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October 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-20-2014] Cessna's latest midsize business aircraft, the Citation Latitude, is making its public debut at NBAA 2014. The aircraft on display is one of four Latitudes...
October 17, 2014
Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training will collaborate on multiple projects, including a Flight Training Device (FTD) and a new training center.  TRU will provide a high fidelity FTD and Interactive Multi Media Instruction (IMI) virtual Maintenance Trainer for the Bell V-280 Valor. The FTD will give pilots a sense of the aircraft’s cockpit design and next generation tiltrotor operation...
October 17, 2014
NBAA will feature three technology-focused sessions at the show next week. The first session, to be held on Oct. 21, is titled “Mobile Technology: Learn How to Manage Devices.” This session will feature presenters from Jeppesen and Air Watch who will provide insight on mobile device management such as what it means, what is available and how it can help manage mobile...
October 17, 2014
The coordinators of NBAA invite all attendees to take a few minutes to download its free mobile app for iPhones, iPads and android devices before arriving at the convention. The features are designed to help participants get the most out of all of the events...
October 17, 2014
Baldwin Aviation of Hilton Head, S.C. has added a new dimension to its Safety Management System (SMS) Risk Assessments by integrating flight and maintenance crew fatigue measurement through a direct link to Pulsar Informatics Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). The agreement between Baldwin and Pulsar will allow Baldwin’s users to open Pulsar’s Aviation Fatigue Meter web application from...
October 17, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-17-2014] As Wi-Fi networks increasingly become standard on modern aircraft, aviation maintenance personnel are finding their workloads becoming increasingly more complex. Nowhere is this more of an issue than in the business aviation world, where aviation technicians responsible for troubleshooting and clearing the airworthiness of aircraft have a much different "need to know"...
October 17, 2014
Bombardier Challenger 604. Photo: Marshall Aerospace [Avionics Today 10-17-2014] Rockwell Collins will offer Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics...
October 17, 2014
Solar UAV artist rendering. Photo: Alta Devices [Avionics Today 10-17-2014] Alta Devices has announced cooperation with Airware to enable manufacturers of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to integrate solar power into their aircraft. By integrating thin and lightweight solar material onto the wings of a small UAV, Alta believes that...
October 17, 2014
Garmin Introduces Stand-Alone ADS-B Solution for Business and Transport Aircraft. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 10-17-2014] Garmin and partners from the company’s authorized dealer network will provide a stand-alone Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution for business and transport aircraft. Garmin claims that this solution is minimally intrusive, satisfies global...
October 17, 2014
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Photo: US Navy [Avionics Today 10-17-2014] The Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing of Naval Air Systems Command announced earlier this week that the latest variant of the E-2 aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC). IOC signifies that the first operational squadron, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, is manned...
October 17, 2014
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-17-2014] At the Bookings Institution in Washington, D.C., earlier this week, national security experts and industry leaders met to discuss cutting Department of Defense (DOD) costs in the face of a...
October 17, 2014
The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has acquired eight Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters to replace its existing fleet of Hughes 500Ds. According to...
October 17, 2014
AgustaWestland announced the sale of two AW169s in the U.K. and an AW189 in Denmark. The AW169s will be used for corporate transportation by...
October 17, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Designed for light...
October 16, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-16-2014] Deployment of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) has been the chief focus for the FAA in recent years. A new management structure was set in place a year ago with Michael Whitaker as deputy administrator for the FAA and Edward Bolton as the new associate administrator for the NextGen program. With this new structure, the agency turned to MITRE to take stock...
October 16, 2014
United Airlines flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-16-2014] Gogo has been selected by United Airlines to bring in-flight Internet service to it’s two-cabin regional jet fleet. Installation of Wi-Fi services, which will involve more than...
October 16, 2014
The Airbus A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-16-2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new Airbus A350-900 for Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations (ETOPS) “Beyond 180 minutes” diversion time. This marks the A350 XWB as the first new aircraft type to receive this...
October 16, 2014
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for which Pratt & Whitney supply the propulsion systems. Photo: Pratt & Whitney [Avionics Today 10-16-2014] The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract for the seventh lot of F135 propulsion systems to power the F-35 Lightning II warfighter. The recent contract announcement for $592 million raises the total procurement contract...
October 16, 2014
Embraer E175 E-Jet rendering. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 10-16-2014] By the end of the third quarter of 2014, Embraer’s firm order backlog reached $22.1 billion, the highest in the company’s history. The record backlog was driven mainly by the signing of the contract...
October 16, 2014
ANSYS SCADE Display specification example. Photo: ANSYS [Avionics Today 10-16-2014] Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is using ANSYS solutions to develop next-generation primary flight display systems for aircraft...
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