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October 22, 2014
FlightSafety International and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class Learning Center in Abu Dhabi.  The first phase of the Learning Center is expected to open in September 2015. It will accommodate eight full...
October 22, 2014
HondaJet in flight. Photo: HondaJet [Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Honda Aircraft made several announcements at NBAA 2014, regarding flight testing, the HondaJet demonstration tour and company expansion. The company has conducted extensive certification flight testing at various locations across the United States, including test of minimum control speed on ground (Vmcg) in Kinston, North Carolina...
October 22, 2014
Eurocontrol is re-categorizing wake vortex to up efficiency and capacity. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 10-22-2014] Eurocontrol has announced new wake turbulence re-categorization that aims to boost airport efficiency and capacity. The specification relating to wake turbulence categorization and separation minima...
October 21, 2014
Vector Aerospace Corporation, independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Aerospace Engine Services – Atlantic (ES-A), has renewed its Engine Services Agreement with CommutAir, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the agreement, ES-A will provide CommutAir with engine repair and overhaul for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW123...
October 21, 2014
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will be hosting a pop-up education session on recent Ebola-related developments tomorrow morning. The session will take place at the Innovation Zone, Booth 288, from 11:00 a.m. to...
October 21, 2014
Several officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will participate in a panel session on safety and regulation this week during NBAA 2014. John Hickey, the FAA’s deputy associate administrator for aviation safety, will lead the agency delegation participating in the NBAA2014 session, “A Conversation with FAA's Top Safety Leaders,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 3:30 to 5:00...
October 21, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) will unveil their new microgimbal, Observation Wide-area Low altitude Sensor, (OWLS) at NBAA 2014, and will be demonstrating the system at booth 1478. “The introduction of the OWLS marks the second major product innovation and release for ASU in 2014,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “ASU has committed to bringing innovative new products to market...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] ViaSat is improving the performance of its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) network for General Aviation (GA) customers. The company is increasing network capacity and improving speed for its Yonder Internet service for GA and bringing Exede In The Air to business executives, fractional owners, charter and jet card flyers, and others who...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] GE Aviation is supplying the data concentration and network, the advanced power management system and the advanced health management system to Gulfstream’s G500 and G600 business jets.      Gulfstream G500. Photo: Gulfstream.   GE has provided the health management system for Gulfstream’s G650, and the power management system for the G500 and G600...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept called Summit, initially for the A330-200, which features a VIP section at the front of the cabin and airline-style seating at the rear.        Cabin on the new Airbus A330-200. Photo: Airbus   The...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Honeywell Aerospace and Asia-Pacific business aviation operator Deer Jet have partnered to offer in-country access to maintenance service for Honeywell’s Auxiliary Power Units (APU). The partnership aims to...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] At NBAA this week, Dassault has made several announcements regarding its Falcon aircraft.      Dassault Falcon 5X. Photo: Dassault.   Dassault’s brand new Falcon 5X has entered the ground testing phase following power up of the first...
October 21, 2014
AgustaWestland has also signed two training services contracts to support its Family of new generation helicopters. Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five-year training contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including simulator training for the AW139 intermediate and the AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopters. Lufttransport AS of Norway has signed a three-year flight simulator contract...
October 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter will display the Bell 429 in corporate/VIP configuration at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2014 conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 21 to 23.  In addition, Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group will be featuring a mockup of the Bell 429 MAGnificent interior inside the Bell Helicopter booth. Both the aircraft and the mockup can be seen at...
October 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Nine months after its $1.4 billion purchase of airborne communications provider ARINC, Rockwell Collins' Information Management Services (IMS) division is laser-focused on its fastest growing segment: business aviation. Within the business aviation market, Rockwell Collins IMS Senior Vice President (SVP) Jeff Standerski sees the most growth opportunities in evolving aircraft...
October 20, 2014
The fourth prototype of the new multirole Mi-38 helicopter has carried out a series of ground runs and completed its first flight at Russian Helicopters' Kazan Helicopters' test flight center. The helicopter was piloted by a team comprising commander and test pilot, honored test...
October 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Global demand for business aviation is projected at deliveries of 9,450 new business jets valued at $280 billion between 2014 and 2024, according to the 23rd annual business aviation forecast released by Honeywell Aerospace ahead of NBAA 2014. Across all business jet segments, range is the top consideration for new purchases, along with an interest in cabin volume, connectivity...
October 20, 2014
Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with Uralhelicom for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia.  Uralhelicom is a full service company offering services and support during the purchasing, operation...
October 20, 2014
 AgustaWestland recently signed two agreements for the sale of new airframes in the UK and in China. Two AW169 helicopters have been sold in the UK for corporate transportation, continuing the success of the type in the UK market. The helicopters, sold to undisclosed corporate customers, are scheduled to be delivered in 2016. This latest contract brings the total sales of...
October 20, 2014
Erickson, a global provider of aviation services for commercial and government customers, was recently awarded an option period extension with the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). Erickson will provide...
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