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July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted, in Israel, risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).     Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV). Photo: Thales.   Through a...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that it now provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its operators at Jet Aviation’s Teterboro Airport facility in New Jersey.     Gulfstream GV. Photo: Gulfstream.   Gulfstream’s resources in Teterboro include 11...
July 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-07-2015] European Air Traffic Management (ATM) stakeholders are building a solid foundation for a concept of operations for System Wide Information Management (SWIM), which represents a paradigm shift in how aeronautical information is managed and distributed throughout the air traffic ecosystem. On June 23, 2015, more than 100 participants from around the globe attended the launch of...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] NASA alongside the FAA and industry partners Honeywell and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) is currently fielding a sense-and-avoid system that could enhance the ability of unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations within the National Airspace System (NAS). Throughout the summer, NASA and industry partners will field tests — the third series of tests that...
July 6, 2015
The NTSB has completed recovering wreckage of a Flight for Life Colorado Airbus AS350 that crashed July 3 in Frisco, Colo., killing the pilot and injuring a flight paramedic and nurse. The aeromedical helicopter appeared to begin...
July 6, 2015
In a case of significance for flight data monitoring initiatives, look for the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) to decide this week if it will appeal a U.K. court’s decision ordering an accident flight recorder’s release to criminal prosecutors. Many in aviation believe flight recorder data is controlled by safety investigators and always kept confidential, but legal procedures may...
July 6, 2015
A Mexican navy Black Hawk came under fire July 5 near the U.S. border, according to media reports, with its crew returning fire and killing six on the ground. The skirmish took place in a rural area about 20 miles south of Laredo, Texas...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Bombardier announced that it has received type certification for its Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft from Colombia’s civil aviation authority, Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aviación Civil (UAEAC).  ...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Airbus reaffirmed its strong commercial and industrial ties with China this week, as the airframe manufacturer received its largest-ever A330 commitment from the country, while also creating the framework for setting up an A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin. The agreement with the Tianjin Free...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Elbit Systems and regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR announced the signature of an agreement for integrating ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with the SKYLENS wearable display onboard the new ATR-600 series. The system can also be offered as a retrofit to other ATR...
July 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-06-2015] Northrop Grumman along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling (AR) system. Under a $226.7 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) contract awarded in 2013, Northrop Grumman...
July 3, 2015
New data on average body size and shape could become a key factor in the design of new safety equipment for offshore oil and gas workers, if we are reading Oil & Gas UK’s 2015 Health and Safety Report right. The July 1 report by that offshore trade association notes that the size and shape of offshore workers came into focus with the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority’s February 2014 on offshore...
July 3, 2015
Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Defence are finalizing plans for a joint venture to compete for military helicopter contracts in India with aircraft produced there. Airbus sees a requirement for hundreds of helicopters under India’s...
July 2, 2015
Bell 525 Relentless makes first flight July 1 in Amarillo, Texas. Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter Supply chain challenges and FAA inspection requirements slowed the maiden flight of Bell Helicopter's 525 Relentless, the manufacturer says. The super-medium twin 525 flew for the first time July 1 at Bell’s Amarillo, Texas facility. Senior Flight...
July 2, 2015
Swedish unmanned aerial system manufacturer CybAero has received approval to deliver its first APID One helicopter to China, the company says. The Linköping, Sweden-based company received an export license from the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls June 26, it said, and its...
July 2, 2015
An E-2C test aircraft assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 conducts an aerial refueling dry-plug engagement with an F/A-18. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 07-02-2015] Northrop Grumman along with the U.S. Navy have successfully conducted the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial...
July 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-02-2015] Presagis has launched a new radar software product that gives military agencies, national airspace management agencies, Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators, universities and research labs the tools to add...
July 2, 2015
EASA’s Executive Director Patrick Ky signs the 22 authorizations during a ceremony held at Brussels airport, in the presence of Commissioner Violeta Bulc. Photo: EASA [Avionics Today 07-02-2015] The European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have issued the first single...
July 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-02-2015] The Solar Impulse 2, a completely solar powered aircraft currently attempting an all-solar around-the-world flight has broken several world records in the attempt, including all distance and duration records for solar aviation. Most recently, with co-founder, CEO and pilot André Borschberg at the controls, the aircraft has also broken the record for the longest solo...
July 2, 2015
Sundance Helicopters, an aerial tour operator and Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) member, has become the first of its kind in the nation to implement a pair of safety action...
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