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December 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-7-2015] FAA Administrator Michael Huerta believes the Caribbean region is a major area of geographic growth for U.S. airlines. However, the top air transportation official wants regulators in the region to recommit to the improvement of aviation safety, oversight, air traffic modernization and the use of globally accepted industry standards under an International Civil Aviation...
December 7, 2015
Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched Live TV trials on some of its flights. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle have introduced Live TV as a commercial service aboard the airline’s flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean. Norwegian flights from...
December 7, 2015
David Lavorel, SITAOnAir CEO. Photo: SITA [Avionics Today 12-07-2015] A new CEO has stepped to the plate for In-Flight...
December 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-07-2015] Maxcraft Avionics has received FAA validation of its Transport Canada STC SH04-41 for installation of the Garmin GNS or GTN series navigators in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of...
December 7, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-07-2015] The European Commission has adopted a new aviation strategy for Europe, an initiative to boost the continent's economy, strengthen its industrial base and reinforce its global leadership position. These are three core priorities of President Jean-Claude Juncker, on which the strategy will deliver, by ensuring that the European aviation sector remains competitive and...
December 4, 2015
The U.S. Army is assessing when to test technologies for countering threats from small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The threat that such aircraft pose within the U.S. and abroad “is an ongoing concern,” the service’s Rapid Equipping Force said in a Nov. 6 “sources sought” announcement. Continued technology improvements are making small drones “more available and at...
December 4, 2015
American Airlines technician completing MRO work. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 12-04-2015] Robert Isom, executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Airlines, believes the company’s fleet renewal policy, which aims for an average fleet age of less than 10 years by 2017, will allow the company to enjoy a maintenance vacation in coming years. Speaking at the Credit...
December 4, 2015
Russia’s Tu-160 strategic bomber. Photo: KRET [Avionics Today 12-04-2015] Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), a subsidiary of the state-run corporation Rostec, is...
December 4, 2015
The USAF C-130, included in the aircraft Heroux-Devtek will supply landing gear repair and overhaul. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 12-04-2015] Aerospace manufacturer...
December 4, 2015
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 12-04-2015] Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued the following statement on Dec.4, following congressional approval of legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import...
December 4, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-04-2015] The global commercial aircraft next generation avionics market is anticipated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.7 percent between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report by Research and Markets. The growth is driven in part by the introduction of...
December 4, 2015
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December 4, 2015
Army aviators at 11 posts across the continental U.S. are in the midst of a safety stand-down following three helicopter training accidents that killed eight fliers in 10 days. The U.S. Army Forces Command ordered the stand-down effective Dec. 3 through through Dec...
December 4, 2015
Photo courtesy of Robinson Helicopter After waiting years for the required conditions, Robinson Helicopter said, it has achieved FAA and Transport Canada snow certification of its R66 Turbine following testing last month in Canada. Certification testing was conducted quickly on Nov. 13 after Aerial Recon Ltd., a...
December 3, 2015
Photo courtesy of The Pennsylvania State University The FAA should “expedite its work” in developing data on the actual risks posed by midair collisions of manned aircraft with small unmanned ones, all 26 members of a U.S. task force urged the agency, according to their Nov. 21 report on small drone registration. As those members wrestled with the question of the lower weight limit that should...
December 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-3-2015] The crash of AirAsia flight QZ-8501 late last year was caused by series of aircraft computer technical failures and the way pilots responded to them resulted, according to an accident investigation report released Tuesday, Dec. 1, by Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). In the report, investigators concluded that the failure of the AirAsia Airbus A320's...
December 3, 2015
Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter test pilots have flown the prototype 525 Relentless south for its next phase of flight test work.  Flight Test Vehicle 1 was flown Dec. 1 from its assembly site in Amarillo, Texas, to the XworX research and development facility at Arlington Municipal Airport, about 8 mi southeast of Bell’s Fort Worth headquarters...
December 3, 2015
Boeing has completed detailed design for its new iteration of the Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 12-03-2015] Boeing has completed detailed design for the 787-10 Dreamliner...
December 3, 2015
NATS and Nav Canada have introduced a project that reduces lateral separation in the North Atlantic Tracks. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 12-03-2015] Aircraft flying over the North Atlantic can now be spaced closer together as part of a project to increase airspace capacity, cut fuel burn and reduce carbon emissions. The development is a result of the Reduced Lateral Separation (RLAT) project, an...
December 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 12-03-2015] UTC Aerospace Systems has acquired N2 Imaging Systems of Irvine, Calif., a company that supplies advanced optical systems for military and commercial markets. According to UTC, the acquisition aims to complement the UTC Aerospace Systems'...
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