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April 6, 2015
The Boeing Company has announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2015. Commercial...
April 6, 2015
In 2014, more than 1,000 Russian and international flight and engineering crew underwent training at Russian Helicopters’ training centers. Aircrews from the Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB), as well as Russian Helicopters' international partners, received additional professional training. Crews from the Republic of Korea, Peru, Kazakhstan and Mongolia were...
April 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-06-2015] European aviation safety officials have proposed changes to existing regulations surrounding Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) safety rules. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is offering modifications to existing regulations that the agency views as financially and administratively burdensome to aircraft operators.      Computer rendering depicting a...
April 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-06-2015] Denmark-based Star Air has chosen to equip its fleet of 11 Boeing 767-200BDSF cargo planes with Rockwell Collins' large-format flight displays. The displays are inspired by the same display system found on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Rockwell Collins' large-format display upgrade for 767 and 757 flight decks. Photo: Rockwell Collins The new flight deck, a...
April 6, 2015
Dassault Aviation’s second Falcon 8X  flight test aircraft in flight. Photo: Dassault [Avionics Today 04-06-2015] A second flight test aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X campaign as the ultra long-range business jet continues on its road...
April 6, 2015
Aviall. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 04-06-2015] Aviall, a subsidiary of Boeing, is now a global distributor of Sensor Systems aircraft antennas, under a new agreement with the manufacturer of...
April 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-06-2015] Embraer has delivered its 100th Phenom family jet to private aviation company, NetJets. The Phenom 300 light business jet. Photo: Embraer The two companies signed an original purchase agreement...
April 3, 2015
LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has joined the Sikorsky-Boeing team to develop and build the SB>1 DEFIANT™ technology demonstrator for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator program. The...
April 3, 2015
Northrop Grumman Corporation's subsidiary Remotec Inc. and AirRobot US have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). AirRobot produces electrical powered multi-copter systems that can carry a payload weighing up to 7 pounds and fly for as long as 50 minutes. The systems can also carry a wide range of payloads – including multi-spectral cameras...
April 3, 2015
United Technologies Corp. has announced the appointment of Robert Leduc as President of Sikorsky Aircraft, succeeding Mick Maurer, who will move to the newly created position of UTC Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects. The appointments are effective immediately, and both Leduc and Maurer will report to UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes. "It is a great pleasure to welcome...
April 3, 2015
Aircraft and wind vortex. NATS [Avionics Today 04-02-2015] The introduction of Time-Based Separation (TBS) at Heathrow Airport is paving the way for decreased delays. Traditionally, Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) separate flights on final approach according to distances set by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) wake vortex minimums or radar standards that are determined by...
April 3, 2015
Flight data recorder recovered from the crash site to Germanwings flight 9525. Photo: BEA [Avionics Today 04-03-2015] BEA, the French agency investigating the fatal crash of Germanwings flight 9525, reported that information pulled...
April 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-03-2015] NASA has established a public-private partnership with five organizations with the aim to advance knowledge about composite materials that could improve the performance of future aircraft. Known as the Advanced Composites...
April 3, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-03-2015] Amtek, a subsidiary of Calian Technologies, has been awarded a contract renewal valued at $15 million for the Royal...
April 3, 2015
Robert Leduc, recently appointed president of Sikorsky Aircraft. Photo: UTC [Avionics Today 04-03-2015] United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has appointed Robert Leduc as president of...
April 2, 2015
Using the MH-60K, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), or 160th SOAR (A), is capable of accomplishing any mission over any terrain at any time—plus or minus thirty seconds. Photo courtesy of CW4 Elvis Costello   The American military has depended upon the war horse since we first gained our independence. The horses have changed through the years—beginning as privately...
April 2, 2015
Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has appointed an analyst to assess whether or not to divest Sikorsky Aircraft from its family of holdings. The examination is said to be driven by the subsidiary’s positive, but shrinking profit figures in the defense sector. The assessment, which should be concluded by the end of 2015, is expected to give UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes the...
April 2, 2015
Northwest MedStar owns a mixed fleet of four fixed-wing and seven rotory-wing aircraft, and recently replaced one of its helicopters with a new Airbus H135 (EC135) completed by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, La. Metro has also operated all 11 aircraft for Northwest MedStar since August of 1994.   Photo courtesy of...
April 2, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced a new member to the Bell Helicopter North American sales team. Effective immediately, Tom Moyer will assume the role of Regional Sales Manager in North America, responsible for marketing and sales activities in the Midwest region.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter Tom began his career at Bell Helicopter in 2013 as an instructor specialist at the Bell Helicopter...
April 2, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-02-2015] The FAA's Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement (TAMR) program has started out strong in 2015, hitting a number of major milestones. Among them, the program recently deployed the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) at the Midland (MAF) and Louisville Standiford (SDF) Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities.      The new STARS radar...
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