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October 21, 2015
F-16V. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Lockheed Martin’s F-16V fighter aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight earlier this week. The flight marks the first time an F-16 has flown with Northrop Grumman’s advanced APG-83...
October 21, 2015
Hughes HT Aero Modem. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into an agreement with Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, to use Hughes’ Jupiter System HT Aero Modem to power GEE’s next-generation broadband aeronautical service...
October 21, 2015
C-130 aircraft. Photo: U.S. Air Force/ Tech Sgt. Erik Gudmundson [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Georgia Tech Research Institute has selected Green Hills Software’s multicore operating system to modernize the U.S. National Guard’s Tactical Airlift Mission Software Suite (TAMSS). The new software environment will be based on Green Hills Software's Integrity-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi Processing...
October 21, 2015
[Lockheed Martin 10-21-2015] Current sales of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 have helped to lift profits in recent months, with the company’s aeronautics division seeing an 11 percent uptick in sales during the quarter when compared to the same period in 2014, posting $337 million in profits. According to Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO, the F-35 now represents 20 percent of...
October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Inmarsat has signed a contract to provide high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services for passengers onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet. The contract, which follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced between Inmarsat and Lufthansa last month, formalises a 10-year strategic...
October 20, 2015
Artist rendering of space-based ADS-B. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Aireon has signed a data services agreement with the Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP), the air traffic services provider for the Curacao Flight...
October 20, 2015
GEE’s new Network Operations Center in Chicago. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has unveiled its new Network Operations Center (NOC), which continuously monitors and manages connectivity and content systems worldwide. The new network operations center...
October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which recently announced the $9 billion sale of its Sikorsky Helicopters unit to Lockheed Martin, reported third quarter 2015 results with a six percent decline in sales when compared to 2014 earnings. "United Technologies is executing the strategic plan set forth earlier this year and is...
October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Hobbyists and commercial operators alike may soon have to register their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with the U.S. federal government. In a move to reign in UAS as numbers flourish, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx alongside FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced Monday that the agency is putting together a task force to develop recommendations...
October 19, 2015
F-35 Lightning II. Photo: Cobham [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Cobham has received a series of orders from BAE Systems for microelectronic products valued at approximately $51 million for the F-35 Lightning II...
October 19, 2015
Air Defense Command and Control at Lockheed Martin. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to update the Air Tasking Order Management System (ATOMS), which allows commanders to deploy air assets, execute air tasking orders and direct joint U.S...
October 19, 2015
Assembly of the A350-1000 fuselage. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Trigo Group has been awarded a contract by Airbus to provide comprehensive inspection of aircraft cabin elements for the Pan-European aircraft manufacturer for the upcoming years. Trigo Group’s...
October 19, 2015
Honeywell Aerospace offices. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Honeywell has released its third quarter 2015 earnings with a 5 percent uptick in segment profit. The report showed sales for the third quarter were up 2 percent on a core organic basis, and were down 2 percent, reportedly driven by the...
October 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Operators, regulatory agencies, Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and manufacturers alike are seeing the benefits of Data Communications (DataComm) trials currently taking off in Memphis and Newark Liberty International airports in the U.S. Participants on the DataComm Panel at the 2015 Avionics for NextGen conference The DataComm system provides a direct, digital text-based...
October 16, 2015
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October 16, 2015
Dirk Laufenberg, COO, KURZ Aviation Service (left) and Frank Kusserow, Managing Director, FBO Services, Jet Aviation Germany, sign agreement to cooperate across Germany. Photo: Jet Aviation [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Two German Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs), Jet Aviation and Kurz Aviation...
October 16, 2015
Photo: Boeing  [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Boeing has introduced a digital records management capability to its Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite of products that will optimize maintenance operations and reduce costs for airlines. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox...
October 16, 2015
VPF-730 RVR equipment. Photo: Biral  [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Newcastle International Airport has become the United Kingdom’s first airport to use Biral’s advanced forward scatter meter sensors in upgrading its Runway Visual Range (RVR)...
October 16, 2015
Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Embraer released its third quarter delivery report, delivering 21 jets to the commercial aviation market and 30 to the business aviation market, for a total of 51 aircraft. The number is 50 percent higher than in the same...
October 16, 2015
ADS-B. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Experts are making the point clearer than ever: equip your aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) now because the deadline won’t change. “The mandate is today,” said Arnold Oldach director of product marketing at L-3 ACSS — which has certified, mandate-compliant transponders installed across hundreds of...
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