a seven year contract to Rockwell Collins to provide its Ocean Data Link (ODL) service. Under the contract, Rockwell Collins' ARINC data link service will enable standard procedural requests to be...
March 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-19-2015] Cobham AvComm has introduced the new 8800S digital radio test set, featuring new new P25 Phase II test capabilities and 125 W direct power handling.  The new radio test set offers advanced analog and digital...
March 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] InFlight Labs is currently developing a series of smart avionics, designed to "police or monitor" aircraft systems during all phases of flight. The New York-based manufacturer is currently working its Smart Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting (ACARS)...
March 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] Northrop Grumman Corp. has selected the Wind River VxWorks 653 Real Time Operating System (RTOS) to support the latest avionics mission equipment upgrade  that will be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter. The selection comes following the recently released update to VxWorks 653, which includes...
March 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has announced new satellite capacity deals with satellite operator SES to increase the performance of its In-flight Connectivity (IFC) service. Under the latest agreements, GEE will utilize Ku-band wide beam and High Throughput...
March 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] Boeing has launched the latest series of test flights for its ecoDemonstrator program with the 757. The airframe manufacturer is collaborating with NASA and TUI Group on the 757 flight testing to evaluate new wing and carbon emission reduction technology.      Boeing...
March 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-18-2015] On Tuesday, at the SATELLITE 2015 conference, attendees gathered to discuss the future of satellite technology in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  The “Serving UAV and UAS Operators: New Requirements and Keys to Success” panel was moderated by Susan Irwin, the global space market consulting firm Euroconsult’s head of the U.S. office, and featured a panel...
March 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-17-2015] Panasonic Avionics has secured Ku-band satellite capacity on the Hunter Communications Canada E115WB satellite.  The new agreement will give Panasonic nearly...
March 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-17-2015] The FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Clay Lacy Aviation FANS 1/A+ solution for Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP business jets. According to Clay Lacy Aviation, 470 Gulfstream aircraft are candidates for the...
March 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-17-2015] Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner produced at its North Charleson, S.C. facility. The 787-9 was delivered to United Airlines, and is the 250th Dreamliner delivery...
March 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-17-2015] Flymojo, a new airline based in Malaysia, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase up to 40 CS100...
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