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November 21, 2013
Global Eagle Entertainment,which has announced that its WiFi service is now available gate-to-gate to passengers on Southwest Airlines, says it could see a significant spike in revenues, possibly over 10 percent annually.   John Guidon, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Global Eagle Entertainment told Avionics magazine, “I could easily see it helping us increase revenues but let's wait...
November 21, 2013
Several weeks after expanding commercial airline pilot training rules, the FAA on Thursday Nov. 21 launched a new government-industry team that will focus on studying training issues with the goal of advocating additional best practices for training new commercial airline flight crews.   Earlier this month the agency mandated new commercial airline training provisions...
November 20, 2013
Piaggio Aero's P.1HH Hammerhead unmanned aircraft system (UAS) demonstrator completed its first flight Thursday, Nov. 14 at Sicily's Trapani air base, the Italian aerospace manufacturer announced at the Dubai Airshow.      Hammerhead UAS. Photo, courtesy of Piaggio Aero.   The Hammerhead, a medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) UAS designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and...
November 20, 2013
The first U.S.-based automated airport runway debris detection system is now operational at Boston Logan Airport, the FAA has revealed.    Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and the FAA provided $1.7 million to install the system through the Airport Technology Research Program, under an...
November 19, 2013
The Middle Eastern region's first aircraft turbulence tracing detection system has been deployed by Lockheed Martin in collaboration with airport systems integrator Bayanat Airports Engineering (BAES) at Dubai International Airport.      Windtracer lidar system at Dubai International Airport. Photo, courtesy of Lockheed...
November 18, 2013
The Dubai Airshow saw the largest product launch in commercial airliner history Sunday, with Boeing receiving agreements for 259 of its new 777X twin-aisle jets, representing a combined value of $95 billion.     Photo: Boeing   Four airlines across Europe and the Middle East committed to the 777X, including Etihad Airways with 25, Lufthansa with 34, Quatar Airways with 50 and Emirates with...
November 18, 2013
During an aircraft-ordering spree on the first two days of the Dubai Airshow, Rockwell Collins announced several orders with state-run Middle East airlines for weather radar, satellite communications and navigation systems, among other avionics products.    The aerospace and defense manufacturer said both Oman Air and Turkish Airlines have selected a full suite of avionics for their...
November 18, 2013
The Italian Air Force has signed an agreement with aerospace manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi at the Dubai Airshow to develop a specialized version of the MC-27J tactical airlifter.     MC-27J. Photo, courtesy of Alenia Aermacchi.   Under the agreement, Alenia...
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...
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