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October 6, 2015
[Avionics Magazine 10-06-2015] With NextGen, In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), constant capacity restraints, and an ever-changing operations landscape, airlines have their work cut out for them when it comes to modernizing a fleet. Avionics Magazine caught up with Tim Leonard, director of flight operations and compliance and operations at Southwest Airlines, to see how one of the largest passenger airlines in...
October 5, 2015
Bombardier C Series aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Tech Mahindra has signed an agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and post-flight recorded data...
October 5, 2015
C-21A aircraft. Photo: U.S. Air Force [Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Spirit Aeronautics claims it has developed a unique avionics upgrade program that modernizes military C-21A...
October 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Thales and Beijing Easy Sky Technology (BEST, a Thales joint venture) have jointly signed a contract with the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) East Air Traffic Management Bureau (East ATMB) to implement a new Air Traffic Management...
October 5, 2015
Members of the A6 Steering Group meet to sign the revised Memorandum of Cooperation. Photo: A6 Alliance [Avionics Today 10-05-2015] The leaders of Europe’s Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), the A6 Alliance, have renewed their commitment to work together to help modernize Europe’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. They have also expanded their agreement to draw in other European ANSP...
October 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-05-2015] There’s a shift taking place in the In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider marketplace, one that you could see at this year’s Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Portland, Ore. “What’s changed from last year? Every satellite operator is here at this show because we are buying so much capacity,” David Bruner, vice president...
October 2, 2015
With APEX in full swing this week you might think that IFE and IFC are the only things making headlines, but have you kept up with the landmark agreement between the FAA and two other regulatory bodies announced this week? If you know what we’re on about, get ready to ace this week’s Avionics News Quiz. Good luck! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz...
October 2, 2015
RTI’s DO-178C certification data package aims to help with easy introduction of UAS into the NAS. Photo: RTI [Avionics Today 10-02-2015] Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced the availability of a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) RTCA DO-178C Level A Certification Package for Connext DDS Cert. This is the first connectivity platform built on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard to...
October 2, 2015
B-52 bomber. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-02-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract to equip the B-52 bomber with Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT), which aims to enhance the aircraft’s combat capabilities in the digital battle space. Boeing’s CONECT modernizes...
October 2, 2015
Netflix and Virgin America now offer streaming video entertainment aboard certain Via Sat-equipped flights. Photo: Virgin America [Avionics Today 10-02-2015] Netflix and Virgin America are joining forces to provide complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi access that allows Netflix members to enjoy the...
October 2, 2015
Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft in SAS livery. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 10-02-2015] Dublin-based CityJet has signed a firm agreement to acquire up to 16 Bombardier CRJ900...
October 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-02-2015] On Tuesday Sept. 30, Massimo Garbini, managing director of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Deployment Manager, delivered the final version of the SESAR Deployment Program (DP) 2015 to the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission. The SESAR Deployment Manager will now await approval from the European Commission, at which point it will...
October 1, 2015
Optelity Hot Spot. Photo: TrueNorth Avionics [Avionics Today 10-01-2015] TrueNorth Avionics today unveiled its aviation certified product to provide light-aircraft owners with communications capabilities previously reserved for long-range VIP jets. The company’s new Optelity Hot Spot product is an “N” wireless access point and integrated router powerful enough to host embedded...
October 1, 2015
Fiumicino Airport. Photo: Ra Boe / Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-01-2015] SITA OnAir has entered an agreement with ENAV, Italy’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), to jointly provide air/ground data Very High Frequency (VHF)-based communication services in Italy. ENAV is deploying VHF data communication equipment at 19 airports across Italy, including Leonardo da Vinci Airport Fiumicino...
October 1, 2015
Avionica's avWIFI. Photo: Avionica [Avionics Today 10-01-2015] The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Avionica’s 18th Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) — No. ST03967AT — for the installation of the lightweight avWIFI router system on Boeing’s 737, 767 and 777 aircraft models plus the DC-10, MD-10 and MD-11 aircraft models.   “The Federal...
October 1, 2015
Thales InFlyt Experience. Photo: Thales [Aviation Today 10-01-2015] Thales announced that SriLankan Airlines has become the first airline in the world to fly the Thales Avant In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) system with an application delivering live news and weather. The carrier’s Airbus A330-300 fleet will all feature this...
October 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-01-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has made a splash at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo (APEX) in Portland, Ore. this year, announcing no less than 10 contract wins for everything from curating content for global airlines to an agreement with Sony to add music to airline In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) packages. While In-Flight Connectivity’s (IFC) impact on...
September 30, 2015
AirAsia Airbus A320 at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (LFBO) in France. Photo: Laurent Errera/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] AirAsia has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation to equip its aircraft with FlightLink, Panasonic’s aircraft tracking and flight deck communications system. Additionally, Panasonic will be providing its new AirMap suite of products enabling Aeronautical Operation...
September 30, 2015
Cross-border ATC. Photo: SESAR Joint Undertaking [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) members have recently carried out a series of validations on a solution to facilitate interoperability between Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems and the network manager in Europe. This is a cornerstone solution in the SESAR project, which will allow the continuous exchange of up-to-date and...
September 30, 2015
FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Ultramain Systems, a developer of airline operational software, and Gogo are partnering to connect Ultramain’s aircraft maintenance applications.   "Aircraft maintenance reporting functions are traditionally accomplished using paper log books and...
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