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March 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-16-2015] Airlines and operators could soon have an easier path toward equipping their aircraft for air traffic Data Link Communications (DLC) under the FAA's requirements. The agency has requested comments on an updated policy that would clarify airworthiness requirements through June 1 for DLC recording.  Boeing 737. Photo: Boeing. The policy clarification, if eventually adopted in...
March 13, 2015
Aviation Search Group has announced that, after a global search, Jeff Denomme has been named President of Alpine Aerotech. Mr. Denomme will succeed Jim Campbell, who is retiring after four years in the role. Denomme started his aviation career as an AME and has been a staple in the Canadian helicopter industry for the past 25 years. Prior to joining Alpine Aerotech, Mr. Denomme held executive leadership...
March 13, 2015
Rostec companies Russian Helicopters and Technodinamika, along with France’s Microturbo, have signed a trilateral memorandum on the joint development and production of a new auxiliary power unit (APU), Saphir 15, for the helicopter market. Under the memorandum, Russian Helicopters will become...
March 13, 2015
AgustaWestland and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have delivered the first Airborne Mine Counter Measures (AMCM) equipped MCH-101 helicopter to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. The KHI MCH-101, a license built version of the AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter, is equipped with the Northrop Grumman AN/AQS-24A airborne mine hunting system and the Northrop Grumman AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection...
March 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-13-2015] Three different categories of regulations have been proposed for commercial operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Under EASA's newly proposed "Concept of Operations for Drones," commercially or civil operated UAS would be established in three different categories: open, specific and...
March 13, 2015
iTEC collaboration expands ATM initiatives. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 03-13-2015] Executive members of the interoperability Through European Collaboration (iTEC) project have signed a formal agreement this week at the World ATM Congress in Madrid, extending the technical and commercial confines of the collaboration between...
March 13, 2015
Italy’s first built F-35A, aircraft AL-1, which will also be the first jet operated by the Italian Air Force, prepares for its roll out from the Cameri, Italy Final Assembly & Check Out (FACO) facility, Mar. 12. Photo: Lockheed Martin photo by Larry Bramblett [Avionics Today 03-13-2015]...
March 13, 2015
Boeing 777X, rendering. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 03-13-2015] Boeing has reached an agreement with Japanese partner Nabtesco to supply primary flight control actuation system on Boeing’s new 777X airplane...
March 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-13-2015] TRU Simulation + Training has received purchase orders for three additional Full Flight Simulator (FFS) training suites for the Boeing 737 MAX. The...
March 12, 2015
Multinational conglomerate United Technologies Corporation (UTC) has announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a review of strategic alternatives for the corporation's Sikorsky Aircraft business, including a potential tax-free spinoff. "As part of the portfolio review announced last December, we are exploring strategic options for Sikorsky to determine the best way to enhance its long-term...
March 12, 2015
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces the hiring of Frank DeFeo as its Director of Business Development. DeFeo will be responsible for securing new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partnerships, growing DACs ECD manufactured products and acquiring...
March 12, 2015
Aero Products Component Services, an Arizona based Bell Helicopter Customer Service facility has announced the unveiling of its aircraft decommissioning service. As legacy model aircraft continue to age, many operators make the decision that, instead of selling...
March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] The FAA is lacking in measures to prevent cyber-based threats to the increasingly automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The “Information Security: FAA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems” report, published earlier this month, finds that while the FAA has taken measures...
March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] Nigerian civil Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) is ready to start deployment of Controller to Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) to...
March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] Boeing completed the first flight of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) with upgraded avionics systems. During a two-hour test flight on Dec. 31, the...
March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus ProSky announced completion of a joint project to modernize the airspace efficiency of flight paths and operations between Haiti's Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien International Airports. Conducted in collaboration with Haiti's Office National de L'Aviation...
March 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-12-2015] Rockwell Collins has completed the sale of ARINC Aerospace Systems Engineering and Support (ASES) to Field Aviation, a privately held U.S...
March 11, 2015
Since the U.S. Airways landing on the Hudson River in New York, “bird strike” is one of those electrically charged buzz-phrases guaranteed to command the immediate attention of all pilots, perhaps especially operators of helicopters, who are largely consigned to spending the majority of their working lives flying at bird-rich altitudes. Many of us have bird near-miss stories, and quite a few...
March 11, 2015
On Feb. 5, Erickson Incorporated announced that it had initiated a drastic corporate restructuring process to, “create significant new efficiencies and cost reductions, improve profitability, and enhance the Company’s overall competitive position.” This process also meant that the company would lay off approximately 150 of its employees, primarily in its United States offices. Rotor &...
March 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-11-2015] The 2015 World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress is bringing some of the top names in the global aviation and air traffic technology industry together in Madrid this week. While engineers, controllers, pilots and regulators attending the conference will definitely be discussing the challenges of preventing another MH370-type of incident, the conference will also focus on the...
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