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January 23, 2015
Small UAV. Photo: ARPAS UK. [Avionics Today 01-23-2015] NATS has signed a safety partnership agreement with ARPAS U.K., the trade association that represents the operators and stakeholders within the community of small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The agreement will see NATS and ARPAS U.K. working together to promote the...
January 23, 2015
Technicians disassembling Si2 for its flight to Abu Dhabi prior to round-the-world flight. Photo: Solar Impulse [Avionics Today 01-23-2015] Solar Impulse has announced the route for the around-the-world solar flight of its sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) aircraft, to take place in the coming months. Si2 will take-off from Abu Dhabi...
January 23, 2015
The Gulfstream Sorocaba, Brazil facility. Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace [Avionics Today 01-23-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace’s service center in Sorocaba, Brazil, received Part 145 approval from the FAA...
January 23, 2015
IRST21, shown on the F/A-18E/F. Photo: Lockheed Martin   [Avionics Today 01-23-2015] The F/A-18 Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system, developed and integrated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, received approval from the United...
January 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-22-2015] SITA and its wholly owned subsidiary OnAir have recently joined forces in a new business unit to help airlines harness and manage the massive amounts of data available in the connected aircraft era. The new business is looking to pull connectivity solutions throughout the entire airplane, "nose-to-tail," and help airlines understand and implement ground and in-flight...
January 22, 2015
Saudi Arabian private jet operator NasJet aircraft. Photo: Mid-East Info [Avionics Today 01-22-2015] Jeppesen has signed a multi-year contract with leading Saudi Arabian private jet operator NasJet to provide international trip planning services. The services aim to increase the Middle East company’s operational efficiency...
January 22, 2015
Marine using eCASS system. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 01-22-2015] Lockheed Martin has delivered the first electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) to the United States Navy for maximizing aircraft readiness. Sailors and marines will use eCASS to troubleshoot...
January 22, 2015
Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) test flight take off. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-22-2015] The Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program has completed the baseline ground and flight testing of the aircraft mission systems and is ready for customer demonstration flights. The testing included...
January 22, 2015
MQ-9 UAS. Photo: U.S. Air Force [Avionics Today 01-22-2015] Exelis has received a follow-on contract from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to continue producing and supplying the BRU-71/A ejector rack for the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)...
January 22, 2015
Garmin G1000 avionics suite. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 01-22-2015] Garmin announced two new rebate programs for select King Air owners and...
January 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-22-2015] Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts of all ages gathered at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. last night to support responsible UAV piloting alongside the Know Before You Fly campaign recently launched in conjunction with the FAA. Popular pop-rock artist Ok Go, — whose latest music video was shot in Japan using UAV aerial photography — headlined the free event...
January 21, 2015
VivaAerobus aircraft on runway. Photo: VivaAerobus [Avionics Today 01-22-2014] Latin American low cost carrier VivaAerobus will equip its new fleet of 52 Airbus A320 aircraft with a series of data acquisition...
January 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-22-2014] OAG, a company that provides flight schedules and related analytics, has announced the acquisition of Boston-based real-time flight information solutions provider FlightView.  ...
January 21, 2015
The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. Photo: Northrop Grumman  [Avionics Today 01-22-2014] The Japanese Ministry of Defense has selected Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning...
January 21, 2015
Alitalia aircraft on runway. Photo: BriYYZ via flickr  [Avionics Today 01-22-2014] The board of floundering Italian flag carrier Alitalia has revealed a new business strategy following the completion of equity investments by Etihad Airways for a 49 percent stake in the airline.  ...
January 21, 2015
Agricultural photo taken by FalconScan UAS. Photo: FalconScan  [Avionics Today 01-22-2014] FalconScan Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) company has introduced a new aerial mapping camera system. The...
January 20, 2015
G90XT aircraft. Photo: Nextant Aerospace [Avionics Today 01-20-2015] Nextant Aerospace’s new G90XT turboprop aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight. The G90XT is a remanufactured King Air C90A that features the...
January 20, 2015
Airbus engineers displaying thermoplastic carbon-fibre reinforced plastic material. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-20-2015] Airbus is working to maximize benefit of thermoplastic Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) material in aircraft production. Airbus believes this material holds advantages over the thermoset-type CFRP that is more commonly used to produce air transport airframes, the main...
January 20, 2015
Flosys, a tool that analyzes the environmental efficiency of flights, trailed by NATS to improve C02 impact. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 01-20-2015] NATS efforts to reduce the environmental impact of aviation are paying off as U.K. operators are saving 1 million tons of aviation-related CO2 each year, according to figures released by NATS. The reduction equates to more than $174 million in enabled fuel...
January 20, 2015
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight path. Photo: Wikimedia   [Avionics Today 01-20-2015] Indonesia’s transport minister, Ignasius Jonan, stated that AirAsia flight QZ8501 climbed at an abnormally fast rate before disappearing from radar, AP reports. While most commercial flights climb 1,000 to 2,000 feet per minute, Ignasius said that radar data...
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