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February 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-13-2015] The NextGen GA Fund has launched "Jumpstart GA 2020," an initiative designed to accelerate General Aviation (GA) operational equipage of rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics. Under the program, the GA Fund will purchase 10,000 L-3 Lynx NGT-1000 units, which provides an FAA-approved 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver...
February 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-13-2015] First Wave Aerospace has added component repair management to its offerings. By adding the additional service, customers will have a single point of contact to manage...
February 13, 2015
Caption: Real-time image captured by the Port Alexander weather camera on Feb. 13, 2015. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Pilots flying through Alaskan Airspace now have access to a fully deployed Alaska Weather Camera Program to help them determine when and where it’s safe to fly. The program has been in development for several years and aims to improve safety...
February 13, 2015
Gogo is one step closer to commercial line fit installation. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Gogo’s commercial aviation operation has earned AS9100 aerospace quality certification, an internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard for the aviation, space and defense industries. The...
February 13, 2015
The Lockheed Martin Legion Pod. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 02-13-2015] Lockheed Martin has introduced a multi-function sensor system that supports collaborative targeting operations between multiple aircraft in radar-denied environments, called the Legion Pod, for use on today’s warfighters. Combining Lockheed Martin's IRST21...
February 12, 2015
American Airlines 787 Main Cabin. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 02-12-2015] American Airlines will begin domestic service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in May and international service in June. The 787 will initially be deployed between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning May 7, before launching internationally...
February 12, 2015
GAMA CEO Pete Bunce. Photo: GAMA [Avionics Today 02-12-2015] General Aviation (GA) aircraft deliveries increased by 4.3 percent in 2014, with billings reaching $24.5 billion, the second highest total in history, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) year-end shipment and billings report released Wednesday. There were 2,454 GA aircraft delivered last year, which is the...
February 11, 2015
Photo: Airbus ProSky [Avionics Today 02-11-2015] The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a major en route and air traffic flow management initiative with Airbus ProSky. The program will help the country to better understand its airspace challenges and develop a conceptual design for UAE en route airspace in...
February 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-11-2015] As part of its response to the U.K government’s challenge to limit regulation for General Aviation (GA) operators, the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has relaxed the need for GA aircraft to carry certain equipment when flying under Instrument Flight Rules...
February 11, 2015
Boeing announced that British Airways received operational approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority for use of Boeing’s Electronic Logbook on their 787 Dreamliner fleet. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 02-11-2015] British Airways has received operational approval from the United Kingdom’s...
February 11, 2015
Innova Digital Cabin Management System. Photo: Innova [Avionics Today 02-11-2015] Turkish Airlines and Innova have partnered to launch a new Digital Cabin Management System (DCMS)...
February 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-11-2015] Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has appointed GMR Aero Technic Limited of Hyderabad, India as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for its Q400 turboprop. This is the first authorized Maintenance...
February 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-11-2015] The FAA has issued a technical amendment to the final rule published back in 2010 defining regulations for equipage requirements and performance standards for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics on aircraft operating in Classes A, B and C airspace as well as other specified classes of airspace within the National Airspace System. Under the...
February 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-10-2015] Some crowding airports are turning to Lockheed Martin’s WindTracer Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system to help reduce aircraft separations. The LIDAR system measures the strength and behavior of wind vortices caused by arriving and departing aircraft, data that can then be analyzed by participating airports to increase traffic and throughput at rates of up to 30...
February 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-10-2015] Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is transforming Bombardier's Global 5000 business jet into the new generation ELI-3360 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). Designed by the organization's ELTA group, the new MPA features an...
February 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-10-2015] Harris Corporation reported revenue of $1.21 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. This included the manufacturer's government communication systems division posting a fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth...
February 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-10-2015] Gulfstream's flight operations test organization has achieved International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 2 certification. The business jet manufacturer's flight department fathers 43 pilots conducting more than 2,200 annual test flights...
February 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-10-2015] The U.S. Navy's Air Systems Command has awarded a $270 million contract to Raytheon to provide software, systems and testing support for its fleet of V-22 Osprey aircraft. Under the contract, Raytheon...
February 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-10-2015] UTC Aerospace has a new agreement to supply NASA with procurement and installation of NP2000 propellers with electronic propeller control systems for the agency's fleet of P-3 aircraft. The NP2000 will replace the existing HS 54H60 propeller...
February 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-06-2015] The Obama administration's proposed 2016 fiscal year budget request seeks $845 million for capital investments related to NextGen Air Traffic Control (ATC) system modernization, a $53 million increase over the 2015 budget and an indication that the administration wants to see the program accelerated over the next two to three years. While the proposed budget is still far from...
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