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February 26, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 26, 2014] Curtiss-Wright brought a range of its innovative commercial and defense avionics solutions to Heli-Expo 2014, proving one of the oldest American companies is still breaking ground with industry firsts.  First established in 1929 as the result of a merger between early aeronautical innovators the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and...
February 25, 2014
Among one of first workshops to open at Heli-Expo 2014 on Monday, Feb. 24, was a military-to-civilian transition seminar. Stacy Sheard, Sikorsky production test pilot and former Army aviator, filled a room to maximum capacity as she ran a...
February 25, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 25, 2014] Singapore Airlines has a new long-term agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corp. to increase the use of Panasonic's global connectivity service to improve the carrier's aircraft monitoring and communications.  Under the new Memorandum of Understanding...
February 25, 2014
[Aviation Today Feb. 25, 2014] Florian Guillermet has been selected as the new deputy executive director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU).  Guillermet first joined SJU in 2008, and has spearheaded several strategic and...
February 25, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 25, 2014] FreeFlight Systems and the University of North Dakota (UND) have received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for the first rule-compliant helicopter 978 MHz ADS-B In/Out Universal Access Transceiver (UAT).  The transceiver has been certified for the Bell...
February 25, 2014
  Photo courtesy of Thales [Avionics Today Feb. 25, 2014] Thales gave 2014 Heli-Expo attendees a glimpse into the future of helicopter cockpits as it unveiled the Avionics 2020 cockpit concept for rotorcraft.  The cockpit is the helicopter version of Thales Avionics 2020 concept for fixed wing aircraft, which was first, unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show. With multi-touchscreen...
February 25, 2014
[Avionics Today Feb. 25, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Rockwell Collins Cockpit Display System onboard the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter.  EASA's certification enables final approval of the...
February 24, 2014
[Avionics Today February 24, 2014] The FAA released a final rule requiring a series of avionics, equipment, training and operational requirements in an effort to address the helicopter accident rate, which has significantly increased in recent decades.  Photo, courtesy of EU Naval Force   First proposed in 2010, the rule was issued several days prior to the Helicopter Association...
February 24, 2014
[Aviation Today February 24, 2014] FlightSafety International gained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new Embraer Legacy 500...
February 24, 2014
[Avionics Today February 24, 2014] Rockwell Collins signed a "landmark" Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian aviation solutions provider Transas Aviation to jointly tackle forward-fit and retrofit avionics opportunities in Russia.  Under the new agreement, the St. Petersburg...
February 24, 2014
[Avionics Today February 24, 2014] Aeromexico is upgrading its commercial fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s with Aviation Partners Boeing's (APB) Split Scimitar Winglets.  The new winglets achieved FAA certification in early February...
February 24, 2014
[Avionics Today February 24, 2014] Garmin has released the GXM 42, a portable aviation weather receiver that gives pilots the ability to access new weather services...
February 24, 2014
[Aviation Today February 24, 2014] Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), aimed at providing improvements to Air Traffic Management (ATM) and providing growth opportunities for China's commercial Air Transport (AT) industry.   He...
February 21, 2014
[Aviation Today February 21, 2014] Airbus launched the early stages of its Futurassy project, an innovative study looking at the feasibility of using humanoid robots to perform aircraft building tasks along its various assembly lines.      Airbus Futurassy Humanoid robot. Photo, courtesy of Airbus Group.   The first humanoid robot built for the Futurassy project has arrived at the...
February 21, 2014
[Aviation Today February 21, 2014] The FAA issued the first flight test permit to Bombardier for the Learjet 85 Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1), clearing the way for the Canadian manufacturer to begin flight-testing its...
February 21, 2014
[Avionics Today February 21, 2014] Technicians at RUAG Aviation's facility in Bern-Belp, Switzerland completed an avionics overhaul for a 33-year-old DHC-6 Twin Otter.    RUAG said the overhaul was part of its re-life program, adding...
February 21, 2014
[Avionics Today February 21, 2014] The U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority and Ireland's Irish Aviation Authority Safety Regulation Division (IAA SRD) have finished drafting a joint performance plan for combining Air Traffic Control (ATC) services between the countries under the European Union's...
February 21, 2014
[Avionics Today February 21, 2014] Esterline CMC Electronics' PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) has been selected as a factory option for Bombardier's CSeries aircraft.      PilotView EFB. Photo, courtesy of Esterline CMC.   The two companies went public with the...
February 21, 2014
[Avionics Today February 21, 2014] Sandel Avionics announced upgrades to its SG102 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) to improve the initialization time by one minute, or three times the speed of the original...
February 21, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s...
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