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April 29, 2014
[Avionics Today April 29, 2014] The Sierra Nevada Corp. has selected the Curtiss-Wright Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Ethernet switch and router technology for its PC-12 aircraft.  According to Curtiss-Wright, the selection was finalized under the...
April 29, 2014
[Avionics Today April 29, 2014] The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has approved the RT-5000P radio for installation and use by its operators in wild land fire situations.  The RT-5000 radio from Cobham. Photo, courtesy of Cobham Aerospace. The...
April 28, 2014
[Avionics Today April 28, 2014] Germany is considering upgrading its air and missile defense system with a new system developed by Lockheed Martin, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), the aerospace and defense manufacturer said.  MEADS will replace the current Patriot system in Germany with an expandable...
April 28, 2014
[Avionics Today April 28, 2014] Turkish carrier Corendon Airlines has plans to start "flying paperless," according to a new announcement from Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) manufacturer navAero.  Corendon signed a contract with navAero to add its iPad tablet EFB system to its fleet...
April 28, 2014
[Avionics Today April 28, 2014] Duncan Aviation's avionics team has seen an increase in demand for in-flight connectivity systems for Canadian-registered aircraft in early 2014.  The Lincoln, Neb.-based aviation Maintenance, Repair and...
April 25, 2014
[Avionics Today April 25, 2014] Airbus completed the first flight of its electric E-Fan experimental aircraft, which could serve as the prototype for a future hybrid engine regional jet for the French airframe manufacturer.    The E-Fan aircraft concept was first unveiled by Airbus at the 2013 Paris Airshow. Developed in partnership with Safran, the...
April 25, 2014
[Avionics Today April 25, 2014] Alenia Aermacchi completed the first flight of its MC-27J transport aircraft from the company's Turin Test Flight Centre.  The aircraft, jointly developed by Alenia Aermacchi and...
April 25, 2014
[Avionics Today April 25, 2014] The U.S. Air Force issued a four-year $32.5 million contract to Boeing to develop a new system enabling the rescue of downed pilots and warfighters. Under the...
April 25, 2014
[Avionics Today April 25, 2014] The U.S. Navy has issued a $10.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman to provide new mission computers for its fleet of AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters. Under the contract, Northrop will deliver its FlightPro...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200, has been missing now for 47 days, and while as an aviation journalist I am not in the business of proposing theories about what may or may not have happened, I do stay deeply in touch with aviation technology, and this incident will make a deep impact and impression on the industry. Until the aircraft is located...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] According to Star Navigation Systems Chairman and CEO Viraf Kapadia, the technology to improve aircraft tracking already exists today.    Star Navigation Systems, based in Canada, already has technology that enhances aircraft tracking for airlines and fleet operators using real time flight data streaming via satcom. It’s called the In-Flight Safety...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] The North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) research test site is now open for testing, and is the first of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sites to begin officially operating. North Dakota's Department of Commerce, however, has received a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES UAS at the Northern Plains...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Northrop Grumman has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the U.S. Air Force with its software upgrade for the B-2 Bomber. The upgrade is designed to replace multiple Operational Flight Programs (OFP) — embedded software that allows the...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Universal Avionics is looking to grow its business within the emerging Latin American business aviation market.    The Tucson, Ariz.-based avionics manufacturer announced the appointment of Corey...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] The Government of Canada is investing $4.4 million in the latest research and development program from Avcorp Industries, according to a statement released by Industry Canada.  Avcorp will use the...
April 23, 2014
Gagan Brings Avionics Upgrades to India A computer-generated rendering of an airplane runway approach using Honeywell’s Smartpath system. Photo: Honeywell Operators in India need to upgrade their avionics this year to match the country’s overhaul of its ATC system. Ashok Lavasa, India’s civil aviation secretary, says Gagan is projected to save the nation’s operators and airlines a...
April 23, 2014
UK Launches Low Altitude Datalink Flight Trials U.K.’s 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. According to NATS, Datalink, the U.K.’s version of the Data Comm ATM modernization in the U.S., is currently mandated in...
April 23, 2014
Thales, Qatar to Develop OPV-A Thales, Qatar Air Force officials sign MOU to develop OPV-A. Photo: Thales 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 with a mission systems capability. OPV-A is a hybrid between a...
April 23, 2014
NextGen Data Comm on Track For 2016 IOC What a pilot will see on the cockpit display when using Data Comm for a revised route clearance. Photo: NATCA Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the first phase of the Data Communications (Data Comm) Air Traffic Management (ATM) technology under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program is on track for 2016, according to a National Air...
April 23, 2014
Avianca Upgrades A320s With ROPS Flight display featuring the Airbus ROPS technology. Photo: Airbus Colombian airline Avianca is upgrading its fleet of A320s with the Airbus Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS), an onboard cockpit technology designed to provide active protection and increase situational awareness during the aircraft landing phase of flight. According to Airbus, the system combines data...
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