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March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has finished its initial flight testing phase in Palmdale, Calif., the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).      The Navy's unmanned MQ-4C Triton approaches Northrop Grumman's flight test facility in Palmdale, Calif. Photo...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Rossiya Airlines recently introduced an iPad Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) into its commercial aircraft operations, as the Russian carrier looks to reduce fuel burn by eliminating paper-based flight manuals.    The airline was recently given...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the first phase of the Data Communications (Data Comm) Air Traffic Management (ATM) technology under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program is on track for 2016, according to a National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) official involved with the program.   Data Comm is one of the most...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Alenia Aermacchi rolled the first M-346 advanced trainer aircraft out for the Israeli Air & Space Force at its plant in Venegono Superiore, Italy.  M-346. Photo, courtesy...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Elbit Systems reported 2013 revenue numbers of $2.93 billion, up from $2.89 billion the previous year, the Israeli defense manufacturer said in its annual earnings report.    Increasing demand in Israel for avionics systems...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Lockheed Martin is teaming up with Poland's Warsaw Polytechnic University for an advanced applied research program looking at methods for integrating manned and unmanned airborne platforms.    The research program will focus on advanced...
March 21, 2014
Delta and Linkedin have a new partnership aimed at providing in-flight connections between business leaders at 35,000 feet.    The program, unveiled at TED2014, allows leaders from different fields to connect with...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Exelis will provide Electronic Warfare (EW) upgrades under a $36 million contract for the Turkish Air Force.    The contract will provide...
March 20, 2014
[Avionics Today March 20, 2014] After reviewing the critical systems on the Boeing 787 following serious incidents with the lithium-ion battery system in January last year, a team of aviation experts has determined that the aircraft meets intended safety level and design standards. The B787 Critical Systems Review Team (CSRT) conducted the review over a six-month period, evaluating the 787's design...
March 20, 2014
The FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to Gogo for the installation of its Ku-band satellite equipment on the Airbus A330, the company said. Gogo obtained the STC...
March 20, 2014
Airbus has completed the second initial 4D (i4D) trajectory flight trials as part of a joint project with other members of the government-industry Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking team. i4D, a technology designed to ensure aircraft flight trajectories remain synchronized between air and ground throughout all stages of flight, will facilitate more direct paths...
March 19, 2014
[Avionics Today March 19, 2014] Malaysia Airlines Prime Minister Najib Razak clarified a statement released over the weekend regarding the disablement of the missing flight MH370 jet's Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).    Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 traveling from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport has been missing for 11...
March 19, 2014
[Avionics Today March 19, 2014] L-3 Communications has reorganized its business segments in an effort to increase its competitive standing within the aerospace industry, officials of the company said.    The company's new structure...
March 19, 2014
[Avionics Today March 19, 2014] The U.K.'s air traffic services provider, NATS, is looking to generate a 4 percent reduction in Air Traffic Management CO2 and fuel burn on average per aircraft by the end of 2014 by achieving a new efficiency goal set by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).    NATS measures the three dimensional efficiency of...
March 18, 2014
Gogo's business aviation subsidiary, Aircell, has announced a new in-flight communications system for business jets, the ST 4300.    The system features voice, narrowband data and cockpit data link services in a single system...
March 18, 2014
Eurocontrol's Maastricht Upper Area Control Center (MUAC) is collaborating with NAV Portugal to assess its new surveillance data processing system.     NAV Portugal now uses the Tracker Quality...
March 18, 2014
Thales has received an order from the FAA to supply five Instrument Landing Systems model 420 (ILS420s) for deployment throughout the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).    According to Thales, this is the...
March 17, 2014
[Avionics Today March 17, 2014] Air France KLM has reached an agreement to acquire Barfield, the Miami, Fla.-based aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) subsidiary of French aviation services company Sabena Technics.    Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The acquisition will strengthen the presence of Air France KLM in the world's largest aviation market at a time when demand for...
March 17, 2014
[Avionics Today March 17, 2014] Jettech and Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems have partnered to develop a new Digital Engine Display (DED) replacement designed for Cessna Citation 500 series aircraft.    The display is designed...
March 17, 2014
[Avionics Today March 17, 2014] Panasonic Avionics is on track to double the size of its connectivity-equipped fleet by the end of the year, following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of a bird strike compliant radome for Boeing 777-200 aircraft.   The Lake Forest, Ca.-based...
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