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September 24, 2014
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Rockwell Collins is looking to leverage growth in the connected aircraft market to bolster opportunities and revenue for the company. Speaking at the Citi 2014 Industrials Conference, Rockwell Collins CEO and President Kelly Ortberg noted a new business segment the company has created to manage the connectivity sector alongside the traditional defense and...
September 23, 2014
Poland’s new M346 advanced jet trainer. Photo: Honeywell Aerospace [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] The International Turbine Engine Company (ITEC), a joint venture between Honeywell Aerospace and Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), will supply propulsion engines for Poland’s eight new Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainers. Alenia Aermacchi will deliver the...
September 23, 2014
The Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) UAS. Photo: DARPA [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Logos Technologies has received authorization from the FAA to begin flight-testing of the unmanned Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Developed in partnership...
September 23, 2014
B Route Development Technology. Photo: BEONTRA [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Lockheed Martin will implement its route analysis tool at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida. The technology, B Route Development, will allow the Greater Orlando...
September 23, 2014
The Gregorio Luperon Airport in the Dominican Republic is one the airports renewing its ARINC vMUSE Platform. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has signed a multi-year contract renewal with Rockwell Collins for the...
September 23, 2014
Rendering of the Swiss airline’s A320neo. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has announced that Swiss International Air Lines — the national airline of Switzerland — will expand its...
September 22, 2014
Aerion AS2 Supersonic business jet. Photo: Aerion [Avionics Today 09-22-2014] Airbus and Aerion have agreed to exchange knowledge and capabilities in design, manufacturing and certification on technologies associated with the future of high-performance flight. Under the agreement, Airbus, through its...
September 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-22-2014] Sakaeronavigatsia, Georgia’s national Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), has signed two subsequent contracts with German Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems provider Comsoft with the goal to improve Georgia’s air navigation services. The air...
September 22, 2014
A diagram of Aireon’s global space-based ADS-B coverage. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 09-22-2014] Nav Canada and Aireon have announced a plan to provide a global emergency tracking solution that will be available free of charge for all Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft. The Aireon Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Aireon ALERT) service will allow...
September 22, 2014
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-22-2014] Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing orders and deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s. The order...
September 22, 2014
UTC Aerospace executives inaugurate the new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo: UTC Aerospace Systems [Avionics Today 09-22-2014] UTC Aerospace has opened a new facility in Princeton, N.J., for its Sensors Unlimited business...
September 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Low cost airlines frequently target the business traveller as they look for ways to compete with more established airlines. Last week, that theme was evident at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London where Kenny Jacobs, CMO of Ryanair, said 25 percent of the Irish airline’s customers are now business passengers. Caption: Low-cost airlines are looking to use...
September 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Thales will supply NATS, the U.K.'s main air navigation service provider, with their new Safety Nets Server. The technology will be integrated into a fully virtualized...
September 19, 2014
Report shows fewer but bigger opportunities in commercial avionics market. Photo: Matt@PEK (Flickr) [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] A new study by Frost and Sullivan finds that fewer but bigger opportunities exist in the global commercial avionics market, as aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) prefer limited suppliers for large work packages. According to the study, new aircraft orders and...
September 19, 2014
Asia Pacific leads projected demand for pilots and technicians. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Boeing projects the Asia Pacific region’s demand for new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years will be 39 percent of the global...
September 19, 2014
Sapphire for ATC Communications. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, Northrop Grumman’s U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, announced the introduction of a new line-up of Air Traffic Control (ATC)...
September 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland this week after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this UAS capability to the fleet. Thales Top Sky ATC system. Photo: Thales The cross-country flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established...
September 19, 2014
Michael Whitaker, deputy administrator and chief NextGen officer at the FAA. Photo: ATCA [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] There’s a long road ahead, but nothing will get in their way. That was the sentiment at the NextGen Institute’s public forum yesterday in which speakers from the FAA and private sectors discussed the goals and shortcomings of NextGen implementation. The NextGen Institute, a...
September 18, 2014
Gogo 2Ku dual antennas. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Following swiftly on the heels of Gogo’s recent announcement to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to Vietnam Airlines, the connectivity...
September 18, 2014
Flight deck of an Airbus A330. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Intrepid Aviation has announced the acquisition of one A330-300 equipped with two General Electric CF6-80E1A4 engines. The...
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