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May 28, 2015
Cambridge Pixel's CEO David Johnson (left) with software director Richard Warren. Photo: PRNewsFoto/Cambridge Pixel [Avionics Today 05-28-2015] The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has selected Cambridge Pixel, a developer of radar display and tracking subsystems, to upgrade its air defense capability at several strategic sites across the country...
May 28, 2015
Photo: Aer Lingus [Avionics Today 05-28-2015] The board of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and the independent directors of Aer Lingus Group have reached an agreement that allows IAG to move forward with the purchase of the airline. The agreement clears the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by AERL Holding Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAG, for the entire issued and to be...
May 27, 2015
Gogo’s 2Ku antenna. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-27-2015] Gogo has received the first of two Standard Type Certificates (STCs) from the FAA that will be required for the next generation 2Ku satellite connectivity service. The initial certification will allow Gogo to conduct...
May 27, 2015
Thomas Global Systems’ TFD-8601 LCD avionics display on board a Rex aircraft. Photo: Thomas Global Systems [Avionics Today 05-27-2015] Thomas Global Systems and the Australian airline Regional Express (Rex) have announced the first deliveries of the LCD TFD-8601 cockpit display, which is designed to replace the traditional cockpit Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Primary Flight...
May 27, 2015
F-35B landing aboard the USS WASP for the first phase of shipboard operational tests. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps [Avionics Today 05-27-2015] Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS WASP off the coast of the United States' Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational...
May 27, 2015
NATS and Indra have partnered to enhance GBAS and lower congestion at capacity-constrained airports. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 05-27-2015] NATS and airport and Air Traffic Management (ATM) technology provider Indra Navia have announced a new air traffic enhancement...
May 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-27-2015] Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics flight deck is making its way onto the factory line for Beechcraft’s King Air turboprop aircraft. The two companies announced at the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) last week that the avionics suite will soon be offered as standard equipment on board the business jets, with touchscreen Primary...
May 26, 2015
Sikorsy’s S-97 RAIDER helicopter. Photo: Sikorsky [Avionics Today 05-26-2015] Sikorsky’s S-97 RAIDER marked its first flight at the manufacturer’s West Palm Beach, Fla., facility late last week, flying with UTC...
May 26, 2015
Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 05-26-2015] Exelis shareholders have approved the merger agreement for the company’s acquisition by Harris Corp., announced earlier this year. More than 97 percent of the shares voted at the special meeting voted in favor of the transaction, representing more than 79 percent of all outstanding shares of Exelis...
May 26, 2015
Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800 with line fit in-flight connectivity. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-26-2015] Boeing has delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800...
May 26, 2015
Two NAVAIR AV-8B Harrier II aircraft. Photo: General Dynamics [Avionics Today 05-26-2015] General Dynamics Mission Systems' Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) team has delivered the third software release to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The software upgrades are loaded into the Mission System Computer (MSC) in AV-8B Harrier II aircraft...
May 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-26-2015] China's Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC) has unlocked a new capability for reducing delays and increasing efficiency at the country's most congested airports that could be ready for live operational use by the end of this year. A recent flight demonstration by Honeywell and Hughes Aerospace showed the benefits of the SmartPath Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) for next...
May 22, 2015
Unmanned aircraft system. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 05-22-2015] The FAA has made it simpler for the six Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research by giving them “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) at or below 200 feet. The FAA expects this improved access for the test sites will provide more...
May 22, 2015
HBM GEN7tA transient recorder and data acquisition system. Photo: HBM [Avionics Today 05-22-2015] HBM, a manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, has introduced the new HBM GEN7tA transient recorder and data acquisition system. The system can acquire and...
May 22, 2015
A French AWACS aircraft patrols the skies as part of a routine mission. The French AWACS fleet is in the midst of the Mid-Life Upgrade that modernizes the capabilities on board. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-22-2015] Boeing has achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the modernized French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet with delivery of the second of four upgraded aircraft and...
May 22, 2015
A320neo with LEAP-1A engines. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-22-2015] The first A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines completed its maiden flight in Toulouse, France earlier this week. The flight lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes during which tests were performed...
May 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-22-2015] FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology, launching a new network for tracking non-ADS-B-equipped aircraft at the 2015 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Beyond the new product launch though, the Texas-based flight tracking company is also looking to expand its flight...
May 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-21-2015] As lawmakers consider a major change to the current structure of the FAA as both a safety regulator and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), representatives of commercial airlines and business aviation operators are divided on how to move forward. In a hearing before the Senate commerce committee on Tuesday, May 19, Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation...
May 21, 2015
IFE systems on board an Avianca Airbus A330. Photo: Javier Franco (Wikipedia) [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Avianca Holdings has selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to provide the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service onboard its subsidiary airlines...
May 21, 2015
Cathay is one of the airlines participating in the sustainable program trials. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 05-21-15] Airbus has launched the Sustainable Aviation Engagement Program, a long-term partnership program set up to help airlines reduce their environmental footprint through a tailored offering of services and expertise. Based on four pillars — aircraft technology...
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