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August 20, 2014
A Garmin Pilot System. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Garmin Pilot, the flight path and weather navigation system that pilots can access via iPhone or iPad, will be extending coverage to...
August 20, 2014
A U.S. Air Force F16 in Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] The newest configuration of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16 V, integrated a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar — a major capability milestone. The...
August 20, 2014
El Al Airlines Flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Israeli airline El Al released its 2014 second quarter financial report, with $571.5 million in revenue this quarter compared to $529.7 million for the second quarter...
August 20, 2014
Diagram of the VYCON flywheel system. Photo: VYCON [Avionics Today 08-20-2014] VYCON, designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly energy storage flywheel systems, announced the purchase of three of VYCON’s kinetic energy storage flywheel systems by the Benito Juárez International Airport (AICM) in Mexico City. AICM is the second largest airport in Latin America, serving more...
August 20, 2014
A Royal Air Maroc Flight. Photo: Aero Icarus (Flickr) [Aviation Today 08-20-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to...
August 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-20-2014] Eurocontrol is "more prepared" to assist with operators dealing with volcanic ash, the agency said in response to a report of an increased risk of the Bárðarbunga volcano system erupting. Iceland's Met Office said in a statement that there were "strong indications of ongoing magma movement" and raised its aviation warning to orange, the second...
August 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-19-14] California-based embedded-systems software company Wind River is upping the ante on their VxWorks Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) by introducing a virtualization profile for its next-generation version. The virtualization profile for VxWorks extends scalability capabilities of the...
August 19, 2014
Pilatus PC-12 EVS Sensor. Photo: Pilatus [Avionics Today 08-19-2014] Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC) has been granted a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the recently developed Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS).  PCC chose the Lexavia LFS6000 EVS Sensor as the heart of the system, which is available with either 320 x 240 resolution or 640 x 480...
August 19, 2014
 X-47B UAS taking off from a carrier in the Eastern Atlantic. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-19-2014] Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy made history this weekend by operating manned and unmanned carrier aircraft in the same controlled landing pattern at the same time. At sea in the Eastern Atlantic, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) — using an X-47B Unmanned Air System...
August 19, 2014
dam Hahn, director of sales for Cirrus Aircraft; and Roohi Bali, sales manager for Cirrus India, signing contract in Duluth, Minn. Photo: Cirrus Aircraft [Avionics Today 08-19-2014]...
August 19, 2014
A Virgin America Flight. Photo: Virgin America  [Avionics Today 08-19-2014] Virgin America announced Brad Thomann as the new vice president of flight operations, effective immediately...
August 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-19-2014] The oldest model of the Convair 580 still in operation is, ironically, the test aircraft for Honeywell’s groundbreaking new RDR-4000 IntuVue 3-D Radar technology. From the cockpit of the 1952, Dallas-based plane, the IntuVue system scans, records and reports weather 180 degrees for up to 320 nautical miles — all the while automatically adjusting for curvature of the...
August 18, 2014
A Surf Air Pilatus Plane. Photo: Surf Air [Avionics Today 08-18-2014] Surf Air, an “all-you-can-fly” membership airline based in California, has ordered 65 new...
August 18, 2014
Avionica’s satLINK MAX. Photo: Avionica, Inc [Avionics Today 08-18-2014] The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Avionica’s satLINK MAX, a new Iridium-based Air Traffic Service (ATS) satellite communications (satcom) for air transport aircraft. United Airlines will be the launch...
August 18, 2014
A Vector SMS Dashboard. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-18-2014] The Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) recently approved the Vector Safety Management System (SMS) to...
August 18, 2014
Airbus A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 08-18-2014] The Airbus A350-900, a new widebody airliner, recently landed in Tolouse, France, completing a three-week, 14-city route proving tour. During the technical...
August 18, 2014
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-18-2014] The U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) recently completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest...
August 18, 2014
Redstone Defence Systems has selected Northrop Grumman to supply its integrated mission avionics for between 700 and 900 U.S. Army UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The conversion will mean the change from analog cockpit gauges to digital instruments. The Black Hawks will be known as UH-60Vs, and the system has been acquired to replicate the same pilot vehicle interface (PVI) that pilots would experience in...
August 18, 2014
Tension stemming from the conflict in Ukraine is cited as a reason behind Poland’s announced intention to increase its defense spending up to two percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In line with this it is fast-tracking helicopter programs within the Polish Ministry of Defence’s Technical Modernization Program 2013-2022. According to the Polish Ministry of Defence, it is currently...
August 18, 2014
Bell Helicopter will stage a safety symposium in Prague, Czech Republic on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. This follows on from a similar symposium that it held during August at the Sao Paulo World Trade Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil that attracted more than 100 attendees. The safety symposium series, introduced in 2013, is aimed at educating pilots and maintainers on key safety practices. It is linked to...
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