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November 1, 2013
Texas A&M University has approved the establishment of a new facility for research and testing of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC), a joint collaboration of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), will provide research, testing and...
November 1, 2013
The AirBerlin group has seined a seven-year "Avionics-by-the-hour" (ABTH) agreement with Thales in support of maintenance and spares provisioning for...
October 31, 2013
Airline passengers are now allowed to use personal electronic devices (PEDs) throughout all phases of flight, the FAA said Thursday.    FAA Administrator Michael Huerta made the announcement based on recommendations from the PED Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), which included representatives from airlines, aircraft manufacturers and in-flight connectivity providers that determined aircraft...
October 30, 2013
The FAA's ability to certify new technologies and aircraft components needs to be greatly improved if the agency wants to support growing demand for certifying NextGen technologies and procedures, according to the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG).  During a hearing before the House subcommittee on aviation Wednesday, Jeffrey Guzzetti, assistant inspector general for...
October 30, 2013
Northrop Grumman has received a $43 million contract to upgrade the avionics of the U.S. Air Force fleet of E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint Stars).      [E-8C Joint Stars. Photo, courtesy of Northrop Grumman.]     Joint Stars, the airborne command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C2ISR) platform for...
October 29, 2013
CAE is adding a fourth Dassault Falcon 7X full-flight simulator (FFS) to its global training network, the Canadian manufacturer said Tuesday.    The fourth simulator will be ready for...
October 28, 2013
Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a new contract with Gogo to provide its satellite-based in-flight connectivity service across its commercial fleet of 77 aircraft. Gogo’s Ku-satellite in-flight...
October 25, 2013
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Thursday outlined the impact of the the recent 16-day federal government shutdown on his agency's overhaul of the nation's air traffic management system and also called for a restructuring of its funding model during a speech at the Aero Club of Washington D.C.   The shutdown was the latest setback for the FAA, which was forced to trim its 2013 operating budget by...
October 24, 2013
Nextant Aerospace, maker of the Nextant 400XTi remanufactured business jet, signed a $202.5 million agreement with charter company Travel Management Company (TMC) for the conversion of its entire Hawker 400XP fleet. The agreement is for 400XTi conversions on up to 50 aircraft, the companies said.   TMC’s order means Nextant now has firm commitments in place to convert more than 100 aircraft...
October 24, 2013
Future business aircraft cockpits are likely to feature touchscreen enabled primary flight displays and eventually fully integrated touchscreen flight decks, according to avionics manufacturers exhibiting at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2013 convention.     [Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics cockpit with touchscreen controls on King Air 350 turboprop.]   Among the...
October 23, 2013
EL AL Israel Airlines has selected the wireless in-flight entertainment system BoardConnect from Lufthansa Systems for 10 Boeing 737s and 2 Boeing 767s, the companies said Wednesday. Using their laptops, tablet PCs or smartphones, BoardConnect allows EL AL passengers to access on-demand audio and video and other content.  ...
October 23, 2013
Aerospace Products International, based in Memphis Tenn., has acquired the assets of Avionics International Supply (AIS), of Denton, Texas, for an undisclosed sum. AIS is a wholesale distribution and repair services company, with its main focus being the procurement and sales of new and used parts and supplies, avionics, electronics, tooling and test equipment along with many other supplementary...
October 23, 2013
Cessna said Wednesday it has added auto-throttles to the Garmin G5000 avionics package of the Citation Latitude mid-size business jet. A common feature on larger aircraft, the addition of auto-throttles to the Latitude flight deck will play a role in reducing pilot workload. The...
October 23, 2013
Teledyne Technologies has been awarded a contract from Boeing to develop and supply the aircraft data acquisition systems for the Boeing Next Generation 737 and 737 MAX and the new information management system for the 777, Next -Generation 737, 737 MAX and 747-8 production aircraft.  The data acquisition and information management systems includes two newly-developed...
October 22, 2013
Astronics subsidiary Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems has been selected to supply its COREPOWER Electrical Power Distribution System (EPDS) for a fifth OEM aircraft program. Additionally, Astronics delivered its first EPDS to its launch customer. This integrated aircraft power management distribution system is now entering the flight test phase of the certification path for widespread use in business...
October 22, 2013
Beechcraft announced Tuesday Hawker/Beechjet 400 operators may now choose the Garmin G5000 flight deck as an option in the Hawker 400XPR upgrade program. The upgrade includes several factory approved airframe modifications -- superior aerodynamics of genuine Hawker winglets, the increased power of the Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines along with optional Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 or Garmin G5000...
October 22, 2013
Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 5X twinjet at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual event in Las Vegas. With eight passengers, the Falcon 5X will have a range of 5,200 nm at M.80. It will be powered by 11,450-lb thrust Snecma Silvercrest engines. The combination of sophisticated aerodynamics and ultra-efficient engines will permit the Falcon 5X to be as much as...
October 22, 2013
Embraer Executive Jets has selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500 and new multi-spectral EVS-3000 enhanced vision system as options on its mid-light Legacy 450 and mid-size Legacy 500. According to Rockwell Collins, the HGS-3500 head-up system conforms to the flight deck’s structure and improves access to airports during low-visibility conditions. The EVS utilizes the first...
October 22, 2013
Enstrom Helicopter selected L-3 Aviation Products' Trilogy ESI-2000 Electronic Standby Instrument as an additional safety feature option for the 480B helicopter platform.   “The Trilogy ESI complements the new Enstrom glass panel by mirroring the layout of the primary display,” said Ralph DeMarco, vice president of sales and marketing for L-3 Aviation Products. “This translates into...
October 21, 2013
Business jet manufacturers are expected to deliver 9,250 new business jets over the next 10 years, nearly 800 fewer deliveries than was forecasted for the same period a year ago, according to Honeywell's annual Business Jet Aviation Forecast issued Sunday night. Honeywell's annual guidance for the business aviation market, launched on the eve of the...
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