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November 6, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-06-2014] Raytheon has begun the flight-testing phase of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program. The 18-month, $25.5 million program is designed to improve the speed of close air support to soldiers on the battlefield, and enable combat aircrews, ground troops and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) to...
November 6, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-06-2014] Vistara, a newly launched joint venture airline between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons based in New Delhi, has signed a long term Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) agreement with Airbus. Under the agreement, Airbus will...
November 6, 2014
Erickson has signed an agreement with Agip Oil Ecuador to provide transport of people and equipment for oil and gas exploration and production to the Villano Oil Field. The one-year deal follows the September announcement by Agip of the discovery of an oil...
November 5, 2014
Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, and General Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command were grilled by the media about the who’s and why’s of defense cutbacks at this year’s annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) gathering in Washington, D.C. Shyu, who is often praised by Army individuals for ‘getting...
November 5, 2014
An Airbus Helicopter EC155 B1 in Marshall, Minn. Photo courtesy Metro Aviation Just like the helicopters that Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) systems are installed in, there is no single solution for every user’s needs. Each system has its own unique capabilities just as each manufacturer has its own approach. But to be a viable solution in the...
November 5, 2014
Photo courtesy BDN GE Capital Aviation Services’ (GECAS) acquisition of rotorcraft lessor, Milestone Aviation Group for $1.78 billion raises some interesting questions. Does this purchase of the Dublin-based Milestone signal the beginning of consolidation of the rotorcraft leasing business? Or is this an isolated case of a larger lessor of airliners looking to diversify, and a rotorcraft lessor...
November 5, 2014
CAA released a series of training videos for pilots in order to mitigate human error in flight. Photo: CAA [Avionics Today 11-05-2014] The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched an initiative to improve potential situations where human error may cause air transportation accidents. The training initiative, named Crew Resource...
November 5, 2014
A demonstration of the metaAir technology by Lamda Guard. Photo: Lamda Guard [Avionics Today 11-05-2014] Lamda Guard is helping tamp down laser interference in the cockpit with its metaAIR solution. The solution uses an array of nano-particles of specific periodic geometry...
November 5, 2014
Photo: FEAM [Avionics Today 11-05-2014] F&E Aircraft Maintenance (FEAM), a Miami-based Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company...
November 5, 2014
JetBlue aircraft in flight. Photo: JetBlue [Avionics Today 11-05-2014] Verizon Enterprise Solutions signed a five-year agreement with...
November 5, 2014
Icing on a plane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 11-05-2014] The FAA has issued a final rule that broadens the coverage of its icing certification standards. The updated standards require U.S. manufacturers to show that transport airplanes can operate safely in freezing drizzle or freezing rain — conditions that constitute the icing environment known as Supercooled Large Drops (SLD). The...
November 5, 2014
Bell Helicopter has completed its first delivery of two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Services (EMS), Search and Rescue (SAR) and Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) to the Delaware State Police aviation unit. The Delaware State Police...
November 5, 2014
PT Dirgantara has signed a new agreement to acquire 11 Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panthers for use in naval anti-submarine warfare missions. Deliveries of the new rotorcraft are scheduled within...
November 5, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-5-2014] The Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) announced a new partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) focusing on modernizing Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Latin America. Both organizations are looking to accelerate Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/ATM through the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) model launched in 2013 by the...
November 4, 2014
Ray Prouty, the dean of helicopter aerodynamics and a long-time Rotor & Wing columnist and Vertiflite contributor, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 26. Prouty began his career as an aerodynamicist at Hughes until 1954 when he moved on to work for Sikorsky. He...
November 4, 2014
EC135. Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first helicopter to China dedicated for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). China is one of the world’s fastest-growing helicopter markets and continued growth is expected following the relaxation of airspace regulations. Airbus is already well-established in the country, with customers in the utility, police and...
November 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-04-2014] The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released the 2014 third quarter General Aviation (GA) aircraft shipment report, with signs the industry is recovering. Total worldwide GA airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16 billion...
November 4, 2014
Terminal 2 Ramp at Dubai International Airport. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 11-04-2014] Searidge Technologies has announced that the its remote situational awareness and zone occupancy surface management system is now in operation at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Searidge, which provides surface management solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports, aims the...
November 4, 2014
ANA 777X aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 11-04-2014] Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) are teaming up to implement operational improvements for ANA’s commercial aircraft fleet. The improvements are...
November 4, 2014
F-35C Lightning II aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier. Photo: US Navy [Avionics Today 11-04-2014] The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego. Navy test pilot Cmdr. Tony Wilson landed F-35C test aircraft CF-03 aboard USS Nimitz's (CVN 68)...
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