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October 9, 2015
Have you been too busy trying to strike a deal with your corporate nemesis to keep up with the news? As long as you’re not a certain Canadian manufacturer, we hope you’ve been staying afloat on your own enough to peruse this week’s headlines. Unless you’ve been caught up streaming Netflix at 35,000 feet all week, then we understand. And even then, you should take this week’s...
October 9, 2015
USAF Cadets participate in cyber security exercise. Photo: US Air Force [Avionics Today 10-09-2015] The U.S Air Force has awarded the following companies a partial small-business set aside competition for cyber security and information systems technical area tasks: Barbaricum...
October 9, 2015
The Free Route Airspace Maastricht and Karlsruhe project spanning the airspace over Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 10-09-2015] With the number of aircraft being piloted through European airspace jumping from 6 million to 9 million annually in just 10 years, Eurocontrol is pushing for sustainable aviation solutions to support this and future growth. The...
October 9, 2015
Boeing 737s. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-09-2015] Boeing has released its report for deliveries in the commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of...
October 9, 2015
Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol with Tenente Brigadeiro do Ar Carlos Vuyk de Aquino, director general of the Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) at ATC Global 2015. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 10-09-2015] The Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) and Eurocontrol have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in two key areas: support for capacity...
October 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-09-2015] An ongoing research, development and demonstration project involving the FAA-Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Florida NextGen Testbed and several domestic and international government and industry partners are using International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards to facilitate global sharing of flight operational data. The project, Mini Global II, is...
October 8, 2015
Small UAS. Photo: jacinta lluch valero [Avionics Today 10-08-2015] A steep increase in reports of small, unmanned aircraft in close proximity to runways is presenting a new challenge for the FAA. In the light of this new reality, the FAA has entered into an agreement with CACI International to evaluate how the company’s technology can help...
October 8, 2015
Cambodia. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 10-08-2015] Thales has signed a contract to provide two Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) systems for the Terminal Maneuvering Area of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh airports in Cambodia. Cambodia Air Traffic Services (CATS), a...
October 8, 2015
C-130J. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-08-2015] The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded L-3 Communications a $30 million contract to missionize two C-130J aircraft using a next-generation mission system suite. Under the...
October 8, 2015
Dublin Airport. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 10-08-2015] The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has selected defense and security company Saab to deploy its Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) at Dublin International Airport to improve operational efficiency. The addition of DMAN aims...
October 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-08-2015] The final days before entry into service for Bombardier’s prized CSeries jetliner may be the final days for the program at all. Airbus and Bombardier both released statements yesterday revealing that the Canadian company had approached the French airframer in an attempt to sell Airbus a majority stake in the CSeries program — a program that Airbus has actively been...
October 7, 2015
Rendering of Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Inmarsat has inked a contract with Cobham Satcom, who will design and produce an advanced Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) terminal for its recently announced European Aviation Network high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The terminal will be a vital component in the European Aviation Network, which...
October 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Rockwell Collins has rolled out a series of enhancements to its ARINC AirVue Flight Information Display System (FIDS). The company claims these...
October 7, 2015
Photo: GE [Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Global Jet Capital, a company that leases large-cabin, long-range private jets, has signed an agreement to purchase approximately $2.5 billion in net assets from GE Capital's Corporate Aircraft portfolio in...
October 7, 2015
Finnair’s first A350 XWB aircraft. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Finnair has taken delivery of the first of 19 A350 XWBs on order, thus becoming the first...
October 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-07-2015] Oman Air is using Performance Based Navigation (PBN) to simplify approaches into an airport with one of the most challenging terrains in its network, thanks to new procedure work performed by Hughes Aerospace and Honeywell. The national airline of Oman is currently flying the first Area Navigation (RNAV) approaches to be deployed in the region at Khasab Airport.    ...
October 6, 2015
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Photo: FAA [Aviation Today 10-06-2015] The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the next step in the FAA’s continuing evolution of working with those it regulates. Speaking at the Flight Safety Foundation’s Newsmaker Breakfast at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C, Huerta said the FAA developed the...
October 6, 2015
Aireon global space-based ADS-B diagram. Photo: Aireon [Aviation Today 10-06-2015] Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Airservices Australia, Australia’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Airservices Australia will assess the concept of Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution.    The Aireon ADS-B solution will...
October 6, 2015
Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO. Photo: Boeing [Aviation Today 10-06-2015] Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO, commented on the progress being made on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a large free-trade agreement that would support U.S. export growth in...
October 6, 2015
International Flight Test Institute (IFTI) CEO Bill Korner at the Commercial Aircraft Company of China's (COMAC) first international civil flight test symposium. Photo: RTI [Aviation Today 10-06-2015] In response to its growing need for highly skilled, well trained test pilots and...
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