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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...
December 30, 2013
From the congested air traffic of the northeast, to the extreme climates of Hawaii and Alaska, the Federal Aviation Administration sought to represent U.S. airspace diversity in its six choices for all Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) testing to begin June 28, 2014. On that day, one or more of the sites announced will open for testing: the University of Alaska, the State of Nevada, Griffiss International...
December 30, 2013
The Legacy 450, Embraer Executive Jets’ newest aircraft, successfully completed its maiden flight in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil Saturday, Dec. 28.   Extensive pre-flight ground tests and simulations allowed...
December 30, 2013
General Dynamics won three of 12 contracts announced Thursday, Dec. 26 for a total of $205.1 million in Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. One of the three contracts, for a cost-plus-fixed-fee $6.6 million, will go toward providing the U.S. Army with engineering services and logistics work on a tactical airspace integration air traffic control system in work performed through June 30, 2016.  ...
December 27, 2013
Garmin has upgraded the capabilities for its G500 and G600 legacy flight displays with new software version 6.21 which features updates specific to certain airframes and...
December 27, 2013
 The U.S. Air Force will deploy Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite terminals under a new $134.3 million contract with Raytheon, the military aerospace manufacturer said Friday, Dec...
December 26, 2013
Rockwell Collins has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of ARINC, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based aviation and defense electronics manufacturer said Monday Dec. 23.    Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC, provider of aviation information management services, was acquired from asset management firm the Carlyle Group. Rockwell Collins originally announced the purchase as an agreement in August...
December 26, 2013
Portugual carrier Hi Fly is moving to an electronic flight environment, under a new five-year service agreement with Jeppesen to add electronic flight bag (EFB) services to its international wet lease flights.    The airline will use Jeppesen's iPad-based...
December 23, 2013
U.K.-based software testing provider LDRA has secured contracts with five major, still unnamed, avionics suppliers in Russia, a region that is increasing the international presence of its aviation industry with new airframes, technologies and components.  Superjet 100. Photo, courtesy of Sukhoi. Under the new contracts, LDRA's tool suite will provide verification of the European Aviation Safety Agency...
December 23, 2013
Panasonic Avionics and China Telecom Satellite Communications signed a firm agreement to jointly support in-flight connectivity for domestic and international airlines flying over Chinese airspace.    The firm agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies in July. Under the terms of the...
December 20, 2013
L-3 Communications has acquired aerospace and defense systems manufacturer Mustang Technology Group, now re-named L-3 Mustang Technology, the company said Thursday Dec. 19.    The Plano, Texas-based L-3 Mustang develops and manufactures radar-based sensors and systems used in...
December 19, 2013
Military spending cuts offset the increase in sales for commercial aircraft leading to a slight reduction in overall aerospace sales for 2013, however demand is expected to increase leading to an overall gain in 2014, according to the year-end forecast released by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on Wednesday, Dec. 18.    The forecast projects a less than 1 percent drop in overall...
December 19, 2013
Aeromexico has a new agreement to add Gogo's in-flight connectivity network to its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Mexico's largest carrier said Thursday, Dec. 19.    Under the agreement Gogo's Ku-band satellite service will be provided for the 737 fleet, and Inmarsat's...
December 19, 2013
The Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation Authority (DCA) has approved AirAsia to begin flying required navigation performance (RNP) flight paths in Malaysia.    Approval was granted following a collaborative nationwide flight path program that began in 2012 between AirAsia, DCA and GE Aviation. The program was designed to improve operational efficiency at 15 airports in Malaysia, and GE...
December 19, 2013
Aspen Avionics on Monday; Dec. 16 announced its EA100 autopilot adapter has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for compatibility with all...
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