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August 6, 2013
Northrop Grumman will provide the Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) for U.S. Air Force and Taiwan F-16 fighter jets, after winning a competition by Lockheed Martin looking to prolong the life of F-16 legacy aircraft with a radar upgrade program.      (F-16 Falcon. Photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin.)   SABR...
August 5, 2013
British Airways’ new Airbus A380 and Boeing 787s are equipped with the Thales-provided TopSeries In-Flight Entertainment System.   The airline, which has ordered a total of 12 A380s and 24 787s, took delivery in the United Kingdom of the first A380 in July and first two 787s in June. The second A380 is due to be...
August 5, 2013
NavAero has completed electromagnetic interference and rapid decompression testing for fourth-generation iPad tablet computers.   According to the company, the RTCA DO160 Section G testing is a value-added service that will allow them to achieve...
August 5, 2013
Curtiss Wright Controls announced a $21 million contract from Irkut Corp. to supply the flight data recording system for Irkut's MC-21 narrow body passenger jet.   The company's avionics division will supply the ISSKOR data recorder system, which integrates flight...
August 2, 2013
FreeFlight Systems on Thursday announced TSO authorization from FAA for its RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B transceiver family.    The transceiver provides ADS-B In and ADS-B Out capability within a single...
August 2, 2013
Cassidian's airborne idenfitification-friend-or-foe (IFF) systems were put to the test during the recent Bold Quest '13 exercise, held in North Carolina to test U.S. and NATO allied nations' combat identification systems during simulated missions.      Equipment from Cassidian's...
August 2, 2013
FAA's goal of integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System by 2015 could be delayed by a provision in the Senate's 2014 transportation bill.      (AeroVironment's PUMA UAS was recently issued a restricted commercial use permit by FAA. Photo, courtesy of AeroVironment.)   The bill requires Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to submit a detailed report...
August 1, 2013
Rockwell Collins on Thursday announced the selection of company President Kelly Ortberg as its new CEO, succeeding Clay Jones, who announced his retirement from the aerospace and defense manufacturer in April after 34 years. (Kelly Ortberg, newly appointed Rockwell Collins CEO. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.) Ortberg first joined Rockwell Collins in 1987 as a program manager for its multi-functional...
August 1, 2013
Airbus on Thursday announced initial EASA certification of its Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) for current engine option (ceo) A320 passenger jets. ROPS, an onboard avionics system that increases pilots' situational...
July 31, 2013
Saab Sensis, a subsidiary of Saab of Sweden, has been awarded a NASA contract to perform research on airborne and ground systems for flight safety and air traffic management.    Contract length and value were unannounced. Saab and its team--consisting of Metron Aviation, AeroControl Inc....
July 30, 2013
Global air cargo demand was 1.2 percent higher for the month of June than the same period a year ago, according to a report released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Tuesday.    Air cargo carriers in the Middle East saw the highest year-over-year improvement in June, as demand grew by 12.7 percent there. IATA attributed the growth there as being consistent with a trend in the...
July 30, 2013
Northrop Grumman on Monday announced the delivery of its 100th avionics system for Lockheed Martin's fifth generation F-35 Lighting II fighter jet.      (A Northrop Grumman test engineer conducts manufacturing testing on a transceiver module for the AN/ASQ-242 communications, navigation and identification system for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter...
July 29, 2013
FAA issued the first restricted type certificates to permit commercial operations with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) recently, authorizing Insitu's Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment's PUMA to begin flying commercial missions within the National Airspace System (NAS).      (AeroVironment's hand-launched Puma UAS. Photo, courtesy of AeroVironment.)   The new type certificates mark...
July 29, 2013
Rockwell Collins on Monday announced a new agreement at the EAA AirVenture show to begin automatically transferring Jeppesen electronic flight charts to flight decks using its Ascend Aircraft Information Manager (AIM).      (Rockwell Collins operators will no longer have to download files from the Jeppesen website...
July 26, 2013
Gulfstream's Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II and Head-Up Display (HUD) II for the G280 has been certified by FAA, the airframe manufacturer said Thursday. The FAA certification means the enhanced flight vision system, which has been integrated with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics and HUD II, provides operational credit. G280 aircraft equipped with the systems can land in weather conditions that...
July 26, 2013
Northrop Grumman has been selected by AgustaWestland to provide the Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the Agusta-Bell 412 helicopter fleet operated by Italy's law enforcement agency, the Guardia di Finanza, under a $1.8 million contract announced Thursday. The AHRS inertial sensor installation provides aircraft attitude, heading and flight dynamics...
July 25, 2013
Northrop Grumman raised its 2013 financial outlook after posting a strong second quarter, aided by work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.    The aerospace and defense contractor's second quarter net profit increased to $488 million, up from $480 million during the second quarter 2012...
July 25, 2013
Garmin is expanding some of its avionics offerings to Europe, as the company announced several new certifications Thursday from EASA.      (G1000 avionics suite. Photo, courtesy of Garmin.)   EASA became the latest civil aviation authority to provide...
July 25, 2013
Panasonic Avionics on Thursday signed an agreement with China Telecom Satellite Communications (China Telecom Satellite) to support in-flight connectivity in the dynamic and growing Chinese market.    The signing of the memorandum of understanding will make possible the first ever provision of in-flight connectivity...
July 25, 2013
FAA on Thursday issued a new airworthiness directive requiring all U.S.-based operators of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jet to either inspect or remove the aircraft's fixed emergency locator transmitter (ELT).      The ELT, manufactured by Honeywell, transmits the location of the aircraft in the event of a crash, and was found to be the possible cause of a fire onboard a parked...
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