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April 25, 2014
[Avionics Today April 25, 2014] The U.S. Navy has issued a $10.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman to provide new mission computers for its fleet of AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters. Under the contract, Northrop will deliver its FlightPro...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200, has been missing now for 47 days, and while as an aviation journalist I am not in the business of proposing theories about what may or may not have happened, I do stay deeply in touch with aviation technology, and this incident will make a deep impact and impression on the industry. Until the aircraft is located...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] According to Star Navigation Systems Chairman and CEO Viraf Kapadia, the technology to improve aircraft tracking already exists today.    Star Navigation Systems, based in Canada, already has technology that enhances aircraft tracking for airlines and fleet operators using real time flight data streaming via satcom. It’s called the In-Flight Safety...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] The North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) research test site is now open for testing, and is the first of the six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sites to begin officially operating. North Dakota's Department of Commerce, however, has received a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES UAS at the Northern Plains...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Northrop Grumman has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the U.S. Air Force with its software upgrade for the B-2 Bomber. The upgrade is designed to replace multiple Operational Flight Programs (OFP) — embedded software that allows the...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] Universal Avionics is looking to grow its business within the emerging Latin American business aviation market.    The Tucson, Ariz.-based avionics manufacturer announced the appointment of Corey...
April 24, 2014
[Avionics Today April 24, 2014] The Government of Canada is investing $4.4 million in the latest research and development program from Avcorp Industries, according to a statement released by Industry Canada.  Avcorp will use the...
April 23, 2014
Gagan Brings Avionics Upgrades to India A computer-generated rendering of an airplane runway approach using Honeywell’s Smartpath system. Photo: Honeywell Operators in India need to upgrade their avionics this year to match the country’s overhaul of its ATC system. Ashok Lavasa, India’s civil aviation secretary, says Gagan is projected to save the nation’s operators and airlines a...
April 23, 2014
UK Launches Low Altitude Datalink Flight Trials U.K.’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is currently using live flight trials between Bristol and Edinburgh to research the use of data communications between Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and pilots at lower altitudes. According to NATS, Datalink, the U.K.’s version of the Data Comm ATM modernization in the U.S., is currently mandated in...
April 23, 2014
Thales, Qatar to Develop OPV-A Thales, Qatar Air Force officials sign MOU to develop OPV-A. Photo: Thales Thales announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted Vehicle-Aircraft (OPV-A). The Qatar Armed Forces will select the OPV-A airframe to be integrated with a mission systems capability. OPV-A is a hybrid between a...
April 23, 2014
NextGen Data Comm on Track For 2016 IOC What a pilot will see on the cockpit display when using Data Comm for a revised route clearance. Photo: NATCA 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...
April 23, 2014
Avianca Upgrades A320s With ROPS Flight display featuring the Airbus ROPS technology. Photo: Airbus Colombian airline Avianca is upgrading its fleet of A320s with the Airbus Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS), an onboard cockpit technology designed to provide active protection and increase situational awareness during the aircraft landing phase of flight. According to Airbus, the system combines data...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Three of the world's largest aerospace and defense manufacturers, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, reported their first quarter earnings. Boeing came out first, with the strongest first quarter earnings of the three. The manufacturer’s results were fueled by higher sales and increased deliveries of its flagship commercial airframes, the 737 and the...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Lockheed Martin's announced progress with its Kestrel flight control systems and mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software, designed to increase the automation capabilities of its Group 1 family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).    The Desert Hawk III, a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) made by Lockheed, demonstrated increased automation during...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Vector has reported on the successful completion of the first test trial of its GL1020FTE data logger analyzing Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus communications onboard the second flight test aircraft in the Airbus A350 XWB program.    CAN data bus is a serial...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Rockwell Collins released a statement about the use of its TacNet Tactical Radio (TTR) in Project Missouri, a series of flight tests at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.   The Lockheed Martin-led Project Missouri program featured flight tests using an open systems architecture evaluating datalink communications between an...
April 23, 2014
[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Canadian avionics manufacturer Flyht’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) has achieved 1 million flights onboard aircraft.  The AFIRS system was first introduced in 2005, and has been installed on over 400...
April 22, 2014
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or simply drones, are becoming more of a buzzword worldwide. Be it for its wide range of possible uses, controversies around privacy concerns, or disputes around their legality, the discussions are hot right now. With the Association of Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2014 conference around the corner, we...
April 22, 2014
Although in the U.S. NextGen is still six years away and European mandates are speculated to be less-than-firm, long-range jet providers like Gulfstream, Dassault and Cessna are equipping their new production aircraft with the capabilities to handle the new requirements. Operators are reaping the benefits of GPS-guided Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS-LPV)...
April 22, 2014
  A pilotless F-16 during flight. Photo: Boeing The U.S. Air Force expects the unmanned QF-16 to challenge fighter pilots and air defenders with a Full-Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) representative of a fourth-generation fighter threat. Like the QF-4 it will replace, the agile QF-16 will fly either manned or unmanned and work with existing telemetry/control systems. Boeing Global Services & Support...
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