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August 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-12-2015] The U.S. Navy has extended Raytheon’s engineering and manufacturing development contract on the Joint Precision Approach Landing Systems (JPALS) program. Raytheon will continue testing and analysis in support of auto-land capability and...
August 12, 2015
Embraer Legacy 450. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 08-12-2015] The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil — ANAC) has granted type certification for the Legacy 450 mid-light executive jet at...
August 11, 2015
Outerlink, a Metro Aviation company, has completed 30 percent of initial flight tests for IRIS, its ViaSat-enabled satellite communication system, the company told R&WI Aug. 11. Each component is being tested according to...
August 11, 2015
Global helicopter lessor Waypoint Leasing has closed its second transaction with Líder Taxi Aereo, provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry. The transaction included the purchase and leaseback of a Sikorsky S-92...
August 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-11-2015] Research from a June 2015 Boeing report on the Seattle "Greener Skies" initiative shows that Alaska Airlines' use of NextGen flight procedures at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) can yield massive fuel and emissions savings per landing. The seven-year "Greener Skies Over Seattle" project was launched in 2010 as a collaborative project under the...
August 11, 2015
The FAA believes that "there is greater alertness" among staff members using updated scheduling practices following a previously hidden NASA study assessing chronic fatigue among air traffic...
August 11, 2015
Gulfstream G500. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 08-11-2015] Gulfstream has announced that its G500 aircraft has completed five test flights since it first took to the skies on May 18. During more than 15 hours of flying, the aircraft achieved a top speed of Mach...
August 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-11-2015] Textron Aviation has expanded its relationship with channel partner TAM Aviacao Executive (TAM) with the approval of its Jundiai, Brazil...
August 11, 2015
Global Hawk UAV. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-11-2015] Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated mission management control features that the company claims create more Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) versatility and efficiencies. During a series of high-altitude...
August 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-11-2015] The Cessna Citation M2 business jet has received certification to operate at airports with an elevation up to 14,000 feet, the company announced today at the Latin American...
August 10, 2015
Our Aug. 6 item, "Look for FAA Moves on UAS Staffing," reported on a reorganization of the U.S. aviation agency's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office. We said that that AFS-80 office, which is now within the agency's Flight Standards Service, would be made into a full...
August 10, 2015
Bristow Group will cut more employees and costs to deal with an oil and gas downturn that won’t rebound until at least late 2017, the company’s head said in reporting the most recent quarterly earnings. President/CEO Jonathan Baliff said Bristow is about 70 percent through a plan to cut costs by $75 to 95 million, including a 10 percent workforce reduction. But that plan...
August 10, 2015
Rotor & Wing International is organizing the inaugural Rotorcraft Certification Summit to be held Oct. 27 at the Sheraton DFW Airport in Irving, Texas, near Dallas/Fort Worth International...
August 10, 2015
Dassault Falcon 900. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 08-10-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has achieved Future Air Navigation System (FANS) aftermarket certification for Dassault’s Falcon 900 and 900B operators. With the certification, all Falcon 900 and 900B operators will be able to upgrade existing cockpit technologies with...
August 10, 2015
US Air Force will equip with Thales Deployable Instrument Landing System (D-ILS). Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 08-10-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Thales a contract to provide Deployable Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS). The systems will be used in airfield environments where the ability to...
August 10, 2015
Embraer Legacy 500. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 08-10-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the first Legacy 500 midsize jet to a customer in Mexico. Transpaís Aéreo, a subsidiary of the Lomex Group Aeronautics...
August 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-10-2015] All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced it will partner with Boeing to provide Boeing 787 GoldCare customers with an airline’s perspective on the entry...
August 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-10-2015] Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to order 44 new aircraft, effectively doubling its 76-plane fleet in the face of rising air traffic as Africa’s economy sees steady growth. To accommodate the projected rise, the African carrier has implemented “Vision 2025,” a fleet expansion plan that aims to add 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 14 A350-900s, six Boeing 787...
August 7, 2015
The Suffolk County Police Department recently added a new Airbus Helicopters H145, formerly known as the EC145, to its fleet, replacing an older AS350B2. Metro Aviation completed the twin-engine aircraft at its completion center in...
August 7, 2015
The FAA has granted more than 1,000 drone exemptions under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which...
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