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August 22, 2014
An H80 powered L-410 aircraft. Photo: GE [Avionics Today 08-22-2014] GE Aviation submitted an application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use S10 diesel fuel for its H Series turboprops, which would help Brazilian operators lower fuel costs by up to 25 percent, according...
August 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-22-2014] The largest U.S. commercial airlines are spending more than $1 billion in monthly capital investment on upgrading their aircraft with in-flight Wi-Fi, USB ports for lie-flat seats and other upgrades according to a report on airline performance through the first six months of 2014 released by Airlines for America (A4A). Collectively, the nine largest U.S. passenger airlines spent...
August 21, 2014
ACSS Saferoute CDTI Assisted Visual Separation technology. Photo: ACSS [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] ACSS, an L-3 and Thales company, received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from the FAA for the SafeRoute ADS-B solutions on the Airbus A320. SafeRoute is a set of avionics capabilities that uses...
August 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-21-2014] XTAR, LLC signed an agreement with Leidos, a technology solutions provider for national security missions, to support testing of manned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) aircraft serving U.S. military missions. The...
August 21, 2014
An Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777F. Photo: Emirates [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] Starting Sept. 21, Emirates SkyCargo is introducing a weekly air freighter service from Basel, Switzerland to Dubai. The new air cargo operation aims to supplement...
August 21, 2014
An EasyJet flight. Photo: EasyJet [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] British carrier EasyJet has opted to move toward paperless cockpit operations by eliminating traditional paper-based navigation charts in favor of digital ones — reducing fuel and paper costs to the airline. At the end of May 2014, the airline switched to Lido/eRouteManual...
August 21, 2014
Roger Bone, President Boeing U.K. and Ireland. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] Roger Bone, president of Boeing U.K. and Ireland, will retire at the end of September with Michael Arthur to assume the post starting Oct. 1, Boeing announced. During Bone’s time as...
August 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-21-2014] The FAA's deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) aspect of its NextGen program is at risk of cost overruns and delays, according to a memo sent to the agency from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The memo, made public by the OIG, claims that the deployment of the STARS technology suffers from unstable...
August 20, 2014
A Garmin Pilot System. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Garmin Pilot, the flight path and weather navigation system that pilots can access via iPhone or iPad, will be extending coverage to...
August 20, 2014
A U.S. Air Force F16 in Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] The newest configuration of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16 V, integrated a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar — a major capability milestone. The...
August 20, 2014
El Al Airlines Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Israeli airline El Al released its 2014 second quarter financial report, with $571.5 million in revenue this quarter compared to $529.7 million for the second quarter...
August 20, 2014
Diagram of the VYCON flywheel system. Photo: VYCON [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] VYCON, designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly energy storage flywheel systems, announced the purchase of three of VYCON’s kinetic energy storage flywheel systems by the Benito Juárez International Airport (AICM) in Mexico City. AICM is the second largest airport in Latin America, serving more...
August 20, 2014
A Royal Air Maroc Flight. Photo: Aero Icarus (Flickr) [Aviation Today 08-20-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to...
August 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Eurocontrol is "more prepared" to assist with operators dealing with volcanic ash, the agency said in response to a report of an increased risk of the Bárðarbunga volcano system erupting. Iceland's Met Office said in a statement that there were "strong indications of ongoing magma movement" and raised its aviation warning to orange, the second...
August 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-19-14] California-based embedded-systems software company Wind River is upping the ante on their VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) by introducing a virtualization profile for its next-generation version. The virtualization profile for VxWorks extends scalability capabilities of the...
August 19, 2014
Pilatus PC-12 EVS Sensor. Photo: Pilatus [Avionics Today 08-19-2014] Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC) has been granted a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the recently developed Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS).  PCC chose the Lexavia LFS6000 EVS Sensor as the heart of the system, which is available with either 320 x 240 resolution or 640 x 480...
August 19, 2014
 X-47B UAS taking off from a carrier in the Eastern Atlantic. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-19-2014] Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy made history this weekend by operating manned and unmanned carrier aircraft in the same controlled landing pattern at the same time. At sea in the Eastern Atlantic, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) — using an X-47B Unmanned Air System...
August 19, 2014
dam Hahn, director of sales for Cirrus Aircraft; and Roohi Bali, sales manager for Cirrus India, signing contract in Duluth, Minn. Photo: Cirrus Aircraft [Avionics Today 08-19-2014]...
August 19, 2014
A Virgin America Flight. Photo: Virgin America  [Avionics Today 08-19-2014] Virgin America announced Brad Thomann as the new vice president of flight operations, effective immediately...
August 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-19-2014] The oldest model of the Convair 580 still in operation is, ironically, the test aircraft for Honeywell’s groundbreaking new RDR-4000 IntuVue 3-D Radar technology. From the cockpit of the 1952, Dallas-based plane, the IntuVue system scans, records and reports weather 180 degrees for up to 320 nautical miles — all the while automatically adjusting for curvature of the...
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