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December 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-30-2015] While passengers in Germany will increase at an annual rate of 3.3 percent, experts are not anticipating a considerable increase in departures from German airports, according to the latest aviation report by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). Frankfurt airport...
December 30, 2015
 [Avionics Today 12-30-2015] With 2016 on the horizon we can look back and say it has certainly been a big year in aviation. From new aircraft certifications — Bombardier’s C Series, the HondaJet and Airbus’ latest version of the A320 — to Air Traffic Management (ATM) reform or increased aircraft tracking specifications that hope to eliminate on aircraft tragedies in the vein...
December 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-29-2015] An unnamed Asia-Pacific country has awarded Elbit Systems a contract to supply a comprehensive airborne solution for use in Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions. The prime contractor for...
December 29, 2015
Daniel J. Crowley, CEO, Triumph Group. Photo: Raytheon [Avionics Today 12-29-2015] Aerospace and defense company Triumph Group has appointed a new chief executive officer...
December 29, 2015
Photo: Saab [Avionics Today 12-29-2015] Swedish aerospace, defense and security company Saab will deploy IFS Applications 9 at its aeronautics unit and South African operations. The agreement is valued at approximately $1.3 million. As part of...
December 29, 2015
Ethiopian Airlines Q400 aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 12-29-2015] Ethiopian Airlines has signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional Bombardier Q400...
December 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-29-2015] In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is becoming ubiquitous with air travel, and doing so at a rapid clip. In the world of aviation, where progress is often glacial at best, a year doesn’t always mean much for one segment of the industry, but with Internet popping up on fleets everywhere and providers working to move IFC from its “dial-up” phase to DSL, 2015 has been a...
December 28, 2015
MH-60R cockpit. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 12-28-2015] Lockheed Martin has snagged a $117 million contract modification to manufacture and deliver mission avionics systems and common cockpits for...
December 28, 2015
Bombardiers newly certified CS100 aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 12-28-2015] Transport Canada, the U.S. FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Interim Level C...
December 28, 2015
SITA will provide Egyptair with connectivity to improve operational efficiency. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 12-28-2015] Egyptair has signed a five-year contract with air transport...
December 28, 2015
SWISS 777-300ER long-haul aircraft, rendering. Photo: SWISS [Avionics Today 12-28-2015] Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide...
December 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-28-2015] Throughout 2015, commercial aviation has seen a global rise in air traffic and profitability, according to preliminary figures released on Dec. 22 by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The global aviation organization released numbers that reflected a 6.4 percent worldwide increase in the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services over the last...
December 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-24-2015] Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first delivery of its light business jet, the HondaJet, on Dec. 23, 2015. The delivery milestone follows final type certification issued by the FAA on Dec. 8, 2015. ...
December 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-24-2015] Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have announced a delay in the delivery schedule for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet from the second quarter of 2017 to 2018.     Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Photo: Mitsubishi...
December 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-24-2015] Epic AIrcraft completed the maiden flight of its first E1000 business jet conforming flight test article, FT1. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) remains on schedule to achieve an FAA Type Certificate (TC) and begin deliveries in 2016.      E1000 cockpit. Photo: Epic Aircraft Co.    The Epic E1000 prototype FT1...
December 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-24-2015] U.S. Air Force crews recently ferried two additional C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the Lockheed Martin facility. These...
December 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-23-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has started deliveries of its newest business jet, the Legacy 450. Corporate technology provider LMG received the first Legacy 450, a mid sized business...
December 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-23-2015] SAE International is creating a new committee to develop a packaging performance standard for the safe shipment of lithium batteries as cargo on aircraft. The global standards development organization is creating the committee in response to a request from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the first formal tasking ICAO has issued to SAE International. ...
December 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-23-2015] Northrop Grumman has completed the successful first test flight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) first Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft. A derivative of the wide-area surveillance Global Hawk, the unmanned aircraft...
December 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-23-2015] NAV CANADA has launched a $125 million multi-year project to upgrade Terminal Surveillance Radar (TSR) at 12 sites. The project will be phased in starting with five major airports with work underway in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Hamilton, Ontario.      Aeromexico's modern fleet is now flying at Toronto Pierson International Airport. Photo: Nav...
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