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November 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-19-2015] Rockwell Collins successfully demonstrated the first Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP RNAV)-capable Flight Management System (FMS) aligned to the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Standard. The demonstration, held Nov. 18 at the Redstone...
November 19, 2015
Bombardier is launching its Smart Link global management service. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 11-19-2015] Bombardier is launching its Smart Link service for aircraft data management, which will be progressively rolled out for Learjet, Challenger, and Global aircraft. Smart Link’s performance and operations monitoring and reporting services offer Bombardier aircraft operators information and...
November 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-19-2015] Thales has unveiled TopMax, a civilian head-worn display, providing a 360-degree field of view and eye-out functionalities that increase safety for business jet pilots, especially during critical phases and in low...
November 19, 2015
Airline passenger accesses in-flight Wi-Fi on her smartphone. Photo: Global Eagle Entertainment [Avionics Today 11-19-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered the business aviation market with plans to offer a full suite of services beginning mid-year 2016. The company has been involved in In-Flight Entertainment and...
November 19, 2015
Bell Helicopter reports it has sold its first 407GXP in Germany. The customers, Dr. Ernst Langner and Nataly Langner, signed for the aircraft, which is to...
November 19, 2015
LORD Corp. has signed AOG Heliservices Inc. as a global distributor of its elastomeric helicopter components. This will enable AOG...
November 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-19-2015] Honda Aircraft President and CEO told reporters during a press conference at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2015 convention and exhibition that he expects functionality and reliability certification testing to be completed this week. The-long anticipated HondaJet is expected to achieve FAA certification and first deliveries by the end of the year.   ...
November 19, 2015
Aircraft Technical Publishers has new owners and leadership and is looking to broaden its focus from managing maintenance and compliance information for aircraft manufacturers, owners, operators and maintenance providers to one providing services that will...
November 18, 2015
Robinson Helicopter plans to produce a lighter, two-place R44 derivative with better high-altitude performance margins in early 2016. The company said it has developed the R44 Cadet “with the training market in mind,” though it is “suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian...
November 18, 2015
Vertiport Chicago, featured in R&WI’s November issue, is partnering with a reservation-system vendor to pair travelers with available seats on helicopter flights in Chicago and the U.S...
November 18, 2015
HeliOffshore is offering helicopter operators around the world guidelines for standardizing and improving their use of health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS). The global safety assn. for the offshore helicopter industry said the guidelines and an associated implementation guide are the result of more than...
November 18, 2015
Aerion AS2. Photo: Aerion [Avionics Today 11-18-2015] Flexjet has become the launch customer for Aerion’s AS2 aircraft, the first commercially available supersonic jet, placing a firm order for 20 of Aerion's AS2 aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition this week. The Aerion AS2 business jet has a top speed of Mach 1.5, which is 67...
November 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-18-2015] Rockwell Collins and Duncan Aviation have introduced a Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade aftermarket option for the Citation CJ3. The upgrade is aimed at meeting mandates while simultaneously enhancing the ownership and flying...
November 18, 2015
Bombardier’s CS100 has completed certification activities. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 11-18-2015] Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s CS100 aircraft has completed its certification flight testing, subject to Transport Canada’s final review and acceptance. Concurrently...
November 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-18-2015] ViaSat and Jet Aviation St. Louis are partnering to develop a hybrid Ku-/Ka-band radome for Gulfstream's large cabin business jets, starting with the Gulfstream G550. The agreement covers collaboration on both the new dual-band radome and associated Supplemental Type...
November 18, 2015
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 11-17-2015] FAA Administrator Michael Huerta addressed attendees at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Las Vegas, Nev. Huerta's speech focused on the agency's partnership with NetJets to obtain operational data about the effort to modernize the nation's air traffic system with...
November 17, 2015
Japan's central government asked a court today to force Okinawa's governor to clear work on the relocation of America’s Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on the island. U.S., Japanese and Okinawan officials have agreed since 1996 that the base needs to be closed. Schools...
November 17, 2015
A new memorial at the U.S. Air Force Academy honors the valorous action of graduates during the Vietnam War. The academy’s classes of 1965 and 1970 presented the Plaza of Heroes addition to the Southeast Asia Memorial Pavilion on the Colorado Springs, Colorado, campus as reunion gifts. The plaza honors the academy's only Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Lance P. Sijan, and its...
November 17, 2015
There is more at stake in the current Washington debate over privatizing the U.S. air traffic control system than who controls the nation’s airspace, said Ed Bolen in opening the National Business Aviation Assn.’s annual convention in Las Vegas Tuesday morning. The NBAA president/CEO acknowledged that control clearly is a huge part of the debate. U.S. airlines have spent years and hundreds of...
November 17, 2015
G5000 avionics suite on Textron's new Citation Longitude aircraft at NBAA 2015. Photo: Woodrow Bellamy III [Avionics Today 11-17-2015] Dassault and Textron Aviation both made big splashes on Monday, Nov. 16, at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2015 trade show in Las Vegas, Nev. Textron made the public introduction of its new Cessna Citation Longitude, and Dassault's Falcon 8X made its...
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