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August 29, 2014
Rockwell Collins headquarters Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 08-29-14] Rockwell Collins do Brazil has announced plans to double the size of its facility in the...
August 28, 2014
A Northrop Grumman CIRCM. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Northrop Grumman's Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system recently completed another round of U.S. Army testing by demonstrating its capabilities on a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The flight test was conducted at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.. Northrop’s CIRCM system was subjected to rigorous conditions over a...
August 28, 2014
 Jeppensen FliteDeck Pro EFB on an iPad. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Jeppesen signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro Electronic...
August 28, 2014
The fan of an IAE V2500 Engine. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 08-28-2014] IAE International Aero Engines AG has achieved FAA certification of the V2500-E5 engine...
August 28, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) received formal approval to undertake an absorption-type split under...
August 28, 2014
 J-Air E170 (top) and E190 (bottom). Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Embraer has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as options for 12 additional aircraft. JAL has 15...
August 28, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Hungary's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) HungaroControl announced the launch of the Central European country's implementation of Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) under the Single European Sky (SES) Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernization project. HungaroControl will finance 80 percent of the $9 million CPDLC deployment, and European Union's (EU)...
August 27, 2014
The Russian operator of a United Nations chartered Mi-8 helicopter that crashed on August 26 in South Sudan has been claimed to have been brought down by rebel ground fire, possibly a rocket-propelled-grenade (RPG). There were three fatalities among the Russian...
August 27, 2014
Although still conducting its investigation into whether senior managers from Finmeccanica’s subsidiary AgustaWestland paid bribes to win a defense contract for 12 AW101 Merlin VIP helicopters, Reuters news agency reports that the Indian Ministry of Defence has banned the Italian defense group from bidding for future defense contracts in...
August 27, 2014
The Pegasus series is a new line of helicopter landing platforms from All Metal MS. The company states that the ‘dollie’ can be maneuvered by one person. There are four dollies in the series, ranging in capacity from 3,800 lbs to 15,000 lbs Deck dimensions begin at 12ft wide x 14ft...
August 27, 2014
A Royal Jordanian Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing. [Avionics Today 08-27-2014] Boeing and Royal Jordanian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Dreamliner, which will play a central role in the Amman-based airline’s plan to modernize its...
August 27, 2014
 Atlas Air flight. Photo: Tahir Hashmi (flickr) [Avionics Today 08-27-2014] Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ Atlas Air unit will provide expanded operating service for DHL Express’ North American route...
August 27, 2014
CAE demonstrates simulation interoperability and networking for RAAF C-130J aircrews. Photo: CAE [Avionics Today 08-27-2014] At the SimTect/SimHealth show, Australia's annual conference and exhibition focused on simulation, CAE announced it has recently demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training...
August 27, 2014
An Air China A330 flight. Photo: Allen Watkin [Avionics Today 08-27-2014] One of the world’s largest airlines, Air China, predicts it will save around $8 million a year in fuel costs, thanks to payload and live weather update technology from air transport IT specialist, SITA. Following extensive trials on its international...
August 27, 2014
Qatar Airways’ freshly painted Airbus A350 XWB on the factory lines in Toulouse, France. Photo: Qatar Airways. [Avionics Today 08-27-2014] Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body (XWB) aircraft is set to receive its first delivery before the...
August 27, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-27-2014] Ryan Hartman's appointment as the chief executive for Insitu comes at a time when the commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) market is rapidly growing with new lucrative opportunities. Insitu recently obtained a restricted type certification to start flying commercial surveillance operations with its Scan Eagle in Alaska, while also performing sense and avoid testing and...
August 26, 2014
The New Zealand Helicopter Association (NZHA) has launched a new initiative designed to further improve flight safety after the country’s helicopter accident rate has plateaued. NZHA chief executive officer John Sinclair notes that the country’s helicopter accident is very good – at around 20 accidents each year – but that figure has plateaued over the last 14 years. The latest...
August 26, 2014
The August edition of the United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) bulletin included a correction to its report on EC155 B1 (OY-HJJ) which had a loss of control in the North Sea, November 6, 2013. The summary of the incident from the AAIB is as follows: “Shortly after takeoff from an off-shore platform at night, the...
August 26, 2014
Helicopter operator PHI has achieved Level 4 (the highest level) of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) pilot program.  PHI has used an integrated SMS for over a decade which enabled it to enter the...
August 26, 2014
Nineteen of Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) field inspectors were trained by Mornington Sanford Aviation on theoretical...
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