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July 30, 2014
[Avionics Today 07-30-2014] DAC International, has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on its Digital-to-Analog Converter and Airborne Data Link Processor, along with type certification approval on its ARINC-to-NMEA 183 converter. The...
July 30, 2014
[Aviation Today 07-30-2014] Boeing is forecasting a demand for 1.1 million new commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians worldwide as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Between 2014 and 2033, the world's aviation system will require 533,000 new commercial airline pilots and 584,000 new commercial airline maintenance...
July 30, 2014
[Aviation Today 07-30-2014] Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders does not believe the commercial aircraft manufacturing industry is reaching the end of a multi-billion dollar buying spree.      The Airbus A350 XWB is on schedule to enter service later this year with launch customer Qatar Airways. Photo, courtesy of Airbus.   During a conference call about the company's first and second quarter...
July 29, 2014
The Australian Government ordered the MRH90 – an Australian variant of the NH90 assembled locally in Brisbane by Australian Aerospace – over the competing Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk in 2004 and 2006 under Project AIR 9000 Phases 2, 4 and 6. Phase 2 called for a squadron of 12 to provide extra mobility for forces on operations, while Phase 4 and 6 required 28 helicopters to replace the...
July 29, 2014
[Aviation Today July 29, 2014] Cessna and ICON unveiled two of their latest products on the first two days of the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) 2014 AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis. On the first day of the show, Cessna introduced its new diesel-powered Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, while ICON unveiled its first production A5 Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).      Cessna's Turbohawk JT-A. Photo...
July 29, 2014
[Aviation Today July 29, 2014] All Nippon Airways (ANA) is scheduled to launch domestic service with its first Boeing 787-9 in August, after the Japanese carrier became the world's first airline to receive both variants of the Dreamliner family.    ANA is the second carrier...
July 29, 2014
[Avionics Today July 29, 2014] Honeywell subsidiary BendixKing introduced what it believes is an "affordable" new data plan for its AeroWave 100 In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system for General Aviation (GA) aircraft. Under the new data plan, operators have the option to purchase IFC in blocks of 3,000...
July 29, 2014
[Avionics Today July 29, 2014] UTC Aerospace Systems has a new agreement to provide air management, electric and engineering systems for...
July 29, 2014
[Aviation Today July 29, 2014] Calgary-based low cost carrier WestJet Encore is adding five new Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft to its commercial fleet to support the expansion of its service to eastern Canada. The $167 million order will increase...
July 28, 2014
[Aviation Today July 28, 2014] The FAA will miss its deadline on implementing regulatory changes to the certification of Part 23 aircraft by about two years, according to testimony from the agency's Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan during a House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee hearing on "Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities."   ...
July 28, 2014
[Avionics Today July 28, 2014] Honeywell subsidiary BendixKing has unveiled a new cockpit retrofit solution for King Air turboprop aircraft. The AeroVue integrated flight deck features Honeywell's Flight Management System (FMS) along with synthetic vision and adds wireless cockpit capability with the AeroWave 100...
July 28, 2014
[Avionics Today July 28, 2014] China Eastern Airlines (CEA) has begun flying its first connected aircraft flights over China, using Panasonic Avionics' eXconnect and China Telecom aeronautical service. According to Panasonic, the airline has...
July 25, 2014
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has enlisted AgustaWestland to integrate, test and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) Heavy and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters. The contract, worth approximately $150 million, was announced at the Farnborough...
July 25, 2014
[Aviation Today July 25, 2014] The global aviation industry experienced a tragic week, with three different commercial airlines experiencing catastrophic incidents over a short period of time. First, the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Boeing 777-200 was shot down by an air defense missile while flying over Ukrainian airspace on July 17. Next, on July 23, a TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 crashed on Penghu...
July 25, 2014
[Aviation Today July 25, 2014] The Airbus A350 XWB is nearing the final approval stage of its flight testing aircraft certification program. Airbus reports that its latest passenger jet has begun the route proving phase, where airfield performance...
July 25, 2014
[Avionics Today July 25, 2014] Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has introduced a new deicing software management solution from Exelis that automates the manual deicing process for the airport, airlines and deicing provider.    The software...
July 25, 2014
[Aviation Today July 25, 2014] Bombardier has announced a restructuring of its organization into four business segments: Bombardier Transportation, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, and Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services. All four segments will report to Pierre Beaudoin...
July 24, 2014
The San Antonio Police Department recently put two Airbus Helicopters EC120 helicopters into service, adding to their current...
July 23, 2014
Airbus Helicopters conducted demonstrations of the EC135 T3/P3, the enhanced version of the existing EC135. The three-day demo, which consisted of 14 customer and operator flights, launched from the...
July 23, 2014
Italy-based Elitaliana has singed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of two HEMS-configured AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker helicopters, with delivery...
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