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September 30, 2015
Three 737-800s in Japan Transocean Air's livery. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-30-2015] Japan Transocean Air has selected Gogo’s 2Ku In-flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The airline will fit its new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 2Ku, as well as Gogo's wireless...
September 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-30-2015] The United States Senate has passed the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2015, to provide a six-month extension of funding for the FAA through March 31, 2016. Under the extension, the FAA's current structure and management of its NextGen airspace modernization plan remains the same. Lawmakers are expected to use the extension period to decide on a long term funding measure...
September 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-29-2015] Kontron has appointed Jim VandeSteeg to lead and direct the company’s avionics business line effective Sept...
September 29, 2015
FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 09-29-2015] On Sept. 15, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed agreements with two international regulatory partners, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA) that allow the agencies to...
September 29, 2015
Photo: Jeppesen Avionics Today 09-29-2015] Jeppesen has entered an agreement to provide crew management services for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, which are both operated by SkyWest. Under the...
September 29, 2015
Rockwell Collins' Paves on-demand IFE system Photo: Rockwell Collins  [Avionics Today 09-29-2015] Rockwell Collins’ Paves on-demand In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system is now offered for the Boeing 737 MAX. Rockwell Collins has also received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with FAA validation for its Paves Wireless media...
September 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-29-2015] Leo Mondale, president of Inmarsat Aviation, is calling on airlines and Internet service providers to look to the future of aviation before equipping for aircraft cabin Wi-Fi. During a speech at the APEX Expo in Portland, Ore., yesterday, Mondale called the industry out on several concepts that still need to be addressed across the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) landscape.  ...
September 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] Boeing and the U.S. Air Force have successfully completed the first flight of a KC-46A tanker aircraft. The first flight followed ongoing flights of the program’s first test aircraft, a 767-2C. During the flight, Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems and took the tanker...
September 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide the avionics gateway secure server on new 777X airplanes. The avionics gateway will feature Rockwell Collins’ Secure Server Router (SSR), which enables the safe transfer of data...
September 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] AQYR Technologies received a $100 million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) production contract to provide Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Rucksack Portable Receive Suites (AN/PRS-12) and Suitcase Portable Receive Suites (AN/PRS-11), spares, training, support, and engineering services to the U.S. Air Force and other branches of the military.     ...
September 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] ViaSat has received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its in-cabin distribution system. This is the first of two significant STCs ViaSat expects to obtain for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC)...
September 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-28-2015] In a deal valued at $2.065 billion, U.K.-based global aviation aftermarket service provider BBA Aviation has proposed to purchase business aviation Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) and charter services company Landmark Aviation. With BBA Aviation Signature already the largest FBO in the world set to absorb Landmark, the third largest, Rolland Vincent, of business aviation consulting...
September 25, 2015
We hope you haven’t been too busy gearing up for APEX 2015 to keep your eye on the news! With Boeing cozying up to a certain country to help in their attempts to keep pace with skyrocketing air traffic, Inmarsat launching a major bid across Europe and BBA looking to buy out fellow business aviation FBO, Landmark Aviation, it’s been a busy week! Think you’re up on the latest in Aviation...
September 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-25-2015] W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) and Kontron, a manufacturer of embedded computer modules, boards and systems, have announced they will work together to meet the growing demands for quick and easy...
September 25, 2015
Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-25-2015] Boeing cut the ribbon on its South Carolina research and technology center yesterday, which is devoted to current and next-generation technology development. Boeing’s Research & Technology (BR&T)-South Carolina center, will aim to lead the company's research and...
September 25, 2015
Build-up of the first A350-1000 began in Hamburg and Saint-Nazaire (shown here) with the assembly start of the first fuselage major components. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-25-2015] Airbus’ first A350-1000 is taking shape with the assembly start of the first fuselage major...
September 25, 2015
A digital representation of the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 09-25-2015] Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has selected SES Government Solutions (SES GS) to build two GEO Uplink Subsystem stations to support the...
September 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-25-2015] Inmarsat, alongside Airservices Australia, recently proved that Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) technology can satisfy the 15-minute aircraft tracking recommendation set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) during the 2015 High Level Safety Conference in February. While ADS-C — a surveillance technique that uses onboard aircraft...
September 24, 2015
GE's RAR-USB is designed for debugging, simulation, monitoring and analyzing bus traffic and data recording of ARINC 429 and 717 data bus protocols. Photo: GE Intelligent Platforms [Avionics Magazine 09-24-2015] Avionics bus architectures on today's aircraft continue to become varied and more complex, with modern airframes featuring MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, CAN, ARINC 664 (AFDX) as part of their overall...
September 24, 2015
John Wood, vice president and general manager of defense and aerospace at Teradyne. Photo: Linkedin [Avionics Today 09-17-2015] Late last year Massachusetts-based Teradyne, developer and supplier of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), made a move to acquire databus testing company Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT). The company now offers testing solutions for both the commercial aerospace and defense...
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