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July 9, 2015
Photo: Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels [Avionics Today 07-09-2015] Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when millions of people are expected to visit Japan. The Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels (INAF) — a consortium of 46...
July 9, 2015
Matternet ONE. Photo: Matternet. [Avionics Today 07-09-2015] Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet are jointly testing the commercial use of logistics drones. The three companies are investigating specific uses of drone technology and examining the cost-effectiveness of several...
July 9, 2015
SWISS Business — more privacy and personal space. Photo: PRNewsFoto/Swiss International Air Lines. [Avionics Today 07-09-2015] As a part of its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy, SWISS will begin the renewal of its long-haul aircraft fleet in 2016. A total of nine new Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) will be gradually assimilated into the fleet from the beginning of next...
July 9, 2015
Photo: Avtech. [Avionics Today 07-09-2015] Avtech Sweden AB announced it has entered an agreement with Air Berlin for the implementation of Avtech’s Aventus NowCast Full Flight solution for Air Berlin’s operations into and between Berlin, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Antalya, Turkey; and Palma...
July 9, 2015
Garmin G950 Integrated Flight Deck. Photo: Garmin. [Avionics Today 07-09-2015] CemAir announced it will be the first operator to launch passenger service in South Africa using 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D airliners retrofitted with the Garmin G950 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD). The G950 system offers increased safety-enhancing situational awareness tools, solves avionics obsolescence issues, improves dispatch...
July 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-09-2015] The global aviation industry is one of the biggest and growing targets for cyber attacks, Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), said during a civil aviation cyber security conference hosted by the Singapore Ministry of Transport Wednesday. Tyler joined more than 200 civil aviation stakeholders and cyber security experts at the conference to...
July 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-08-2015] United Airlines flight operations resumed Wednesday following a worldwide grounding of in-service aircraft for more than an hour due to an internal computer network problem. According to a statement released to Avionics Magazine by a spokesperson for United, a router issue caused the problem, which impacted 4,900 flights.      A United...
July 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-08-2015] Pentastar Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from the FAA for installation of the Satcom Direct Router (SDRTM) for Gulfstream GIV-X (G350/G450) and the Gulfstream...
July 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-08-2015] ATR has launched its first flight with the "green" ATR 72 demonstrator for the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (CS JTI) test campaign. CS JTI is a measure adopted by the European Parliament to support the trend of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives...
July 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-08-2015] China Eastern successfully validated new Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required procedures (RNP AR) at Yushu Airport with a demonstration flight. China Eastern partnered with Airbus ProSky to design and implement the new procedures. It is the sixth airport that Airbus...
July 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-08-2015] The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced its decision to delay the release of the proposed FAA reauthorization legislation. On July 1, the committee announced they were informed by the House majority leader that consideration of the FAA reauthorization bill, which would have a profound impact on the future structure of the FAA, will be moved until Sept...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] Avionica has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA that grants approval for the installation of Avionica’s satLINK Max Iridium SATCOM System on Next Generation...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015]  Virgin America has announced a new technology partnership with ViaSat Inc., that will bring significantly faster WiFi connectivity to the airline's 10 new A320 aircraft deliveries. Through this latest connectivity partnership, Virgin America will tap the power  of ViaSat-1, which provides connection speeds of up to 140 gigabits-per-second.     A passenger...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted, in Israel, risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).     Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV). Photo: Thales.   Through a...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that it now provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its operators at Jet Aviation’s Teterboro Airport facility in New Jersey.     Gulfstream GV. Photo: Gulfstream.   Gulfstream’s resources in Teterboro include 11...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] European Air Traffic Management (ATM) stakeholders are building a solid foundation for a concept of operations for System Wide Information Management (SWIM), which represents a paradigm shift in how aeronautical information is managed and distributed throughout the air traffic ecosystem. On June 23, 2015, more than 100 participants from around the globe attended the launch of...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] NASA alongside the FAA and industry partners Honeywell and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) is currently fielding a sense-and-avoid system that could enhance the ability of unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations within the National Airspace System (NAS). Throughout the summer, NASA and industry partners will field tests — the third series of tests that...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Bombardier announced that it has received type certification for its Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft from Colombia’s civil aviation authority, Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aviación Civil (UAEAC).  ...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties with China this week, as the airframe manufacturer received its largest-ever A330 commitment from the country, while also creating the framework for setting up an A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin. The agreement with the Tianjin Free...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Elbit Systems and regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR announced the signature of an agreement for integrating ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with the SKYLENS wearable display onboard the new ATR-600 series. The system can also be offered as a retrofit to other ATR...
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