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December 8, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-8-2014] Bristow Helicopters is adding broadband connectivity to its fleet of Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92 helicopters. The rotorcraft operator has a new agreement with Iridium to use its speedy OpenPort broadband service via the Thales LiveAero system.      First S-92 helicopter delivered to Bristow Group Inc. on Sept 8, 2014, for search-and-rescue service in the United...
December 5, 2014
The Qatar Airways A350 XWB first flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Airbus and Qatar Airways have announced that the official delivery of the world’s first customer A350-900 aircraft will take place on Dec. 13, 2014 in...
December 5, 2014
Bombardier Learjet 45. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Transport Canada has granted Star Navigation Systems Group a final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install its STAR-A.D.S. system on a Learjet 45 aircraft operated by Skyservice Business Aviation. The STAR-A.D.S...
December 5, 2014
Commissioner Violeta Bulc with Richard Deakin Signing the alliance agreement. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 12-05-2014] The modernization of European airspace took a major step forward with the European Commission’s (EC) appointment of a unique aviation industry partnership to coordinate and synchronize more than $3.6 billion worth of upgrades to the...
December 5, 2014
Aircrew of the F/A 18 Super Hornet carrying the Navy’s (IRST) system. Photo: Navair [Avionics Today 12-05-2014] The Navy’s Infrared Search and Track  (IRST) system received Milestone C acquisition approval, authorizing Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the sensor pod. The...
December 5, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Airbus Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT) to promote EFT in the commercialization of technologies to produce sustainable fuels for aviation. Sustainable aviation fuels made from biomass...
December 5, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-05-2014] Air France has recently announced its intent to enter into a three-month In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) trial on short and medium haul routes through French telecommunications provider Orange — who has, in turn, chosen Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) as its own technology and content partner. The airborne Wi-Fi trial, which will take place this in the summer of 2015 on two...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of Hong Kong is approaching operational status for a new network of eight Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations in the Hong Kong flight region. CAD approved Thales to provide its ADS-B ground solutions following a series of stringent acceptance and flight checks to support the International Civil Aviation...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] Hughes Aerospace and Honeywell Aerospace have announced a partnership with Myanmar's Department of Civil Aviation to bring Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures to the nation's busiest airports. In recent years, both companies have embarked on a global initiative to assist airports with redesigning the airways within their airspace to allow them to move away from legacy...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-3-2014] The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded its investigation into a lithium-ion battery that caught fire onboard a parked Boeing 787 in 2013. According to the agency's accident investigators, the battery had design flaws and should not have been certified by the FAA.    NTSB officials say that an internal short circuit on the battery, manufactured by GS...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] Speaking at the Credit Suisse Global Industrials Conference, Bruce Tanner, executive vice president and CFO at Lockheed Martin noted the progress put forth in the last year behind the F-35 Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter program. The program, touted as the most costly program in the Pentagon’s history, is seeing headway in the way of orders, deliveries and production...
December 4, 2014
USAF personnel working on the SACSS system at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, U.S. Photo: U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman Montse Belleau [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The United States Air Force has awarded Exelis a...
December 4, 2014
Passengers at O’Hare International Airport. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a strengthening in demand growth. Total Revenue Passenger...
December 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-04-2014] The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the MEDTEQ Consortium have confirmed grants to support the project for real-time telemedicine for emergency medical evacuation by air transport, manned by Star Navigation Systems Group and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS)...
December 4, 2014
CAE flight simulators. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] Madrid-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Iberia Maintenance will...
December 4, 2014
Global Aviation Safety Study emphasizes reliability of air transport. Photo: Allianz Global [Avionics Today 12-04-2014] A new report on aircraft safety released by aviation insurer Allianz Global stresses the safety of air travel despite this year’s aviation disasters, namely the Malaysian Airlines flights MH17 and MH370 tragedies. According to the report, the highly publicized losses of the two...
December 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Boeing has completed the world's first flight using sustainable diesel biofuel in its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane. The eco-friendly fuel is made from vegetable oils, waste cooking oil and waste animal fats and is already widely available and used in ground transportation. The ecoDemonstrator 757 and 787...
December 3, 2014
The air route network of Eurocontrol member states. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Eurocontrol is looking to make European airspace more efficient and reduce both CO2 emissions and airline costs by increasing its number of direct route offerings. With a total of 466 direct routes published in...
December 3, 2014
Thales Avant IFE system. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] Japan Airlines’ (JAL) new Boeing 787-8, which entered into revenue service on Dec. 1, has become the first carrier in...
December 3, 2014
ICAO offices. Photo: Doug (flickr) [Avionics Today 12-03-2014] The third meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation arising from Conflict Zones (TF-RCZ), established following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17, arrived at a what the organization describes as a successful conclusion. At the final meeting...
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