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September 26, 2014
The Bombardier CS300 in flight. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] Bombardier has announced that a wholly owned affiliate of Macquarie AirFinance...
September 26, 2014
The FAA has granted the use of commercial UAS on TV and movie sets. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the department has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace...
September 25, 2014
MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton has been awarded the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Achievement Award. It was presented in recognition of her entrepreneurial dedication to American industry through her company, Patriarch Partners. Only those who have participated in...
September 25, 2014
At a ‘sundown ceremony’ on August 28, the U.S. Marine Corps officially retired its UH-1N fleet after over 40 years of service. The ceremony was held at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans. The honor of presenting the aircraft during the ceremony was given to Marine Light Attack Squadron 773, Detachment A, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 49. Manufactured by...
September 25, 2014
The Boeing F-15K, launch aircraft for the BMATS capability. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Boeing recently unveiled a new Multi-platform Avionics Test System (BMATS), which enables customers to repair and confirm the operational status of complex electronics for a wide range of Boeing and non-Boeing weapons systems alike. This is unlike previous systems that have been designed to support a...
September 25, 2014
Southwest will purchase renewable jet fuel made from forest residues. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels (RRB) to purchase...
September 25, 2014
ALANTE UAV. Photo: Airbus Defense and Security Group [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Deep inside the Airbus Defense and Space Group’s long endurance tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), dubbed ALANTE, lies the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform, a Commercial Off-The-Shelf...
September 25, 2014
KLM airlines plane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] All aircraft of the Dutch airline KLM and KLM Cityhopper will soon fly using digital flight documents via the AvioBook 'e-briefing’ app...
September 25, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-25-2014] For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) held a networking event in the European Parliament. The Sept. 24 event was hosted and attended by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) with parliamentary assistants and CEOs of AEA member airlines also attending. Together, the groups discussed key European aviation topics such as consumer rights, airport...
September 25, 2014
Members of the West African Development Bank. Photo: West African Development Bank [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] The board of directors of the West African Development Bank...
September 24, 2014
The Australian Army now has the best available visual simulation for its AS665 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger training, according to Thales. The company has announced that it delivered ahead of schedule an...
September 24, 2014
Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has been conducting flight trials of two unmanned helicopters in local rainforests to detect noxious weeds which are a threat to native plants and animals. The small, unmanned helicopters – which can fit into the back of a van – were developed by robotics researchers at CSIRO as part of Project ResQu, which...
September 24, 2014
The A350 XWB in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has formally inaugurated a new building dedicated exclusively to production of thrust reversers and the integration of nacelle systems for the Airbus A350...
September 24, 2014
The XSight FODetect system. Photo: AirTrafficManagement.net [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] Safety at airport runways could be improved with an advanced automated Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system that quickly detects foreign objects and wildlife hazards between aircraft movements. Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Port of...
September 24, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-24-2014] Aerospace Processing India (API), a joint venture of Aequs and Magellan Aerospace, announced plans for an expansion to their plant in Aequs SEZ at Belgaum, India. The plant expansion will be operational by January 2015. According...
September 24, 2014
Rethink Robotics' Baxter robot. Photo: Whitehouse.Gov [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] Major aircraft manufacturer Cutting Dynamics has joined the growing roster of advanced manufacturers using collaborative robotics, adding Rethink Robotics' Baxter robot to a critical part of its thermal deburring line...
September 24, 2014
AeroVironment's RQ-12 Wasp AE to begin filling United States Marine Corps next generation family of systems micro UAS requirement. Photo: Businesswire [Avionics Today 09-24-2014] AeroVironment has received a firm fixed-price order valued at more than $21 million for RQ-12 Wasp AE small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine...
September 24, 2014
Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] Rockwell Collins is looking to leverage growth in the connected aircraft market to bolster opportunities and revenue for the company. Speaking at the Citi 2014 Industrials Conference, Rockwell Collins CEO and President Kelly Ortberg noted a new business segment the company has created to manage the connectivity sector alongside the traditional defense and...
September 23, 2014
Russian Helicopters, along with Concern Radio-Electric Technologies (KRET), has started testing the Mi-171A2 helicopter with the KBO-17 on-board avionics suite.  The suite, developed at KRET’s Ulyanovsk Instrument Manufacturing Design Bureau, allows the Mi-171A2 to operate safely at any time, day or...
September 23, 2014
Poland’s new M346 advanced jet trainer. Photo: Honeywell Aerospace [Avionics Today 09-23-2014] The International Turbine Engine Company (ITEC), a joint venture between Honeywell Aerospace and Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), will supply propulsion engines for Poland’s eight new Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master advanced jet trainers. Alenia Aermacchi will deliver the...
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