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March 25, 2014
Inaer France, part of the Avincis Group, has won a six-year contract to provide helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) for France’s Centre and Haute-Normandie regions. The French Ministry of Health is currently undertaking a new operating procedure based on...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Swiss airframe manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft gave its 6-year-old single-engine turboprop, PC-12 NG, a connectivity-fueled avionics overhaul for 2014 to celebrate the first delivery of the original PC-12 20 years ago.      Honeywell Primus Apex avionics on Pilatus PC-12 NG. Photo, courtesy of Pilatus.   Since first introducing the PC-12 in 1994...
March 25, 2014
[Aviation Today March 25, 2014] Cirrus Aircraft has completed the first flight with the newly certified aircraft, C0, for its Vision SF50 single engine light jet, the Duluth, Minn.-based airframe manufacturer said.    The flight was completed as part of a series of...
March 25, 2014
Rockwell Collins has a new agreement with Cascade Aerospace to provide avionics upgrades for the Mexican Air Force's two C-130K Hercules military transport aircraft.    Cascade's selection of Rockwell Collins was announced at the 2014...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Garmin released a large touchscreen glass flight display system for light sport aircraft, the G3X Touch. Garmin’s experimental engineering team, TEAM X, designed the display.    The...
March 25, 2014
[Avionics Today March 25, 2014] Gogo's in-flight connectivity service has gone live on the first aircraft from Delta's long-haul international fleet, a Boeing 747-400.   The 747-400 will also be the first aircraft to fly with Gogo's...
March 25, 2014
[Aviation Today March 25, 2014] Beechcraft has received an initial order from the Mexican Navy for two T-6C+ trainer aircraft in order to help modernize the force’s training fleet. Mexico is also...
March 24, 2014
Mark Gassaway, founder and President of Aerocomputers, passed away on Monday, March 17. He will be missed by his many friends in the aviation community. Mark was both a pilot and an engineer. These combined interests led to the foundation of Aerocomputers in 1993. Aerocomputers went on...
March 24, 2014
Fourteen years of accident data reveal that total U.S. civil helicopter accidents have decreased about 25 percent since the International...
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...
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