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April 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-22-2015] The Department of Defense (DOD) and industry partners still have structural and budgetary issues to address as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program moves forward with plans to increase spending and production, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) early last week. With nearly two years and 40 percent of development testing still on...
April 21, 2015
The Haite Singapore Aviation Training Center. Photo: Haite [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] China-based aerospace company Haite Group has launched its aviation training center in Singapore. The 21,000-meter facility in Changi Business Park serves as...
April 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-21-2015] Raytheon Company has received a $103 million contact from the FAA to field the newest element in a space-based system that aims to make air travel safer and more efficient. The Raytheon-supplied system will be a key feature of the FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), which improves the availability and accuracy of GPS signals to enable use by...
April 21, 2015
Photo: Mark Doliner (flickr) [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] Lockheed Martin reported a nearly flat first quarter for 2015, with net sales totaling $10.1 billion, compared to $10.7 billion in the first quarter of 2014...
April 21, 2015
The Boeing 787 ecoDemonstrator. Photo: NASA [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] NASA researchers have wrapped up a series of flight experiments with Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757 airplane to assess the effect of tiny devices called sweeping jet actuators. Thirty-one of these devices were installed on the aircraft's vertical tail, during the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail...
April 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-21-2015] A new bill introduced by Congressman John Mica, R-Fla., would privatize Air Traffic Control (ATC) in the United States, as the FAA continues to modernize the system. The proposed legislation follows a House subcommittee hearing last month in which aviation experts evaluated the private models that countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom use to oversee air traffic...
April 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-20-2015] One of the biggest names in business aviation, NetJets, recently completed the largest aircraft cabin connectivity purchase in its 50-year history. Gogo Business Aviation announced an agreement with the international operator that will bring 650 In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) systems to the NetJets Signature Series fleet.      Business jet...
April 20, 2015
Version 1 of Honeywell’s new real-time weather radar app. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 04-20-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has released the first version of a new online weather service that will provide pilots with continuously updated, in-flight weather...
April 20, 2015
Mock up of the Irkus MC-21 cockpit, which will be fitted with active side stick. Photo: Alex Beltyukov via Wikipedia [Avionics Today 04-20-2015] UTC Aerospace Systems is developing an active side-stick controller designed for large commercial airliners, starting with the Irkut MC-21 single-aisle aircraft. Active...
April 20, 2015
Juan Uriarte, head of Airbus Defense and Space U.S. military aircraft services greets Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson at the first U.S. C212 aircraft operators conference last year in Mobile, Ala. Photo: Airbus Group [Avionics Today 04-20-2015] Airbus Defense and Space has selected Airbus DS Military Aircraft in Mobile, Ala., as the new worldwide support center for the C212 aircraft...
April 20, 2015
G600 flight display. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 04-20-2015] Garmin International has announced enhanced capability and an expanded feature set for its Gulfstream G500/G600 aircraft glass flight display systems. The upgrade includes...
April 17, 2015
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR. Photo: Jeppesen Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Jeppesen has teamed with aviation headset provider Sennheiser to introduce automatic audio warnings as a new...
April 17, 2015
Boeing 737 Max in Southwest livery. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Southwest Airlines has chosen Global Eagle Entertainment’s (GEE) Ku-band global...
April 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Demand for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is steadily decreasing as the planned production of several procurement programs draw to a close, according to a new report released by Frost and Sullivan. According to the report, future...
April 17, 2015
 Thales InFlyte IFEC diagram. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Thales has announced it will reshape its In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity...
April 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-17-2015] Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) manufacturer AirRobot recently entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Northrop Grumman’s Tennessee-based subsidiary, Remotec, for the company’s line of small UAS for law enforcement and first responders. As the companies aim to bring UAS to a market with high security and reliability requirements, Thomas Meyer, president...
April 16, 2015
UTC headquarters and staff. Photo: UTC Aerospace [Avionics Today 04-16-2015] UTC Aerospace Systems has extended its Aircraft Data Management (ADM) solution to provide airlines with a way to track...
April 16, 2015
Serco employees managing an ATC tower. Photo: Serco [Avionics Today 04-16-2015] The FAA has awarded Serco two contracts to continue supporting the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) program. Serco will provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) specialists, safety managers and program...
April 16, 2015
Boeing Wind Updates look to up operational efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 04-16-2015] Hainan Airlines has introduced the Boeing Wind Updates solution into their operations, which will provide...
April 16, 2015
Boeing 767 aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 04-16-2015] Thomas Global Systems has launched its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD replacements for the Rockwell Collins EDU-776D and EDU-766D Cathode Ray Tube...
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