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June 20, 2014
[Avionics Today June 20, 2014] Garmin, one of the biggest avionics manufacturers based in the United States, is looking to address what the company sees as "misinformation" recently presented in the media and a prominent 2013 aviation conference regarding the ability of terrorists and "corporate espionage agents" to hack into modern avionics systems.  Garmin's G5000 flight...
June 20, 2014
[Avionics Today June 20, 2014] The FAA has approved Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center (LSUASC) for full operations. LSUASC is the fourth of six federally mandated test sites to become operational.   Under the approval, the Lone...
June 19, 2014
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] Nav Canada is approaching the completion of the rollout of its nationwide Instrument Landing System (ILS) replacement program. The Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) announced an order to acquire 15 Normarc 7000B ILS systems from Indra Navia over the next three years, during the final phase of the ILS replacement program. Nav Canada will deploy a total of...
June 19, 2014
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] Panasonic Avionics, an in-flight entertainment and communications systems provider, is looking to bring satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to aircraft flying on high traffic routes between the West Coast of North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company announced a new agreement with communications satellite operator Eutelsat to offer connectivity to...
June 19, 2014
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] Avinor, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Norway, is bringing a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system to the southwest coast of Norway in an effort to modernize flight surveillance for airports in the region and increase Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) coverage of helicopter traffic in the North Sea.   WAM surveillance...
June 19, 2014
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] The FAA has issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to begin commercial operations of the RS-16 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), manufactured by the...
June 19, 2014
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] Exelis will provide its Vehicle Movement Area Transponder (VMAT) and Symphony MobileVue solutions to San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The airport is looking to use the...
June 19, 2014
[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] Jeppesen announced the introduction of its FliteDeck Pro Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for Microsoft Windows 8 tablets, Surface 2. Delta Airlines will be the first carrier to equip all 11,000 of its pilots and implement that tablet across its commercial...
June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June 18, 2014] Nok Air, a leading Thai low-cost airline, hopes to have its first plane ready to fly with Wi-Fi connectivity in the next two months. Patee Sarasin, CEO, Nok Air told a press conference at CommunicAsia that the airline aims to be a leader by offering free connectivity to passengers and that, once this is done, Nok Air will be able to build revenue-generating services on...
June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June, 18, 2014] Thales Avionics has selected Astro-Med to provide flight deck printers for the extended range version of the Airbus A330 and A340 passenger jets. Under a new agreement between the two companies, Astro-Med will supply its...
June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June 18, 2014] The Council of the European Union voted on regulation to extend the duration of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) until 2024. Originally established in 2007, SESAR JU is the government-industry consortium responsible for managing implementation of the SESAR project throughout Europe.  Initially, the...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] Boeing and Global Eagle Entertainment signed a Technical Services Agreement (TSA) to evaluate the possibility of offering a satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system as a line-fit option on...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed its first flight of the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a new radar designed to increase long-range imaging and search capabilities for commanders. The new system is a Telephonics Corporation AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar system typically used for manned aircraft that was modified by...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] Southwest Airlines is implementing the Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) to increase the sharing of in-flight data in real time with its maintenance and engineering teams. The airline is working with Boeing's technical teams for initial deployment of the system across its fleet of Next-Generation 737 aircraft. ...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] OnAir CEO Ian Dawkins wants regulators in the United States to issue a final decision about allowing in-flight cell phone use for airlines. The Swiss executive issued statements urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and FAA to deliver a final decision following the ending of the FCC's consultation period on the matter.   A passenger using Mobile...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] The National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Safety Committee has made pilot adjustment to advanced avionics systems one of its top safety focus areas for 2014.   According to James Lara, a member of the NBAA Safety Committee, simply reading the manual for new cockpit systems is not enough in some cases. Instruction often...
June 16, 2014
[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] Greenwich AeroGroup has expanded its network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband satellite communications systems to Tokyo, Japan. The U.S.-based...
June 16, 2014
[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] Hughes Network Systems signed a new contract with Thaicom Public Company Limited to jointly develop In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions for airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the contract, Thaicom will provide its broadband satellite fleet to enable...
June 16, 2014
[Avionics Today June 15, 2014] ViaSat showcased the ability to achieve in-flight network switching between a U.S. Department of Defense Ka-band Wideband Global satellite and a commercial Ka-band satellite during a U.S. Air Force proof of concept flight demonstration. Conducted under a Cooperative Research and...
June 13, 2014
[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] Jeppesen's FliteDeck Pro mobile Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) chart rending application has been approved for use by Denmark-based regional airline, Danish Air Transport. The Danish Transport Authority issued regulatory authorization for Danish Air Transport to begin using the FliteDeck Pro for Windows as its EFB platform.  Screenshot...
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