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March 24, 2015
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Safety Committee has released its third annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, highlighting two primary safety issues – loss of control in flight (LOCI) and runway excursions – which, according to the committee’s research, shows should be primary risk-mitigation targets for all operators. The committee also identified the following safety...
March 24, 2015
Northrop Grumman has selected the Wind River 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter. As a part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and secure operating systems, VxWorks 653 is a commercial...
March 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-24-2015] In September 2014 ADS-B Technologies completed a 7,000 nautical mile (nm) public flight demonstration of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Link Augmentation System (ALAS). The system has been flying since 2010 and the September flight demonstration proved its ability to deliver a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) or 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver...
March 24, 2015
A Germanwings A320. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 03-24-2015] French officials believe that all 144 passengers and 6 crew on board a Germanwings flight en route to Dusseldorf, Germany have perished in a crash over the French...
March 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-24-2015] Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) completed the flight testing and customer delivery of its NextGen Flight Management System (FMS) on the Lockheed Martin C-130 military transport aircraft. The flight deck...
March 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-24-2015] The FAA made an announcement during last week's Equip 2020 working group meeting that rule-compliant DO-260B Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment has been installed onboard 10,000 U.S.-registered aircraft. According to the agency's latest estimate, between...
March 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-24-2015] Santa Barbara, Calif.-based charter operator Silver Air is outfitting its entire fleet of business jets with Gogo Biz mobile broadband Internet. The Silver Air fleet currently features Wi-Fi on the Gulfstream GV, GIV...
March 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-24-2015] The U.S. Army will use the Ensco Avionics IGL and IData tool suite to develop its Ground Based Sense and Avoid Alert Display (GBSAA)...
March 23, 2015
Airbus Helicopters has initiated a month-long customer tour in Brazil of its H145. During visits to the cities of São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, the H145 will be presented to civilian and offshore operators, along with governmental and military agencies.   Photo by Jay Miller, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters The H145 – previously known as the EC145...
March 23, 2015
Sikorsky’s newest commercial aircraft, the S-76D helicopter, arrived in Malaysia, beginning the Southeast Asia leg of its demonstration tour. The international demonstration began at the SkyPark Aviation Center in Subang, Malaysia, and was to be on display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) ‘15 until March 21. Sikorsky...
March 23, 2015
Hooman Yazhari has started with CHC Helicopter as general counsel and chief administrative officer. Mr. Yazhari is succeeding Michael O’Neill as general counsel. Mr. Yazhari has more than a decade of experience as an executive in the aviation sector, most recently as senior vice president and general counsel of International Lease Finance Corporation. He served in leadership roles at Gategroup, an...
March 23, 2015
A Hainan Airlines Next-Generation 737-800 is fueled with a blend of sustainable aviation biofuel and petroleum jet fuel at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport‎. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 03-23-2015] Waste cooking oil from restaurants in China carried passengers from Shanghai to Beijing on Saturday in the...
March 23, 2015
Rockwell Collins has acquired Pacific Avionics to bolster its connectivity portfolio. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 03-23-2015] Rockwell Collins has acquired Pacific Avionics, a Singapore-based company specializing in technologies used for wireless information...
March 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-23-2015] eInfochips has achieved a new (Aeronautical Radio Incorporation) ARINC 429 Verification IP (VIP) that the company believes will help improve...
March 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-23-2015] Airbus and SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) have entered into an agreement to provide maintenance and engineering training services for Airbus aircraft...
March 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-23-2015] The FAA has granted 48 total petitions giving operators approval to fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commercially. Recent developments, including an approval for Amazon to begin flying its Prime Air UAS experimentally, reflect the agency's commitment to approve commercial UAS operations while the industry awaits a final set of regulations for integrating unmanned aircraft...
March 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 3-19-2015] European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulatory officials have issued  proposals for a more efficient and flexible way of managing aviation safety oversight in Europe. The agency's proposals are the result of more than six months of discussions with industry groups and stakeholders about its current policy structure.      EASA's future regulatory framework...
March 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 03-20-2015] The FAA has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon Logistics for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development as well as crew training. The Internet-based...
March 20, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. unmanned aircraft (UAS) design that the company will use for research and development and crew training. The FAA typically issues experimental certificates to manufacturers and technology...
March 20, 2015
AvPlan EFB. Photo: AvPlan [Avionics Today 03-20-2015] Jeppesen has teamed with AvPlan EFB, an iPad-based Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) service, to integrate...
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