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June 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-05-2015] Dassault has unveiled its latest iteration of the Falcon jet family: the Falcon 5X, flying with Honeywell’s Primus Epic EASy III cockpit technologies. With the 5X set to make its maiden flight this summer, the suite of integrated avionics aims to offer operators a smooth and easy flying experience through cutting edge technology. Cockpit of the Falcon 5X. Photo: Honeywell...
June 4, 2015
DONAUWORTH, Germany (June 2, 2015) – The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) has awarded Airbus Helicopters a full-service contract for the new H145M, which will make its military debut with the German Air Force later this year. The seven-year comprehensive cooperative support and services agreement will ensure optimal availability, reliability and readiness for the German Air Force’s fleet of 15...
June 4, 2015
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Great American Safety Drive (GASD) begins this month and consists of two separate routes crisscrossing the United States, bringing the message of safety “on the road” to more than 60 host program locations. Outerlink Global Solutions will once again support the fundraising initiative by installing tracking devices in a 2015 Chevy...
June 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Coordinating the evolution of Air Traffic Management (ATM), changing technology, standardization and other regulatory issues took center stage at the fifth User & Stakeholder Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Workshop in the Netherlands earlier this week. Nearly 140 people took part in the event organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), European Defense Agency...
June 4, 2015
AgustaWestland announced on June 3 two business deals involving its AW139 with customers in Africa and the United States, respectively. The first helicopter has already been delivered to the Government of the Ivory Coast for use in passenger transport. This will currently be the...
June 4, 2015
Global ACARS Network. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Rockwell Collins has signed two new agreements for its ARINC GLOBALink service in Korea. The Korea Airports Corporation (KAC), the service provider for airline and civil aviation communications in South Korea, has selected Rockwell Collins to implement an advanced Air-to-Ground (ATG) aviation communications network to support the...
June 4, 2015
U.S. Navy F/A-18 approaching the sound barrier. The white halo is formed by condensed water droplets which result from the shock wave shedding from the aircraft. Photo: Ensign John Gay, U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Quieter, greener supersonic travel is the focus of eight studies selected by NASA's Commercial Supersonic Technology Project to receive more than $2.3 million in funding for research...
June 4, 2015
Visual representation of the runway incursion at SFO in 2007. Photo: Wikimedia Commons [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] A new FAA national initiative known as the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program will identify airport risk factors that might contribute to a runway incursion and develop strategies to help airport sponsors mitigate those risks through risk-based...
June 4, 2015
NARA's focus is on developing alternative jet fuel derived from post-harvest forest residuals. Photo: NARA [Avionics Today 06-04-2015] Alaska Airlines is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made...
June 3, 2015
CybAero, developer and manufacturer of remotely piloted helicopter systems, has completed its acceptance testing of the first of three systems ordered by China Customs in January 2014. The systems will operate from on board three new ships, and will be...
June 3, 2015
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing £51 million in a new synthetic training system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk6 helicopter. Lockheed Martin will design and build a purpose-built training facility at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook fleet, that will prepare pilots and crew for deployment on...
June 3, 2015
Columbia Helicopters has promoted Steve Bandy to senior vice president of operations. In addition to his current responsibilities with the flight and operations departments, Bandy will assume leadership over the...
June 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-03-2015] The City of Phoenix has announced its decision to file a lawsuit against the FAA over increased aircraft noise impacts on communities surrounding the Phoenix airport due to the implementation of Area Navigation (RNAV) flight routes over the Phoenix airspace last September. The new routes were implemented as part of the FAA's ongoing NextGen air transportation system...
June 3, 2015
A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-03-2015] The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flew its first Boeing-built C-17A Globemaster III equipped with a new advanced satellite communication (satcom) and imagery display system designed to enhance situational awareness. Boeing installed the system to support...
June 3, 2015
Eurocontrol Network Manager Operations Centre de Bruxelles. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 06-03-2015] Eurocontrol’s independent Performance Review Commission (PRC) has published a report on how Europe’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) system performed in 2014. Overall, safety levels in Europe remain high, yet there is room for improvement, particularly related to the reporting of incidents...
June 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-03-2015] Research and Markets’ latest report on Flight Navigation Systems (FNS) has found that the global market is estimated at more than 10 billion in 2014. The "Flight Navigation System Market by Product (Avionics systems, Communication systems), Flight Instrument (Altimeter, Gyroscope, Autopilot, Sensors), Application...
June 3, 2015
Frontier A320 aircraft. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-03-2015] Frontier Airlines, headquartered in Denver, Co., has placed a firm order for 10 Airbus A321 and two A320 aircraft. All 12 aircraft are...
June 2, 2015
EFB Weather is shown on the cockpit-connected EFB (right side). Photo: SITA OnAir [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] SITA OnAir has announced a major European airline, with a fleet of more than 200 aircraft, is trialing its EFB Weather solution this summer, with the aim of installing it across the entire fleet by the end of 2016. EFB Weather is a new SITA OnAir product that sends live weather data, including...
June 2, 2015
Falcon 5X Rollout featuring Elbit Systems' ClearVision EFVS. Photo: Elbit Systems. [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] Elbit Systems ClearVision next generation Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) has demonstrated successful flights onboard the Falcon 5X Jet test platforms.  Elbit Systems developed...
June 2, 2015
Photo: Saab. [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] Saab has signed a contract with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to deliver a Remote Tower Centre (RTC) to Dublin Airport and the corresponding remote tower installations at Cork and Shannon Airport. Electronic Flight Strips (EFS), a system that shows onscreen information of the planned air...
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