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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,"...
December 12, 2013
Avionics manufacturers will gather in Shanghai in April for the 2014 Civil Avionics International Forum to get critical insights about the market demand from every part of the avionics supply chain in...
December 12, 2013
JetBlue Airways on Thursday Dec. 12 announced the launch of the first carrier-based Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity network with its Fly-Fi service.     The first JetBlue Airbus A320 equipped with Fly-Fi. Photo, courtesy of JetBlue.   The New York-based airline is rolling the new service out on three Airbus A320s initially, with plans to expand Fly-Fi across its entire commercial...
December 12, 2013
Boeing has selected Exelis to supply composite airframe substructures for its flagship 787 Dreamliner aircraft.    Exelis currently provides composite storage tanks for the Boeing 737, 747, 767 and 777...
December 11, 2013
Honeywell and Inmarsat on Monday Dec. 9 announced the launch of the first of three satellites, the F1, for the Global Xpress constellation network for their GX Aviation program.    Both companies signed an agreement in April 2012 for GX Aviation, with Honeywell providing onboard aircraft hardware enabling passengers to connect to Inmarsat's network. GX Aviation is expected to deliver high-speed...
December 11, 2013
Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) expects to receive a supplemental type certification (STC) for a Universal Avionics Future Air Navigation System (FANS 1/A+), controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC), Link 2000+ and ADS-B solution for Gulfstream IV and GIVSP business jets by April 2014.    Currently the Van Nuys, Calif.-based aviation...
December 11, 2013
Rockwell Collins' Dispatch 100 avionics service has been selected by Air Canada to provide service and asset management support for the airline's new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners scheduled to begin delivery in 2014.    Under the...
December 9, 2013
The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the ability to launch unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from a submerged submarine, according to a report from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) on Thursday, Dec. 5.      Deployed from the submerged submarine USS Providence, the NRL developed XFC unmanned aircraft is vertically launched from a 'Sea Robin' launch vehicle (bottom right). The folding wing UAS...
December 9, 2013
Brazil's air traffic communication systems for the Integrated Center for Air Defense and Air Traffic Control 3 airspace region is being upgraded to a full Internet protocol (IP)-based system, Northrop Grumman said Friday, Dec. 6.    The Brazilian Airspace Control System Implementation Commission (CISCEA)...
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