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March 11, 2014
[Avionics Today March 11, 2014] Jeppesen is adding new European coverage areas for its Mobile FliteDeck aviation iPad application, according to a new announcement from the Boeing Digital Aviation...
March 11, 2014
[Avionics Today March 11, 2014] L-3 has acquired Data Tactics Corp., in a move to expand its national security solutions business.    With the acquisition the company has been renamed L-3 Data Tactics.  L-3 expects the newly acquired company to...
March 11, 2014
[Aviation Today March 11, 2014] Deborah Hersman announced her resignation as chairwoman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and will become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council.    Hersman will be replaced by the board's...
March 10, 2014
Jeff Pino, the ex-Sikorsky Aircraft President who "retired" in 2012, is back in the helicopter business, this time as CEO of newly formed Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, part of the U.S.-based Macquarie Group. “Leasing reduces risk and improves operator balance sheets,” stated Pino. Having served at the pinnacle of one of the world major helicopter manufacturers, his experience leads...
March 10, 2014
With the increasing demand for greater comfort in helicopter operations, manufacturers are increasingly turning to active vibration control systems (AVCS) to reduce the vibrations being produced by the rotor and transmission systems within the aircraft. Sikorsky has already put active vibration control on its S-76D, and Bell Helicopter will add Lord...
March 10, 2014
Operators in India will need to upgrade their aircraft's avionics systems this year to match the country's overhaul of its Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, a transportation official said during an Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) event.    Ashok Lavasa, India's civil aviation secretary, says that the implementation of Gagan is projected to save the nation's...
March 10, 2014
Boeing has jointed a team from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that went missing...
March 10, 2014
Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) has a new agreement with Inteprod to design the cockpit display for its Smart Recovery System (SRS-1), which the two companies will unveil at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., this week.    SRS-1 provides...
March 10, 2014
The Republic of Singapore Air Force has acquired six A330 MRTT air to air refueling aircraft under a new contract with Airbus Defence...
March 10, 2014
 The FAA is appealing a judge's ruling that the agency does not have regulatory authority of the commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).    The agency is appealing Huerta v. Pirker, which involvers UAS enthusiast Raphael Pirker, who was fined $10,000 by the FAA for using a RiteWing Zephyr II...
March 10, 2014
Exelis has renewed its contract with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) to provide its Symphony suite of integrated applications to Boston Logan International Airport and Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport.    Symphony provides...
March 7, 2014
AgustaWestland has received an order from SevenBar for an EMS configured GrandNew to operate in an air medical transport capacity. Additionally, the SevenBar paint scheme was displayed on the newly-unveiled...
March 7, 2014
CAE is designing and manufacturing a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator intended for the Mexican Federal Police. ACADEMI, a security services...
March 7, 2014
Australian company StopRotor Technology says it has “attracted significant interest from industry” in progressing development of its innovative Hybrid RotorWing design, which can fly as a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft and transition between the two. The Sydney-based company declines to comment on development proposals, but general manager Deanne Watkins says it is also looking to work with...
March 7, 2014
German avionics manufacturer AIM has introduced a new smart tool set for avionics maintenance engineers handling ARINC429 testing.    Photo, courtesy of AIM.    The new solution is structured around AIM's ANET429-x Ethernet-based databus interface. AIM equipped the new ANET box with Wi-Fi capability that allows it to interface with a Windows 8.1-based Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)...
March 7, 2014
Fast-growing Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways reported a 48 percent increase in its annual profit with a record $62 million.    The airline recorded a total of $6.1 billion in revenue last year, driven mostly by its minority investments into several carriers around the globe, including a 29 percent stake in Germany's Air Berlin, a 24 percent stake in India's Jet Airways and a 20 percent...
March 7, 2014
Bombardier has opened its second Regional Support Office in Latin America, a business aircraft aftermarket support facility located in Toluca, Mexico.    The new RSO is located along the Canadian manufacturer's new business aircraft...
March 7, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received FAA approval for its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates for Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters.      Photo, courtesy of Sandel Avionics.   The AML-STC allows for appropriate reuse compliance data across TC data sheets.  Under the approval, Sandel's models can be used more progressively, by updating...
March 7, 2014
Garmin has introduced a series of avionics upgrades for G1000-equipped King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft aimed at brining pilots and operators into compliance with future U.S. airspace requirements.      Photo, courtesy of Garmin.   Among the new operational features...
March 7, 2014
U.K.'s Air Traffic services company NATS' Chief Executive Richard Deakin has joined the governing council of the Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI) in Singapore.   ...
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