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August 14, 2014
UPS Airlines (N288UP) MD-11F climbs just after taking off at Sydney. Airport Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-14-2014] One year after the fatal crash of United Parcel Service (UPS) flight 1354, UPS pilots are calling for an end to the exclusion of all-cargo airline operators from FAR Part 117 — the new pilot rest and operating rules Congress enacted to mitigate pilot fatigue. While Part 117...
August 14, 2014
Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-14-2014] Elbit Systems, an Israel-based defense and electronics company, will supply an undisclosed Latin American country with...
August 14, 2014
Northrop Grumman Offices. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-14-2014] United States Air Force Weather (AFW) awarded Northrop Grumman an Indefinite Deliver, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at $300 million. The contract promises AFW continued help...
August 14, 2014
Stock Photo [Avionics Today 8-14-2014] Dover Air Force Base awarded Versar a $98.3 million firm, fixed-price task order to repair the runway at the Delaware base. This task order was awarded under...
August 14, 2014
A Saudi Airlines Flight. Photo: Fasal Akram Ether (Flickr) [Avionics Today 08-14-14] Saudi Airlines has applied a Business Intelligence (BI) solution with Microsoft to analyze, visualize and share data in a unified way. The solution...
August 14, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-14-2014] August marks the first year of operations for Wheels Up — a first year that saw the New York-based private aviation company sign up 575 new members, raise $75 million in equity and reach more than 40 flights in a single day. Now, the company is on track to reach 1,200 members and more than 40 business jets by the end of 2014, with a planned expansion to Europe coming in...
August 13, 2014
A Gulfstream 280 Flight Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 08-13-2014] Gulfstream opened this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Exhibition & Conference (LABACE) by noting “remarkable growth” in the region’s bizjet market. The business jet manufacturer opened the conference by announcing its fleet in Latin America has grown by nearly 70 percent since 2009. The company has...
August 13, 2014
Engineered Propulsion Systems Vision 350. Photo: Diesel Technology Forum [Avionics Today 08-13-2014] Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, believes the general aviation industry in the United States appears to be reaching a new diesel evolution phase...
August 13, 2014
A Boeing Maritime Surveillance Plane. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-13-2014] Boeing is set to begin offering global customers the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System Risk Reduction Prototype (ERRP) now that the tactical surveillance aircraft has received Supplemental...
August 13, 2014
Los Angeles International Airport. Photo: Google Images [Avionics Today 08-13-2014] NICE Systems and AECOM Technology Corporation will help Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) extend its situation management capabilities from the control room to the field. The airport deployed the NICE Situator Enterprise Geographical Information...
August 13, 2014
Dessault Falcon 2 in Flight. Photo: Dessault [Avionics Today 08-13-2014] The Dassault Aircraft Services branch in Sorocaba, Brazil, will undergo a major expansion in the coming months in order to better accommodate the demands of domestic and other South American customers. The expansion will add 10,000 square feet...
August 13, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-13-2014] The FAA announced operational status for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) testing site. Virginia is the last of the agency's six UAS testing sites nationwide to achieve operational status.      Aeryon's Sky Ranger UAS will be used at the Virginia Tech testing site. Photo: Aeryon   Virginia's testing...
August 12, 2014
Photo Credit: Jason Mrachina [Avionics Today 08-12-2014] The Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions, and eInfochips, an engineering R & D services company, are collaborating to provide DO-254 compliant design services for avionics systems. According to market outlook reports from Airbus and...
August 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-12-2014] Star Navigation Systems Group’s Man Machine Interface Division (STAR-MMI) is seeing an increase in orders for display upgrades from major global aerospace companies...
August 12, 2014
Fed Ex Cargo Plane Photo: JL Johnson (flickr) [Avionics Today 08-12-2014] AT&T Cargo View with FlightSafe now offers air cargo shipment companies a way to remotely monitor the conditions of their shipped assets, which aims to minimize the risk of damaged, lost or stolen cargo.  According...
August 12, 2014
Calgary Control Tower Photo: NAV Canada [Avionics Today 08-12-2014] NAV CANADA and Techno Sky will provide to ENAV, Italy's Air Navigation Service Provider, the NAVCANsuite Integrated Tower solution to manage and display critical Air Traffic...
August 12, 2014
A plastic part, printed from a 3-D printer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Photo: U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 08-12-2014] The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is looking to partner with the industry in order to deliver superior capabilities to the warfighter through 3D printing. Using their two 3D printers, engineers at AVMI have fabricated components such as...
August 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-12-2014] Aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are in Sao Paulo, Brazil this week for the 11th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE). The first day of the conference featured several announcements from major OEMs such as Embraer, Cessna and avionics manufacturers including Rockwell Collins and Honeywell. Avionics brings you a roundup of...
August 11, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-11-2014] Gogo CEO Michael Small sees the company's business moving well beyond a focus on passenger connectivity in the commercial and business aviation sectors in the near future. During a second quarter conference call, Smalls said the company’s new non Internet-connectivity based products are an example of the growing connected aircraft business model.      Japan...
August 11, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-11-2014] The Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), expressed concerns about the dangers posed by non-compliant air shipments of lithium batteries and requested International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) help to address the matter. This comes on the heels of a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines in which the airline allegedly transported...
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