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August 25, 2014
An F-35B aircraft. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 08-25-2014] The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is maturing steadily after a number of flight-test milestones achieved in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours.   On its...
August 25, 2014
 A Boeing 787 Max 8. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-25-2014] BOC Aviation placed an order valued at $8.8 billion for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year history and...
August 25, 2014
A Cathay Pacific Airways cargo flight. Photo: Cathay Pacific Airways [Avionics Today 08-25-2014] Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently announced the...
August 25, 2014
An Air Canada flight. Photo: Air Canada [Avionics Today 08-25-2014] Air Canada has released its third corporate sustainability report, which evaluates the airline’s 2013 performance in safety, environment, employee well-being, and company community involvement. The Montreal-based airline’s third annual report, “Citizens of the...
August 25, 2014
A Pilatus PC-12 in flight. Photo: Pilatus [Avionics Today 08-25-2014] Pilatus and Indian systems integration company Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed a 10-year contract for the delivery of the first complete PC-12 NG.   Set for delivery in late 2016, the project includes...
August 25, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-25-2014] What if commercial aircraft could be equipped with a "smart skin" that would enable it to “feel” the environment around it, similar to the way a human being does? The technology sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi film but engineers at BAE Systems' Advanced Technology Center have been researching this concept for five years, according to Lydia Hyde...
August 22, 2014
An Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) in use. Photo: Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation [Avionics Today 08-22-2014] As part of an initiative to improve Runway Safety Areas (RSAs) at commercial service airports by 2015, the FAA is working to adopt the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) across the country. Working in conjunction with the...
August 22, 2014
A United Airlines flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-22-2014] Travel doesn’t start at the airport and United Airlines is looking to address that by helping customers get from point A to B and back again throughout their entire travel experience...
August 22, 2014
An Embraer Phenom 100 business aviation jet. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 08-22-2014] Following a period of lower activity in the first quarter of 2014, business aviation made a strong comeback in the second quarter of the year, according to a report published by Jet Support Services Incorporated (JSSI). According to...
August 22, 2014
Jean Seguin, Bombardier president of aerostructures and engineering. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 08-22-2014] Bombardier announced the appointment of Jean Seguin as president of Bombardier...
August 22, 2014
An H80 powered L-410 aircraft. Photo: GE [Avionics Today 08-22-2014] GE Aviation submitted an application to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to use S10 diesel fuel for its H Series turboprops, which would help Brazilian operators lower fuel costs by up to 25 percent, according...
August 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-22-2014] The largest U.S. commercial airlines are spending more than $1 billion in monthly capital investment on upgrading their aircraft with in-flight Wi-Fi, USB ports for lie-flat seats and other upgrades according to a report on airline performance through the first six months of 2014 released by Airlines for America (A4A). Collectively, the nine largest U.S. passenger airlines spent...
August 21, 2014
ACSS Saferoute CDTI Assisted Visual Separation technology. Photo: ACSS [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] ACSS, an L-3 and Thales company, received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from the FAA for the SafeRoute ADS-B solutions on the Airbus A320. SafeRoute is a set of avionics capabilities that uses...
August 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-21-2014] XTAR, LLC signed an agreement with Leidos, a technology solutions provider for national security missions, to support testing of manned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) aircraft serving U.S. military missions. The...
August 21, 2014
An Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777F. Photo: Emirates [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] Starting Sept. 21, Emirates SkyCargo is introducing a weekly air freighter service from Basel, Switzerland to Dubai. The new air cargo operation aims to supplement...
August 21, 2014
An EasyJet flight. Photo: EasyJet [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] British carrier EasyJet has opted to move toward paperless cockpit operations by eliminating traditional paper-based navigation charts in favor of digital ones — reducing fuel and paper costs to the airline. At the end of May 2014, the airline switched to Lido/eRouteManual...
August 21, 2014
Roger Bone, President Boeing U.K. and Ireland. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-21-2014] Roger Bone, president of Boeing U.K. and Ireland, will retire at the end of September with Michael Arthur to assume the post starting Oct. 1, Boeing announced. During Bone’s time as...
August 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-21-2014] The FAA's deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) aspect of its NextGen program is at risk of cost overruns and delays, according to a memo sent to the agency from the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The memo, made public by the OIG, claims that the deployment of the STARS technology suffers from unstable...
August 20, 2014
A Garmin Pilot System. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Garmin Pilot, the flight path and weather navigation system that pilots can access via iPhone or iPad, will be extending coverage to...
August 20, 2014
A U.S. Air Force F16 in Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] The newest configuration of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16 V, integrated a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar — a major capability milestone. The...
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