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August 27, 2015
Turkish Aerospace Industries introduced its T129 ATAK advanced attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter in Poland this week. The aircraft made its public debut Aug. 22 to 23 with two 20-minute demonstration flights...
August 27, 2015
The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corp. recently set a flight endurance record for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter that the company's website says is "ready to deploy." In a planned 150-nm flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., the MQ-8C achieved 11 hr, ending with more than an hour of...
August 27, 2015
The submission period closes today for an FAA-initiated Robinson R44 helicopter flight-training contract. The agency on Aug. 12 submitted a request for offer seeking businesses to conduct its "Helicopter Indoctrination Course" along with...
August 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-27-2015] While stock market volatility and currency devaluation in China have economists biting their nails, the country’s aviation industry still looks to be on the up in the long term. Alongside Boeing’s latest market forecast, which predicts the Chinese fleet to nearly triple in the next 20 years to the tune of $950 billion, analyst Tom Captain, vice chairman and U.S...
August 27, 2015
Boeing’s 777X aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-27-2015] Boeing has completed the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. Boeing worked with...
August 27, 2015
Neuron UCAV. Photo: Alenia Aermacchi [Avionics Today 08-27-2015] Europe’s Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) Neuron has successfully concluded its flight test campaign in Italy, achieving all established goals and allowing the program to move forward. The Neuron is the European full-scale technological demonstrator...
August 27, 2015
Major General Mark V. Rosenker, elected to Flyht’s board of directors this quarter. Photo: Flyht Aerospace [Avionics Today 08-27-2015] Flyht Aerospace Solutions, a provider of real-time data communications technology for the aviation...
August 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-27-2015] EasyJet has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to supply the wheels, carbon brakes, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) support...
August 26, 2015
The U.S. Navy has awarded Bell Helicopter a $581 million contract modification to deliver H-1 helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps and the government of Pakistan. A modification to a previously awarded acquisition contract, this award tasks Bell with manufacturing and delivering 16...
August 26, 2015
Intevac Photonics' night-vision technology may contribute to the U.S. Army's total degraded visual environments (DVE) solution for helicopter pilots. In a request for information made in July, the Army sought interest from contractors willing to develop a device giving helicopter pilots clear visibility in all degraded visual environments. Intevac told R&WI that a prime contractor responding...
August 26, 2015
Astronautics Nexis Flight Intelligence System (FIS) in a cockpit. Photo: Astronautics [Avionics Today 08-26-2015] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Astronautics Corporation of America’s Nexis Flight-Intelligence System (FIS) for Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Astronautics’ Nexis platform allows an operator to create an...
August 26, 2015
Aeroflot Airlines, Russia’s flag carrier. Photo: Aeroflot [Avionics Today 08-26-2015] According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia and surrounding Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years. The report projects the demand for more than 2,000 aircraft by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the...
August 26, 2015
Delta Air Lines flight attendant using the new Guest Service Tool application. Photo: Delta Air Lines [Avionics Today 08-26-2015] Delta Air Lines has launched a new handheld tablet application for flight attendants, which aims to provide key information on passengers on board a flight and enable a deeper level of...
August 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-26-2015] The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon Company as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III)...
August 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-26-2015] The FAA is targeting a December 2015 publication date for a national Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) policy to support the expansion of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) flight operations throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). FAA officials released this targeted publication date in response to a report published by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of the...
August 25, 2015
Following what CEO Jeff Roberts described as a slow start to the U.S. and Greek fire seasons—resulting in an approximate $1.3-million drop in commercial aviation revenue—Erickson Inc. has bolstered its...
August 25, 2015
  Photo by Anthony Pecchi, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters has completed delivery of an initial four...
August 25, 2015
Boeing projects huge demand for passenger aircraft in China. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-25-2015] Boeing has released its annual China Current Market Outlook (CMO), projecting a demand in the country for 6,330 new airplanes over the next 20 years with an estimated total value of $950...
August 25, 2015
MQ-8C unmanned helicopter. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-25-2015] Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned long-range, long endurance flight out to 150 nautical miles (nm), the MQ-8C Fire Scout...
August 25, 2015
Rendering of the TriFan 600, from XTI Aircraft Company. Photo: XTI Aircraft Company [Avionics Today 08-25-2015] The XTI Aircraft Company is looking to crowdfunding as a major form of equity to develop and launch its TriFan 600 aircraft — a six-seat fixed-wing airplane designed to fly as fast, as high and as far as other business...
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