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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...
July 24, 2013
Air traffic controllers at Denver International Airport (DEN) and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) are beginning to use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology to track airport ground vehicles with the installation of a ground tracking system by ITT Exelis.    The airports said the technology...
July 24, 2013
Brazil's civil aviation authority has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for StandardAero to begin installing Honeywell Primus Elite cockpit displays on Dassault Falcon 900EX and 900C aircraft.      (A StandardAero technician working on Falcon avionics. Photo...
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...
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