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April 21, 2014
[Avionics Today April 21, 2014] Mercury Systems announced a new $3.2 million contract from an undisclosed defense prime contractor to provide signal processing modules for an Unmanned...
April 18, 2014
[Avionics Today April 18, 2014] This summer's Royal International Air Tattoo show in Fairford will feature the first flight of the F-35 Lightning II, according to an announcement from the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD).  The UK's first F-35 Lightning II during a test flight. Photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin's next-generation fighter jet has faced several delays to reaching...
April 18, 2014
[Avionics Today April 18, 2014] Boeing has selected the T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System and the FA2100 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) system as standard avionics for its KC-46A Military Tanker program, according to a new announcement from L-3. L-3's T3CAS is an advanced integrated surveillance system featuring a Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)...
April 17, 2014
[Avionics Today April 17, 2014] 2014 marks the 65th year since the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee meetings first began to convene jointly with the Avionics Maintenance Conference. Since those first meetings, aircraft avionics systems technology has exploded and AEEC/AMC has grown alongside into a new age of technology.     AMC/AEEC Conference Keynote speaker, Claude Chidiac, aviation...
April 17, 2014
[Avionics Today April 17, 2014] The initial launch of Space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is on track for early 2015, with the full 66 satellite constellation network scheduled for full deployment in 2019, said Jeff Cochrane, manager of Communication Navigation Service (CNS) Design for NAV Canada. Toronto Air Traffic Control tower. Photo, courtesy of Aireon. Cochrane gave a...
April 16, 2014
[Avionics Today, April 16] CAE Oxford Aviation Academy has launched the next phase of enrollment on the easyJet Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) First Officer Program. A total of 24 cadets will be selected to commence MPL training for easyJet over the next 12 months. This is an opportunity for aspiring...
April 16, 2014
[Avionics Today April 16, 2014] AirAsia signed an agreement to implement the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service for its A320 and A330 fleets at bases in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The AMI service ensures...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Icelandair has completed installation of Emteq's 115VAC Quasar II lighting system to its first Boeing 757 aircraft.    Emteq's Quasar II has a two-inch node resolution with customizable colors, and Icelandair worked with the aircraft...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] OnAir recently made its presence well known in Africa and the Middle East, announcing new in-flight connectivity packages for SriLankan Airlines, TAAG Angola and Kuwait Airways. The Switzerland-based connectivity provider is adding Wi-Fi and GSM access through its Mobile OnAir and...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Airlines executives and engineers alike convened together at AMC/AEEC Toronto on the topic of in-flight connectivity yesterday, where data and entertainment demand emerged as priorities for airlines. Mark Sorensen, Delta Air Lines senior principal engineer, cabin avionics engineering said that Delta Air Lines has pursued connectivity with Gogo Ka-band via Intelsat, and now...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] Esterline CMC Electronics expects that the global aviation market will experience sustained growth over the next five to 15 years, said Vice President, Customer Support and Strategic Development Claude Chidiac in opening remarks at the AMC/AEEC Conference in Toronto.    A growing undelivered backlog of aircraft, NextGen and SESAR mandates, new aircraft...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] Teledyne Controls has added more Boeing aircraft to the list of approved models for its enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL), which replaces the traditional database loading procedures for operators with an automated solution.    The aircraft data and information management...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] The FAA has issued DO-200A certification to CompassData for the collection and processing of survey and ground control data used for the creation of its Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) products.    Under the certification...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] The FAA has completed the nationwide implementation of the ground-based infrastructure for its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network under the NextGen program.    ADS-B is one of the biggest core NextGen programs, designed to provide traffic information to controllers and situational awareness...
April 11, 2014
[Avionics Today April 11, 2014] Germany's Lufthansa Technik has signed an agreement to build a new aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility at Rafael Hernández International Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico will oversee the operations at the facility, which will provide MRO services for short and medium haul aircraft. With plans to...
April 11, 2014
[Avionics Today April 11, 2014] Avionics Magazine recently caught up with Wind River to discuss how its VxWorks Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) Platform provided a separation kernel-based security foundation for a new avionics communication system designed to enable F-22 and F-35 avionics systems to communicate with each other.  Wind River, an Intel Corp. subsidiary, says the...
April 11, 2014
[Avionics Today April 11, 2014] The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) completed its first night flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The Navy completed a series of night flights with the X-47B. Photo of...
April 10, 2014
[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Would you believe that just 30 lines of computer code might have saved Air France flight 447 from crashing into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009? Carlos Varela, an experienced pilot and associate professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, believes so. Through funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Varela and his research group...
April 10, 2014
[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first airlines to try out a new Ground to Orbit (GTO) in-flight connectivity service, 2Ku, which Gogo says will deliver peak connectivity speeds of more than 70 Mbps.         The Gogo One test aircraft. Photo, courtesy of Gogo.   Since first launching five years ago, Gogo, like its competitors, has been...
April 10, 2014
[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Officials from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced two helicopter flight tests with unmanned flight capability that are a major step forward in the military's Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) program.   Using Lockheed Martin's Optimus mission system technology, the ONR team demonstrated the ability to accomplish an autonomous approach and...
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