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June 2, 2015
Example Algorithm, Field Uniformity Tool for Agriculture. Photo: PRNewsFoto/PrecisionHawk. [Avionics Today 06-02-2015] PrecisionHawk announced its Algorithm Marketplace has been launched in beta, providing automated analysis of aerial data acquired by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Using these algorithms, drone operators no longer need a background in Geographic Information System (GIS) or remote sensing...
June 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-01-2015] Austrian Airlines has big plans over the next few years, as the Lufthansa Group subsidiary recently announced growth in passenger volume, revenue and total number of employees. In absolute terms, Austrian Airlines expects 1.5 millions passengers, 400 jobs and a revenue increase of $229 million within the next years. And those plans won't involve paper, at least not in the...
June 2, 2015
A CHC Helikopter Service Sikorsky S-92 equipped with dual Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) carried out the first Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach to Runway 07 in Florø, Norway. The flight, HKS 56T, under the command of John Olav Ofstad and instructor Morten Kufaas, was on a transit flight from Bergen to Florø in aircraft LN-OQM. Florø...
June 2, 2015
Greenwich AeroGroup has named James Walker as Vice President and General Manager of Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company based in Atlanta, Ga., adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. “James is an entrepreneurial-minded operations leader that knows the demands and intricacies of serving the aviation...
June 2, 2015
During CANSEC, Canada's premiere defence trade show, CAE announced that a comprehensive suite of CH-147F Chinook simulators and training devices has completed on-site acceptance testing at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa and is now ready for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).   Photo courtesy of CAE The RCAF has begun interim pilot training using the CH-147F weapon systems trainer (WST)...
June 1, 2015
The U.S. Air Force, seeking options for replacing its aging UH-1N fleet, says it expects by July to complete examining how the previous Common Vertical Lift Support Platform’s analysis of alternatives (AoA) might be applied...
June 1, 2015
CAE will develop a new simulator training center for Cougar Helicopters with backing from offshore oil and gas companies and a Canadian R&D incubator, according to the government of the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. The province said the center’s simulator “will provide unprecedented realism for offshore facilities...
June 1, 2015
For the second time in two months, the FAA has proposed a civil penalty against Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. The current proposed fine of $91,500 comes after the FAA alleged that Air Methods operated a Bell...
June 1, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-01-2015] John Leahy, chief operating officer - customers (COO) at Airbus, used the French airframe manufacturer's Innovation Days 2015 to provide several program updates and an outlook on the future of the industry regarding where demand for new airplanes will come from and what kind of airplanes will be in demand over the next two decades. Among the topics Leahy and other Airbus...
June 1, 2015
Rendering of the new Turkish TRJ328 regional jet. Photo: Sierra Nevada Corporation [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] 328 Support Services GmbH, the type-certificate holder for the Dornier 328 (D328) jet and a subsidiary of the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications to produce the...
June 1, 2015
Aireon global space-based ADS-B diagram. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] Iridium Communications has completed the first successful integration of the Aireon payload on an Iridium Next satellite. This is a key technical milestone toward the first launch of Iridium Next and the first...
June 1, 2015
The A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Eurocontrol are collaborating to define the provision of the New Pan-European Network Services (NewPENS). Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] The A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and Eurocontrol are working together on defining a major piece of communications infrastructure required to underpin...
June 1, 2015
Photo: NetJets (Instagram) [Avionics Today 06-01-2015] NetJets has announced a new leadership lineup. Effective immediately, Adam Johnson has assumed the roles of chairman and chief executive officer and Bill Noe has been named president and chief operating officer of NetJets. In concert with these changes, Jordan Hansell has stepped...
May 29, 2015
An MH-53E lands on the USS Boxer May 7. Photo by U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Veronica Mammina The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have struggled for more than a decade to keep their heavy-lift MH/CH-53Es flying amid high-operational tempos...
May 29, 2015
Monday, June 1 is the deadline for this year’s nominations to the Army Aviation Hall of Fame, according to the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad A). Since 1977, the Quad A-run Hall has honored persons who have made an outstanding contribution over an extended period...
May 29, 2015
Thirteen pilots and flight instructors at the flight school Upper Limits Aviation have been deputized to work with Utah’s Iron County Sheriff’s Office, providing helicopter air support for local search and rescue missions. The school and the...
May 29, 2015
Photo: Exelis [Avionics Today 05-29-2015] Harris Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of Exelis. As of today, Harris shareholders own 85 percent of the combined company and Exelis shareholders own 15 percent. "With about $8 billion in combined pro...
May 29, 2015
Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook. Photo: RCAF [Avionics Today 05-29-2015] Boeing has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to provide avionics service and support for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F helicopters...
May 29, 2015
Royal Navy Merlin Mark 2. Photo: Royal Navy [Avionics Today 05-29-2015] Airbus has delivered the first 242-ton Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) variant of the A330-300 to Delta Air Lines. The Atlanta, Ga.-based airline is the first to receive the aircraft type from among 11 worldwide customers for the option. Delta has selected GE CF6-80E1 engines to power its new...
May 29, 2015
Royal Navy Merlin Mark 2. Photo: Royal Navy [Avionics Today 05-29-2015] Lockheed Martin, which act as the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter, has selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to specially adapted Merlins. The new system will provide...
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