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October 7, 2013
FAA has selected Kansas State University Salina to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), part of an effort to begin creating industry standards for certifying unmanned systems for commercial applications within the National Airspace System (NAS).      The university signed a memorandum of agreement with FAA on Aug. 29, under which K-State Salina will use its...
October 4, 2013
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) plans on entering its fleet of upgraded C-130T Hercules military transport aircraft into service by 2021, the military unit said Thursday.     (Twenty C-130T Hercules aircraft are scheduled to receive Avionics Obsolescence Upgrades beginning in 2016. Photo, courtesy of NAVAIR.)   The upgrades are scheduled as part of NAVAIR's Avionics Obsolescence Upgrades...
October 4, 2013
Smaller aerospace companies are feeling the biggest impact the federal government shutdown within the aviation industry, which entered its fourth day on Friday, as suppliers and manufacturers are finding their operations stalled by their inability to get new aircraft and aircraft components certified and registered because of FAA furloughs.    Congress remains divided over a continuing resolution...
October 3, 2013
The shutdown of the federal government entered its third day on Thursday, with aviation concerns throughout the United States arguing this shutdown is detrimental to the National Airspace System (NAS) and threatens to derail some critical infrastructure modernization initiatives.   Photo courtesy FAA More than 800,000 federal employees remain furloughed, including more than 15,000 FAA employees. Until...
October 3, 2013
Airlines and operators have increased their mobile air travel services in recent years, but the majority of airline passengers are not yet ready to start buying airline tickets from their smartphones, according to a new survey conducted by SITA.    SITA conducted its 2013 Passenger IT Trends Survey of 2,500 airline passengers at six of the world's busiest airports, including Abu Dhabi, Atlanta...
October 3, 2013
Photo courtesy Northop Grumman FAA issued a multiuse supplemental type certificate (STC) to Northrop Grumman's Air Claw, Quest KODIAK 100-based short take-off and landing aircraft. The multiuse STC validates the quality of design and integration and allows the aircraft to operate without limitation in U.S. airspace, according to the company. It also covers modifications of the KODIAK's...
October 2, 2013
The U.S. Army is upgrading its fleet of RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) through a new $20 million order for Mantis i23 gimbaled sensor payloads from AeroVironment.      (AeroVironment's RQ-11B Raven. Photo, courtesy of AeroVironment.)   The Mantis i23 upgrade will allow the...
October 2, 2013
Gogo subsidiary Aircell unveiled a new equipment package providing Internet and voice service for business jets Monday, ATG 2000.    The new package provides Internet and voice services for light jets and turboprops with fewer users at "affordable" prices, the company said. Travel Management...
October 1, 2013
Avionics manufacturer Astronics Corp., in an effort to increase its aircraft electronics business, on Tuesday announced its $12 million acquisition of aircraft antenna systems provider AeroSat.    The acquisition will help expand Astronics into the production of fuselage and tail-mounted antenna...
October 1, 2013
Aerospace and defense technology provider General Dynamics (GD) has received a $12 million task order from FAA to provide support to the agency's NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability (NIEC) under the System Engineering 2020 program.    The System Engineering 2020 program is a 10-year contract...
September 30, 2013
The U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier-based unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program has budget and schedule related risks associated with its acquisition strategy, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Thursday.      (The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft. Results from test flights conducted with the aircraft earlier...
September 30, 2013
Hong Kong International Airport will deploy the Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system from Airbus ProSky to improve air traffic flows.    The system, Harmony for ANSPs (Air Naviagion Service Provider), will be implemented at the airport on...
September 30, 2013
Department of Transportation (DoT) agencies, including FAA, would be hit hard by a potential federal government shutdown. However, aircraft will continue to fly and air traffic control towers will continue to be staffed.     DOT provisions regarding the shutdown were released Friday in a report titled "operations during a lapse in annual appropriations." The plan calls for FAA, DOT's...
September 27, 2013
Universities and officials from New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia are working together in a bid to be selected as one of the six testing centers for FAA's program to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).    The states submitted proposals to FAA through the University System of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (a...
September 27, 2013
FAA is proposing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the replacement of certain older Honeywell cockpit displays on Boeing 737 and 777 family aircraft due to their vulnerability to Wi-Fi interference.    The agency said the Honeywell phase 3 display units (DU) are susceptible to radio frequency emissions in Wi-Fi frequency bands at "radiated power levels below the level that the displays...
September 26, 2013
FAA's rules regulating the use of personal electronic devices (PED) on commercial aircraft are expected to change by 2014, as a federal advisory panel meets this week to complete its recommendations for changing the regulations.  (Photo: Internet OnAir on Emirates A380 Passenger connects onboard Emirates' A380 Copyright - Emirates.) An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) consisting of PED...
September 26, 2013
Boeing has released a suite of new mobile applications for the iPad to give aircraft maintenance technicians easier access to manuals, part numbers and other critical information required for maintenance checks. ...
September 25, 2013
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has signed a five-year, $636,000 contract with an undisclosed Nigerian carrier to provide flight data monitoring systems on four...
September 25, 2013
FAA has issued Supplemental Type Certification for the navAero tablet electronic flight bag (EFB) system on the Bombardier DHC-8-400 Series aircraft.      (navAero tablet EFB with UAID. Photo, courtesy of navAero.)   The STC authorizes Class 2 Tablet EFB provisions for installation on the DHC-8-400. According to navAero, all installations...
September 25, 2013
Lockheed Martin has secured Department of Defense (DOD) contracts totaling $165.7 million to provide radar systems and mission avionics for a fleet of U.S. and foreign military MH-60R Sikorsky Seahawk helicopters.   ...
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