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June 17, 2015
Airbus ProSky’s AirFlight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-17-2015] Ahead of the 2016 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement for flight tracking, Airbus ProSky, the Air Traffic Management (ATM) subsidiary of Airbus, is partnering with flight-tracking company Flightradar24. Airbus ProSky will use Flightradar24’s aircraft positional data along with other aircraft data and...
June 17, 2015
L-39NG aircraft. Photo: Draken International [Avionics Today 06-17-2015] Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Draken International, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to upgrade six L-39 aircraft to the...
June 17, 2015
Alpha Star is the ACJ319 launch customer. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-17-2015] Riyadh-based Alpha Star, a Middle Eastern “Very, Very Important People (VVIP)” charter operator, has become the first to announce a commitment for an Airbus ACJ319neo. Delivery...
June 17, 2015
Boeing Business Jet Max 9 in flight. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 06-17-2015] Boeing Business Jets announced the sale of the first BBJ MAX 9 at the 2015 Paris Airshow to an undisclosed European customer...
June 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-17-2015] Your favorite shows aren’t the only things that could be travelling via TV signals; in the not-too-distant future NATS, Thales ATM UK and Roke Manor are looking to track aircraft using those same television frequencies. The team has recently completed a two-year proof of concept trial, demonstrating that standard TV signals used to deliver shows to televisions across the...
June 16, 2015
One target market for the new, heavy X6 is helicopter airlines, Airbus Helicopters President and CEO Guillaume Faury told reporters at the Paris Air Show today. “The X6 is the next future helicopter for the commercial market, targeting oil and gas, commercial air transportation and search and rescue,” Faury said in unveiling plans for a two-year effort...
June 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-16-2015] Airbus Helicopters, Vector Aerospace, and Rockwell Collins have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and market the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics solution for Airbus Helicopters platforms. The companies will first target AS332 / 532 MK1 helicopter platforms for the upgrades, with...
June 16, 2015
Model of China’s MA700 for which Sagem will provide flight controls. Photo: Sagem [Avionics Today 06-16-2015] Xi'an Aircraft (AVIC group) and Sagem (Safran) signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) providing for the joint development and supply of the cockpit flight controls on China's planned MA700 regional jet. Developed and produced by...
June 16, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has fulfilled its contract to deliver seven S-92 helicopters to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. for U.K. Search and Rescue. There are now 11 S-92 helicopters available for use by the Maritime and Coastguard...
June 16, 2015
Airbus “Smarter Fleet” electronic Flight Folder. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-16-2015] Following the signature of an agreement at the 2015 Paris Air Show, AirAsia is the launch customer for the latest Airbus “Smarter Fleet” Electronic...
June 16, 2015
GX Aviation. Photo: Inmarsat [Avionics Today 06-16-2015] Honeywell Aerospace and Inmarsat have completed the first phase of hardware and satellite network flight tests for GX Aviation broadband services, which they promise can deliver in-flight wireless connectivity similar to what is available at home or in the office. The JetWave-branded hardware enables airplanes to connect to Inmarsat’s Global...
June 16, 2015
Bell Helicopter and Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. have started assembling the fuselage for the Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor. The delivery of the first completed fuselage to the Bell Helicopter facility in Amarillo, Texas is expected later this year, and the Technology Demonstrator's first flight is...
June 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-16-2015] Boeing is continuing to expand its presence in Korea with the recent opening a new avionics maintenance and repair center. Last year the company spent more than $460 million creating new high tech jobs to support both the commercial aerospace research industry as well as the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF). The new facility will also allow Boeing to greatly reduce its repair...
June 15, 2015
Look for Airbus Helicopters to announce plans for a new heavy helicopter, according to reports at the Paris Air Show. The Reuters news service says the manufacturer...
June 15, 2015
Turbomeca plans by year’s end to begin integrating advanced components for a technology demonstrator intended to support development of a new family of 3,000-shaft-horsepower-class...
June 15, 2015
If the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 is passed into law, U.S. certificate holders subject to FAA enforcement action could appeal their case directly to federal court. Proposed by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the bill would expand and clarify the rights of all...
June 15, 2015
Virgin Atlantic A330 aircraft. Photo: Virgin Atlantic [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Virgin Atlantic Airways will be the first airline to install Honeywell Aerospace’s new flight management service aimed to help airlines increase efficiency and improve fuel conservation. The new Honeywell Flight Management System (FMS) datalink service will provide pilots with access to updated and customized wind and...
June 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airways New Zealand, New Zealand’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), to collaborate on the investigation of the potential to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) services in New Zealand Domestic and South Pacific airspace. Airways New Zealand’s goal is to provide safe...
June 15, 2015
A CSeries test aircraft leaving the runway. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Bombardier has announced that, based on flight tests results, its all-new CS100 and CS300 aircraft are exceeding their original targets for fuel burn, payload, range and...
June 15, 2015
Rockwell Collins MultiScan Threat track will be featured on Alafco’s 85 A320 aircraft. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Rockwell Collins will pursue a series of initiatives that will increase capacity and expand the company’s ARINC global network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The initiatives, aimed at proactively addressing growing air traffic and more...
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