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November 15, 2013
Northrop Grumman completed the first ever demonstration of a Group III (small, tactical) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) equipped with radar jamming technology at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, Calif., the aerospace and defense manufacturer said Thursday. ...
November 15, 2013
Congress approved a bill that updates regulations on Part 23 aircraft components and technology Thursday, Nov. 14. Called the Small Airplane Act of 2013, H.R. 1848, will requires the FAA to implement the Part 23 Aviation Rulemaking Committee's (ARC) recommendations by Dec. 31, 2015.  “H.R. 1848 is an emphatic statement that overly prescriptive FAA regulations and inefficient bureaucratic...
November 15, 2013
Spanish regional carrier Air Nostrium has signed an agreement with Tempe, Ariz. based StandardAero to provide maintenance for its fleet of aircraft equipped with Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ auxiliary power units...
November 14, 2013
British engineers have demonstrated the use of Ka-band satellite communications (Satcom) to transfer large amounts of data between unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), BAE Systems said Tuesday.      [Taranis, a prototype unmanned combat aircraft developed by BAE Systems was unveiled in 2011. Photo, courtesy of BAE Systems.]   As aviation authorities in the U.S. and Europe prepare to...
November 14, 2013
Currently, the average U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters is 23 years old with on-board systems that operate independently of one another.  The U.S. Army is looking to upgrade its fleet of UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters, and Northrop Grumman wants to fulfill that need with an open architecture driven avionics design based on Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) standards.    Open...
November 14, 2013
Russian carrier Transaero is expanding its in-flight connectivity service to more aircraft, announcing plans Thursday to make the service available on 30 aircraft by the beginning of 2014.   ...
November 13, 2013
On the 10-year anniversary of the original Primus Epic platform, Honeywell unveiled an upgraded "Epic 2.0" version with access to the aerospace and defense manufacturer's SmartView synthetic vision system, among other new features.      [PHoto, courtesy of Honeywell.]   The upgraded flight deck also features an ADS-B Out function, WAAS LPV approaches and Honeywell's IntuVue...
November 13, 2013
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is looking to certify in-flight cell phone calls, the agency said Wednesday along with announcing the approval of the use of personal electronic devices (PED) during all phases of flight.    European officials will publish guidance by the...
November 13, 2013
U.K.-based discount carrier EasyJet is looking to equip some of its aircraft with a volcanic ash detection system by the end of next year, the carrier said Wednesday.      [During testing, an A340-300 fitted with the AVOID sensor flew towards the artificial ash cloud and successfully identified it from distances of 37 miles. Photo, courtesy of Airbus.]   The European airline completed a...
November 13, 2013
Jeppesen has upgraded its FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad solution to begin automatically displaying airport taxi diagrams based on user-configured speed settings, the Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary...
November 12, 2013
The Taiwan Air Force is the first of what could be several nations to receive an upgrade from Lockheed Martin that will add Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology to its fleet of F-16 fighter jets.      [SMS-652 SwitchBox. Photo, courtesy of Curtiss-Wright Controls.]   Lockheed Martin selected Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions, based in Ashburn, Va., to provide its SMS-652 SwitchBox...
November 12, 2013
American Airlines received its first Airbus A319 equipped with the Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS), Airbus said Tuesday.    ROPS, an onboard cockpit technology designed to increase situational awareness during landing, recently achieved certification from the FAA for the A320 family aircraft, including the A319, A320ceo (current engine option) and...
November 12, 2013
The U.S. Air Force has issued a new task order to General Dynamics Information Technology to provide modernized base-level network security boundary support at all active Air Force and Air National Guard bases...
November 12, 2013
Airbus has formed a new joint agreement with Panasonic Avionics and Lufthansa Technik to retrofit all in-service A380s with broadband connectivity and mobile phone services.    Under the agreement, the first of its kind for Airbus, Panasonic and...
November 11, 2013
Lufthansa Technik has become the newest member of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the latest step for the Deutsche Lufthansa group subsidiary's goal of expanding its presence in the Latin American aviation market.    According to a statement, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider is...
November 11, 2013
Gogo is raising its 2013 high-end outlook to $325 million and is looking to expand its network to more foreign carriers, following a big third quarter earnings report, the Itasca, Ill.-based in-flight connectivity provider said Monday.    During the third quarter, total revenue increased to $85.4 million, up 48 percent from the same period a year ago, despite a segment loss for North America...
November 11, 2013
Boeing has received an $8.3 million contract to provide the replacement or refurbishment of...
November 11, 2013
The U.S. Air Force issued a $19.7 million option exercise (P0050) to an exiting cost-plus-fixed fee...
November 8, 2013
The German Air Force has entered its new long-range air defense radar system, the Ground Master 400 (GM 400), into service. Produced by ThalesRaytheonSystems, a transatlantic joint venture between Thales and Raythoen, the system is the first of six radar systems that will replace the former Thomson-CSF MPR radars, which...
November 8, 2013
Albuquerque, N.M.-based aviation software provider Ultramain Systems (USI) has announced a new service, Ultramain efbSolutions, designed to assist airlines in transitioning from paper-based flight manuals to paperless cockpits featuring electronic flight bags (EFBs).    USI said the efbSolutions team will work directly with airline EFB project teams to assist with certifying EFBs, paperless...
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