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November 24, 2015
Kaman Aerospace Group has received its first K-MAX orders from a Chinese customer, the company said. Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd., an aircraft and parts dealer and aviation services company based in Hong Kong, ordered two of the coaxial utility helicopters for a 2017 delivery, Kaman said, with the...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2016] The upgraded, re-engined version of the Airbus A320, the A320 new engine option (A320neo), has achieved joint type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. ...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2015] The U.S. Army has awarded a prime contract to Leidos to design, produce, integrate and test the Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) program of record. The single-award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a five-year period of performance and a total ceiling value of $661.8...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2015] According to a new Valour Consultancy report, the number of aircraft equipped with solutions that enable wireless delivery of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) content will exceed 4,000 by the end of this year, and hit 17,000 by 2024. Craig Foster, Valour Consultancy's senior consultant and author of the new report, says solutions that deliver Wireless IFE (W-IFE) are becoming...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-24-2015] AIM GmbH has introduced a new “dimension” of ARINC429 interfaces for databus analyzer and data loader applications in the form of the AIM SmartCable. The first in the new AIM SmartCable family is the ASC429 for ARINC429 testing, designed to offer USB-based interface solution operating on a single USB 2.0 port (or higher). The low...
November 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015] SmartSky Networks, designer of a new 4G LTE Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for the aviation sector, is open to partnering with satellite companies to augment its future connectivity solution. Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky, told Avionics that the perception of needing to have “either/or” is a misnomer, and that where satellite can improve the network it could find a...
November 23, 2015
Top FAA and U.S. Transportation Dept. officials already have already begun reviewing a draft rule requiring registration of small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A department-created task force on the topic delivered recommendations Nov. 21 after its 25 participating organizations unanimously agreed on them, according to the director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, Earl Lawrence. But U.S...
November 23, 2015
Photo courtesy of Maverick Helicopters Maverick Helicopters used the Nov. 19 grand opening of its new Las Vegas passenger terminal to fortify its relationships with casino concierges, group tour operators, corporate meeting planners and others who direct air tour customers its way. The new $5 million...
November 23, 2015
Growing government and corporate use of helicopters in Southeast Asia is fueling demand for maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the region, Channel NewsAsia...
November 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015]  Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins, has been awarded a contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to demonstrate the Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) on the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS).     The fourth generation F-16...
November 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that a second and third Gulfstream G500 aircraft (T2 and T3) joined the flight test campaign with successful completion of their initial flights. T2 focuses on flight loads validation, while T3 is the main test bed for the G500 avionics systems.     The...
November 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015] Rockwell Collins today announced that Aeromexico is the launch customer for its ARINC MultiLink service, following the successful completion of recent trials. The service, announced earlier this year, offers a comprehensive and...
November 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015] CACI International has launched SkyTracker, a precision system to protect high-value assets and support public safety against the escalating threat posed by the inadvertent or unlawful misuse of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). SkyTracker’s UAS...
November 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-23-2015] The 2015 NBAA convention and exhibition provided a major platform for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), satellite-based broadband service providers, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) companies, among others, to debut innovative new products, concepts and education on where the aviation industry is going. Throughout the course of the event, it was evident that the...
November 20, 2015
Supersonic jets, aircraft certifications, and company acquisitions (OK, maybe the first one sounds more exciting than the last two) — this year’s NBAA has been a whirlwind of announcements, as always. Whether you were on the show floor or tracking the announcements from your desk, we hope you’ve been keeping up with the latest in business aviation because this week’s test has all...
November 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-20-2015] Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect customers flying non-ADS-B equipped aircraft can now receive real-time position reports around the world through an enhanced flight tracking service for business aircraft called Mode S Multilateration (MLAT). The new service is now available to ARINCDirect...
November 20, 2015
JetBlue A321 aircraft. Photo: Jetblue [Avionics Today 11-20-2015] JetBlue has become the launch customer for Airbus’ Maintenance Mobility, which allows the airline’s mechanics to have all the technical information they need on iPads. The...
November 20, 2015
Gulfstream G650. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 11-20-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace has received approval from the FAA for its Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft to fly Required...
November 20, 2015
Tata Advanced Systems Chairman S. Ramadorai (third from left) and Tom Bell, senior vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (second from right) sign the agreement to create a joint venture. Boeing International President Marc Allen (second from left), Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar (left) and Tata Advanced...
November 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-20-2015] The XTI Aircraft Company has set out to revolutionize aircraft development, and not just in the usual way. The company is moving forward in its bid to raise funds to develop an aircraft with Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VOTL) capabilities through a source you usually see on your Facebook feed: crowdfunding. The XTI Aircraft Company’s TriFan 600 design. Photo: XTI...
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