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June 13, 2014
[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] According to a new report issued by the United States’ National Research Council (NRC), the FAA needs to improve its models used to determine Air Traffic Controller’s (ATC) staffing needs at terminal areas and airport towers across the country. The study was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and examined the methods used by the FAA to...
June 13, 2014
[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] Gogo has received certification from the FAA and Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to begin installing a Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity service across Japanese Airlines' (JAL) fleet of Boeing 737-800s. This is...
June 12, 2014
[Avionics Today June 12, 2014] The topic of the FAA's 2020 ADS-B Out mandate came to the forefront in Washington, D.C. where lawmakers listened to issues facing the General Aviation (GA) community's ability to equip aircraft with the certified avionics necessary to meet the mandate and continue flying after Jan. 1, 2020.   During a hearing held by the House committee on small business, lawmakers...
June 12, 2014
[Avionics Today June 12, 2014] The FAA made major progress with its ongoing progress regarding the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System this week (NAS). Energy company BP and UAS manufacturer AeroVironment have been granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to use unmanned aircraft for aerial surveillance of BP pipelines, roads and equipment at Prudhoe...
June 12, 2014
[Avionics Today June 12, 2014] Researchers at the Dresden University of Technology are about to examine the ability of a real-time 3-D surveillance and visualization system to improve the level of safety in airport surface operations. This has increasingly become a concern across the global aviation industry recently, as technology companies look to give Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) the ability to...
June 11, 2014
[Avionics Today June 11, 2014] Pilatus Aircraft has signed an agreement with Canadian avionics manufacturer Latitutde Technologies to become the global...
June 11, 2014
[Avionics Today June 11, 2014] Aeromexico has signed a new agreement that will make it the first Latin American airline to offer in-flight broadband connectivity, according...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] United Airlines is ready to start taking advantage of the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization program in Houston, TX, where the carrier recently collaborated with the agency and the National Air Traffic Controller's Association (NATCA) to implement new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures.  A United Airlines aircraft at Houston Bush International...
June 10, 2014
[Avionics Today June 10, 2014] Thales has completed its acquisition of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) provider LiveTV from JetBlue Airways for $399 million in cash, the New York-based airline said.    JetBlue first began offering LiveTV with DirecTV programming in 2000, and then acquired 100 percent...
June 9, 2014
[Avionics Today June 9, 2014] The FAA has approved the opening of its third congressionally mandated Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) testing site at Desert Rock Airport in Nevada.    Researchers at the Nevada location will fly the ScanEagle UAS at or below 3,000 feet, and will use site operations to evaluate the ability for unmanned aircraft to fly safely at an airport. Upon authorizing the...
June 9, 2014
[Avionics Today June 9, 2014] The Swiss Armed Forces has selected Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 HFE as the replacement for its current Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Under a...
June 9, 2014
[Avionics Today June 9, 2014] American Airlines has signed an agreement with Gogo to add Air to Ground (ATG) in-flight connectivity on a fleet of 30 new Bombardier CRJ-900 NextGen...
June 6, 2014
[Avionics Today June 6, 2014] Within the next 10-20 years, aerospace technology is going to evolve even more than it has during the first century of commercial aviation which is being commemorated in 2014, according to a speech given by Honeywell Aerospace Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Carl Esposito, during the 2014 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium.   Avionics Magazine...
June 5, 2014
[Avionics Today June 5, 2014] A committee providing aviation industry insight on the FAA's implementation of NextGen has produced a new list of the top four priorities that the industry wants the agency to focus on in its rollout of the shift from radar to satellite based Air Traffic Management (ATM) in the United States. During his opening keynote speech at the 2014 RTCA Global Aviation Symposium...
June 5, 2014
[Avionics Today June 5, 2014] Benefits from the FAA's NextGen aviation infrastructure modernization project are taking shape in the Houston Metroplex, where last week a total of 50 new airspace procedures--aimed at allowing airlines to take advantage of modern avionics systems and Performance Based Navigation (PBN) flight procedures--went into effect.   The Houston project is part of the FAA's...
June 5, 2014
[Avionics Today June 5, 2014] President of TMF Associates Tim Farrar looked out at the 300-plus aviation professionals at the inaugural Global Connected Aircraft Summit (GCA Summit) and took a guess. “Maybe it’s the connectivity bubble,” he said, in an effort to explain the unusually dense attendance to a closing session of a first-year conference. Though Farrar didn’t fully...
June 5, 2014
[Aviation Today June 5, 2014] Boeing has released its annual environmental report, and its major rival--French airframe manufacturer Airbus--released highlights of its own goals with reducing its environmental impact.     The report from Boeing sets a goal of keeping its greenhouse gas emissions, water intake and solid waste to landfills at the same level by the end of 2017 as it was in...
June 4, 2014
[Avionics Today June 4, 2014] Aviation industry leaders are in Washington D.C. this week for the annual RTCA global aviation symposium to discuss the challenges of completing the FAA's modernization of its air traffic system.  From Left: Air Wisconsin CEO James Rankin, Lilian Ryals, senior vice president and general manager, CAASD at the Mitre Corp., Ed Bolen, president and CEO of NBAA, John...
June 4, 2014
[Avionics Today June 4, 2014] EASA has issued a Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the navAero Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. Under the STC, dual aircraft mounting structures are approved for...
June 4, 2014
[Avionics Today June 4, 2014] Boeing announced the opening of the Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil (BR&T-Brazil) center, which will focus on aerospace technology and research in aviation biofuel development, remote sensing...
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