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November 10, 2015
NOAA will supplement its weather forecasting capabilities using information pulled from aircraft equipped with Panasonic Avionics tech. Photo: NOAA  [Avionics Today 11-10-2015] Panasonic Avionics Corporation has entered into an agreement to supply global aircraft weather data to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the National Mesonet Program. Panasonic’s...
November 10, 2015
Royal Jordanian 787. Photo: Rockwell Collins  [Avionics Today 11-10-2015] Royal Jordanian Airlines is now using Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Globalink to provide primary communications for its fleet of aircraft. The airline, based in Amman, provides service to Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and throughout the Middle East.  ...
November 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-10-2015] The U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded Raytheon Company an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide communications systems, support and training for aircraft made...
November 10, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-10-2015] Deliveries of business jets increased by 4.3 percent during the first three quarters of 2015, according to the third quarter aircraft shipment report released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Through the first nine months of the year, business aviation Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) shipped a total of 465 business jets, compared to 446 during...
November 9, 2015
Etihad Airways is partnering with Yahsat to trial high-speed IFC on board its A320. Photo: Etihad [Avionics Today 11-09-2015] Yahsat, the United Arab Emirates-based satellite operator, has announced its plan to test high-speed, in-flight...
November 9, 2015
Jeppesen EFB. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 11-09-2015] Jeppesen will provide iPad-based Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services for approximately 1,160 Mobility Air Force aircraft, and more than 16,000 related Air Force iPad users, in a new agreement with U.S. Air Force Air Mobility...
November 9, 2015
  Bombardier CS100. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 11-09-2015] Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has come out to say that the somewhat troubled CS100 aircraft flight test program is close to 100 percent complete. Only a few tests remain to be completed and Bombardier is on track to have the aircraft certified this year with Transport Canada, according to the company. Bombardier also announced that...
November 9, 2015
flydubai is looking to incorporate Rockwell Collins avionics into its fleet in coming years. Photo: flydubai [Avionics Today 11-09-2015] Dubai-based flydubai has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including the Head-up Guidance System (HGS), MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, and datalink communications system for 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Deliveries will take place during 2016...
November 9, 2015
Bell Helicopter does not expect the commercial helicopter market to recover until early to mid-2017, according to a Reuters report from this week’s Dubai Air Show. The news service quoted Bell’s vice...
November 9, 2015
India's conglomerate Tata has added Boeing to its list of aerospace joint-venture partners. The subsidiary Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. and Boeing today said their new joint venture initially will create a “manufacturing center of excellence” to...
November 9, 2015
The second Mi-171A2 prototype has begun flight tests at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Russian Helicopters reported. The unit of the state corporation Rostec said certification testing also is underway. The latest...
November 9, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-9-2015] Harris Corp. is focused on achieving specific communications, surveillance and navigation related milestones over the next year as a major partner for several aspects of the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization program. Avionics Magazine caught up with Harris’ President of Mission Networks Ed Sayadian to discuss the company's NextGen plans, goals and milestones over the...
November 6, 2015
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November 6, 2015
A new U.S. working group has six months to compare for the FAA the costs and benefits of requiring better occupant-protection provisions in all newly built helicopters. The aviation agency on Nov. 5 launched the Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group as a subset of its Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee and charged it with producing a cost-benefits analysis report by May 5, 2016. The FAA in the...
November 6, 2015
The U.S. isn't alone in its concern about how to regulate civil drones. France is concerned, too. As U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx prepared last month to launch a drone registry task force (which wrapped up three days of deliberations yesterday), a top-level French government agency noted that “current regulation [in France] is inadequate and must be reformed to better prevent and...
November 6, 2015
Globally, the helicopter market “is more at the bottom than at the top,” Turbomeca CEO Bruno Even told R&WI. “In the last two years, all OEMs have been facing the same slowdown in the market.” That said, he added that Turbomeca is committed to investing in innovative new products and improved customer satisfaction. “We have a...
November 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-6-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has released a third generation software update for its SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), following certification by the FAA. The new software upgrades further enhance precise satellite-guided flight navigation that can increase airport capacity while improving the safety and fuel efficiency of aircraft during approach, landing and takeoff...
November 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-6-2015] Boeing and Lockheed Martin have filed a formal protest requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the decision to award the Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) contract to Northrop Grumman. Boeing released a statement noting that the two companies believe "the selection process for the Long...
November 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-6-2015] Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a partnership with Ramco Systems, which specializes in business software systems, especially in the MRO sector, to set up a joint innovation center in Singapore. A team of around 10 people will work there on designing and developing...
November 6, 2015
[Avionics Today 11-6-2015] DJI has added two senior staff to open a Silicon Valley Research and Development (R&D). Rob Schlub joins DJI as vice president of R&D, and Darren Liccardo as vice president of engineering. The two will open and run DJI's new office in Palo...
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