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May 22, 2014
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has revealed its new goal of $2 billion in financing for U.S.-manufactured business aircraft and helicopters by the end of 2014.
The Bank reached its previous goal of $1 billion in support of these exports in December 2013, 10...
May 22, 2014
Lord Corporation and Sikorsky Aircraft have finished testing the hub mounted vibration sensor (HMVS) on a UH-70A Black Hawk. The flight test took place at Fort Eustis, Va., in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. During the American Helicopter Society International’s Forum 70 this week in Montreal, Lane Miller, vice president...
May 22, 2014
[Avionics Today May 22, 2014] AT&T, the giant U.S. telecommunications company, has been making waves in recent months. Its deal to acquire DirecTV is a huge statement of intent, and a gateway into the lucrative DTH market in the United States.    It is also planning to launch in-flight connectivity services in combination with Honeywell next year. An AT&T source who requested anonymity...
May 22, 2014
[Aviation Today May 22, 2014] Boeing surpassed the 2,000 order mark for its 737 MAX aircraft, making it the fastest selling aircraft in the airframe manufacturing company's history.      Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   The total order book for the 737 MAX is now worth $209 billion, with 2,010 total orders from 39 different customers worldwide. There are also an...
May 21, 2014
EADS-NA has been granted a $55 million sole-source modification to contract an existing contract to procure...
May 21, 2014
Eagle Copters Australasia will feature its Eagle Single helicopter at Rotortech 2014, May 24 and 25, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The Eagle Single is a recent entrant into the Bell...
May 21, 2014
The Lockheed Martin Kestrel autopilot has received its commodity jurisdiction, allowing for quick, affordable deployments for international markets. The Kestrel autopilot and a version of the vertical takeoff and lift Indago system are no longer restricted by International Traffic in Arms...
May 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter has been granted a $337-million modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the manufacture and...
May 21, 2014
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Elbit Systems of America (ESA) two contracts worth a total of $14.1 million for equipment connected to the upgrade of its Bell AH-1W Cobras. The first contract, worth $11.6...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] Cobham plc has proposed a $1.46 billion purchase of Aeroflex, as the U.K.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer looks to increase its data communications and connectivity offerings.   Acquiring the Plainview, N.Y.-based provider of microelectronic components and test equipment will also expose Cobham to more commercial opportunities, according to Bob Murphy...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] Exelis will build a new regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific market in Melbourne, Australia, as the aerospace systems manufacturer seeks to provide more support for customers in the region.  The new facility...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is teaming up with Rohde & Schwarz to bring voice communications to its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).    The two companies signed a teaming agreement to integrate Rohde & Schwarz's Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios onto the Predator...
May 21, 2014
[Aviation Today May 21, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued type certification for the Grand Caravan EX, Cessna announced during the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.  ...
May 20, 2014
[Avionics Today May 20, 2014] Global sales of General Aviation (GA) avionics systems, components and accessories totaled $651.7 million for the first three months of 2014, according to the first quarter avionics market report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA).  Total first quarter sales increased 11.2 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the report...
May 20, 2014
[Aviation Today May 20, 2014] Swiss airframe manufacturer Pilatus signed its first orders for its new aircraft, the PC-24 twin-engine business jet, on the first day of the 2014 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE). PC-24 at EBACE 2014. Photo, courtesy of Pilatus...
May 20, 2014
[Avionics Today May 20, 2014] During the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show, Rockwell Collins announced a new family of flight and mission computers, the FMC 4000 series.  FMC 4200. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.   Complying with both commercial and military environmental requirements, Rockwell Collins is making the FMC-4000 available for fixed wing...
May 20, 2014
[Avionics Today May 20, 2014] Teledyne Controls has announced a new technology that connects commercial tablets and flight crew devices with an aircraft's onboard data communications systems, the WGL-AID.  The El Segundo, Calif.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer said the WGL-AID is an...
May 19, 2014
The Venezuelan National Institute for Civil Aviation (INAC) has granted M International's Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) with its Foreign Aeronautical Maintenance Organization certification. The certificate recognizes KTS as an effective organization with respect...
May 19, 2014
The EC175 is Airbus Helicopters’ newest-certified rotorcraft in the seven-metric-ton class. It will demonstrate its Category A performance and mission capabilities for the oil and gas sector during a three-nation demonstration tour starting on May 19. In conjunction with the new rotorcraft’s tour of the North Sea, Airbus...
May 19, 2014
Life Flight Network (LFN) is planning to base an air medical helicopter at Pappy Boyington Field in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. LFN provides critical care transportation for seriously ill or injured patients throughout the Pacific...
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