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December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of Hong Kong is approaching operational status for a new network of eight Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations in the Hong Kong flight region. CAD approved Thales to provide its ADS-B ground solutions following a series of stringent acceptance and flight checks to support the International Civil Aviation...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] Hughes Aerospace and Honeywell Aerospace have announced a partnership with Myanmar's Department of Civil Aviation to bring Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures to the nation's busiest airports. In recent years, both companies have embarked on a global initiative to assist airports with redesigning the airways within their airspace to allow them to move away from legacy...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded its investigation into a lithium-ion battery that caught fire onboard a parked Boeing 787 in 2013. According to the agency's accident investigators, the battery had design flaws and should not have been certified by the FAA.    NTSB officials say that an internal short circuit on the battery, manufactured by GS...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] Speaking at the Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference, Bruce Tanner, executive vice president and CFO at Lockheed Martin noted the progress put forth in the last year behind the F-35 Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter program. The program, touted as the most costly program in the Pentagon’s history, is seeing headway in the way of orders, deliveries and production...
December 4, 2014
USAF personnel working on the SACSS system at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, U.S. Photo: U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Montse Belleau [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The United States Air Force has awarded Exelis a...
December 4, 2014
Passengers at O’Hare International Airport. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a strengthening in demand growth. Total Revenue Passenger...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the MEDTEQ Consortium have confirmed grants to support the project for real-time telemedicine for emergency medical evacuation by air transport, manned by Star Navigation Systems Group and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)...
December 4, 2014
CAE flight simulators. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] Madrid-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Iberia Maintenance will...
December 4, 2014
Global Aviation Safety Study emphasizes reliability of air transport. Photo: Allianz Global [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] A new report on aircraft safety released by aviation insurer Allianz Global stresses the safety of air travel despite this year’s aviation disasters, namely the Malaysian Airlines flights MH17 and MH370 tragedies. According to the report, the highly publicized losses of the two...
December 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Boeing has completed the world's first flight using sustainable diesel biofuel in its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane. The eco-friendly fuel is made from vegetable oils, waste cooking oil and waste animal fats and is already widely available and used in ground transportation. The ecoDemonstrator 757 and 787...
December 3, 2014
The air route network of Eurocontrol member states. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Eurocontrol is looking to make European airspace more efficient and reduce both CO2 emissions and airline costs by increasing its number of direct route offerings. With a total of 466 direct routes published in...
December 3, 2014
Thales Avant IFE system. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Japan Airlines’ (JAL) new Boeing 787-8, which entered into revenue service on Dec. 1, has become the first carrier in...
December 3, 2014
ICAO offices. Photo: Doug (flickr) [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] The third meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation arising from Conflict Zones (TF-RCZ), established following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17, arrived at a what the organization describes as a successful conclusion. At the final meeting...
December 3, 2014
BizJet International facility. Photo: BizJet International [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] BizJet International Sales and...
December 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] At the 2013 Dubai Airshow Boeing launched the latest variant of its 777 family, the 777X, six years ahead of its projected entry into service. Since then, the wide-body jet has attracted a healthy demand, with 300 orders and commitments from six different customers; and Boeing indicates they will achieve firm configuration on the 777X in 2015. But the aircraft manufacturer still...
December 2, 2014
Closeup of workers at the Prestwick ATC Centre. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 12-02-2014] The NATS Control Centre in Prestwick, Scotland and NAV Canada’s Control Centre in Gander, Newfoundland have implemented a shared oceanic Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. The new system aims to assist controllers as they direct...
December 2, 2014
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Integrated Training System [Avionics Today 12-02-2014] Rockwell Collins has been selected by the United States Navy to provide an upgrade to the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Integrated Training System...
December 2, 2014
Boeing corporate offices. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 12-02-2014] Boeing will continue to repair and supply the guidance systems of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile...
December 2, 2014
DFS Merignac facility rendering. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 12-02-2014] To service a growing fleet, Dassault Falcon Service has announced plans to build a heavy Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)...
December 2, 2014
[Avionics Magazine 12-02-2014] Textron’s TRU Simulation + Training plans to establish a new maintenance training facility for current model Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft to be located on the Textron Aviation Mid-Continent campus in Wichita...
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