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July 15, 2015
Embraer aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 07-15-2015] Embraer has seen a pickup in business jet deliveries in the second quarter of 2015 and has recorded a record backlog of more than $22.9 billion. During second quarter, the company delivered 27 jets to the...
July 14, 2015
Sikorsky Innovations is offering a $25,000 cash prize to spur innovation and disruptive technology in vertical flight. Sikorsky Innovations is the technology development division of Sikorsky Aircraft, which describes it as an agile, networked group of...
July 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] French Search and Rescue (SAR) manufacturer McMurdo made a major expansion into the growing Chinese domestic aviation market last week, securing a $2.4 million contract with Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) subsidiary Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG). The deal spans 10 years and will make McMurdo's Kannad Integra Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT) standard...
July 14, 2015
Oman Air 787. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Oman Air has contracted Boeing for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of the airline's 787 Dreamliners. Oman Air, the designated carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has six 787s on order. Boeing will support the airline’s 787s...
July 14, 2015
Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] A new report from Research and Markets finds the global business jet market to be worth an estimated $21.5 billion as of 2014 and is projected to grow at 2.8 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2033. The demand for business jets continues to recover steadily since the 2008 economic downturn with aircraft delivery numbers in 2014 registering a 6.5...
July 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] In cooperation with the Atlantic Test Range (ATR) at Patuxent River, Md., Rockwell Collins performed the first live, risk-reduction flight using production form, fit and function F/A-18 airborne and ground equipment from the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS). The CRIIS program fulfills critical Department of Defense (DoD) requirements to provide Time, Space...
July 14, 2015
Martin Rolfe, NATS Chief Executive Officer and Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International Airport Sign agreement to extend service. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Belfast International Airport has extended its current contract with the United Kingdom’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP)...
July 13, 2015
  AgustaWestland marked the centennial of its U.K. unit’s formation July 12 in ceremonies at the Yeovil home of what was originally the Westland Aircraft Works.  Opened in 1915 as a branch of the Yeovil engineering business Petters Ltd., Westland built many famous fixed-wing aircraft before its board decided in 1946 to focus entirely on helicopter production. Initially, it...
July 13, 2015
Australia has cleared Bell Helicopter’s Singapore Service Center to maintain and modify all variants of the Model 412 flying under Australian Civil...
July 13, 2015
The U.S. Army is searching for contractors interested in working on a four-year project (starting during the current fiscal year) to develop and demonstrate a multi-spectral sensor to help its helicopter pilots fly safely in degraded visual environments. In a July 8 request for information with an Aug. 10 deadline, the...
July 13, 2015
View from inside the Los Angeles International Airport, part of the SoCal metroplex. Photo: LAX [Avionics Today 07-13-2015] The FAA is extending the public comment period for its draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California (SoCal) Metroplex...
July 13, 2015
General Aviation aircraft. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 07-13-2015] The European Aviation Safety Administration’s (EASA) objective to make maintenance rules for General Aviation (GA) aircraft...
July 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-13-2015] Boeing and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team, which includes General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow, launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to explore opportunities for collaboration with...
July 13, 2015
Photo: BAE Systems [Avionics Today 07-13-2015] With interest in aviation cyber security rising over the last decade, and especially within the last few years, a new report by Visiongain finds the value of the global aviation cyber security market will reach $1.8 billion in 2015. According to the report, the preceding few years have witnessed an extensive array of government cyber security policy...
July 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-13-2015] The Middle East region is one of the biggest growth areas in commercial aviation today, and in terms of airlines’ Research and Development (R&D) activity, Boeing is one of the industry's strongest players in the area. Avionics Magazine recently caught up with newly appointed Boeing Middle East President Bernie Dunn, who says the region is a strong area of growth for...
July 10, 2015
US CBP King Air 350. Photo: Core Systems. [Avionics Today 07-10-2015] Core Systems, a provider of rugged computer solutions, will be supplying FAA-compliant display panels to support the Minotaur mission integration system, allowing multiple aircrafts to share information from multiple sources. Manufactured by Core Systems, the 7-inch, 12-inch...
July 10, 2015
AH-1Z on display at the MCAS Miramar airshow on October 3, 2008. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Looper5920 [Avionics Today 07-10-2015] The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has selected Northrop Grumman to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps' H-1...
July 10, 2015
FlySmart, the Airbus Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 07-10-2015] Peach Aviation has introduced FlySmart, the Airbus Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution, to all its Airbus aircraft. Pilots will be able to consult flight operational manuals and compute their aircraft performance calculations, which will provide...
July 10, 2015
Just after the landing in Calais, Airbus Group Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti (right) welcomes the test pilot Didier Esteyne next to the E-Fan technology demonstrator. Photo: Airbus. [Avionics Today 07-10-2015]...
July 10, 2015
U.S. Navy veteran and helicopter pilot Sunita Williams soon should resume pushing the boundaries of vertical flight, if NASA's plans hold. The space agency has selected her as one of four astronauts to work with Boeing and SpaceX to develop and flight test commercial launch vehicles for carrying crews to low Earth orbit (between...
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