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March 24, 2014
Since its opening in 2012, the Helicopter Flight Training Center has seen continuous expansion, and recently added its first full motion simulator.  The EC135 P2+ Level D Full Flight Simulator arrived from FlightSafety International’s DFW...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] New satellite data analysis from Inmarsat and the U.K. Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) has led investigators to believe that Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370 most likely ended in the southern Indian Ocean, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in a statement.     More than two weeks have passed since MH370 disappeared from civilian radar coverage...
March 24, 2014
[Aviation Today March 24, 2014] Tigerair has placed a $3.7 billion order for 37 Airbus A320neo aircraft in an effort to expand and modernize its commercial fleet, the Singapore-based carrier said.      Computer rendering of Tigerair's A320neo. Photo, courtesy of Airbus.   The...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Elliott Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for the activation and use of Aircell Wi-Fi products in Hawker jets, the Moline, Ill.-based FBO said.      Elliott Aviation Technician, Rick Jennings...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has finished its initial flight testing phase in Palmdale, Calif., the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).      The Navy's unmanned MQ-4C Triton approaches Northrop Grumman's flight test facility in Palmdale, Calif. Photo...
March 24, 2014
[Avionics Today March 24, 2014] Rossiya Airlines recently introduced an iPad Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) into its commercial aircraft operations, as the Russian carrier looks to reduce fuel burn by eliminating paper-based flight manuals.    The airline was recently given...
March 24, 2014
[Aviation Today March 24, 2014] South Korea has announced its decision to acquire Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II fighter jet as part of its F-X fighter jet acquisition program.    Korea is the...
March 21, 2014
R66 Turbine S/N 500 rolled off Robinson’s production line on March 14, 2014, three and half years since the 5-place helicopter was initially certificated in October 2010. The helicopter was...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the first phase of the Data Communications (Data Comm) Air Traffic Management (ATM) technology under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen program is on track for 2016, according to a National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) official involved with the program.   Data Comm is one of the most...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Alenia Aermacchi rolled the first M-346 advanced trainer aircraft out for the Israeli Air & Space Force at its plant in Venegono Superiore, Italy.  M-346. Photo, courtesy...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Elbit Systems reported 2013 revenue numbers of $2.93 billion, up from $2.89 billion the previous year, the Israeli defense manufacturer said in its annual earnings report.    Increasing demand in Israel for avionics systems...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Lockheed Martin is teaming up with Poland's Warsaw Polytechnic University for an advanced applied research program looking at methods for integrating manned and unmanned airborne platforms.    The research program will focus on advanced...
March 21, 2014
Delta and Linkedin have a new partnership aimed at providing in-flight connections between business leaders at 35,000 feet.    The program, unveiled at TED2014, allows leaders from different fields to connect with...
March 21, 2014
[Avionics Today March 21, 2014] Exelis will provide Electronic Warfare (EW) upgrades under a $36 million contract for the Turkish Air Force.    The contract will provide...
March 20, 2014
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust in New Zealand is facing a massive cut in its local government funding, threatening future operations and the replacement of its aging helicopters. The trust provides the Westpac Rescue service, operating two BK117 helicopters on rescue missions in the greater Auckland region. The service, which has been running for more than 40 years, has seen its funding from the...
March 20, 2014
[Avionics Today March 20, 2014] After reviewing the critical systems on the Boeing 787 following serious incidents with the lithium-ion battery system in January last year, a team of aviation experts has determined that the aircraft meets intended safety level and design standards. The B787 Critical Systems Review Team (CSRT) conducted the review over a six-month period, evaluating the 787's design...
March 20, 2014
The FAA has issued a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to Gogo for the installation of its Ku-band satellite equipment on the Airbus A330, the company said. Gogo obtained the STC...
March 20, 2014
Airbus has completed the second initial 4D (i4D) trajectory flight trials as part of a joint project with other members of the government-industry Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking team. i4D, a technology designed to ensure aircraft flight trajectories remain synchronized between air and ground throughout all stages of flight, will facilitate more direct paths...
March 20, 2014
[Aviation Today March 20, 2014] Boeing has rolled out its first Next-Generation 737 aircraft at its newly increased rate of 42 per month...
March 20, 2014
The European Commission (EC) has issued a major update to the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) requirements for General Aviation (GA) pilot licensing. Under the new rule, GA pilots have a new framework for achieving the competency-based instrument ratings and the en-route...
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