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April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) charged engineers at Boeing with developing a new airborne method for launching micro satellites weighing up to 100 pounds into space, under a new 11-month $30.6 million contract.      Boeing artist's concept of ALASA capability. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   Boeing and DARPA will work on the new...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] Gogo subsidiary Aircell has expanded its business jet in-flight connectivity service to Canadian airspace in a service allowing business jet aircraft passengers and crews to access the Internet...
April 1, 2014
[Avionics Today April 1, 2014] Japan Airlines is improving its load planning process with the purchase of NetLine/Load from Lufthansa Systems.   The system can process nearly 1,000 flights daily, and helps provide operators with an optimal distribution of baggage...
March 28, 2014
[Avionics Today March 28, 2014] Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg said his company intends to develop a new method of delivering Internet connectivity to parts of the world that currently do not have access, by using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).   Facebook's prototype aircraft for delivering Internet connectivity to remote locations. Photo, courtesy of Internet.org.   As part of...
March 28, 2014
[Avionics Today March 28, 2014] Lockheed Martin is upgrading South Korea's Air Traffic Management (ATM) system with an updated version of its SkyLine system, first deployed in Korea in 2001.    The upgrade will be completed in partnership with the prime...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] The first research center for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) activities, ATLAS (Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Unmanned Systems) has opened in Spain.     ATLAS inauguration. Photo, courtesy of ATLAS.   Officially opened on March 21 by Susana Diaz, president of the Andalucía, Spain regional government, the facility will provide testing for...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircraft connectivity has become more than an added selling point for airlines recently, as carriers and operators are now using cockpit improvements and datalink communications to share in-flight data about performance, position altitude and speed, among other things.  But, despite all the latest airline business models, cockpit improvements and satellite...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Aircell, the business aviation division of Gogo, has received STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of its in-flight connectivity and entertainment platform onboard...
March 27, 2014
[Avionics Today March 27, 2014] Thales announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle-Aircraft (OPV-A). The Qatar Armed Forces will select the OPV-A airframe to be integrated...
March 26, 2014
[Avionics Today March 26, 2014] National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is currently using live flight trials between Bristol and Edinburgh to research the use of data communications between Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and pilots at lower altitudes, the Air Traffic (AT) services provider for the U.K. said.    Datalink is the U.K.'s version of the Data Comm Air Traffic Management (ATM)...
March 26, 2014
[Avionics Today March 26, 2014] The Brazilian Air Force awarded a contract to Elbit Systems to acquire the Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the Israeli aerospace and defense manufacturer said.   ...
March 26, 2014
[Avionics Today March 26, 2014] Rockwell Collins signed a new agreement with Brazilian manufacturer Avionics Services at the Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio (FIDAE)...
March 26, 2014
[Avionics Today March 26, 2014] The Meridiana Group will equip its commercial aircraft fleet with the navAero iPad Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system, the Italian airline group said.    With initial installations planned for mid-2014, Meridiana will deploy...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Swiss airframe manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft gave its 6-year-old single-engine turboprop, PC-12 NG, a connectivity-fueled avionics overhaul for 2014 to celebrate the first delivery of the original PC-12 20 years ago.      Honeywell Primus Apex avionics on Pilatus PC-12 NG. Photo, courtesy of Pilatus.   Since first introducing the PC-12 in 1994...
March 25, 2014
Rockwell Collins has a new agreement with Cascade Aerospace to provide avionics upgrades for the Mexican Air Force's two C-130K Hercules military transport aircraft.    Cascade's selection of Rockwell Collins was announced at the 2014...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Garmin released a large touchscreen glass flight display system for light sport aircraft, the G3X Touch. Garmin’s experimental engineering team, TEAM X, designed the display.    The...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Gogo's in-flight connectivity service has gone live on the first aircraft from Delta's long-haul international fleet, a Boeing 747-400.   The 747-400 will also be the first aircraft to fly with Gogo's...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] New satellite data analysis from Inmarsat and the U.K. Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) has led investigators to believe that Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370 most likely ended in the southern Indian Ocean, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in a statement.     More than two weeks have passed since MH370 disappeared from civilian radar coverage...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Elliott Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for the activation and use of Aircell Wi-Fi products in Hawker jets, the Moline, Ill.-based FBO said.      Elliott Aviation Technician, Rick Jennings...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has finished its initial flight testing phase in Palmdale, Calif., the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).      The Navy's unmanned MQ-4C Triton approaches Northrop Grumman's flight test facility in Palmdale, Calif. Photo...
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