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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...
March 12, 2014
Though Gogo and Row44 in-flight connectivity investments have fallen short of financial returns expectations — since passengers have been unwilling to pay for connectivity — Ku- and Ka-band deployment marches on. Meanwhile, both short and long haul aircraft are slated for upgrades with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress and GX aviation services, to provide more options and global high-speed...
March 12, 2014
[Aviation Today March 12, 2014] Gulfstream's G650 business jet has set a new speed record, 13 hours and 49 minutes between White Plains, N.Y. and Mumbai, India at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.85 for a flight distance of 7,115 nautical miles.    In 2013, the G650 set...
March 12, 2014
[Aviation Today March 12, 2014] The University of North Dakota (UND) and Japan's Tokai University have agreed to a four year extension of a flight training collaboration program launched by the two schools in 2005.    Under the new agreement, Tokai students attend UND's aerospace program...
March 12, 2014
[Avionics Today March 12, 2014] Eclipse Aerospace announced the first customer delivery of its new 550 twin-engine jet.    Production of the 550 began at the Eclipse facility in Albuquerque in June 2012, after the company re-emerged from...
March 12, 2014
[Aviation Today March 12, 2014] SpiceJet placed a $4.4 billion order for 42 Boeing 737 MAX jets at India Aviation 2014.   The Indian budget airline is looking to use the order to modernize its current fleet, which...
March 12, 2014
[Avionics Today March 12, 2014] The NextGen GA Fund has formed two new partnership agreements with Pilot Bank and Madison Capital, LLC to help General Aviation aircraft owners afford necessary NextGen avionics upgrades.    Created by the authorization of federal loan...
March 11, 2014
The Germany Army received the last of 12 Tiger UHT support helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters for Afghanistan missions to support ground troops, protect convoys and perform reconnaissance operations.   This milestone rotorcraft – presented during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauworth...
March 11, 2014
Bell Helicopter has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for three new accessory options for the Bell 412EPI including a cockpit voice flight data recorder (CV/FDR), Bell Helicopter Vibration Monitoring (BHVM) system and helicopter terrain awareness system (HTAWS). All three...
March 11, 2014
Russian Helicopters has delivered a Mi-8AMT helicopter (also known as the Mi-171 for the foreign markets) to...
March 11, 2014
[Aviation Today March 11, 2014] Airbus has created a new fully owned subsidiary, Airbus India, in a move to expand its footprint in a region with huge aviation growth potential.      Srinivasan Dwarakanath, CEO of Airbus India. Photo, courtesy of Airbus.   Srinivasan Dwarakanath has been appointed CEO of Airbus India, and Charles Champion will serve as the chairman of Airbus India...
March 11, 2014
[Aviation Today March 11, 2014] The FAA has issued a Category 1 rating for aviation safety to the Republic of Azerbaijan after determining that it complies with international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ...
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