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March 14, 2014
SkyTrac is pleased to announce the award of the Hydro One Networks helicopter operations support contract. Hydro One, wholly owned by the Ontario government, is a transmission and distribution company that delivers electricity to people and businesses all across Ontario and is...
March 14, 2014
One announcement during Heli-Expo 2014 that brought the past right up to the present was that which saw engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce signing a multi-engine contract with Scott’s Bell 47, the owner of the Bell 47 type certificate since 2009.   Scott's Bell 47 on display at Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Andrew Drwiega   This brings Rolls-Royce’s RR300 light turboshaft powerplant to the...
March 14, 2014
BendixKing unveiled its path to General Aviation (GA) connectivity at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Via an Ethernet jack, low gain antennas and satellite connectivity with international over-ground coverage, aircraft owners can deploy in-flight connectivity in both cockpit and cabin.     BendixKing's AeroWave 100.   An Ethernet jack for plug-in to...
March 14, 2014
International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) announced partnerships on its Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) and VHF unilink communications systems at the Aircraft Electronics Association conference in Nashville, Tenn. The routing technologies, offered as solutions for both the Eurocontrol and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) impending FANS mandates for Feb. 5, 2015, are paired with an...
March 14, 2014
[Avionics Today March 14, 2014] The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) released its 2013 year-end avionics market report at its annual convention showing global General Aviation (GA) avionics sales reaching more than $2.4 billion last year, a 6.9 percent increase over 2012.    This is the second annual avionics market report released by AEA, capturing sales of all business and GA aircraft...
March 14, 2014
Thales signed a binding agreement to acquire JetBlue's subsidiary in-flight entertainment provider, LiveTV, for $400 million.    The acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval, and Thales is expecting to complete the purchase by mid-2014.  The Melbourne, Fla.-based LiveTV...
March 14, 2014
[Avionics Today March 14, 2014] Universal Avionics announced Software Control Number (SCN) 31.0 for its UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention in Nashville, Tenn.     Weather radar...
March 14, 2014
[Aviation Today March 14, 2014] Textron has completed the acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, parent company of Beechcraft Corp., forming a new business segment called Textron Aviation.  Beechcraft King Air 250. Photo, courtesy of Beechcraft. ...
March 13, 2014
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $76,100,722 modification to the previously awarded V-22 fixed-price-incentive-fee lot 17-21 multiyear contract...
March 13, 2014
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 as part of an ongoing contract Mi-17V-5 helicopters signed with Russian Helicopters back...
March 13, 2014
Vector Aerospace subsidiary Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America has signed a five-year, exclusive MRO support...
March 13, 2014
[Avionics Today March 13, 2014] While the U.S. lags behind in the global commercial drone boom, experts on a panel at the Satellite 2014 conference in Washington, D.C. were more than ever focused on military and civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) use. When asked if the U.S. commercial development lag was not due to only slow legislation, but also a technology stall, Rick Lober, vice president and general...
March 13, 2014
[Avionics Today March 13, 2014] Garmin has announced a new Angle of Attack (AOA) system designed for General Aviation (GA) aircraft, the GI 260 AOA indicator.    The FAA recently changed its regulation of AOA technology in GA aircraft to make the installation process less costly and cumbersome for operators. According to Garmin, this new system features the GI 260 AOA indicator, GAP 26 angle of...
March 13, 2014
Airline industry veteran Brown Francis has been appointed General Manager (GM) of SAX-Tanzania, a newly established African carrier based in Tanzania.    SAX-Tanzania, a subsidiary of Kenya's safari private charter carrier Fly-SAX, is scheduled to make its maiden...
March 13, 2014
Universal Avionics has appointed Bob Sanchez as its new program development manager to lead its upgrade program within the government and military aviation market segment.    Sanchez, a former military business development manager at BAE Systems will...
March 13, 2014
Honeywell and Safran have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) Indian low cost airline GoAir to support the advancement of Electric Taxiing System (EGTS), a technology that can save airlines up to 4 percent block fuel consumption per flight.   Under the new agreement, GoAir is supplying Honeywell and Safran with data...
March 13, 2014
Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity...
March 12, 2014
Dallas Avionics has become the exclusive distributor in the United States for the new Technisonic TDFM 9100 transceiver that was unveiled at Heli-Expo...
March 12, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Part 27 and Part 29.  An AML-STC is similar to multi-model approval, with appropriate reuse of compliance data across TC data sheets. It allows models to be added...
March 12, 2014
Lycoming Service Instruction No. 1009AW eliminates the previous 2200 time-between-overhaul (TBO) requirement that specified engines be used in “frequent” service, defined as 40 hours or...
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