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January 8, 2015
  Laser measurements on the wing of the ATRA research aircraft. Photo: DLR [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] Researchers at the German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), in collaboration with Airbus, have successfully premiered the use of lasers to visualize the airflow over the wing of a passenger aircraft in flight. The partners have developed...
January 8, 2015
CAE flight simulators. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] CAE has sold eight Full-Flight Simulators (FFSs) to customers in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The contracts...
January 8, 2015
An AirAsia flight. Photo: Wikicommons [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] The Search and Rescue (SAR) team currently searching for debris from AirAsia flight QZ 8501 has managed to locate the tail of the aircraft on the floor of the Java Sea. The visual confirmation was made following underwater documentation of the aircraft’s tail and small wreckage, which showed the plane’s registration number...
January 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-08-2014] The FAA has issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on the programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk. The rule requires airlines to implement a Safety Management System within three years. They must submit their implementation plans to the FAA...
January 7, 2015
A Hong Kong Airlines Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) will provide In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and content services for the entire fleet of Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) aircraft...
January 7, 2015
Gulfstream G150. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Garmin International has received the certification of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution for the Gulfstream G150 midsize jet. The Garmin GTX 3000 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) remote transponder and GDL 88 ADS-B data link combine to fulfill global ADS-B Out...
January 7, 2015
Photo: Triumph [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Triumph Group has announced the closing of the previously announced agreement with Spirit AeroSystems Holdings to take over production of the Gulfstream...
January 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-07-2014] A trial to cut the amount of time aircraft spend circling in holding stacks at Heathrow Airport has started to reap rewards, according to a statement released by United Kingdom Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NATS. Heathrow’s holding stacks – three shown here in orange – provide a continuous stream of arriving air traffic. Photo: NATS As part of the...
January 7, 2015
787 aircraft on the manufacturing line in Everett, Wash. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] In the face of an ever-burgeoning aircraft industry, Boeing’s 2014 deliveries have set a company record for the most...
January 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-07-2015] Vice President of Elbit Systems’ Aerospace Division, Gadi Maydan, believes there is growing global trend regarding demand for avionics maintenance services. Avionics Magazine caught up with Maydan following Elbit Systems' announcement of a new $90 million award from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to provide maintenance for the avionics on the Israeli Air Force's...
January 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-06-2014] United Airlines has expanded Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi offering to the first of its United Express regional aircraft. The airline will outfit more than 200 E175, E170 and CRJ700 regional jets with the Air-to-Ground (ATG) product. By mid-2015, United expects to...
January 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-06-2014] Elbit Systems has been awarded an approximately $100 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to procure six new firefighting aircraft and operate the firefighting squadron. The contract, to be performed over an eight-year period...
January 6, 2015
F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-06-2014] Cubic Corp. has been awarded a series of contracts from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to produce and add enhancements to the Air Combat Training System (ACTS) of the F-35 fighter jet, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Unlike the wing-mounted pods used on fourth generation fighters, the F-35 version of the P5 Combat Training...
January 6, 2015
Royal Air Maroc’s first 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-06-2014] Royal Air Maroc has become the first airline in the Mediterranean region to operate a 787 Dreamliner...
January 6, 2015
MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter onducting helicopter search and recovery operations as part of the Indonesian-led efforts to locate missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos/Released) [Avionics Today 01-06-2014] The 10th day of the Search and Rescue (SAR) operation following the disappearance of AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 is still...
January 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-06-2015] 2015 is a huge year for the European Commission's attempt to unite its fragmented airspace and more efficiently manage more than 30,000 flights per day. More organized airways, satellite-based approaches and landings and data link messaging between pilots and Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs), are among the technological and procedural advancements Europe is trying to...
January 5, 2015
An Israeli Air Force F-16. Photo: Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald/U.S. Air Force [Avionics Today 1-05-2015] The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has awarded Elbit Systems an approximately $90 million contract for the maintenance of the Israeli Air Force's...
January 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 1-05-2015] The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published the first of what will be regular updates on its progress in the General Aviation (GA) sector. The CAA has launched an initiative to make the GA sector “more proportionate and evidence-based,” which involves...
January 5, 2015
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Mobile Tower System. Photo: Sierra Nevada Corporation Google Plus [Avionics Today 1-05-2015] Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been awarded a $17 million follow-on Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract by the United States Army to manufacture Mobile Tower Systems (MOTS). The contract includes production of five AN/TSQ-135 MOTS, as well as engineering and...
January 5, 2015
Q400 NextGen aircraft. Photo: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft [Avionics Today 1-05-2015] GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed a firm purchase agreement for five Q400 NextGen aircraft. The company has also taken options...
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