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October 6, 2014
Boeing corporate offices in Chicago. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Boeing has announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of 2014. Of the 186 aircraft delivered by the company in the commercial sector this...
October 6, 2014
A Pan Am flight simulator. Photo: Pan Am [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Pan Am International Flight Training Center, together with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Nok Air and Assumption University have announced the opening of a new flight training center located on Assumption's Suvarnabhumi Campus in...
October 6, 2014
The TransNusa 42-600 aircraft. Photo: Clement Alloing (flickr) [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Indonesian airline TransNusa Aviation Mandiri has taken delivery of its first new generation ATR 42-600, with options for three more of the ATR twin-turboprop...
October 6, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Endeavor Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, has licensed the AirVault Mx Records Management Solution to provide web-based aircraft maintenance record management to the...
October 6, 2014
Last week, on a return flight from Moscow to London, I was able to test Transaero Airlines’ In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service “Transaero Connect” for the first time. I was eager to see what I would make of the experience and, perhaps more importantly, whether this is an amenity I would pay for, given certain circumstances. Transaero Airlines Boeing 737. Photo: Transaero Log in was...
October 3, 2014
The United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has added corrected its report on EC155 B1 (OY-HJJ) which lost control in the North Sea, November 6, 2013. The AAIB summary is as follows: “Shortly after takeoff from an off-shore platform at night, the helicopter entered a...
October 3, 2014
AH-6I flying in the desert near Boeing’s Mesa, Ariz. facility. Photo supplied by Andrew Drwiega A Saudi Arabian contract for 24 AH-6Is has been confirmed to Boeing through a Foreign Military Sales agreement via the U.S. Army’s contracting command at Redstone Arsenal. The contract, valued at $234 million, authorized the company to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24...
October 3, 2014
A Puma Mk2 of the Royal Air Force on exercise in Portugal. Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters Following the successful delivery of the first Puma Mk2s to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF) in connection with a 2012 contract with the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Helicopters has now signed a...
October 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-02-2014] Incidents involving two Malaysian Airlines aircraft earlier this year are among the occurrences driving the global air transportation industry's push to continue to improve aviation security. International Air Transport Association (IATA) leadership is continuing to lead the industry in that regard with a focus on bringing together all of the various aspects of the global...
October 3, 2014
Saab and VSATS will demonstrate Remote ATC Tower technology at the Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia. Photo: Saab [Avionics Today 10-03-2014]  The Virginia SATSLab (VSATS), defense and security company Saab and the Leesburg Executive Airport are partnering to demonstrate and evaluate Saab remote tower technologies throughout the summer of 2015. The partnership will demonstrate and evaluate...
October 3, 2014
The Cessna Citation Latitude. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Cessna announced the Citation Latitude flight test program has yielded improvements in expected aircraft range and runway performance, with the aircraft specification being changed to reflect an increase of 200 nautical miles (nm) in range at long-range cruise...
October 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Lawmakers are calling for a review of the FAA's structure following a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and pilot usage of the recently completed Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground network. According to the report, although the deployment of the 624 ADS-B ground radio...
October 3, 2014
Photo: John McGarvey (flickr) [Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Following a fire set by an FAA contractor in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) in Aurora, Ill., the FAA is continuing to monitor air traffic in the airports surrounding the Chicago area. The FAA is reporting that Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) have...
October 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-03-2014]  At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, the company announced it has signed more than 135 agreements with a...
October 3, 2014
Qatar Airways A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Airbus reports that the first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing steadily towards delivery, which is scheduled before...
October 2, 2014
AgustaWestland AW 149. Photo by Andrew Drwiega In early September, all three OEM competitors for the Polish military’s multirole helicopter requirement were able to present their offerings for review one last time at the Polish defense exhibition, MSPO, held in Kielce, Poland. Sikorsky’s S-70i, which is already manufactured in Poland for international customers including the militaries of...
October 2, 2014
Sikorsky's CH-53K at the rollout ceremony on May 4, 2014 at the company's facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. Photo by Andrew Parker  Combat unit training scenarios must include a continuum of threat levels designed to train students to avoid, degrade, defeat or destroy threat systems in order to survive. Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADs), present one of the most lethal threats to helicopters...
October 2, 2014
Front sign of HP Corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Photo: HP [Avionics Today 10-02-2014] HP has reached an agreement with Jeppesen to integrate the Jeppesen JetPlan flight planning engine into the HP Flight Operations...
October 2, 2014
The first class lounge of the A380. Photo: Emirates [Avionics Today 10-02-2014] The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has commenced Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbo daily service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, became the first airline to offer direct service from DFW to the Middle East in...
October 2, 2014
China’s first Boeing 747-8. Photo: PRNewswire [Avionics Today 10-02-2014] Boeing has delivered China’s first new-generation Boeing jetliner, the 747-8, to Air China. In a statement released by...
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