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August 24, 2015
Nok Air 737-800 NG. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Boeing has delivered Nok Air’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery marks the first of seven aircraft the airline has on order...
August 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA's Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs). The test will take place at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., where a research team has equipped the vintage 1974 airplane with five...
August 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-24-2015] A number of people are known to have died when a historic military jet crashed into a main road at the Shoreham Airshow in Sussex, England on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) reported that the Hawker Hunter...
August 21, 2015
Sriwijaya’s new Boeing 737 aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Boeing has delivered two new Next Generation (NG) 737-900 Extended Range (ER) aircraft to...
August 21, 2015
Bombardier’s CS100 aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Bombardier announced today that its C Series CS100 aircraft has performed over 80 percent of the required certification tests with more than 2,250 flight test hours to date. The C Series...
August 21, 2015
Aer Lingus, flag carrier of Ireland. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, launched a new policy for the Irish aviation sector earlier this week. The new policy aims to enhance maintenance of aviation safety, increase connectivity to and from...
August 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] The FAA has approved Pan Am International Flight Academy to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA...
August 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is preparing to finalize its recommendations for 15-minute aircraft flight tracking standard, which is focused on providing performance-based rather than prescriptive measures for operators. SITA OnAir’s Aircom FlightTracker technology has been introduced as a solution that is looking to help airlines meet the proposed...
August 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Qantas International has emerged from a six-year restructuring effort to post a net profit of $408 million for its financial year that ended June 30. The Australian flag carrier's Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce also announced a decision to modernize its long-haul fleet with eight new Boeing 787-9s during a press conference Wednesday.      A computer rendering...
August 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for the military, was awarded the contract for a new 6-by-6 Multi-Purpose Display (MPD) for the F15E Strike Eagle Program. The contract was awarded through Hebco, an engineering technical...
August 20, 2015
Member of the US Army launching the Raven RQ-11 UAS. Photo: Aerovironment [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] AeroVironment has received a contract from the United States Army totaling $3.4...
August 20, 2015
Officials from CAAS, NTU, ICAO, Mitre and the Singapore Ministry of Transport inaugurate the new facilities. Photo: CAAS [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has inaugurated two new facilities, the Air Traffic Management (ATM) Research Institute (ATMRI) and Mitre Asia Pacific Singapore (MAPS), in its efforts to establish a Center of Excellence (COE) for ATM. CAAS is...
August 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Harris Corporation has received a $97 million order to provide the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) with self-protection jammers for the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) program. Harris received...
August 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-19-2015] Indonesian rescue workers have recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 aircraft that crashed in the Papua province. During a press conference on Tuesday, Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency Chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo originally said that both the CVR and the Flight Data Recorder had been recovered, but on Wednesday he said...
August 19, 2015
Japan Airlines aircraft, rendering. Photo: JAL [Avionics Today 08-19-2015] JAL Group (JAL) has revised its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for fiscal...
August 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-19-2015] The Head-Up Display (HUD) market in military aviation in the United States will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.5 percent in terms of unit shipment between 2015 and 2019, as indicated by a new report by Research and Markets. According to the report, the...
August 19, 2015
Ornulf Hilarius, CEO of OHS Aviation Services and Christoph Meyerrose, CEO of LBAS. Photo: Lufthansa Technik [Avionics Today 08-19-2015] OHS Aviation Services, a business jet interior design specialist, and Lufthansa...
August 19, 2015
A4A estimates a 3 percent increase in passengers for the labor day weekend. Photo: A4A [Avionics Today 08-19-2015] Airlines for America (A4A) has projected 14.2 million people will fly over the Labor Day holiday period, a 3 percent increase from last year. A4A reported that airlines are ready for the uptick in passengers, adding capacity and reporting average U.S...
August 18, 2015
FAA’s ERAM ATC computing system. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 08-18-15] The FAA identified a recent software upgrade to Air Traffic Control’s (ATC) En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system at the Leesburg, Va., high-altitude radar facility as the source automation problems that grounded...
August 18, 2015
Photo: Serco [Avionics Today 08-18-15] Serco has received one of three awards on a new Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic with Air Traffic Control (ATC) engineering and technical support services for Navy...
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