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October 7, 2014
CAE flight simulators. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 10-07-2014] CAE and Japan Airlines (JAL) have entered into a joint venture to provide flight crew training services across Northeast Asia...
October 7, 2014
Artist rendering of the Inmarsat I-5 satellite. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-07-2014] TECOM, designer and manufacturer of antenna systems, and Inmarsat have established a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) to manufacture Global...
October 7, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-07-2014] It’s no secret that with the introduction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter many challenges have emerged. For both the avionics market and for the militaries that rely on the aircraft and its secure mission capabilities in combat, the new F-35 brings a good deal of advantages but also important obstacles. F-35, F-16 fly together at Luke AFB. Photo: Lockheed Martin...
October 6, 2014
Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] The Qantas Airlines Airbus A380 has begun flying the world’s longest airline route, according to Airbus. This is the route spanning from Sydney, Australia to Dallas/Fort Worth airport in Texas. On the journey...
October 6, 2014
Boeing corporate offices in Chicago. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Boeing has announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of 2014. Of the 186 aircraft delivered by the company in the commercial sector this...
October 6, 2014
A Pan Am flight simulator. Photo: Pan Am [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Pan Am International Flight Training Center, together with All Nippon Airways (ANA), Nok Air and Assumption University have announced the opening of a new flight training center located on Assumption's Suvarnabhumi Campus in...
October 6, 2014
The TransNusa 42-600 aircraft. Photo: Clement Alloing (flickr) [Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Indonesian airline TransNusa Aviation Mandiri has taken delivery of its first new generation ATR 42-600, with options for three more of the ATR twin-turboprop...
October 6, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-06-2014] Endeavor Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, has licensed the AirVault Mx Records Management Solution to provide web-based aircraft maintenance record management to the...
October 6, 2014
Last week, on a return flight from Moscow to London, I was able to test Transaero Airlines’ In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service “Transaero Connect” for the first time. I was eager to see what I would make of the experience and, perhaps more importantly, whether this is an amenity I would pay for, given certain circumstances. Transaero Airlines Boeing 737. Photo: Transaero Log in was...
October 3, 2014
The United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has added corrected its report on EC155 B1 (OY-HJJ) which lost control in the North Sea, November 6, 2013. The AAIB summary is as follows: “Shortly after takeoff from an off-shore platform at night, the helicopter entered a...
October 3, 2014
AH-6I flying in the desert near Boeing’s Mesa, Ariz. facility. Photo supplied by Andrew Drwiega A Saudi Arabian contract for 24 AH-6Is has been confirmed to Boeing through a Foreign Military Sales agreement via the U.S. Army’s contracting command at Redstone Arsenal. The contract, valued at $234 million, authorized the company to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24...
October 3, 2014
A Puma Mk2 of the Royal Air Force on exercise in Portugal. Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters Following the successful delivery of the first Puma Mk2s to the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF) in connection with a 2012 contract with the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Helicopters has now signed a...
October 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-02-2014] Incidents involving two Malaysian Airlines aircraft earlier this year are among the occurrences driving the global air transportation industry's push to continue to improve aviation security. International Air Transport Association (IATA) leadership is continuing to lead the industry in that regard with a focus on bringing together all of the various aspects of the global...
October 3, 2014
Saab and VSATS will demonstrate Remote ATC Tower technology at the Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia. Photo: Saab [Avionics Today 10-03-2014]  The Virginia SATSLab (VSATS), defense and security company Saab and the Leesburg Executive Airport are partnering to demonstrate and evaluate Saab remote tower technologies throughout the summer of 2015. The partnership will demonstrate and evaluate...
October 3, 2014
The Cessna Citation Latitude. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Cessna announced the Citation Latitude flight test program has yielded improvements in expected aircraft range and runway performance, with the aircraft specification being changed to reflect an increase of 200 nautical miles (nm) in range at long-range cruise...
October 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Lawmakers are calling for a review of the FAA's structure following a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and pilot usage of the recently completed Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground network. According to the report, although the deployment of the 624 ADS-B ground radio...
October 3, 2014
Photo: John McGarvey (flickr) [Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Following a fire set by an FAA contractor in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) in Aurora, Ill., the FAA is continuing to monitor air traffic in the airports surrounding the Chicago area. The FAA is reporting that Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) have...
October 3, 2014
[Avionics Today 10-03-2014]  At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May. In total, the company announced it has signed more than 135 agreements with a...
October 3, 2014
Qatar Airways A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-03-2014] Airbus reports that the first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing steadily towards delivery, which is scheduled before...
October 2, 2014
AgustaWestland AW 149. Photo by Andrew Drwiega In early September, all three OEM competitors for the Polish military’s multirole helicopter requirement were able to present their offerings for review one last time at the Polish defense exhibition, MSPO, held in Kielce, Poland. Sikorsky’s S-70i, which is already manufactured in Poland for international customers including the militaries of...
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