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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...
January 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-20-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment's (GEE) Ku-band satellite connectivity system provisions will now be offerable on new Boeing 737 airplanes — the most popular commercial aircraft offering. The two...
January 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-21-2015] Airlines may soon have the ability to start performing aircraft recovery and inspection checks with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). EasyJet is currently working with several partners to make this a reality; the U.K.-based airline isn't looking to replace its aircraft engineers with machines, but rather to make their jobs safer.      A CopterCraft UAS inspecting...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] NetJets Europe is leading the efforts of a 15-company, eight-country alliance uniting to validate the ability of augmented vision and satellite-based navigation technologies to improve access into a range of airports. The Advanced Approaches for all Airports (A3) consortium was formed by the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) program. Through the end of...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Flight punctuality at United Kingdom airports fell in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, according to the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). On-time performance...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2015] A coalition of 10 news media companies have partnered with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to test small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to gather news. Virginia Tech houses one of six test sites established by Congress to collect data on the use of UAS to form regulations and integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) in conjunction...
January 16, 2015
UAViate and members. Photo: UAViate [Avionics Today 01-16-2015] UAViate, a British-owned Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) consultancy group, is lobbying to change public perceptions on UAS with the launch of a new academy at a...
January 16, 2015
Air Europa Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Air Europa has announced an order for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices — the largest ever Boeing...
January 16, 2015
ATAC Aircraft. Photo: ATAC [Avionics Today 01-16-2015] Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) has been tasked to deploy to Jacksonville, Fla. with 10 fighter aircraft to support U.S. military training. The fighter...
January 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-16-2014] Bombardier has announced it will immediately halt work on its Learjet 85 aircraft program due to what they site is a lack of market demand for the midsize business jet. In suspending the program, Bombardier will be forced to lay off 1,000 employees, effective immediately, from facilities in Wichita, Kan. and Queretaro, Mexico — a component manufacturing facility opened in...
January 15, 2015
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta delivers SMS final rule at a press conference on Jan. 8. Photo: Department of Transportation [Avionics Today 01-15-2015] The FAA is aiming to make commercial aviation safer with a final rule that requires most U.S. airlines to have a Safety Management System (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on many technologies and programs that airlines already have in place to...
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