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January 14, 2015
Mitsubishi Regional Jet, rendering. Photo: Mitsubishi Regional Jet [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation started full-scale testing of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to prepare for its maiden flight, scheduled to occur in the second quarter of this...
January 14, 2015
Airbus A320_neo in CALC livery, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] China Aircraft Leasing Co. (CALC), an independent aircraft operating lessor in China, has...
January 14, 2015
Advantech Discovery series VSAT hub. Photo: Advantech [Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Advantech Wireless has signed a contract with a Latin American Civil Aviation government entity to provide a mesh VSAT network for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and airport communications in remote...
January 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-14-2015] Avionica is looking to take its latest satellite communications system, the satLINK MAX, to new segments of air transportation including rotorcraft and General Aviation (GA) — markets the company feels have previously not provided opportunities for satcom applications. After announcing United Airlines as the launch customer for the satLINK Max satellite communications...
January 13, 2015
Precision Flight Controls, Inc. (PFC) has entered an agreement with Ryan Aerospace Pty Ltd of Southport, Australia to develop and produce helicopter aviation training devices. Systems simulating the Robinson R22, R44, R66 and Bell Jet Ranger 206 and 407 model helicopters will be the first systems developed. PFC will distribute the new systems through their worldwide...
January 13, 2015
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has been contracted by the U.S. Army to provide two Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer (MBRAT) Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services...
January 13, 2015
Boeing recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAF’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready. The Chinook Maintenance Trainer...
January 13, 2015
A321neo with ALC livery, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] A commitment from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has officially launched Airbus’ A321neo with a 97-ton Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW). The Los Angeles-based lessor signed...
January 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Two companies whose businesses thrive on connectivity, SITA and OnAir, have formed the joint organization SITA OnAir to help airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft. The new joint organization, formed Jan. 1 of this year, plans to set the benchmark for nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions, regardless of fleet...
January 13, 2015
Embraer E195 E-Jet to be flown by Kalstar Aviation, rendering. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Embraer announced today that two Embraer E195 E-jets will start operations with Kalstar Aviation, a regional...
January 13, 2015
Southwest aircraft on runway. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] Southwest Airlines released its December 2014 traffic alongside full year reports, announcing modest increases across the board...
January 13, 2015
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in flight. Photo: Cherie Cullen [Avionics Today 01-13-2015] The Department of Defense (DOD) will consolidate some United States infrastructure in Europe for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government...
January 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 01-13-2014] Late last month Rockwell Collins announced the completed integration of the international trip planning company ARINC Incorporated into its Information Management Services (IMS) business unit. This marks the completion of the largest acquisition in Rockwell Collins history. The $1.4 billion decision to purchase ARINC from the Carlyle Group came in 2013 in face of growing...
January 12, 2015
AgustaWestland’s new generation AW169 light intermediate 4.5-metric ton class helicopter has entered full-scale production, with the first aircraft now on the final assembly line at its Vergiate facility in Italy. The event marks a major milestone ahead of EASA certification, with deliveries to the first customers scheduled to begin in the 2nd quarter of 2015. The AW169 flight test program, using...
January 12, 2015
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Helicopter Industry International (HAI) will host a forum to give members and other industry leaders an opportunity to interact directly with government regulators. The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA) are co-sponsoring the event. High-level executives from the FAA Flight Standards and Aircraft Certification offices will...
January 12, 2015
Airbus A330 with 242 ton increased takeoff weight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The first Airbus A330 manufactured with an increased 242-ton maximum takeoff weight capability has achieved a successful maiden flight, bringing it one step closer to certification. Taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in the southwest...
January 12, 2015
U.S. Navy assists with the search for wreckage from AirAsia flight QZ8501. Photo: U.S. Navy [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from AirAsia flight QZ8501, which fatally crashed into the Java Sea more than two weeks ago, has been recovered. According to AirAsia, the Republic of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) recovered QZ8501 aircraft’s FDR...
January 12, 2015
The P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] Boeing has delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. Navy for the year on time and on cost. The last airplane flew from Seattle...
January 12, 2015
From left, Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, and Juhan Parts, the Estonian minister for economic affairs and communications hold a flag bearing the Eurocontrol logo. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] Estonia officially became...
January 12, 2015
Civil UAS. Photo: Wikicommons (ZullyC3P) [Avionics Today 01-12-2014] The FAA is asking the law enforcement community for help in identifying people who don’t follow the rules of the National Airspace System (NAS) when operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). “The...
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