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March 11, 2015
Inmarsat Parrot Bebop UAV. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] Inmarsat’s Parrot Bebop Drone, which weighs in at just 14 ounces, has been certified for use over the Inmarsat network. The certification comes following six-months of collaboration with wireless technology provider Parrot and is part of Inmarsat’s ongoing open technology...
March 11, 2015
Photo: Global Eagle Entertainment [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and Air China have successfully completed the first in-flight newscast using Ku-band connectivity. During the live...
March 11, 2015
CPDLC display in a cockpit. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 03-11-2015] SITA OnAir is engaging in a partnership with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA), and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (ROMATSA) to improve air traffic communications in the Danube Functional Airspace Block (FAB) by supplementing voice...
March 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-10-2015] On March 9, the anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Rockwell Collins debuted its new ARINC MultiLink flight tracking solution, which unites six different data feeds from both the aircraft and air traffic sources. The new technology merges data from avionics systems and capabilities already on board the aircraft as well as position data from...
March 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-10-2015] Inmarsat Government has announced a new agreement to make Honeywell the service provider to the U.S. government aeronautical market for the Global Xpress constellation network. Under the new agreement, Honeywell will provide the terminal hardware enabling aircraft connectivity to Inmarsat's Global Xpress...
March 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-10-2015] BAE Systems was awarded a new $37 million three-year contract to provide obsolescence management support for the U.S. Air Force from its facilities in Fla., Ga., Okla. and Utah. The U.K.-based...
March 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-10-2015] Gulfstream has received type certification approval for the G280 business jet. The G280 has range of 3,600 nautical miles, and is equipped with twin Honeywell HTF7250G...
March 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-10-2015] Italian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) ENAV has selected Searidge Technologies for the Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) Remote Airport Concept of Operation (RACOON) demonstration project. The RACOON project will demonstrate the viability of providing remote Air Traffic Control tower services to multiple airports.     ...
March 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-09-2015] Kitron AS will develop a Test Program Set (TPS) for evaluating and troubleshooting F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft avionics under a development contract awarded by Northrop Grumman. Under the four-year, $2 million contract, the...
March 9, 2015
MobileVue, part of the airfield monitoring solution Exelis will provide to LAX. Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 03-09-2015] Exelis will provide its airfield monitoring solutions to Los Angeles...
March 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-09-2015] With the five-year projected demand for helicopters expected to remain flat in 2015, there’s plenty of civilian rotorcraft in the global fleet ripe for avionics upgrades within the next several years. This is especially true considering that 2013 was considered a peak year for sales of rotorcraft airframes. During Heli Expo 2015, Avionics Magazine caught up with...
March 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-09-2015] The National Supervisory Authorities (NSAs) responsible for regulating civil aviation in nine North European states have agreed to work together to support the Borealis program, a major initiative delivering Free Route Airspace (FRA) across Northern Europe. The effort looks to further Single European Sky initiatives significantly. Diagram of how the...
March 9, 2015
Co-pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard board the Solar Impulse 2 for the first leg of the round-the-world flight. Photo: Solar Impulse [Avionics Today 03-09-2015] Solar Impulse 2, the first completely solar powered aircraft, lifted off from Abu Dhabi early Monday morning, effectively beginning its round-the-world flight. Scheduled to land back in Abu Dhabi by late June or early August of this...
March 6, 2015
Air traffic queue. Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Changi Airport Group has awarded a contract for Exelis to deploy its Osyris pre-departure sequence planner at Singapore Changi Airport. When implemented, the two entities aim for the Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) software to achieve favorable gate...
March 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Esterline reported results for its first fiscal quarter, ended Jan. 30, a 13-week quarter in which sales totaled $446.3 million. Sales are down slightly when compared with results from the same quarter 2014, in which sales totaled $485.9...
March 6, 2015
Delta MD-88 aircraft like the one that skidded off the runway Thursday morning. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Delta Air Lines flight 1086 lost hold of the runway Thursday morning during landing at New...
March 6, 2015
Workers at Prestwick ATC Center. Photo: NATS Press Office [Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Airlines can now choose their own direct routes through parts of Scottish airspace with the introduction of a new technique to cut flying times and up fuel...
March 6, 2015
Viva Aerobus aircraft. Photo: Viva Aerobus [Avionics Today 03-06-2015] Viva Aerobus Airlines, based in Apodaca, Mexico, is extending its contract for heavy maintenance services with Pulsar Aviation Services for...
March 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-05-2015] Airbus Helicopters’ unveiling of its H160 at Heli Expo 2015 this week launched a new era in rotorcraft technology and performance for the French airframe manufacturer. The announcement also marked the culmination of three years of close collaboration between Airbus and Esterline CMC in building the Helionix structured avionics package to power the new X4. Airbus...
March 5, 2015
Inmarsat headquarters. Photo: Clive Darra via flickr [Avionics Today 03-05-2015] Inmarsat Government announced that its new L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LAISR) service has completed successful customer airborne testing and will be available for U.S. government customers by June. This new LAISR service will meet the high-speed, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS)...
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