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September 22, 2014
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-22-2014] Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing orders and deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s. The order...
September 22, 2014
UTC Aerospace executives inaugurate the new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo: UTC Aerospace Systems [Avionics Today 09-22-2014] UTC Aerospace has opened a new facility in Princeton, N.J., for its Sensors Unlimited business...
September 22, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Low cost airlines frequently target the business traveller as they look for ways to compete with more established airlines. Last week, that theme was evident at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in London where Kenny Jacobs, CMO of Ryanair, said 25 percent of the Irish airline’s customers are now business passengers. Caption: Low-cost airlines are looking to use...
September 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Thales will supply NATS, the U.K.'s main air navigation service provider, with their new Safety Nets Server. The technology will be integrated into a fully virtualized...
September 19, 2014
Report shows fewer but bigger opportunities in commercial avionics market. Photo: Matt@PEK (Flickr) [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] A new study by Frost and Sullivan finds that fewer but bigger opportunities exist in the global commercial avionics market, as aircraft Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) prefer limited suppliers for large work packages. According to the study, new aircraft orders and...
September 19, 2014
Asia Pacific leads projected demand for pilots and technicians. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Boeing projects the Asia Pacific region’s demand for new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians over the next 20 years will be 39 percent of the global...
September 19, 2014
Sapphire for ATC Communications. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, Northrop Grumman’s U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, announced the introduction of a new line-up of Air Traffic Control (ATC)...
September 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland this week after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the Navy closer to delivering this UAS capability to the fleet. Thales Top Sky ATC system. Photo: Thales The cross-country flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established...
September 19, 2014
Michael Whitaker, deputy administrator and chief NextGen officer at the FAA. Photo: ATCA [Avionics Today 09-19-2014] There’s a long road ahead, but nothing will get in their way. That was the sentiment at the NextGen Institute’s public forum yesterday in which speakers from the FAA and private sectors discussed the goals and shortcomings of NextGen implementation. The NextGen Institute, a...
September 18, 2014
Gogo 2Ku dual antennas. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Following swiftly on the heels of Gogo’s recent announcement to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to Vietnam Airlines, the connectivity...
September 18, 2014
Flight deck of an Airbus A330. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Intrepid Aviation has announced the acquisition of one A330-300 equipped with two General Electric CF6-80E1A4 engines. The...
September 18, 2014
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications, including Safety Services, on its Boeing 767-300s. The airline will use the system for Aircraft Communications...
September 18, 2014
The 787-9 and 737 MAX in Avolon's livery. Photo: Avolon [Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Boeing and Avolon, a leasing company, have finalized an order for six 787-9...
September 18, 2014
Embraer's Super Tucano Aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-18-2014]  Embraer has selected the Rockwell Collins EP-80 Image Generator and accompanying database for its Super Tucano flight simulator. The Rockwell...
September 18, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Globalstar, in collaboration with ADS-B Technologies, recently completed a four-day 7,000-mile flight test of a dual-link Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. The space-based ADS-B Link Augmentation System, or ALAS, is capable of tracking an aircraft’s location for every second of its trip. Flight path of Globalstar's ADS-B test flight. Photo...
September 18, 2014
Rotor & Wing spoke with Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff about the state of the industry and of Bristow Group. Here is a small taste of what to expect. See the full interview in Rotor & Wing's Helitech International Show Daily, or watch for it via email at the end of the show. Rotor & Wing: What are the main changes you've seen in the past four years in the helicopter industry? Jonathan...
September 17, 2014
Bond Helicopters has received a multi-million dollar contract from the UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) to upgrade the mission systems of each of their seven EC135T2...
September 17, 2014
Bell Helicopter will be showcasing the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X this month at the Africa Aerospace and Defense (ADD) show in Tshwane, South Africa. Currently, there are more than 170 Bell 206 Jet Rangers operating in Africa, most of them over 20 years...
September 17, 2014
[Aviation Today 09-17-14] Already underway, this year’s Congress-backed National Aerospace Week looks to draw awareness to the United States aerospace industry, bolster government funding, and widen debate on topics such as NextGen, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and warfighters. “[National Aerospace Week] is a good opportunity to draw attention, nationally, to a critical, cutting edge...
September 17, 2014
The Kontron ACE Flight 600 4G LTE server. Photo: Kontron [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Kontron has introduced the ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne server with an integrated 4G LTE modem. This is an upgrade to the previous ACE Flight Server platform and allows three times more wireless content to be loaded...
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