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January 13, 2014
Sikorsky has completed the maiden test flight of the modernized version of its S-61T helicopter with upgraded avionics from Cobham.    The upgrades were provided by the...
January 10, 2014
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is seeking to upgrade the onboard avionics systems for their T-1A trainer jets to modernize and maintain current capabilities within the National Airspace System, according to a Request for Information posted on Thursday, Jan. 9.      T-1A trainer aircraft. Photo, courtesy of U.S. Air Force.    Under the request, the Air Force is...
January 9, 2014
Craig Olson has been named vice president of the business and regional systems unit, Rockwell Collins said Friday, Jan. 3.      Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell...
January 9, 2014
China Eastern Airlines' new Airbus single aisle fleet will feature surveillance systems, flight management systems and head up displays' from Thales, the French aerospace manufacturer said Thursday, Jan. 9.    The Chinese carrier will add Thales' latest avionics solutions to a fleet of 60 Airbus A320s that it purchased for $5.4 billion in 2012. Delivery of those aircraft is scheduled to begin...
January 9, 2014
Duncan Aviation has completed its second Falcon 900B Universal Avionics EFI-890R cockpit retrofit upgrade, the Lincoln, Neb.-based aircraft service provider said Thursday, Jan. 9.      Duncan Aviation recently completed its...
January 7, 2014
In-flight connectivity over Canadian airspace has entered a new era as the first phase of Gogo's air-to-ground (ATG) Wi-Fi network went live in the region on Monday, Jan. 6.    Once complete, Gogo will have the first ever air-to-ground network deployed within...
January 7, 2014
BAE Systems has appointed Gerard DeMuro, formerly of General Dynamics, as the new chief executive of its U.S. operations, the U.K.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer said Tuesday, Jan. 7.    DeMuro will take over the position on Feb. 1, succeeding Linda Hudson, the first woman to lead a major U.S. aerospace and defense contractor. The...
January 7, 2014
Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has completed nine test flights, reaching the half-way point of envelope expansion testing with the U.S. Navy.      Triton UAS. Photo, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.   The testing allows the engineers to validate the Triton's ability to operate at a range of different altitudes...
January 6, 2014
Safran has combined its aircraft electrical power systems operations into one business with the formation of Labinal Power Systems, the French partner of the world's biggest producer of engines for single-aisle aircraft said Monday, Jan. 6.    Labinal includes Safran Power, which specializes in onboard power systems and Aerosource, a provider of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for...
January 6, 2014
Phillippe Merlo has been appointed the new director of air traffic management (ATM) at Eurocontrol, the European provider of air navigation services said Monday, Jan. 6.    Merlo will oversee the organization's ATM and research and development, including relations with international...
January 6, 2014
Poland is looking to expand its military air navigation performance with a $76 million purchase of new Exelis GCA-2020 Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) and Precision Approach Radar (PAR) systems.    The systems will be installed on Polish Air Force and Navy aircraft...
January 6, 2014
Duncan has expanded its helicopter avionics testing capabilities with the addition of three new diagnostic test sets, the company said Thursday, Jan. 2.    All three test sets support...
January 3, 2014
Airlines and operators replacing older fleets with new fuel-efficient aircraft coupled with increased air passenger demand in the Middle East and Asia Pacific markets is expected to make 2014 another "record year" for the commercial aerospace industry, according to Deloitte's 2014 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry outlook.      Boeing's 787-9 is among several new commercial...
January 2, 2014
The electric starter-generator system TopStart is Dassault’s choice for its Falcon 5X business jet. The Falcon 5X engine Snecma Silvercrest has control laws that sync well with TopStart according to Guy Lefebvre, Thales president. The TopStart unit includes three electronic control units and...
January 2, 2014
Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited signed a definitive agreement to develop in-flight connectivity solutions for Chinese airlines. The agreement will provide 39 Panasonic customer airlines flying into and over...
January 2, 2014
Raytheon Company won a $70 million firm-fixed-price contract for Advanced Countermeasures Electronic Systems (ACES) and Line...
January 2, 2014
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a $9.5 thousand contract for aircraft components and accessories Wednesday, Jan. 1 and an $8 million firm-fixed-price modification on an existing contract for Foreign Military Sales Division support efforts...
December 31, 2013
The Airfone air-to-ground communications network meets its end this New Year’s Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31. However, as Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 arrives, ASiQ Limited will deliver an alternative to the decommissioned service and Aircell costly replacement options.    The new service, dubbed Grrrilla, is a combination narrow and broadband system that connects to global cellphone networks and shares...
December 31, 2013
Comac has begun tests on the C919 iron bird ground rig, performing necessary validation and integration of aircraft systems and performing troubleshooting. Currently, Comac has 400 aircraft...
December 31, 2013
Boeing has been selected to fulfill a $750 million five-year contract for work on the U.S. Air Force fleet of B-1 bombers, the Pentagon...
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