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September 4, 2014
A Boeing 767 retrofit flight deck. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 09-04-2014] L2 Consulting Services and Rockwell Collins have secured an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Boeing 767 large-format display retrofit. L2...
September 4, 2014
Bombardier’s Challenger 350 jet. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 09-04-2014] Bombardier’s Challenger 350 has been granted full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This means EASA-registered customers...
September 4, 2014
A Norwegian Airlines flight. Photo: Airnews [Avionics Today 09-04-2014] The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) request for a temporary foreign air carrier operating authorization, which would allow the airline to operate within the U.S. The denial is...
September 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-04-2014] Airlines and operators based in China are projected to require 6,020 new aircraft worth $870 billion over the next two decades, according to the latest annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO) from Boeing. The world's largest commercial airframe manufacturer has already received 13 percent more orders from China through the first eight months of 2014 than all of last year...
September 3, 2014
Passengers using in-flight internet. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 09-03-2014] Gogo has announced that Aircell, the company's business aviation division, has rebranded under the name Gogo Business Aviation. The commercial and business divisions now share a brand, which Gogo believes will allow passengers to better identify the full extent of its business. While Aircell has...
September 3, 2014
Boeing C-17 in flight. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-03-2014] Boeing achieved a 94 percent mission capable rate for more than 1,000 missions flown by the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) program’s fleet of three C-17 airlifters. During the...
September 3, 2014
Rockwell Collins headquarters. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 09-03-2014] Rockwell Collins’ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM), the secure data transfer system for Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21 and Pro Line 4 avionics, is now European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified on 22 aircraft models. AIM securely uploads flight...
September 3, 2014
A JBT Aerotech Commander 15i cargo loader. Photo: JBT [Avionics Today 09-03-2014] JBT Aerotech, a technology services provider for air transportation, has been awarded an $11 million...
September 3, 2014
API microelectronic technology. Photo: API Technologies [Avionics Today 09-03-2014] API Technologies, an RF and microwave power and security solutions...
September 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-03-2014] Global business and General Aviation (GA) avionics sales totaled $652.1 million for the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest avionics market report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). Total sales for the three-month period of April, May and June represented a 2.7 percent increase in sales compared to the total reported during the same period a year...
September 2, 2014
The Solar Impulse prototype aircraft. Photo: Stephanie Booth (flickr) [Avionics Today 09-02-2014] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced it has officially concluded an agreement to serve as an institutional and aeronautical partner for the Solar Impulse 2015 around-the-world flight...
September 2, 2014
A full airplane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-02-2014] During the first half of 2014, member airlines of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) reported a combined 3.3 percent increase in passenger numbers. This means...
September 2, 2014
An Airbus flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-02-2014] Airbus has partnered with the National Aerospace Centre and Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) to fund research for the use of fuel cells by commercial airlines in an attempt to make commercial air transport more environmentally and economically sustainable. The three-year project was...
September 2, 2014
Air Traffic Control at Bristol Airport. Photo: NATS Press Office (flickr) [Avionics Today 09-02-2014] United Kingdom air traffic services provider NATS, is ready to provide simulator services at Bristol Airport to train Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs). The 3-D Aerodrome and...
September 2, 2014
An Embraer Legacy 500 cockpit. Photo: Embraer Executive Jets [Avionics Today 09-02-2014] As the Embraer Legacy 500 business jet takes flight with it’s...
September 2, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-02-2014]  The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced a new organizational structure, effective Sept. 1. Under the new structure, all regulatory functions have been integrated across four regulatory categories each headed by a director who reports to EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky's office. The four categories are strategy and safety management, certification, flight...
August 29, 2014
Teledyne's WGL Comm+ helps remove the use of floppy disks from the avionics software uploading process. Photo: Teledyne [Avionics Today 08-29-2014] Despite all of the new technology being packed into the data centric architectures of modern airplanes, many airlines and operators still use outdated technology for a crucial part of their operations — floppy disks. Believe it or not, the majority of...
August 29, 2014
Google's UAS developed by Project Wing. Photo: Google [Avionics Today 08-29-14] Google[x], Google’s facility dedicated to advancing technology, finally announced Project Wing, a project set on developing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that can quickly transport and deliver goods across a city or into rural areas. The project, which Google[x] has been...
August 29, 2014
The listening center at Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 08-29-14] Southwest Airlines has unveiled its Listening Center, which integrates social media, traditional media and operational data at the airline’s headquarters in Dallas in order to stay constantly engaged...
August 29, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-29-14] In a partnership with Lockheed Martin, a team of research students and staff from the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight testing and integration of unmanned aircraft...
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