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July 9, 2014
[Avionics Today July 9, 2014] During the recent semi-annual NAVFEST military exercise at White Sands Missile Range, the U.S. Air Force demonstrated advanced anti-jamming and security capabilities of a new military code GPS signal. The design of Raytheon's MAGR 2000-S24 allows M-code avionics upgrades without the replacement of the...
July 9, 2014
[Avionics Today July 9, 2014] AeroVironment reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $8.1 million, a turnaround from a $795,000 loss reported during the same period a year ago. Tim Conver, CEO of AeroVironment, said the jump is the result of strong demand for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).  Total UAS sales for the quarter increased nearly 42 percent to $60...
July 8, 2014
[Avionics Today July 8, 2014] The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is launching the latest study in a project spanning four North American cities analyzing factors that lead to unhealthy air quality conditions.  NASA's latest study will bring a King Air research aircraft and a P-3B to Boulder, Co., to examine what factors lead to ozone levels in summer that exceed national...
July 8, 2014
[Avionics Today July 8, 2014] Etihad Regional is the launch customer for airframe manufacturer ATR's onboard iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) mount system.   The system features an integrated power interface module which provides a holding platform for the EFB, as well as connectivity to aircraft power for charging. Etihad Regional, formerly...
July 8, 2014
[Avionics Today July 8, 2014] Skyservice Business Aviation has signed a five year agreement with Star Navigation Systems Group to add the Star Airborne Data Services (Star-ADS) aircraft tracking solution to its fleet of Learjet 45s.   Star Navigation estimates the contract to be...
July 7, 2014
[Avionics Today July 7, 2014] European airlines and operators are flying a combined 60,000 nautical miles  more than they should be on a daily basis, according to a new report from Air Traffic Management (ATM) organization Eurocontrol.  There are an estimated 8,000 flight plans filed by European operators daily that feature routes that are longer than the best route available, Eurocontrol...
July 7, 2014
[Avionics Today July 7, 2014] The FAA has issued an initial Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a new flight deck designed by Rockwell Collins as a modernized retrofit for Boeing 757s and 767s.   Rockwell Collins' 757/767 flight deck retrofit. Photo, courtesy...
July 3, 2014
[Avionics Today July 3, 2014] Air Malta is swapping out its paper-based flight manuals for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). The national carrier of Malta recently received authorization to begin flying with the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro iPad EFB.   The island carrier is looking to use the switch to EFBs to reduce...
July 2, 2014
[Avionics Today July 2, 2014] The FAA's new rule allowing airline passengers to connect to in-flight Wi-Fi networks from takeoff to landing has not increased the percentage of passengers using their Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) on commercial flights in the United States, according to a new study.  Photo, courtesy of Gogo. Depaul University's Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development...
July 2, 2014
[Avionics Today July 2, 2014] Moscow-based Nordwind Airlines has selected Fokker Services’ iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) for its mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing passenger jets. ...
July 1, 2014
Cabin Management Systems (CMS) create the passenger experience in bizjets. At a minimum, the CMS is the architecture that integrates cabin elements such as lighting, temperature, audio, video and Internet connectivity, and enables passengers to control each of these things with the touch of a finger. In the last few years CMS have incorporated more flexible control. Passengers now can use their own...
July 1, 2014
Every day, more operators around the world are swapping paper-based flight operations and hundreds of manuals and navigational charts for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technologies continue to make the process cost effective and easier logistically. According to the Avionics Magazine EFB Survey conducted in April, 62 percent of our readers are end users which are...
July 1, 2014
[Avionics Today July 1, 2014] Spanish carrier Iberia has added OnAir's in-flight connectivity solution to its transatlantic routes. Passengers flying on Iberia aircraft between Europe and the Americas will have access to OnAir's in-flight Wi-Fi and GSM solutions.  According to OnAir, Iberia provides...
July 1, 2014
[Avionics Today July 1, 2014] A consortium co-funded by the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking has validated a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) procedure that can help better manage the flow of incoming flights during peak hours at congested airports in Europe, a time-based procedure called...
July 1, 2014
[Avionics Today July 1, 2014] Rockwell Collins is launching a new FANS 1/A+ and Controller Pilot Data Link (CPDLC) truing course under an exclusive agreement signed with data link training provider Kobev International.  The aerospace and defense...
June 30, 2014
[Avionics Today June 30, 2014] BAE Systems has unveiled its next-generation cabin system, IntelliCabin, ahead of the 2014 Farnborough Air Show. The U.K. aerospace and defense manufacturer's new cabin concept builds on its past experience supplying cabin systems for the Boeing 777 and 737.   BAE Systems' next generation cabin...
June 27, 2014
[Avionics Today June 27, 2014] Alaska Airlines is starting to realize the fuel saving benefits of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in Seattle, according to testimony from the carrier's vice president of flight operations Gary Beck before the Senate subcommittee on aviation.  The airline is using new flight procedures as a result of the agency's Greener Skies...
June 27, 2014
[Avionics Today June 27, 2014] Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines is adding a new web-based flight monitoring capability across its fleet of E-Jets, Embraer's Aircraft Health Analysis and...
June 26, 2014
[Avionics Today June 26, 2014] Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and aerospace and defense company Saab have a new agreement in place to research the use of 4-D trajectory solutions to help reduce the highly congested New York airspace. According to Doug Sweet, director of Air Traffic Management (ATM) at Saab, 4-D trajectory solutions involve "planning and...
June 26, 2014
[Avionics Today June 26, 2014] L&T Technology Services has acquired a 74 percent stake of Thales Software India, the Indian subsidiary of French aerospace and defense company Thales. Under the new...
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