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June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June 18, 2014] Nok Air, a leading Thai low-cost airline, hopes to have its first plane ready to fly with Wi-Fi connectivity in the next two months. Patee Sarasin, CEO, Nok Air told a press conference at CommunicAsia that the airline aims to be a leader by offering free connectivity to passengers and that, once this is done, Nok Air will be able to build revenue-generating services on...
June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June, 18, 2014] Thales Avionics has selected Astro-Med to provide flight deck printers for the extended range version of the Airbus A330 and A340 passenger jets. Under a new agreement between the two companies, Astro-Med will supply its...
June 18, 2014
[Aviation Today June 18, 2014] The Airbus A350 XWB flight test aircraft MSN3 has completed hot weather testing in the United Arab Emirates. According to Airbus, the tests provided evaluation of the aircraft engines and systems at temperatures above 104 degrees...
June 18, 2014
[Avionics Today June 18, 2014] The Council of the European Union voted on regulation to extend the duration of the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) until 2024. Originally established in 2007, SESAR JU is the government-industry consortium responsible for managing implementation of the SESAR project throughout Europe.  Initially, the...
June 18, 2014
[Aviation Today June 18, 2014] CFM International has begun ground testing of its first LEAP-1B aircraft engine that will power the Boeing 737 MAX. CFM is conducting ground-based engine testing at a Safran facility in Villaroche, France. According to Boeing, the engine testing began three days ahead of schedule, and has completed a series of break-in runs, as well as reaching full take-off...
June 18, 2014
[Aviation Today June 18, 2014] Cessna announced the start of the full assembly line flow for its Citation Latitude midsize business jets, with the airframe manufacturer introducing several new technological advancements including automated robotics and new tooling stations.    The first production aircraft off...
June 17, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard used a Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk for two rescues off the Alaskan coast last week. On June 10, a Kodiak crew medevaced an injured mariner from a vessel in the Gulf of Alaska...
June 17, 2014
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that is expected to enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders...
June 17, 2014
Baltimore Helicopter Services (BHS), an executive helicopter operator based in Baltimore, Md., recently upgraded its fleet by adding a new Bell 407 to its...
June 17, 2014
Airbus Defence and Space has employed an Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e Ecureuil operated by its sister company as part of the latest tests of its SpacePlane demonstrator. The SpacePlane is a suborbital vehicle which is designed to take off and land from a runway. The SpacePlane is being designed to carry four passengers to an...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] Boeing and Global Eagle Entertainment signed a Technical Services Agreement (TSA) to evaluate the possibility of offering a satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system as a line-fit option on...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed its first flight of the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a new radar designed to increase long-range imaging and search capabilities for commanders. The new system is a Telephonics Corporation AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar system typically used for manned aircraft that was modified by...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] Southwest Airlines is implementing the Boeing Airplane Health Management (AHM) to increase the sharing of in-flight data in real time with its maintenance and engineering teams. The airline is working with Boeing's technical teams for initial deployment of the system across its fleet of Next-Generation 737 aircraft. ...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] OnAir CEO Ian Dawkins wants regulators in the United States to issue a final decision about allowing in-flight cell phone use for airlines. The Swiss executive issued statements urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and FAA to deliver a final decision following the ending of the FCC's consultation period on the matter.   A passenger using Mobile...
June 17, 2014
[Avionics Today June 17, 2014] The National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Safety Committee has made pilot adjustment to advanced avionics systems one of its top safety focus areas for 2014.   According to James Lara, a member of the NBAA Safety Committee, simply reading the manual for new cockpit systems is not enough in some cases. Instruction often...
June 17, 2014
[Aviation Today June 17, 2014] The FAA is looking to improve global air transportation safety through data sharing initiatives with aviation regulators and operators from Asia to Europe and Latin America, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.  During a speech in Washington, D.C., at a symposium on international data programs, Huerta outlined the FAA's plan to expand data sharing between...
June 16, 2014
StandardAero has completed a license agreement with Rolls-Royce that designates the company’s Singapore facility as an authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center (AMROC) for the RR300. This authorization follows StandardAero’s Winnipeg...
June 16, 2014
Airbus Helicopters will display its mission-ready military rotorcraft lineup at Eurosatory 2014 defense exposition near Paris, France, including one of its newest military helicopters, the twin-engine EC645 T2. Also shown at Eurosatory 2014 will be Airbus Helicopters’ single-engine high-performance AS550 C3e Fennec, tailored...
June 16, 2014
Bell Helicopter’s 429 is currently completing key helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) missions for new Russian customers. Heli-Drive, one...
June 16, 2014
Helijet has renewed helicopter service contracts with Fishing Resorts in the Haida Gwaii Islands located on the North-West Coast of British Columbia. The three-year service contracts with renewal options exercised are valued at over $12 million. Helijet will provide exclusive...
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