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July 21, 2014
[Avionics Today July 21, 2014] Embraer has made its selection for more cockpit avionics on its second generation E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft production program. The Brazilian manufacturer selected the L-3 Aviation FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system as standard for its...
July 21, 2014
[Avionics Today July 21, 2014] Exelis is providing its GCA-2020 precision ground control approach radar as an Air Traffic Management (ATM) upgrade to the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) under a $9 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract.  Exelis said the technology will enable...
July 21, 2014
[Avionics Today July 21, 2014] TTTech has released the third generation of its high-speed data bus communication device, the TTP Controller. The Austrian aerospace and defense manufacturer said the latest TTP Controller supports data buss communication speeds of up to 25 Mbps. Produced in a...
July 18, 2014
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has delivered the final four Russian Helicopters Mi-171E transport helicopters to Poly Technologies in China. The successful transfer of these rotorcraft...
July 18, 2014
[Aviation Today July 18, 2014] Ukranian authorities have informed Eurocontrol that the airspace where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was reportedly shot down by an air defense missile during a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has been closed. Prior to the crash, the airspace in the Dnipropetrovsk Flight Information Region (FIR) had been closed from ground level to 32,000 feet. Malaysia's flight MH17...
July 18, 2014
[Avionics Today July 18, 2014] Garmin has introduced worldwide coverage into the navigation capabilities for its iPad and iPhone flight planning application. The Garmin Pilot app now features expanded...
July 18, 2014
[Avionics Today July 18, 2014] Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) subsidiary European Advanced Technology (EAT) has acquired a minority holding in Brazilian aerospace and defense manufacturer Avionics Services. The two companies have also...
July 17, 2014
Just as the Pentagon saw the advantages of using remotely piloted vehicle systems (RPVS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to serve soldiers on the battlefield, law enforcement agencies saw a system that could just as easily serve officers out in the community. Builders of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) – the animal you get when you bring a UAV, optics, and other features together into...
July 17, 2014
The Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO) has granted military certification to AgustaWestland’s AW149 multirole military helicopter. Over the past few months, the AW149 has...
July 17, 2014
The U.S. Army will test Kaman’s K-Max unmanned coaxial helicopter in two trials over the coming months, said Terry Fogarty, general manager of Kaman Aerospace’s UAS product group, speaking at Farnborough Airshow. The first autonomous technologies trial will take place next week (end of July) at Fort Benning, Ga., with the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD)...
July 17, 2014
[Aviation Today July 17, 2014] The world's largest aircraft manufacturers combined for a total of more than $130 billion in sales of commercial passengers jets at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow.  The estimated total combines purchase agreements, commitments and firm orders from Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer through the first four days of the show.      Airbus displayed its...
July 17, 2014
[Aviation Today July 17, 2014] Malaysian Airlines (MAS) has confirmed that a Boeing 777 passenger jet lost contact with Ukranian Air Traffic Controllers while flying over the Russia-Ukraine border. Ukraine's President Petro O. Poroshenko confirmed the crash and called for an investigation.    According to the airline, the aircraft, flight MH17, departed Amsterdam at 12:15 p.m. and was...
July 17, 2014
[Avionics Today July 17, 2014] Elbit Systems has a new partnership with Nicarnica to combine Elbit's Enhanced Vision System (EVS) cameras with Nicarnica's newly developed technology that detects volcanic ash for commercial aircraft, the Airborne Volcanic Object Imaging Detector (AVOID).        Ove Bratsberg, CEO of...
July 17, 2014
[Avionics Today July 17, 2014] GE Aviation has entered a new partnership with Barco to develop a new family of open system cockpit displays targeting helicopter avionics system applications. Under the partnership, Barco will provide its...
July 16, 2014
The New York Police Department is using Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) for Bell 412 advanced search and rescue hoist rescue training and Bell 429 hoist rescue transition training. The training covers 36 SAR pilots, hoist operators and rescue specialists and divers. Patrick Dennis, senior vice president of training solutions at P1AR, noted that during the selection process, NYPD asked the company “to...
July 16, 2014
Government Capital Corp. (GCC), located in Southlake, Texas, is partnering with Airbus Helicopters to offer tax-exempt financing to law enforcement and government agencies wishing to upgrade their AS350 aircraft with new mission equipment technology. Such financing can also cover major maintenance, 12-year inspections, and the installation of upgrades for that line through Precision Aviation Group (PAG) of...
July 16, 2014
Eastern Europe is the focus of Bell Helicopter’s increasing presence in Europe, particularly the eastern half, with that announcement that its Prague facility (ex-Aviation Services) in the Czech Republic will serve as Europe’s customization, delivery and aftermarket service center. Speaking at Farnborough Airshow, Bell President and CEO John Garrison said that the company was strategically...
July 16, 2014
[Avionics Today July 16, 2014] The Air Traffic Management (ATM) firm for the United Kingdom, NATS, has announced it will be leading the new "Quieter Flight" project. The study will attempt to develop operational procedures to reduce aircraft noise at London's Heathrow Airport.    NATS is partnering with Airbus and British Airways to proceed new methods for reducing the noise impact of...
July 16, 2014
[Aviation Today July 16, 2014] Brazilian airframe manufacturer Embraer released its 20-year global market outlook at the Farnborough Airshow, forecasting a $300 billion global market for 6,250 new regional jet deliveries worldwide. The...
July 16, 2014
[Aviation Today July 16, 2014] Bombardier has launched a new cargo-passenger "combi configuration" of its Q400 NextGen aircraft. The new configuration will feature up to 8,200 pounds of cargo capacity, 1,150 cubic feet of cargo volume and cabin space for...
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