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October 14, 2014
Chicago O’Hare Airport. Photo: peddhapati (flickr) [Avionics Today 10-14-2014] Two weeks after its closure, the FAA has restored air traffic operations at the Chicago En Route Center in Aurora, Ill. The center was closed after an FAA contractor...
October 14, 2014
Singapore. Photo: Thales [Avionics Today 10-14-2014] Thales has officially inaugurated the Thales Innovation Hub Singapore, which represents the company’s first multidisciplinary innovation center outside of...
October 14, 2014
Joggle Press operator Rich Harrison prepares the first 737 MAX fuselage stringer for the press by brushing on lubricant. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-14-2014] Boeing has started production of the first 737 MAX...
October 14, 2014
Unisys ClearPath Server. Photo: Unisys [Avionics Today 10-14-2014] TravelSky, an IT company servicing China’s air travel and tourist industry, has signed a new contract with Unisys to expand Unisys ClearPath server capacity in order to cope with the country’s burgeoning aviation...
October 14, 2014
RNP AR Approach Procedure. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 10-14-2014] Garmin and Jeppesen have introduced the RNP AR NavData Service, a tool for pilots using Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures. The new service automates data validation processes that are...
October 13, 2014
This year, Helitech International will feature exhibitors from countries including Australia, Ukraine, Russia, New Zealand and 13 European nations. More than 40 companies from North America will be participating, including eight companies making their first appearance in Amsterdam. To date, there are 35 first-time exhibitors from nine different countries.  Genesys Aerosystems, based in Mineral Wells...
October 13, 2014
Waypoint Leasing, a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators around the world, has raised an additional $300 million in term loans to refinance existing assets previously funded under its Revolving Credit Facility. BNP Paribas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities acted as lead...
October 13, 2014
Blue Sky Network (BSN), a global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for maritime, land mobile and aviation assets, is showcasing two new satellite communication solutions at Helitech International.  The first model that will be displayed, the Hawkeye...
October 13, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Sandel ST3400H HeliTAWS system. Sandel HeliTAWS meets all requirements specified in the EASA’s ETSO-C113: airborne multipurpose electronic...
October 13, 2014
We recently sat down with Jason Propes, SVP Helicopters & Light Turboprop Engines at Rolls-Royce to get an update on the status of their C47E engine program - the latest iteration of the venerable M250 - which was announced at Heli-Expo in 2013, and for which they received certification just last month. R&W: Can you give us a brief update on the status of the C47E program? Propes: Sure - One...
October 13, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-13-2014] During a recent flight demonstration conducted with the University of Iowa College of Engineering Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), Rockwell Collins demonstrated the ability of its flagship Pro Line Fusion flight deck to be used as a ground control station. The demonstration featured an optionally piloted Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft controlled by a reconfigured Pro Line...
October 13, 2014
Rear Adm. Mike Moran, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, addresses about 50 members of the Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century at its monthly meeting Oct. 7 at the Hall of Justice in Ventura, Calif. Photo: US Navy [Avionics Today 10-13-2014] The Navy intends to help drive next generation technology forward, according to Rear Admiral Mike Moran, Naval Air Warfare Center...
October 13, 2014
MUOS Manpack PRC-155 radio. Photo: General Dynamics C4 Systems [Avionics Today 10-13-2014]  General Dynamics C4 Systems supported a successful Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite communications (satcom) demonstration, connecting a U.S. Air Force C-17 mobility aircraft, flying over the Pacific Ocean, with a simulated airlift operations center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Using...
October 13, 2014
Embraer Legacy 500. Photo: Embraer Executive Jets [Avionics Today 10-13-2014] Embraer has delivered the first Legacy 500 aircraft to an unnamed Brazilian...
October 13, 2014
ST3400H Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HeliTAWS). Photo: Sandel [Avionics Today 10-13-2014] Sandel Avionics has announced it has received European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) Authorization from the...
October 13, 2014
The JHMCS helmet for which the Elbit Systems digital eyepiece is designed. Photo: JHMCS [Avionics Today 10-13-2014] Rockwell Collins Elbit Systems of America Vision Systems (RCEVS) has introduced a night vision solution for fixed wing...
October 10, 2014
Legend has it that I showed up for my interview at the police aviation unit wearing a pocket protector. I categorically deny this. At that time, there existed a crusty, weathered Vietnam-Era instructor pilot who was heard to say, “I don’t care where you put that dweeb, just don’t put him on my team.” Well, you know how that request was answered. He had to live with me for years. I...
October 10, 2014
ADAC helicopters receive service at the operation’s maintenance facility. Photos by Andrew Drwiega Thomas Gassmann, director of business development and sales at the ADAC HEMS Academy at Bonn airport in Germany, runs ADAC’s annual international networking event for EC135/EC145 operators, now in its third year. The HEMS Academy provides what it claims is the world’s first civilian...
October 10, 2014
The European Helicopter Association (EHA) will hold its Rotorcraft Seminars in Amsterdam on Oct. 15, 2014 during Helitech International, which will take place at the RAI from Oct. 14-16, 2014. The program will feature a keynote address from Norbert Lohl, certification director at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), among additional speakers addressing topics in the rotorcraft industry such as the...
October 10, 2014
M International has announced that representatives from three of their world-class portfolio companies, Keystone Turbine Services, Airborne Engines and MINT Turbines will be exhibiting at stand L77 from October 14 to 16 during the 2014 Helitech International Expo and Conference held at the RAI Center in Amsterdam.  During the exhibition, these companies will have representatives available to answer...
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