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August 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Gogo brushed off the recent contract loss to ViaSat for 10 aircraft in Virgin America’s fleet during its second quarter conference call Thursday, touting its latest contract win to supply GOL airlines’ fleet with 2Ku connectivity and turning to plans to implement its satellite option worldwide. While the company saw record quarterly revenue of $121.2 million, up 22...
August 6, 2015
Graphic illustrating how the DF-500 system pinpoints distress signals. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] Rockwell Collins has introduced its new DF-500 Direction Finder for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. The system pinpoints distress...
August 6, 2015
El Al 787 Dreamliner, rendering. Photo: El Al [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] EL AL Israel Airlines has announced its intent to purchase and lease up to 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with purchase rights for 13 additional...
August 6, 2015
Facebook’s completed Aquila UAS. Photo: Facebook [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] Facebook has completed construction of its first full-scale Aquila Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) as part of its Internet.org effort, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page. 

Aquila is a solar powered unmanned...
August 6, 2015
Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a firm order for 31 Airbus aircraft, which includes 11 wide-body aircraft — eight A350-900s and three A330-200s...
August 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-06-2015] [Avionics Today 08-06-2015] Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that the Boeing 777 flaperon reportedly discovered by the Australian Transport Safety bureau on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean was a part of missing flight MH370. The confirmation occurred 515 days after flight 370 disappeared from radar coverage during a trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing...
August 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-05-2015] SITA OnAir is working on different methods to augment support for the communications that occur daily on its worldwide air-to-ground Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) services network. While the communications traffic on the network has certainly increased since airlines started its widespread use in the 1980s, the air transport communications and...
August 5, 2015
Holistic lighting aboard the Dreamjet, La Compagnie Boeing 757-200. Photo: STG Aerospace [Avionics Today 08-05-2015] STG Aerospace has completed installation of a saf-Tglo SuperSeal UltraLite (SSUL) emergency floorpath marking system with OverCarpet and a liTeMood...
August 5, 2015
Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Photo: Mitsubishi [Avionics Today 08-05-2015] Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation opened and started full operations of the Seattle Engineering Center (SEC) in Seattle, Wash., which aims to assist with certification...
August 5, 2015
Check-in desks at Athens airport in Greece. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-05-2015] The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (GATCA) organized a 4-hour strike scheduled today, Aug. 5, which has effected hundreds of...
August 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-05-2015] Wildlife strike reporting for both commercial and general aviation airports continues to increase, according to a new report by wildlife expert Richard A. Dolbeer, who published the report at the request of the FAA. The report shows that 47 percent of the wildlife strikes that occurred from 2009 to 2013 were reported to the FAA’s...
August 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-04-2015] Working with an industry partner, Airbus has developed a “connected” glasses tool for technicians to wear on the A330 final assembly line. The glasses enable precise positioning — down to the millimeter — during the cabin installation marking process, when operators designate the exact location where seats and cabin furnishings should be affixed inside...
August 4, 2015
Elbit Systems MUSIC DIRCM, rendering. Photo: Elbit Systems [Avionics Today 08-04-2015] Elbit Systems has won two contracts for its Music family of Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems. The first contract is a follow-on agreement from an unspecified Asian...
August 4, 2015
An Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Photo: EASA [Avionics Today 08-04-2015] The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) has launched a public consultation for the introduction of a European regulatory framework for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and concrete proposals for the regulation of low-risk UAS operations. The deadline for comments is Sept. 25, after which EASA plans to submit a technical...
August 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-04-2015] The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) has released second-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report, which finds that in the first six months of the year, total worldwide business and General Aviation (GA) avionics sales amounted to more than $1.1 billion as reported by the participating companies. Sales during the second-quarter months of April, May and June...
August 4, 2015
Cobham Satcom aims to position itself as a growing presence on the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) landscape. The company supplies equipment to airlines to help them enable the next generation of connectivity services on their fleet. This includes major U.S. airline Hawaiian Airlines, which is currently running a key connectivity trial alongside Cobham that will likely come to an end over the next few months...
August 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-03-2015] The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft has reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC) after seven weeks of at-sea testing aboard an aircraft carrier. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron in military history to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI)...
August 3, 2015
Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer for iPad. Photo: Pace [Avionics Today 08-03-2015] Aerospace software provider Pace has teamed up with UTC Aerospace Systems to provide pilots with a fuel efficiency application available on Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). The Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer on-board software is available on the iPad to help pilots and...
August 3, 2015
Erickson S-64 Aircrane. Photo: Erickson [Avionics Today 08-03-2015] Erickson is introducing newly designed and certified avionics upgrades for the S-64 Aircrane to improve situational awareness for aircraft pilots. The company has installed and certified FAA-mandated Automatic...
August 3, 2015
Rendering of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration in the National Airspace System (NAS). Photo: NASA [Avionics Today 08-03-2015] Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) system aimed to improve situational awareness to UAS operators and pilots as unmanned aircraft begin to enter airspace. The company’s online...
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