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May 14, 2015
PC-12 cockpit. Photo: Pilatus Aircraft. Avionics Today 05-14-2015] The FAA has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Levaero Aviation (formerly Pilatus Centre Canada), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development, for its Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision...
May 14, 2015
Bombardier’s Global 5000 aircraft. Photo: Bombardier Business Aircraft [Avionics Today 05-14-2015] Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced it will reduce its production rate for Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. The company attributed current economic conditions and geopolitical issues in some market regions...
May 13, 2015
Eurocontrol’s Director General Frank Brenner met with GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides in Prague. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 05-13-2015] Following the signature of a framework partnership agreement on April 8, on April 20 Eurocontrol’s Director General Frank Brenner visited the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) headquarters in Prague where, accompanied by his...
May 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 05-13-2015] At the 2015 Boeing Investor’s Conference on Tuesday, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney provided top line expectations regarding whether the aerospace market would begin to see some decline. While the company saw a drop in cash flow as well as delays in 787 production for American Airlines aircraft during the first quarter 2015, McNerney...
May 13, 2015
Amazon has expressed its interest in delivering goods via drones. Photo: Amazon Prime Air. [Avionics Today 05-13-2015] Research and analysis firm Visiongain has assessed that the small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) market will reach $1.61 billion in 2015. The company expects the variety of applications in which small...
May 13, 2015
Aircraft noise simulation. Photo: Onera [Avionics Today 05-13-2015] The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon begin work on the next step in a multi-year effort to continue understanding the relationship...
May 13, 2015
Quadcopter drone on cultivated field. Photo: ackab1 (Flickr) [Avionics Today 05-13-2015] Airbus Group and NEXA Capital Partners announced an agreement to pursue solutions for the widespread commercialization of Unmanned Aerial...
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...
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