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December 4, 2013
Norwegian carrier Wideroe is ready to transition from paper-based flight operations to an electronic flight environment, signing a five-year electronic flight bag (EFB) service agreement with Jeppesen, Boeing’s Digital Aviation subsidiary, said the company Wednesday, Dec. 4.    The airline will integrate...
December 4, 2013
The Thales airport navigation system, Onboard Airport Navigation System (OANS), is currently in production and on track for its maiden flight on the Airbus A320, Thales said Tuesday, Dec. 3.     Cockpit of Airbus A320 on runway ready for takeoff. Photo, courtesy of Thales.   Thales has not confirmed...
December 3, 2013
The U.S. Navy's first new advanced maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, Boeing's P-8A Poseidon, have arrived in Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, military officials said Monday, Dec. 3.      P-8A Poseidon arrives in Japan. Photo, courtesy of the U.S. Navy.   The P-8A is a replacement for the aging P-3C, and marks the first time since 1962 that the Navy has deployed a new aircraft...
December 3, 2013
United Airlines has redesigned its fleet of Boeing 757-200s to feature in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and premium cabin upgrades, the airline said Monday, Dec. 2.    The redesign was completed for a total of 15 aircraft, with in-flight connectivity service...
December 3, 2013
Gogo has received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA to begin installing its Ku-satellite network on Boeing 747-400s, the in-flight connectivity provider said Monday, Dec. 2.    The new...
December 2, 2013
The FAA will be required by law to reform and streamline its regulations for certification of Part 23 aircraft and components by Dec. 31, 2015 after President Barack Obama signed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act (SARA) Wednesday, Nov. 27.    Part 23 outlines FAA standards for regulating certification of most light civil aircraft weighing less than 12,500...
December 2, 2013
Amazon is looking to improving its online delivery order service by delivering packages to their customers with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), popularly referred to as drones.     Prime Air, Amazon's prototype UAS delivery system. Photo, courtesy of Amazon.   The Prime Air UAS project is currently in the research and development phase, and the company admits that it will take several years...
December 2, 2013
Sweden is improving the situational awareness for its Deployable Airfield Unit (DAU) with a new $7.5 million contract to acquire the Exelis GCA-2000.   The GCA-2000 will be Sweden's second transportable...
December 2, 2013
Airbus has a new long-term service agreement with Thales in support of its flight hour services (FHS) and tailored support packages for its A320, A330...
November 27, 2013
New Boeing 777s headed to Ethiopian Airlines will feature satellite communications, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities and a range of other advanced avionics systems, Rockwell Collins said Tuesday, Nov. 26.    The fastest growing African carrier selected a...
November 27, 2013
Rolls-Royce will produce six LiftSystems under a new $215 million contract to support the Pentagon's sixth production lot of F-35B Lightning II fighter jets.    The LiftSystem technology provides the F-35B jets with the ability to perform...
November 27, 2013
Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-16C/D and F-16I fighter pilots began using the Mission Training Center (MTC), Elbit Systems said Monday, Nov. 25.    Elbit Systems, which provides the instruction and maintenance services for the MTC, said...
November 26, 2013
Phoenix-based aerospace manufacturer Honeywell is under an ongoing contract with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to study the usability of various forms of touch technology, such as cockpit displays, that will help to determine what factors would cause pilots to make more input errors or take longer to perform tasks as compared to traditional manually controlled cockpit interfaces.    ...
November 26, 2013
Rockwell Collins will develop the next generation of software for the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) close air support system under a new $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force, the...
November 25, 2013
Northrop Grumman on Monday, Nov. 25 announced the successful flight test of a new active traffic surveillance system with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) designed to provide U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft with capabilities required by the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization program. ...
November 22, 2013
Airlines could begin allowing in-flight cell phone calls as early as 2014, according to a statement released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).    The statement by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was released following the recent FAA policy shift to allow the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight. Recommendations from the Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)...
November 22, 2013
Avionics manufacturers reported total combined sales of more than $1.72 billion for the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest quarterly avionics market report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Thursday, Nov. 21.    The trends within the quarterly sales figures indicate the reporting manufacturers are on pace to match or improve upon the total...
November 22, 2013
Turkish airfreight carrier MNG Airlines has agreed to a five-year electronic flight bag (EFB) service contract with Jeppesen, the Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary said Friday, Nov. 22.    Under the agreement, MNG...
November 22, 2013
BAE Systems U.K. is upgrading its fleet of Cobham Falcon 20 aircraft with the Small Tactical Terminal (STT) KOR-24 to support Link 16 network pre-deployment training, ViaSat said Friday, Nov. 22. ...
November 21, 2013
Successful flight tests of Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) landing approaches at Frankfurt and Toulouse-Blagnac Airports represents the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) program's goal of replacing legacy Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches with satellite based approaches at airports throughout Europe.      A computer generated rendering of an airplane runway approach...
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