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February 9, 2015
TransAsia ATR-600 aircraft. Photo: ATR [Avionics Today 02-09-2015] Information from the TransAsia flight GE235 Flight Data Recorder (FDR) suggests both engines on the ATR 72-600 had lost power, leading to the fatal, Feb. 4 crash...
February 9, 2015
Interior of the Winnipeg airport. Photo: Winnipeg International Airport [Avionics Today 02-09-2015] The Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the first airport terminal in Canada to become Leadership in Energy and Environmental...
February 6, 2015
Dr. Roman Sperl and Thomas Hütsch confirming the agreement for both companies to cooperate over the development of training systems and programs. Photo courtesy ADAC A new long-term partnership has been formed to develop synthetic training systems and training programs for helicopter operators in Germany and internationally. ADAC HEMS Academy and Reiser Simulation and Training will cooperate in...
February 6, 2015
PrecisionHawk, UAV manufacturer and Aerial Data Processing and Analysis Company, recently released its Low Altitude Tracking and Avoidance System (LATAS) to aid...
February 6, 2015
Metro Aviation recently obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Airbus Helicopters’ AS350 B3 with Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) capability, meeting the FAA’s 2020 deadline. “Metro had the opportunity to obtain the ADS-B STC in conjunction with a fleet order of AS350 B3s. Not only will future aircraft installations benefit from the STC, but we will be able...
February 6, 2015
Book your travel plans now (hopefully, you already have), because HAI Heli-Expo 2015 is almost upon us. This year, the event will be held from March 2 - 5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and more than 20,000 attendees are expected. It will feature professional educational courses, exhibitors, events and seminars that cover all aspects of the helicopter community including military...
February 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has proposed the adoption of a new aircraft-tracking standard based on discussions among civil aviation authorities, industry and delegates at the 2015 High Level Safety Conference (HLSC). The suggested standard is based on performance and involves operators and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) using existing and...
February 6, 2015
Diagram of ADS-B satellite tracking coverage. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Aireon have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to enhance aircraft tracking in the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR). Through this collaboration, Aireon aims to work with CAAS to enhance surveillance coverage over the entire Singapore FIR with the...
February 6, 2015
 Asiana Airlines A330 in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide components...
February 6, 2015
Small aerial photography UAS in flight. Photo: Delaware Aviation Support [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] The FAA has granted eight more regulatory exemptions for commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems...
February 6, 2015
NetJets Europe flies first Phenom 300 jet into London City Airport. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] NetJets Europe has obtained certification to operate its Signature Series Phenom 300 light aircraft at London City Airport. This follows a similar...
February 6, 2015
Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 02-06-2015] Harris Corporation and Exelis today announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at an estimated $4.75 billion. The boards of directors of both...
February 5, 2015
CNN has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the FAA to advance efforts to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into newsgathering and reporting. The arrangement will integrate efforts from...
February 5, 2015
Inside the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Center. Photos by Andrew Drwiega The Bavarian Mountain Rescue Center in Bad Tolz, southern Germany, is one of the world’s leading full-scale helicopter rescue training centers. Called the Center for Safeness and Training, it has been purposely built to provide the most challenging rescue environments – all from the comparative luxury of an indoor center where...
February 5, 2015
Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) teams face daily challenges when it comes to safely and efficiently doing their jobs. There are several companies that design, manufacture and sell items such as hoists, harnesses and cargo hooks that help make the jobs a bit easier. Listed here are just a few of those companies and items available today. Aerial Aerial’s Spider is a six-person extraction device...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] U.K. air navigation service provider NATS is leading a new trial that looks to bypass Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipage for General Aviation (GA) operators when it comes to enabling their planes for effective aircraft tracking in the United Kingdom. The one-year trial, which began in late December, banks about 45 participants thus far who are encouraged...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The Civil Aeronautics Administration of Taiwan has ordered TransAsia and Uni Air to perform engine inspections on all Taiwanese registered ATR-72 aircraft following the Feb. 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop in Taipei. The TransAsia ATR 72-600 crashed...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] Northrop Grumman has selected Thales to supply its Flight Management System (FMS) software, i-FMS200, for the avionics...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is jointly designing a new In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) antenna with Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH (QEST). The new global antenna...
February 5, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-05-2015] The U.S. Air Force has issued a full rate production contract to Boeing to deliver 10 Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT) upgrade packages for its fleet of B-52 bomber aircraft. Among the avionics upgrades included in...
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