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July 23, 2013
Several countries within the Asia Pacific are teaming up to study procedures for reducing air traffic congestion and aviation emissions within the region.    The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has issued a contract for an undisclosed sum to Dulles, Va.-based air traffic management company Metron Aviation to study infrastructure...
July 23, 2013
The U.S. Air Force has selected L-3 Link to provide training for its Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) program, through a recompete contract.      (L-3's PMATS ground control station simulator. Photo, courtesy of...
July 23, 2013
Lockheed Martin is not seeing as much of an impact from government spending cuts as it predicted earlier this year, as the aerospace and defense manufacturer reported net earnings of $859 million for the second quarter of 2013, a 10 percent increase over the same period 2012.    Quarterly sales reached $11.4 billion, a 4 percent drop from the second quarter of 2012...
July 23, 2013
Defense industry battery manufacturer Saft is working on a battery for in-flight emergency backup power for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet...
July 22, 2013
Honeywell reported its second quarter earnings last week, with a 1 percent decline in sales to $2.9 billion for its aerospace business.   In a statement, Honeywell attributed the overall aerospace sales decline to an 8 percent decline in sales of its defense and space products.   However, the company managed to post a better performance in the commercial...
July 22, 2013
FAA officials are working on a new airworthiness directive requiring Boeing 787 operators to perform mandatory inspections of the aircraft's Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT).      The agency issued a statement over the weekend indicating that the soon-to-be mandatory inspections were prompted by a report from the U.K.'s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), in which the branch...
July 22, 2013
Icon Aircraft is looking to make flying its A5 amphibious aircraft safer, as the company released details Monday about an angle of attack (AoA) indicator that will be standard on new production A5s.      (Icon's AoA system. Photo, courtesy of Icon.)   The AoA can quickly indicate the aircraft's wing position relative to oncoming airflow during flight. AoA...
July 19, 2013
BAE Systems, who led a team that lost a bid to Raytheon for the Navy's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Technology Development contract earlier this month, has filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the contract. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on July 8 awarded Raytheon a $279.4 million, 22-month technology development (TD) contract for...
July 18, 2013
NextGen, already mired by program delays and budget overruns, could be facing more financial and scheduling challenges ahead if a House budget proposal passes.   Calvin Scovel, the Transportation Department's inspector general (IG), said the House Appropriations Committee's proposed 2014 FAA budget, which is $756 million below the agency's current $16 billion reauthorization budget, would provide the...
July 18, 2013
U.K. investigators are recommending deactivation of Honeywell's Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) system on all Boeing 787 aircraft, following a technical examination of a 787 that caught on fire last week at London's Heathrow Airport.      The 787, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, was parked in a remote location at the time of the fire, with no passengers onboard, while all of the...
July 18, 2013
Dulles, Va.-based Metron Aviation has a new agreement with Airservices Australia to assist in addressing the need to improve flight operations within Australia.    Under the agreement, Metron will assist with engaging international carriers regarding arrival...
July 17, 2013
WestJet Encore, WestJet's newly launched Canadian regional carrier, has a new agreement with Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for its fleet of Bombardier Q400s.    Under the multi-year agreement...
July 17, 2013
The House on Tuesday unanimously passed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act which requires FAA to replace its current prescriptive regulations on small aircraft certification with performance-based regulations.    A similar bill was introduced in the Senate in May. If the bill eventually gets signed into law, FAA would be required to implement recommendations drafted by the Part 23...
July 16, 2013
Boeing has a new agreement to begin marketing Panasonic Avionics' satellite-based in-flight broadband service eXConnect to government operators.    Under the agreement, Boeing will market the Ku-band aeronautical network to government customers both within and outside the United States. Panasonic is looking to target government operators who...
July 15, 2013
During recent test flights in Marignane, France, Eurocopter used a combination of avionics and augmented satellite guidance to develop landing approaches that could lead to a significant reduction of the sound footprint from its commercial and military rotorcraft.      Using a twin-engine EC155, Eurocopter performed the test flights as part of the Green Rotorcraft Integrated Technology...
July 15, 2013
FAA has issued Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation of the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) on the Piper PA-32-301 series Saratoga aircraft.      (The upgraded Piper-PA-32 Saratoga Flight Deck. Photo, courtesy of NexAir Avionics.)  ...
July 12, 2013
Boeing will expand its support of an Australian air defense command and control system, Vigilare, under a new five-year $60 million contract announced Thursday with the Australian Department of Defense.    Boeing Defense Australia (BDA) will provide engineering, maintenance, training and system updates for...
July 11, 2013
The U.S. Navy on Wednesday conducted the first arrested landing onto an aircraft carrier with Northrop Grumman's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) carrier demonstration aircraft.      (The X-47B aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after safely landing. During the July 10 test, the X-47B caught the 3 wire with the aircraft’s tailhook. Photo, courtesy of NAVAIR.)   After...
July 11, 2013
Charter carrier Danish Air Transport has a new three-year charting and electronic flight bag (EFB) service agreement with Jeppesen to begin using a combination of onboard and mobile EFBs.      (Jeppesen's iPad-based EFB. Photo, courtesy of...
July 11, 2013
Malaysia Airlines is upgrading its Airbus A380 fleet with Lufthansa Systems' Airport Mapping Database Lido/AMDB, which will provide the data necessary to operate the Onboard Airport Navigation System currently installed on the flight...
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