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July 11, 2014
[Avionics Today July 11, 2014] The European Union recently completed the initial demonstrations of advanced arrival and departure flight operations for an airspace-enhancing project, Filling the Gap in GNSS Advanced Procedures and Operations (FilGAPP).  Flight demonstrations occurred in Germany using a Hawker 750 business jet equipped with a Flight Management...
July 10, 2014
[Avionics Today July 10, 2014] Boeing signed its second major connected aircraft deal in less than a month, announcing a new partnership with General Dynamics to release the Tri-Band radar dome (radome) in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to a spokesperson for Boeing's cabin connectivity team, the company sees a need for flexibility in the passenger cabin connectivity market.  The Tri-band...
July 10, 2014
[Avionics Today July 10, 2014] Engineers BAE Systems revealed a series of aviation technology concepts that could be incorporated into aircraft by 2040, although the British aerospace manufacturer admits some of the concepts are a little beyond belief.  Four advanced technological concepts were unveiled by BAE Systems, including a long range aircraft that divides into several smaller aircraft...
July 10, 2014
[Avionics Today July 10, 2014] Canada has completed its nationwide implementation of Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), according to the country's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NAV Canada. This marks largest domestic implementation of this technology to date, as European airspace currently features the technology and the United States is still in the trial phase with it under...
July 10, 2014
[Avionics Today July 10, 2014] DAC International announced its new collaboration with Cathay Pacific Airways, as the aftermarket supplier will collaborate with the airline on its e-Enabled aircraft program.  The Chinese carrier's eEnabled aircraft solution is an advanced solution...
July 9, 2014
[Avionics Today July 9, 2014] During the recent semi-annual NAVFEST military exercise at White Sands Missile Range, the U.S. Air Force demonstrated advanced anti-jamming and security capabilities of a new military code GPS signal. The design of Raytheon's MAGR 2000-S24 allows M-code avionics upgrades without the replacement of the...
July 9, 2014
[Avionics Today July 9, 2014] AeroVironment reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $8.1 million, a turnaround from a $795,000 loss reported during the same period a year ago. Tim Conver, CEO of AeroVironment, said the jump is the result of strong demand for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).  Total UAS sales for the quarter increased nearly 42 percent to $60...
July 8, 2014
[Avionics Today July 8, 2014] The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is launching the latest study in a project spanning four North American cities analyzing factors that lead to unhealthy air quality conditions.  NASA's latest study will bring a King Air research aircraft and a P-3B to Boulder, Co., to examine what factors lead to ozone levels in summer that exceed national...
July 8, 2014
[Avionics Today July 8, 2014] Etihad Regional is the launch customer for airframe manufacturer ATR's onboard iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) mount system.   The system features an integrated power interface module which provides a holding platform for the EFB, as well as connectivity to aircraft power for charging. Etihad Regional, formerly...
July 8, 2014
[Avionics Today July 8, 2014] Skyservice Business Aviation has signed a five year agreement with Star Navigation Systems Group to add the Star Airborne Data Services (Star-ADS) aircraft tracking solution to its fleet of Learjet 45s.   Star Navigation estimates the contract to be...
July 7, 2014
[Avionics Today July 7, 2014] European airlines and operators are flying a combined 60,000 nautical miles  more than they should be on a daily basis, according to a new report from Air Traffic Management (ATM) organization Eurocontrol.  There are an estimated 8,000 flight plans filed by European operators daily that feature routes that are longer than the best route available, Eurocontrol...
July 7, 2014
[Avionics Today July 7, 2014] The FAA has issued an initial Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new flight deck designed by Rockwell Collins as a modernized retrofit for Boeing 757s and 767s.   Rockwell Collins' 757/767 flight deck retrofit. Photo, courtesy...
July 3, 2014
[Avionics Today July 3, 2014] Air Malta is swapping out its paper-based flight manuals for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). The national carrier of Malta recently received authorization to begin flying with the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro iPad EFB.   The island carrier is looking to use the switch to EFBs to reduce...
July 2, 2014
[Avionics Today July 2, 2014] The FAA's new rule allowing airline passengers to connect to in-flight Wi-Fi networks from takeoff to landing has not increased the percentage of passengers using their Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) on commercial flights in the United States, according to a new study.  Photo, courtesy of Gogo. Depaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development...
July 2, 2014
[Avionics Today July 2, 2014] Moscow-based Nordwind Airlines has selected Fokker Services’ iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) for its mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing passenger jets. ...
July 1, 2014
Cabin Management Systems (CMS) create the passenger experience in bizjets. At a minimum, the CMS is the architecture that integrates cabin elements such as lighting, temperature, audio, video and Internet connectivity, and enables passengers to control each of these things with the touch of a finger. In the last few years CMS have incorporated more flexible control. Passengers now can use their own...
July 1, 2014
Every day, more operators around the world are swapping paper-based flight operations and hundreds of manuals and navigational charts for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technologies continue to make the process cost effective and easier logistically. According to the Avionics Magazine EFB Survey conducted in April, 62 percent of our readers are end users which are...
July 1, 2014
[Avionics Today July 1, 2014] Spanish carrier Iberia has added OnAir's in-flight connectivity solution to its transatlantic routes. Passengers flying on Iberia aircraft between Europe and the Americas will have access to OnAir's in-flight Wi-Fi and GSM solutions.  According to OnAir, Iberia provides...
July 1, 2014
[Avionics Today July 1, 2014] A consortium co-funded by the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking has validated a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) procedure that can help better manage the flow of incoming flights during peak hours at congested airports in Europe, a time-based procedure called...
July 1, 2014
[Avionics Today July 1, 2014] Rockwell Collins is launching a new FANS 1/A+ and Controller Pilot Data Link (CPDLC) truing course under an exclusive agreement signed with data link training provider Kobev International.  The aerospace and defense...
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