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January 12, 2015
From left, Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, and Juhan Parts, the Estonian minister for economic affairs and communications hold a flag bearing the Eurocontrol logo. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] Estonia officially became...
January 12, 2015
Civil UAS. Photo: Wikicommons (ZullyC3P) [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The FAA is asking the law enforcement community for help in identifying people who don’t follow the rules of the National Airspace System (NAS) when operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). “The...
January 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-12-2015] Kevin Deal, vice president of Aerospace & Defense at IFS North America puts on his Google glasses and predicts the top five trends he sees making a big impact on Civil Aviation (CA) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in 2015. A maintenance tech monitoring aircraft health via an iPad app. Photo: Boeing 1. Mobile comes of age with maintenance “at-the-asset"...
January 9, 2015
F-22 Raptor. Photo: Rob Shenk via Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Ground-based training for the F-22 Raptor just got more realistic with Boeing’s delivery of the first F-22 Raptor training simulators with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. Two...
January 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Rockwell Collins has joined with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in a two-phase launch of the Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) program, which uses National Airspace System (NAS) data to improve aircraft situational awareness. Rockwell Collins’ Data Management Service (DMS) was used in Phase 1 of the program to demonstrate one-way...
January 9, 2015
Lufthansa aircraft hanger. Photos: Luftansa Technik [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Lufthansa Technik has inked a contract with Moog to make Lufthansa an authorized service provider for Moog's flight control products on both the...
January 9, 2015
Phantom 2 Vision + quadcopter to be used for real estate surveillance as newly granted by the FAA. Photo: hobbyfly.com [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] As the industry holds its breath for the FAA to release its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulation timeline, the FAA has granted two additional regulatory exemptions for commercial UAS operations. The agency...
January 9, 2015
James Bell and Deidre Patin stand next to an unmanned aerial vehicle at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake, Calif. A presidential executive order led to the two participating in preliminary discussions with South African officials about new approaches to prevent illegal wildlife trafficking. Photo: U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)...
January 9, 2015
Global Eagle Entertainment CEO Dave Davis. Photo: Row 44 [Avionics Today 01-09-2015] In-Flight entertainment and connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is not worried that burgeoning demand for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services will cannibalize the more established world of traditional content, Dave Davis, CEO of GEE said at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference...
January 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-09-2014] As the skies are becoming ever more crowded, regulatory authorities, such as the FAA and the EASA, continue to implement new rules and regulations aimed at making air travel safer and more efficient. Most of these mandates look to enhance communication and aircraft tracking, something that will become key going forward, according to Tom Dooling, sales manager at Honeywell...
January 8, 2015
A Flybe flight. Photo: Flybe [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] Finnish companies Staffpoint and GWS will soon become shareholders in a Finnair’s Joint Venture (JV) Flybe, which focuses on regional flying. Finnair has signed a letter of intent with StaffPoint Holding and G.W. Sohlberg, in accordance...
January 8, 2015
  Laser measurements on the wing of the ATRA research aircraft. Photo: DLR [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] Researchers at the German Aerospace Center Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), in collaboration with Airbus, have successfully premiered the use of lasers to visualize the airflow over the wing of a passenger aircraft in flight. The partners have developed...
January 8, 2015
CAE flight simulators. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] CAE has sold eight Full-Flight Simulators (FFSs) to customers in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The contracts...
January 8, 2015
An AirAsia flight. Photo: Wikicommons [Avionics Today 01-08-2014] The Search and Rescue (SAR) team currently searching for debris from AirAsia flight QZ 8501 has managed to locate the tail of the aircraft on the floor of the Java Sea. The visual confirmation was made following underwater documentation of the aircraft’s tail and small wreckage, which showed the plane’s registration number...
January 8, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-08-2014] The FAA has issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on the programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk. The rule requires airlines to implement a Safety Management System within three years. They must submit their implementation plans to the FAA...
January 7, 2015
A Hong Kong Airlines Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) will provide In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and content services for the entire fleet of Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) aircraft...
January 7, 2015
Gulfstream G150. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Garmin International has received the certification of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution for the Gulfstream G150 midsize jet. The Garmin GTX 3000 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) remote transponder and GDL 88 ADS-B data link combine to fulfill global ADS-B Out...
January 7, 2015
Photo: Triumph [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] Triumph Group has announced the closing of the previously announced agreement with Spirit AeroSystems Holdings to take over production of the Gulfstream...
January 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-07-2014] A trial to cut the amount of time aircraft spend circling in holding stacks at Heathrow Airport has started to reap rewards, according to a statement released by United Kingdom Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NATS. Heathrow’s holding stacks – three shown here in orange – provide a continuous stream of arriving air traffic. Photo: NATS As part of the...
January 7, 2015
787 aircraft on the manufacturing line in Everett, Wash. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-07-2014] In the face of an ever-burgeoning aircraft industry, Boeing’s 2014 deliveries have set a company record for the most...
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