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February 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-27-2015] The European Commission (EC) has decided to delay its mandate for operators to equip their aircraft with Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) until February 2020. Technical issues related to the radio frequency environment and the ground-based data link communications infrastructure led to the EC amending its existing regulation, which would have mandated CPDLC...
February 26, 2015
Blue Sky Network (BSN), a leading global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions for land mobile, maritime and aviation assets, has made significant upgrades to SkyRouter’s extensive Alert Notification system.   SkyRouter is Blue Sky Network’s cloud-based web portal and mapping solution, which communicates with remote devices over the Iridium Satellite Network. It...
February 26, 2015
Robinson R44 helicopters have returned to the air in Australia and New Zealand after a temporary grounding of the type following concerns over cracked rotor blades. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority grounded all R44s on the Australian register fitted with C016-7 main rotor blades on Feb...
February 26, 2015
FAA Deputy Administrator for NextGen Pamela Whitley and NetJets Global Chief Operating Office and President of NetJets Aviation Bill Noe shake hands after signing new five year agreement for development and implementation of NextGen projects. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 02-26-2015] Private aviation operator NetJets, alongside Ohio State University (OSU), has struck a new 5-year agreement with the...
February 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-26-2015] Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and remote sensing provider PrecisionHawk has formed a new partnership with Canadian agricultural coaching organization Agri-Trend. Under the new partnership, PrecisionHawk's data collection, sensing and analysis tools will be offered to farmers throughout the U.S. and Canada through the...
February 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-26-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $35 million contract to Raytheon to provide aircraft integration and technical support on an advanced bomb carriage and release system for its fleet of aircraft. According to Raytheon, the new system will allow the Air Force and Navy...
February 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-26-2015] Honda Aircraft is currently installing the first HondaJet flight simulator at the manufacturer's headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. Honda developed the full motion Level D simulator in partnership with...
February 26, 2015
Bell Helicopter has sold and delivered 16 new Bell 407GXs to BBM Inc. of Reno, Nev. The aircraft will be operated in the Middle East, and configured to suit a changing variety of urgent mission profiles, ranging from casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) to reconnaissance. The aircraft were presented to Fred Hees...
February 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-26-2015] The Canadian Department of National Defense is upgrading its Lockheed CP-140 Aurora aircraft with advanced airborne satellite communication systems from ViaSat in cooperation with L-3 Electronic System Services (ESS). The collaboration on...
February 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-26-2015] Intelsat and ITC Global will provide ground-to-ground satellite communication services to Solar Impulse, a completely fuel-free aircraft, during its first round-the-world solar flight. The round-the-world mission...
February 25, 2015
Sikorsky Helicopters handed over the first of four S-92s to Bond Helicopters Australia at the Australian International Air Show, which took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from Feb. 24 to March 1. A second S-92 was delivered in Brisbane. Bond Helicopters Australia ordered four of the 19-seaters for operation in the...
February 25, 2015
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Office of Air Operations has selected Becker Avionics' Becker DVCS6100 Digital Audio system and Polycon wireless communication system for integration into their recent purchase of new fleet replacement helicopters and...
February 25, 2015
 Bell Helicopter's Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s second flight test vehicle has successfully achieved its first flight. The Bell 505’s flight test vehicle one completed its first flight in November of last year, and the program has quickly progressed, performing additional flight tests and numerous practice autorotations.    Photo courtesy Bell Helicopter “We are so excited to...
February 25, 2015
Delta to expand Wi-Fi offerings. Photo: Delta [Avionics Today 02-25-2015] Delta Air Lines will outfit its narrow body aircraft serving long-haul domestic Latin American and Caribbean routes with Gogo's next generation 2Ku technology. The more than...
February 25, 2015
EU has awarded funding for two major ATM initiatives. Photo: A6 Alliance [Avionics Today 02-25-2015] The European Union has awarded the A6 Alliance of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) funding for two projects underpinning the future success of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative. The funding will support work to define the best model for provision of Pan-European Network Services (PENS) 2...
February 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-25-2015] Orbital ATK has completed the installation and integration of its AAR-47 Missile and Laser Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), Symetrics’ ALE-47 Countermeasures...
February 25, 2015
Saab Gripen NG. Photo: Saab AB [Avionics Today 02-25-2015] Saab has selected AEL Sistemas (AEL) as a new supplier for its Gripen NG multirole fighter aircraft in Brazil. AEL will provide the Wide Area Display (WAD) and the Head-Up Display (HUD), which will be...
February 25, 2015
Gulfstream G200. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 02-25-2015] Garmin’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution has been certified for the Gulfstream G200 business jet. The...
February 25, 2015
Branka Subotic, executive director of the Borealis Alliance. Photo: Borealis Alliance [Avionics Today 02-25-2015] A group of nine Northern European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) known as the Borealis Alliance are looking to implement a seamless and integrated Free Route Airspace (FRA) across the whole of Northern Europe by 2020. The alliance, which was formed in 2012 with the aim to improve Air...
February 24, 2015
Becker Avionics International is pleased to announce the introduction of a new ADS-B based tracking and surveillance system for flight and ground operations. The ADS-B Traffic Localization and Surveillance System (ATLASS) is a state-of-the-art, stand-alone ADS-B traffic monitoring system that provides a recognized air and ground situational...
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