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May 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-12-2015] The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) hosted the first-ever European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) flight event to demonstrate how satellite-based navigation procedures are improving air travel across Europe. European officials, engineers and pilots from Airbus demonstrated the use of EGNOS for landing procedures with an ATR 72-600...
May 12, 2015
Rockwell Collins ARINC MultiLink flight tracking map. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 05-12-2015] Rockwell Collins and nine undisclosed airlines from around the world have launched a trial program for the company’s new ARINC MultiLink flight tracking service. The service, which was announced in March, offers what the company claims to be a comprehensive and cost-effective global flight...
May 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-12-2015] The first ever PC-24 Super Versatile Jet took off on its maiden flight yesterday, May 11, from Buochs airport in Switzerland. The prototype aircraft flew across central Switzerland for a total of 55 minutes, with Pilatus test pilots...
May 12, 2015
Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft during a test flight. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 05-12-2015] Bombardier has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft family. The service is part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS), capable of transmitting...
May 12, 2015
Airbus A400M aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 05-12-2015] Airbus Defense and Space confirms that an A400M aircraft has been involved in an accident near Sevilla Airport in Spain on May 9 around 1:00 p.m. local time. The aircraft with the serial...
May 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-08-2015] Southwest Airlines has announced it will equip its current Boeing 737NG fleet as well as future 737 MAX aircraft — for which Southwest is set to become the launch customer in 2017 — with Honeywell’s full suite of avionics. The new set of cockpit technologies will modernize the airline’s array of 737s, increasing operational efficiency and situational...
May 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-11-2015] The FAA has selected a team led by Mississippi State University (MSU) to operate a new National Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The center will provide the agency and industry with research to maximize the potential of...
May 11, 2015
RwandAir aircraft. Photo: Leandro Ciuff (flickr) [Avionics Today 05-11-2015] Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) and related technologies to support the airline’s strong...
May 11, 2015
The cockpit of NASA's Gulfstream GV with a synthetic vision system located on a head up display. Photo: NASA [Avionics Today 05-11-2015] The global market for Head-Up Displays (HUD) is expected to reach $5.2 billion by 2020, according to a recently published TechSci Research report. The firm expects the defense sector will continue its...
May 11, 2015
Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 05-11-2015] Croatia has successfully activated the Centralized Code Assignment and Management System (CCAMS), which will overcome current and future shortages of Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) codes used by Air Traffic Control (ATC) for radar identification, Eurocontrol announced...
May 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-08-2015] Thomas Global Systems’, a company that specializes in avionics display systems technology, has achieved EASA Part 145 approval for their facility in Irvine, Calif. This follows the Company’s FAA...
May 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-08-2015] According to a new market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the commercial avionics systems market is expected to reach $23.72 billion by 2020. The market was estimated at $15.75 billion in 2014, at a high Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.06 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to the report.   Increase in aircraft orders and deliveries across the globe are the...
May 8, 2015
Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 05-08-2015] Exelis has reported financial results for the first quarter of 2015, with revenue from continuing operations totaling $785 million, a 5 percent increase from the first quarter of 2014. First-quarter operating income from continuing operations was $104 million, a 51 percent improvement from the first quarter of 2014...
May 8, 2015
Global Hawk UAS. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 05-08-2015] The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) recently completed a round of flight tests on its Northrop Grumman-led Multiple Intruder Autonomous Avoidance (MIAA) program. The flight tests demonstrate the robustness and maturity of the Department of Defense's (DOD) standard collision avoidance software known as Multiple Sensor Integrated...
May 8, 2015
The global need for IFC is rising, analyst and Gogo agree. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 05-08-2015] Gogo’s latest In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) survey has reported gaps in interest between passengers in the United States and other regions, alongside a global rise in the relevance of IFC. Among other changes in the IFC landscape, the survey reported the rising interest in in-flight Wi-Fi services...
May 7, 2015
Business jet passengers using Gogo in-flight connectivity. Photo: Gogo. [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Gogo has reported record first quarter revenue of $115.5 million, up 21 percent year-over-year, as service revenue increased 32 percent to $95.4 million. Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) rose 54 percent year-over-year to $8.2 million. In its North American...
May 7, 2015
Photo: Aero Kinetics [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Aero Kinetics announced a partnership with FreeFlight Systems to further enhance their effort to certify their latest generation multi-rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL)...
May 7, 2015
A new PrecisionHawk drone. Photo: PrecisionHawk. [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] PrecisionHawk has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the FAA to advance the research around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) across rural areas. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the partnership at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference in Atlanta, Ga., taking place this week. PrecisionHawk...
May 7, 2015
Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B Engine. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Boeing and CFM International have successfully initiated flight testing of the LEAP-1B engine on April 29 on a modified 747 flying testbed at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations in Victorville, Calif. The testing is the next major milestone in a two-year program that will culminate in engine certification in 2016 and...
May 7, 2015
B4UFLY mobile application. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 05-07-2015] The FAA has announced a smartphone application that aims to make it clear to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts where it’s legal to fly in the National Airspace System (NAS). The B4UFLY app, announced at the 2015 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Conference in Atlanta, Ga. taking place this week...
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