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September 3, 2015
Posti’s experimental package delivery UAS. Photo: Posti [Avionics Today 09-03-2015] Finland’s mail service, Posti, launched a four-day experiment starting Sept. 2 to test an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in the delivery of e-commerce. In the experiment, Posti will be testing a robotic helicopter in delivery and transport tasks for the first time in Finland, and for the first time...
September 3, 2015
Map of the ATM modernization programs across the globe. Photo: GAO [Avionics Today 09-03-2015] The FAA could see big gains in implementation of its NextGen program should the organization invest more into developing international interoperability for the airspace modernization initiative, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). A globally interoperable NextGen system...
September 2, 2015
[Avionics Magazine 09-02-2015] American Airlines is among several major international carriers currently improving safety and flight operational efficiency with automatically generated weather reports through the use of real-time turbulence detection technology. Now, both American and the creator of the technology, WSI Corp., are looking to expand the use of the technology to more aircraft around the world...
September 2, 2015
AH-64E Apache helicopter, a potential candidate for Poland’s attack helicopter and a possible collaboration program for PGZ and Boeing. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-02-2015] Boeing and European defense group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed a broad-based agreement outlining areas where Boeing and PGZ member companies may collaborate in support of the Technical Modernization Plan of the...
September 2, 2015
Jeppesen. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 09-02-2015] Jeppesen has launched a new service platform for customers to update avionics data, the Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) for Windows. The application provides the gateway for pilots...
September 2, 2015
Marke Gibson, appointed senior advisor on UAS integration and Earl Lawrence, appointed director of the UAS Integration Office. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 09-02-2015] The FAA has selected Marke Gibson and Earl Lawrence for two executive-level positions that...
September 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-02-2015] Champion Aerospace and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) have finalized life of program long-term supply agreements to...
September 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Cargo airline FedEx Express, which operates the world’s fourth largest fleet, has its eyes on major fleet modernization initiatives to introduce newer, more operationally efficient aircraft into the fleet. Earlier this summer, the Memphis, Tenn.-based airline announced the purchase of 50 Boeing 767-300F aircraft scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2023 to the tune of...
September 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 09-01-2015] GE has completed the sale of its U.S. fleet services business to Element Financial Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. Also, GE’s sale of its Mexican, Australian and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element...
September 1, 2015
A-Variant (CTOL) LRIP F-35 aircraft. Photo: JSF [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a follow-on contract of $4.1 million to Cree, a wide-bandgap semiconductor electronics company. The new funding will enable the qualification of a high-performance power electronic module developed for the F-35...
September 1, 2015
Maintenance technicians working on an aircraft. Photo: Southwest Airlines [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] The global narrow-body aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of almost 4 percent from 2015 to 2019, according to a new...
September 1, 2015
Embraer has chosen Atlas Air as a European sales representative. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has added Atlas Air Service as its...
August 31, 2015
A US Air Force "Reaper" drone takes off at Creech Air Force base in June 2014. Photo: US Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo [Avionics Today 08-31-2015] Boston Engineering has won a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)...
August 31, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-31-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a position on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) indefinite...
August 31, 2015
Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-31-2015] Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award for 13 aircraft. The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon...
August 31, 2015
Embraer’s Legacy 450 business jet received FAA certification. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 08-31-2015] Embraer Executive Jets’ new Legacy 450 business jet has received type certification...
August 31, 2015
2015 has been a huge year in terms of acquisitions, consolidations and mergers across various segments of the global aviation industry. Several of these acquisitions will have a major impact on the aircraft connectivity market, airspace modernization projects in the U.S. and Europe — NextGen and the Single European Sky — and the introduction of new innovative solutions going forward for end...
August 28, 2015
While China’s market is taking a hit, aviation is alive and well! Connectivity is making waves with Gogo set to launch aircraft testing of its 2Ku solution and Delta’s latest flight attendant app taking to the skies, not to mention that the sharing economy is making way for new aircraft, or hoping to. Think you’re up to snuff on this week’s latest in aviation? Take our quiz and find...
August 28, 2015
Hong Kong Airlines signed an agreement earlier this summer at the Paris Air Show with AirCom Pacific to install IFEC systems on-board Hong Kong Airlines aircraft. Photo: Aero Icarus (Wikimedia) [Avionics Magazine 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company...
August 28, 2015
Deliveries of Cessna’s Citation Latitude midsize jet have begun. Photo: Cessna [Avionics Today 08-28-2015] Cessna Aircraft has announced the first deliveries of its newest midsize jet, the Cessna Citation Latitude. Among the first operators to take delivery of the...
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