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August 27, 2013
Russian Helicopters subsidiary Kamov issued a contract to Curtiss-Wright Controls to provide flight testing avionics on the new Ka-62 cargo transport helicopter.  ...
August 27, 2013
NASA's Langley Research Center issued a small business innovation research (SBIR) contract to Michigan Aerospace Corp. (MAC) for production of an optical air data system that can detect conditions aloft when...
August 26, 2013
Korean Air has renewed its contract agreements to keep ARINC as it primary satellite communications (Satcom) provider.    The contract renewal will keep ARINC's AviNet Airport, Type...
August 23, 2013
Delta is continuing its investment in in-flight technology systems, as the carrier plans to launch a new in-flight connectivity service for its flight attendants next week.    The service, provided by Gogo and accessed through Windows Phone 8 handheld devices, will allow flight...
August 22, 2013
The Department of Defense (DOD) needs to continue assessing potential duplication and overlap of the capabilities for its $7 billion investment in a next generation airborne electronic surveillance jamming system, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).     (Boeing EA-18G fighter jet. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.)   In July, Naval Air Systems...
August 22, 2013
FAA on Thursday named retired Air Force Major General Edward L. Bolton Jr. as the new assistant administrator for NextGen, Avionics Magazine has learned. (Edward L. Bolton Jr. Photo, courtesy of Department of Defense.) Bolton began his Air Force career as an enlisted cost and management analyst. He was commissioned in 1983...
August 21, 2013
Air Canada has selected ARINC to provide air-to-ground communications for its leisure group airline, Air Canada rouge.    ARINC will provide its Globalink voice and data infrastructure for Air Canada rouge. Data link services will be the primary...
August 20, 2013
Linda Hudson, chief executive of the U.S. operations of BAE Systems, will retire by March of next year, the company said Tuesday.    The 62-year old has served as CEO of BAE Systems since 2009 and will remain a member of the company's executive board as an outside director through April 2015. The...
August 20, 2013
Pullmantur Air is expanding its use of cockpit tablet applications, as the airline is introducing its pilots to several new flight technologies from Lufthansa...
August 20, 2013
The Brazilian Air Force fleet will begin receiving support from Pacific Avionics for its fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, the company said Monday.     (Brazilian AF Major Solano...
August 20, 2013
The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) issued four $15 million Preliminary Design Review (PDR) contracts to Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman seeking to develop a carrier-based unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for its Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program.      (Northrop Grumman's X-47B takes off from a carrier launch during...
August 19, 2013
The majority of Americans support the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for search and rescue and border patrol missions, but also have privacy concerns with the use of UAS by local and federal law enforcement agencies, according to a poll conducted by Monmouth University.    While 83 percent of the respondents support using UAS for search and rescue, and 62 percent for border patrol, 49...
August 19, 2013
Air Traffic controllers at Ho Chi Minh City International Airport in Vietnam began using a new advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) recently, the A3000 from Saab subsidiary HITT.    The A3000 uses surveillance data from a new surface movement radar (SMR) to locate all aircraft...
August 19, 2013
South American carrier LAN Airlines recently began testing a new in-flight connectivity system from Thales on an Airbus A320.      The system, TopSeries AVA, is being flight tested on an Airbus A320. According to Thales, the system allows passengers to connect their own portable...
August 19, 2013
NASA recently presented the prototype software to FAA for a tool designed to help air traffic controllers reduce delays.    The software, called the Precision Departure Release Capability (PDRC), has automation features that will help controllers by accelerating the process that determines the time an aircraft can begin taxiing toward a runway. Tests of the software have shown that...
August 16, 2013
Satellite-based Wi-Fi provider Global Eagle signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the necessary infrastructure to support Chinese airlines, as they begin to increase access to...
August 16, 2013
AeroVironment on Wednesday announced a new "Teaming Agreement" with Indian aerospace engineering firm Dynamatic to begin manufacturing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in India.    Under the agreement...
August 16, 2013
Curtiss-Wright Controls will provide its aircraft computer system (ACS) for use on Eclipse's new 550 twin-engine business jet.      (Eclipse 550. Photo, courtesy of Eclipse.)   Shipments of the ACS began in December, and are scheduled through 2016. The ACS is an avionics...
August 14, 2013
Chinese manufactured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) made their debut in the United States on Tuesday at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2013 in Washington D.C.   Ewatt, a Wuhan, Hubei Province-based company, is showcasing a collection of UASs used for inspecting power lines in China. The company is building an $18 million UAS industrial park, which will have an initial capability of producing up to 200...
August 14, 2013
The Aerospace State Association (ASA) on Tuesday at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2013 advised state and local governments to consider requiring warrants for government surveillance of individuals with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).    Warrants were among a list of recommendations developed by ASA in collaboration with other state governmental organizations, as the group seeks to provide guidance...
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