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February 14, 2014
The U.S. Air Force issued a purchase and sustainment contract to Northrop Grumman potentially worth $200 million for its suite of Embedded Global...
February 14, 2014
Robinson Helicopter has unveiled a new line of glass instrument panels and avionics for its R22, R44 and R66 helicopters.    The new line...
February 13, 2014
Aegean Airlines, the largest airline in Greece, is upgrading its fleet wide flight procedures with a Lufthansa Systems package, including a five-year contract for the Lido/Flight flight planning solution, as well as the Lido/RouteManual, Lido/eRouteManual and Mobility...
February 13, 2014
NATS, the U.K.'s Air Traffic Control (ATC) firm, has signed a "pioneering deal" with two wind turbine developers, SSE and Vattenfall, that has secured enough funding to modify two Raytheon manufactured radar ATC sites, Lowther Hill and Great Dun Fell.     SSE...
February 12, 2014
[Avionics Today February 12, 2014] Helicopters are no longer lagging behind Air Transport (AT) aircraft and business jets in terms of featuring the most advanced avionics systems, as attendees of the upcoming Heli Expo 2014 will learn. Advanced Synthetic Vision Systems (SVS), Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) and even integrated touch screen flight decks are just a few of the enhancements coming...
February 12, 2014
[Avionics Today February 12, 2014] Rockwell Collins has had a busy week so far in Singapore, announcing a new vice president for its Asia Pacific division along with several commercial and military avionics equipage contracts.      Rockwell Collins' Multiscan weather radar system. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.   On the...
February 12, 2014
[Avionics Today February 12, 2014] Researchers at Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) during a recent flight test were able to successfully use a Scan Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to sense and avoid an approaching Cessna aircraft.      Insitu Scan Eagle UAS. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   The flight test was performed as part of QUT's Australian Research Centre...
February 11, 2014
Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in the United States are responsible for around 7,000 aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) at any given time. At the current rate of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into civil airspace, can ATC be ready to manage pilot-free aircraft flying in the same airspace as major commercial airlines, business jets and helicopters?   The answer to that question...
February 11, 2014
TransAsia Airways' new fleet of Airbus A320s will feature Thales's ACSS T3CAS1, the French aerospace manufacturer announced at the Singapore...
February 10, 2014
[Avionics Today February 10, 2014] Singapore has inaugurated its new Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility, Singapore Air Traffic Control Center (SATCC), which uses a new air traffic system from Thales, LORADS III.    "As a major hub, Singapore is...
February 7, 2014
[Avionics Today February 7, 2014] Lockheed Martin and AeroVironment signed an agreement at the Defense Expo in New Delhi, India to jointly pursue new opportunities within the global Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market.      The Global Observer UAS. Photo, courtesy of AeroVironment.   Both companies are known individually for their UAS products that have been deployed by international...
February 7, 2014
[Avionics Today February 7, 2014] Honeywell and Inmarsat have finalized the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the aircraft avionics of GX Aviation.   In October, Honeywell signed an agreement with ARINC to bring Inmarsat's GX Aviation — which uses Ka-band satellites to provide higher...
February 7, 2014
India is ready to upgrade its Air Traffic Management (ATM) with the GPS-Aided Geo Augmentation (GAGAN) system, which has achieved certification level Required Navigation Performance (RNP) 0.1.    GAGAN, jointly developed by Airports Authority of India, the...
February 6, 2014
NATS, the U.K.'s air traffic control firm, is launching a new Air Traffic (AT) system that will reduce delays by 80,000 minutes per year, the group says.    Scheduled for operation by the spring of 2015 at Heathrow Airport, Time Based Separation (TBS) will be the new method of separating flights. Traditionally, controllers separate...
February 6, 2014
Lockheed Martin announced a $60 million contract with AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the U.K.’s fleet of Apache...
February 6, 2014
Avidyne announced U.S. and European Technical Standard Order (TS) approval of its AXP340 Mode S Transponder.    The AXP340 features Extended Squitter (ES) to transmit Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out...
February 6, 2014
  Beechcraft's Hawker 400XPR upgrade program is ready to make its first three deliveries.    The Wichita, Kan.-based General Aviation (GA) manufacturer offers the factory designed upgrade package with several approved airframe modifications for avionics, engines and winglets. According to Beechcraft, the...
February 5, 2014
[Avionics Today February 5, 2014] The FAA announced a major shift in its regulation of Angle of Attack (AOA) indicators for small aircraft, making it easier for General Aviation (GA) operators to upgrade their cockpits with safety enhancing technology.   AOA refers to the angle between an aircraft's wing and the oncoming air, and if the “angle of attack” becomes too great, the wing can...
February 5, 2014
[Avionics Today February 5, 2014] The biggest challenge facing smaller American aerospace companies is waiting; response times needed for FAA approvals, according to Aspen Avionics CEO John Uczekaj, can paralyze small businesses.    Uczekaj joined executives from Royal Aircraft Services and Ascension Air to testify before the House Committee on Small Business on behalf of the General Aviation...
February 5, 2014
[Avionics Today February 5, 2014] Northrop Grumman is ready to begin demonstrating a faster and more affordable way to replace obsolete avionics on the U.S. Air Force's fleet of B-2 stealth bombers.   In August, the Air Force issued a 43-month $43.5 million award to Northrop to produce a functional replacement for the B-2's Audio Central Distribution Unit (ACDU). Now, one of the nation's largest...
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