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April 10, 2015
Nothing is more essential to aircraft operations than completing the mission safely. In an airliner’s world, air traffic controllers maintain separation of airplanes from each other and from some obstacles. But down in the obstacle-rich environment of the helicopter, where air traffic control assistance is absent more often than present, the rotorcraft pilot needs to “see and avoid”...
April 10, 2015
Airbus Group has announced that Chris Emerson, a veteran Airbus Group executive, has been appointed President and Chief Executive of Airbus Helicopters Inc. effective June 1. Emerson will also serve as head of Airbus Helicopters North America Region, which includes oversight of both the U.S. subsidiary and Airbus Helicopters Canada. In his new roles, Emerson will replace Marc Paganini, who has accepted a...
April 10, 2015
Bell Helicopter has signed a contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) for the supply of seven Bell 412EPI helicopters to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The aircraft will support the CCG’s maritime security and fisheries activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of Canadian waters. The aircraft were signed for by the Honourable...
April 10, 2015
Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and a delegation from Indonesia headed by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil visited Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company, on April 9. The delegation was met by Interim President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Deputy CEO of Russian Helicopters, CEO of Kazan Helicopters Vadim...
April 10, 2015
ADS-B View 2.0 weather and traffic display. Photo: Freelight  [Avionics Today 04-10-2015] FreeFlight Systems has released a new version of its iPad app to provide graphical weather, traffic and text data to the pilot...
April 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-10-2015] United States President Barack Obama joined Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez to witness the largest commercial transaction to ever take place between a Panamanian and U.S.-based company. The agreement between Copa Airlines and Boeing draws...
April 10, 2015
Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) in cockpit. Photo: L-3 [Avionics Today 04-10-2015] L-3 Aviation Products’ Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) models have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the FAA. The Lynx NGT-9000 is a touchscreen, dual-mode 1090 and 978 MHz Mode S Extended Squitter...
April 10, 2015
The components to the combined ADS-B Out solution. Photo: Universal Avionics [Avionics Today 04-10-2015] Pete Bunce, president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), opened the second day of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) industry trade show in Dallas, Texas with a push for education in the face of nearing FAA reauthorization. AEA President Paula Derks also took to the podium...
April 9, 2015
Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc. have announced their joint participation in the tenth bi-annual LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition, held April 14 to April 17 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Subject matter experts from both companies will be available at Booth #J.20 to discuss a broad range of aerospace, special mission and defense capabilities. The exhibition...
April 9, 2015
Erickson Incorporated has contracted with Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corporation and Asia Aircraft Overseas Philippines (AAOP) to provide heavy-lift aviation services in support of the Angat Dam project in the Norzagaray Municipality in Bulacan Province, Central Luzon Island, Philippines. The performance of this work is projected to occur in the...
April 9, 2015
Era Group Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its fixed based operation ("FBO") business at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Landmark Aviation, a company with a network of 68 fixed based operations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. Under the terms of a...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Sales of avionics for business and General Aviation (GA) aircraft in 2014 were fairly split between retrofitted and forward-fit equipment, according to the latest edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual market report. The report shows total sales of more than $2.5 billion last year, a 4 percent increase compared to the total reported during the previous...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Splunk has received a contract to provide support for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II program. Under the contract, Splunk will provide Lockheed Martin with Splunk Enterprise to monitor and analyze the IT systems and network behavior for the F-35 II Autonomic Logistics Information...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] CarlisleIT, under a new partnership with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, has introduced a new ARINC 791 solution for Ka- and Ku-band satellite communications installations. The package features...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Tactical Communications Group (TCG) has begun deployment of data link hardware and software to support data link operational and training needs for Link 16 interoperability for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). Initially, RAFO has received TCG's Ground Support System (GSS) with four tactical display workstations providing Tactical...
April 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-09-2015] Avidyne has introduced new additions to its suite of 1090MHz and 978MHz Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions. The integrated avionics manufacturer announced the new MLX200 and MLX210 transceivers, both designed for operators...
April 8, 2015
As the helicopter fleet in the Asia-Pacific region has substantially increased in recent years, airframe and engine manufacturers have boosted their support in the region through their own An Airbus Helicopters EC225 in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Anthony Pecchi, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters facilities, joint ventures and authorized service centers. With Asia-Pacific helicopter order books...
April 8, 2015
  It’s difficult to believe, but the FAA is actively soliciting our opinion on a variety of issues related to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Regardless of your feelings on this subject, don’t miss this rare opportunity to help shape the future of aviation. The comment period will end April 24. Many entrepreneurs in the U.S. want to use sUASs for non-recreational purposes. In the...
April 8, 2015
At HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla., Frasca International showcased its new TruFlite R44 Flight Training Device (FTD). Incorporating many features from Frasca’s higher-end Full Flight Simulators (FFS), the TruFlite is marketed as a much more realistic training experience than other FTDs on the market today. Rotor & Wing was invited to test out the FTD and talk to Frasca representatives about...
April 8, 2015
At HAI Heli-Expo 2015 last month, Sikorsky held a recognition ceremony for Bristow Helicopters Ltd., highlighting the upcoming launch of the company’s UK search and rescue (SAR) contract. Bristow was awarded a 10-year UK SAR contract in March 2013, with services starting on April 1, 2015, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Jonathan Baliff, Sergei Sikorsky, Richard Parkes and Shane...
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