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July 3, 2015
New data on average body size and shape could become a key factor in the design of new safety equipment for offshore oil and gas workers, if we are reading Oil & Gas UK’s 2015 Health and Safety Report right. The July 1 report by that offshore trade association notes that the size and shape of offshore workers came into focus with the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority’s February 2014 on offshore...
July 3, 2015
Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence are finalizing plans for a joint venture to compete for military helicopter contracts in India with aircraft produced there. Airbus sees a requirement for hundreds of helicopters under India’s...
July 2, 2015
Bell 525 Relentless makes first flight July 1 in Amarillo, Texas. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter Supply chain challenges and FAA inspection requirements slowed the maiden flight of Bell Helicopter's 525 Relentless, the manufacturer says. The super-medium twin 525 flew for the first time July 1 at Bell’s Amarillo, Texas facility. Senior Flight...
July 2, 2015
Swedish unmanned aerial system manufacturer CybAero has received approval to deliver its first APID One helicopter to China, the company says. The Linköping, Sweden-based company received an export license from the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls June 26, it said, and its...
July 2, 2015
An E-2C test aircraft assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 conducts an aerial refueling dry-plug engagement with an F/A-18. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 07-02-2015] Northrop Grumman along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial...
July 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-02-2015] Presagis has launched a new radar software product that gives military agencies, national airspace management agencies, Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators, universities and research labs the tools to add...
July 2, 2015
EASA’s Executive Director Patrick Ky signs the 22 authorizations during a ceremony held at Brussels airport, in the presence of Commissioner Violeta Bulc. Photo: EASA [Avionics Today 07-02-2015] The European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have issued the first single...
July 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-02-2015] The Solar Impulse 2, a completely solar powered aircraft currently attempting an all-solar around-the-world flight has broken several world records in the attempt, including all distance and duration records for solar aviation. Most recently, with co-founder, CEO and pilot André Borschberg at the controls, the aircraft has also broken the record for the longest solo...
July 2, 2015
Sundance Helicopters, an aerial tour operator and Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) member, has become the first of its kind in the nation to implement a pair of safety action...
July 1, 2015
Lightspeed Aviation is offering summer discounts on its Zulu PFX, Zulu.2 and Sierra headsets. Each of those products includes active noise cancellation, full Bluetooth...
July 1, 2015
CHC Helicopter is “certainly not expecting an immediate rebound” in the market for offshore oil and gas helicopter support, CFO Joan Hooper told financial analysts in a June 30 briefing on the company’s fourth-quarter and full-fiscal-year performance. “We are planning as if the...
July 1, 2015
An NTSB investigation is underway after six-year-old boy started a medical transport helicopter at an air show. Mayo One, an EC145 operated by the Mayo Clinic's air medical transport service, was on display at Mankato...
July 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-02-2015] During a symposium at the European Parliament, "Disappeared Aircraft in a Connected World: Urgent Call to Action," members of the European Parliament (MEPs) called for action by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). European Union (EU) stakeholders were asked during the symposium to remove regulatory barriers to the deployment of satellite-based flight...
July 1, 2015
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 07-01-2015] Rockwell Collins has announced a series of updates to its ARINCDirect Flight Operations System (FOS), including the ability to integrate with new tools and the launch of a new vendor alliance charter...
July 1, 2015
Frederico Curado, president & CEO of Embraer, and Marc Allen, president of Boeing International, signing the collaborative agreement at the Brazil-U.S. Business Summit in Washington, D.C. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 07-01-2015] Boeing and Embraer intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies...
July 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-01-2015]  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the United States Air Force (USAF)...
July 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-01-2015] Harris Corporation will reorganize its business segments following the company’s recent acquisition of Exelis. Photo: Harris Effective the beginning of fiscal 2016, July 4, the company will be organized in the following four business segments: •    Communication Systems: The...
July 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-01-2015] Gogo is optimistic it will stay on top of the In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market with its satellite-enabled 2Ku capability raising the ante for global connectivity. Speaking at the Nasdaq Investor Program in London on June 30, Gogo Chief Executive Officer Michael Small was heavy handed about the company’s confidence in its upcoming satellite solution. Graphic of...
June 30, 2015
Vietnam Airlines A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-30-2015] Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the Airbus A350 XWB, following Qatar Airways. Airbus delivered the A350-900...
June 30, 2015
Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 06-30-2015] Eurocontrol and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed an agreement to support African States that are part of ICAO AFI Region and their Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in improving Aeronautical Information...
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