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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)...
December 5, 2013
The option to send texts and even make calls while you fly is a gift that in-flight connectivity company Gogo is about to give to the world in 2014. However, this digital “bag of peanuts,” as Gogo CEO Michael Small calls the app designed to keep passengers happy, may be Gogo’s first and last service big enough to dole out to every seat on the plane.     Gogo's jet-propelled...
December 5, 2013
Rockwell Collins is adding a series of onboard performance monitoring and alerting capabilities to its Pro Line Fusion avionics suite designed to allow pilots to fly Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) routes.      Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.   The new...
December 5, 2013
NetJets is adding a new device, the Tempus IC, to its fleet of midsize and large-cabin business jets that will enable flight crews and passengers to communicate with medical experts with minutes of a medical incident occurring on board.    The Tempus IC, developed by...
December 4, 2013
Production has begun on an enhanced version of the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Block 40 Global Hawk, intended for use by NATO for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Northrop Grumman said Tuesday, Dec. 3.      Jim Edge, general manager for the NATO AGS Management Agency, addresses employees and guests during a ceremony to...
December 4, 2013
Norwegian carrier Wideroe is ready to transition from paper-based flight operations to an electronic flight environment, signing a five-year electronic flight bag (EFB) service agreement with Jeppesen, Boeing’s Digital Aviation subsidiary, said the company Wednesday, Dec. 4.    The airline will integrate...
December 4, 2013
The Thales airport navigation system, Onboard Airport Navigation System (OANS), is currently in production and on track for its maiden flight on the Airbus A320, Thales said Tuesday, Dec. 3.     Cockpit of Airbus A320 on runway ready for takeoff. Photo, courtesy of Thales.   Thales has not confirmed...
December 3, 2013
The U.S. Navy's first new advanced maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, Boeing's P-8A Poseidon, have arrived in Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, military officials said Monday, Dec. 3.      P-8A Poseidon arrives in Japan. Photo, courtesy of the U.S. Navy.   The P-8A is a replacement for the aging P-3C, and marks the first time since 1962 that the Navy has deployed a new aircraft...
December 3, 2013
United Airlines has redesigned its fleet of Boeing 757-200s to feature in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and premium cabin upgrades, the airline said Monday, Dec. 2.    The redesign was completed for a total of 15 aircraft, with in-flight connectivity service...
December 3, 2013
Gogo has received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA to begin installing its Ku-satellite network on Boeing 747-400s, the in-flight connectivity provider said Monday, Dec. 2.    The new...
December 2, 2013
The FAA will be required by law to reform and streamline its regulations for certification of Part 23 aircraft and components by Dec. 31, 2015 after President Barack Obama signed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act (SARA) Wednesday, Nov. 27.    Part 23 outlines FAA standards for regulating certification of most light civil aircraft weighing less than 12,500...
December 2, 2013
Amazon is looking to improving its online delivery order service by delivering packages to their customers with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), popularly referred to as drones.     Prime Air, Amazon's prototype UAS delivery system. Photo, courtesy of Amazon.   The Prime Air UAS project is currently in the research and development phase, and the company admits that it will take several years...
December 2, 2013
Sweden is improving the situational awareness for its Deployable Airfield Unit (DAU) with a new $7.5 million contract to acquire the Exelis GCA-2000.   The GCA-2000 will be Sweden's second transportable...
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