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February 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has proposed the adoption of a new aircraft-tracking standard based on discussions among civil aviation authorities, industry and delegates at the 2015 High Level Safety Conference (HLSC). The suggested standard is based on performance and involves operators and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) using existing and...
February 6, 2015
Diagram of ADS-B satellite tracking coverage. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Aireon have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to enhance aircraft tracking in the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). Through this collaboration, Aireon aims to work with CAAS to enhance surveillance coverage over the entire Singapore FIR with the...
February 6, 2015
 Asiana Airlines A330 in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide components...
February 6, 2015
Small aerial photography UAS in flight. Photo: Delaware Aviation Support [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] The FAA has granted eight more regulatory exemptions for commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems...
February 6, 2015
NetJets Europe flies first Phenom 300 jet into London City Airport. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] NetJets Europe has obtained certification to operate its Signature Series Phenom 300 light aircraft at London City Airport. This follows a similar...
February 6, 2015
Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] Harris Corporation and Exelis today announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at an estimated $4.75 billion. The boards of directors of both...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] U.K. air navigation service provider NATS is leading a new trial that looks to bypass Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipage for General Aviation (GA) operators when it comes to enabling their planes for effective aircraft tracking in the United Kingdom. The one-year trial, which began in late December, banks about 45 participants thus far who are encouraged...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The Civil Aeronautics Administration of Taiwan has ordered TransAsia and Uni Air to perform engine inspections on all Taiwanese registered ATR-72 aircraft following the Feb. 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop in Taipei. The TransAsia ATR 72-600 crashed...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] Northrop Grumman has selected Thales to supply its Flight Management System (FMS) software, i-FMS200, for the avionics...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is jointly designing a new In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) antenna with Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH (QEST). The new global antenna...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The U.S. Air Force has issued a full rate production contract to Boeing to deliver 10 Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT) upgrade packages for its fleet of B-52 bomber aircraft. Among the avionics upgrades included in...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] Jeppesen has introduced a new version of its Mobile FliteDeck VFR flight information iPad application. The new version features new weather data features, including graphical weather forecasting data and a weather controller capability, which combines multiple weather data...
February 4, 2015
Business passenger uses Gogo ATG-4 in-flight. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 02-04-2015] Gogo will begin introducing its Air-to-Ground (ATG) connectivity system ATG-4 to the business...
February 4, 2015
Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 02-04-2015] Northrop Grumman's APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) has received its first production order from Lockheed...
February 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-04-2015] The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is calling on the aviation industry and decision-makers to be much more ambitious in confronting aviation’s environmental challenges — including improving compensation for communities — or else face the prospect that essential additional runway capacity may never be built. 

In its response to the...
February 4, 2015
Passengers using OnAir mobile and Internet connectivity in-flight. Photo: OnAir [Avionics Today 02-04-2015] At the Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) conference in Dubai, SITA OnAir announced that 13 million people took advantage of its Mobile OnAir network in 2014. The in-flight mobile phone service is available on 15...
February 4, 2015
Interior of a Rockwell Collins Intertrade distribution center. Photo: Rockwell Collins Intertrade [Avionics Today 02-04-2015] Intertrade, a Rockwell Collins subsidiary that distributes new and recertified engine and airframe parts, has opened a...
February 4, 2015
Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman CEO. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 02-04-2015] As the company enters into 2015, Northrop Grumman’s aerospace sector is seeing exciting growth overseas, and is looking to gain a better footing for domestic growth. During the recent fourth quarter 2014 conference call, Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush noted that 2014 international sales increased 20 percent across all...
February 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-03-2015] Embraer has completed the first test flight of its next generation aerial refueling tanker, the KC-390. During the 85-minute flight, test pilots and flight test engineers evaluated flying qualities and...
February 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-03-2015] The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expanding its aircraft weather research program to new coverage areas. Under a new agreement with Rockwell Collins, the research program will expand to obtain weather data over the upper Midwest, Alaska and areas of the Pacific Ocean to provide the National Weather Service (NWS) with complete weather data for the...
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