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December 19, 2014
On Dec. 18, DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, reached a multi-year distribution agreement with Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC), a Montreal-based designer and manufacturer of flight management, navigation and other high-tech avionics systems. Under the...
December 19, 2014
North Flight Data Systems (NORTH FDS) has entered into an agreement with Phoenix Heli-Flight to equip their EC130 and AS350B3 helicopters with their integrated flight data system. NORTH FDS has applied to Transport Canada for validation of their AS350/EC130B4 FAA STC, which will cover AS350B3 and EC130B4 installations. The first Canadian installations will be performed on Phoenix Heli-Flight’s...
December 19, 2014
AgustaWestland has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on offset contracts with four major companies in the Polish industrial sector representing various regions and areas of expertise. The official signing ceremony was held on Dec. 18, 2014 at the headquarters of...
December 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Honeywell has partnered with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) to design, develop and build a new high-technology laboratory in Puerto Rico to test Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). As aircraft become more and more entrenched in connectivity, it also becomes necessary to know exactly how electromagnetic forces, such as those from Personal Electronic...
December 19, 2014
The first A350-900 for Finnair taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 12-19-2014] The first A350-900 for Finnair is taking shape in the Roger Béteille Final...
December 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-19-2014] An estimated 3.2 billion passengers used air transport for their business and tourism needs in 2014, according to preliminary figures on scheduled services released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The number of annual total passengers was up...
December 19, 2014
The vDFL concept allows for a more flexible and dynamic distribution of traffic between upper and lower sectors with a view to increasing efficiency. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Following the successful implementation, in December 2013, of a Variable Division Flight Level (vDFL) in the eastern part of the airspace managed by the Maastricht Upper Area...
December 19, 2014
Flybe aircraft in flight. Photo: Flybe [Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Europe’s largest regional airline, the United Kingdom-based Flybe, has achieved paperless operational authorization from the U.K...
December 19, 2014
Bombardier Learjet 70. Photo: Bombardier Business Jets [Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Bombardier’s Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 business aircraft have received full type certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Mexico, the Dirección General de...
December 18, 2014
The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received renewal for Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Part 147 certification and approval to conduct six new technical training courses at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The CAAS approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses in the Asia Pacific region. The certification...
December 18, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first AS355 NP Ecureuil to the Spanish Road Transport Authority (DGT) and the first EC135 to the country’s National Police Force under the contract signed in February of this year with the DGT. The...
December 18, 2014
Rockwell Collins has received a $420 million, four-year contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for continued deliveries of the ARC-210 advanced airborne software defined radio (SDR) system. The system is...
December 18, 2014
Dassault Falcon 8X aircraft at the rollout ceremony at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 12-18-14] Dassault Aviation has rolled back the curtains on the latest addition to its business jet family and new flagship aircraft: the Falcon 8X. Unveiled at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility, the Falcon 8X will offer the greatest range...
December 18, 2014
ICAO’s Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu (centre) with U.S. Representative to ICAO Ambassador Michael Lawson (right) and ICAO Air Navigation Bureau Director Nancy Graham (left) at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Photo: ICAO [Avionics Today 12-18-14] The council president of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, led a special, high-level and...
December 18, 2014
SmartLynx Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-18-14] Latvia-based charter carrier SmartLynx Airlines has gained approval to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. SmartLynx Airlines gained the clearance...
December 18, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-18-14] Customers who were grounded or delayed due to the Swanwick Air Traffic Control (ATC) center technical malfunction may receive a return on their ticket. Following the computer glitch...
December 18, 2014
F-35 Rendering. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 12-18-14] The Department of Defense (DOD) has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the Asia-Pacific region. In the Pacific region, F-35 airframe MRO&U capability...
December 18, 2014
[Avionics Today 12-18-2014] An in-depth report on the FAA’s efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into national airspace found that, while gains have been made toward integration, the agency is falling behind other countries when it comes to imposing effective and encouraging regulation. The yearly report, researched and distributed by the United States Government Accountability Office...
December 17, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the second of six Super Puma AS332 C1e airframes to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB) following their order in 2013. The first was delivered last August, and the remaining four are scheduled for delivery between now and 2016. The Airbus contract also stipulated a logistical support package to provide the FAB with...
December 17, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750), Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Point Mugu, Calif. The MQ-8B Fire Scout was operated...
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