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January 30, 2015
Iridium Communications Inc. and Appareo Systems, LLC have announced a partnership to provide advanced telematics solutions enabled with global connectivity to a number of key industries. Appareo, a recognized leader in providing innovative electronic and software solutions for original equipment manufacturers in the agriculture, general aviation and aerospace, and construction industries will extend global...
January 30, 2015
The FAA has published a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and a YouTube video warning aviators that the airspace over Super Bowl XLIX will be off limits to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The NOTAM summarizes a Temporary...
January 30, 2015
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Helicopter Association International (HAI) hosted a gathering of vertical lift industry representatives and government aviation officials to discuss a number of issues critical to the industry. More than 75 people gathered from across the country while more than 165 participated via a live streaming internet feed. The FAA's Lance Gant (left) and John Duncan (right) fielded questions...
January 30, 2015
OASIS II program to manage flight planning and real-time weather briefing. Photo: Harris Corp. [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] Harris Corp. has been awarded a 10-year contract by the FAA to upgrade and manage the system that provides real-time weather data and...
January 30, 2015
FL Technics certified to provide training for the Embraer ERJ-190. Photo: FL Technics Training [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] FL Technics Training, a global provider of aviation technical training services, announced further expansion of its EASA Part 147 certificate by supplementing it with a new Embraer...
January 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-30-2015] The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the Rohde & Schwarz R&S VCS-4G for the Chinese market. The IP-based voice communications...
January 30, 2015
Barack Obama leaving the current Air Force One, a VC-25. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] The U.S. Air Force has selected the Boeing 747-8 to serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible symbols of the United States of America and the office of the president of the United States,” Secretary of the Air...
January 30, 2015
A row of aircraft with ANA livery. Photo: Internetwalkers [Avionics Today 01-30-2015] All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced orders for three Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, five 787-800s and an...
January 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-30-2015] Airlines and charter operators flying thousands of fans, NFL personnel and media to the Super Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., this weekend will be taking more direct routes and reducing aircraft fuel burn as a result of the FAA's modernization of the National Airspace System (NAS). The NextGen-fueled Super Bowl flights into Phoenix airports also highlight a problem, however, that the...
January 29, 2015
Blue Sky Network (BSN), a leading global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions for land mobile, maritime and aviation assets, has made significant upgrades to SkyRouter’s extensive Alert Notification system.   Photo courtesy Blue Sky Network SkyRouter is Blue Sky Network’s cloud-based web portal and mapping solution, which communicates with remote devices over the...
January 29, 2015
Building on an unprecedented year of new product certification and introduction, Airbus Helicopters has set its sights on best serving its customers in a challenging global marketplace, with the priority on customer satisfaction, quality and safety, and competitiveness. During 2014, Airbus Helicopters delivered 471 rotorcraft from the company’s civil, parapublic and military product lines and booked...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] The FAA issued a statement warning individual users of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) not to operate the devices during the NFL's Super Bowl match this weekend between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. FAA officials are warning operators that the use of drones at the Super Bowl could land...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] Gogo announced a new milestone, as its Gogo Vision In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system is now installed on more than 1,700 commercial aircraft. The IFE system allows passengers to rent movies and television shows on their Wi-Fi enabled Personal...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] Lockheed Martin reported a strong year in 2014 for its aerospace division, with aeronautics net sales increasing 6 percent to $797 million compared to 2013. The aerospace and defense manufacturer attributed the increase...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] GE Aviation announced plans for an additional $15 million investment at the site of its new jet engine manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Ind. The additional investment will go toward Maintenance...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] The Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as an accident under Annexes 12 and 13 of the Chicago Convention. Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director of Malaysia's...
January 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-29-2015] North American transportation safety officials are recommending avionics upgrades and improved capabilities for new and existing aircraft that fly oceanic routes to improve the ability of operators and air traffic controllers to track them. The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) latest set of recommendations follow a year that saw two major incidents involving the...
January 28, 2015
Turbomeca has received EASA type-certification for its Ariel 2N turboshaft engine, the newest addition to the Arriel 2+ family. The engine first ran in September of 2011, and it offers lower operating costs along with increased reliability and performance compared to its predecessors. It features a new axial compressor, new high-pressure compressor diffuser, new high-pressure turbine material and...
January 28, 2015
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine...
January 28, 2015
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has contracted Terma, a global product development and manufacturing company, to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft...
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