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February 2, 2015
The first Citation Latitude leaving the hanger. Photo: Cessna [Avionics Today 02-02-2015] Cessna has rolled out its first production Citation Latitude at the company’s Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility, three years after being announced to the market. The...
February 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-02-2015] Airbus and HAECO Group have entered into a long-term strategic agreement to provide maintenance and engineering training in mainland China and Southeast Asia. Through the collaboration, the Hong Kong-headquartered HAECO will deploy the Airbus training standards, dynamic tools and teaching techniques to provide aircraft Original Equipment...
February 2, 2015
Medical supplies being loaded onto Ethiopian’s newest 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 02-02-2015] Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines and three separate non-profit organizations have teamed up to deliver more than 4,000 pounds of medical supplies and equipment for charities and hospitals in Ethiopia and Somalia. The deliveries, carried...
February 2, 2015
Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 02-02-2015] Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Chorus Aviation, parent company of Jazz Aviation, have signed a firm purchase agreement whereby Chorus will acquire 13 Q400...
February 2, 2015
Passenger accessing in-flight Wi-Fi. Photo: OnAir [Avionics Today 02-02-2015] Saudia has become the first airline to develop and deploy a mobile phone application for free in-flight Wi-Fi. With the app, passengers can scan their ticket’s bar code for Wi-Fi access delivered by aircraft connectivity provider OnAir...
January 30, 2015
OASIS II program to manage flight planning and real-time weather briefing. Photo: Harris Corp. [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] Harris Corp. has been awarded a 10-year contract by the FAA to upgrade and manage the system that provides real-time weather data and...
January 30, 2015
FL Technics certified to provide training for the Embraer ERJ-190. Photo: FL Technics Training [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, announced further expansion of its EASA Part 147 certificate by supplementing it with a new Embraer...
January 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-30-2015] The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the Rohde & Schwarz R&S VCS-4G for the Chinese market. The IP-based voice communications...
January 30, 2015
Barack Obama leaving the current Air Force One, a VC-25. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] The U.S. Air Force has selected the Boeing 747-8 to serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible symbols of the United States of America and the office of the president of the United States,” Secretary of the Air...
January 30, 2015
A row of aircraft with ANA livery. Photo: Internetwalkers [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced orders for three Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, five 787-800s and an...
January 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-30-2015] Airlines and charter operators flying thousands of fans, NFL personnel and media to the Super Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., this weekend will be taking more direct routes and reducing aircraft fuel burn as a result of the FAA's modernization of the National Airspace System (NAS). The NextGen-fueled Super Bowl flights into Phoenix airports also highlight a problem, however, that the...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] The FAA issued a statement warning individual users of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) not to operate the devices during the NFL's Super Bowl match this weekend between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. FAA officials are warning operators that the use of drones at the Super Bowl could land...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] Gogo announced a new milestone, as its Gogo Vision In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system is now installed on more than 1,700 commercial aircraft. The IFE system allows passengers to rent movies and television shows on their Wi-Fi enabled Personal...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] Lockheed Martin reported a strong year in 2014 for its aerospace division, with aeronautics net sales increasing 6 percent to $797 million compared to 2013. The aerospace and defense manufacturer attributed the increase...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] GE Aviation announced plans for an additional $15 million investment at the site of its new jet engine manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Ind. The additional investment will go toward Maintenance...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] The Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as an accident under Annexes 12 and 13 of the Chicago Convention. Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director of Malaysia's...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] North American transportation safety officials are recommending avionics upgrades and improved capabilities for new and existing aircraft that fly oceanic routes to improve the ability of operators and air traffic controllers to track them. The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) latest set of recommendations follow a year that saw two major incidents involving the...
January 28, 2015
Mitsubishi Regional Jet under construction. Photo: MRJ [Avionics Today 01-28-2015] Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Aircraft to purchase 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. JAL and Mitsubishi Aircraft signed a...
January 28, 2015
Diagram of ADS-B enabled airspace. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 01-28-2015] NATS has kicked off a trial to enable General Aviation (GA) pilots to use the full Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) functionality of their Mode S transponders. The trial, which began in December 2014, is being conducted with support from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation...
January 28, 2015
WindTracer at Dubai airport. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 01-28-2015] Middle East airport solutions provider Bayanat Airports Engineering & Supplies, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, has put three WindTracer systems into operation. WindTracer is a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that measures the strength and behavior of wake...
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