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November 21, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-21-2014] SmartSky Networks, the engineers of an up-and-coming aviation communications network, has announced SatCom Direct as the exclusive business aviation service provider for the network when it comes available in 2016. SmartSky positioned itself as a main competitor for current connectivity top dog GoGo at NBAA last month when it announced its entry into the market alongside claims...
November 21, 2014
United Rotorcraft has completed a 6,600 square foot aircraft painting facility in Decatur, Texas. The new facility features a paint booth that can accommodate 35 to 40 aircraft paint completion projects per...
November 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter has awarded a contract extension to Kaman Aerospace Group to continue...
November 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-20-2014] Boeing's 787 ecoDemonstrator completed its first test flight this week. The airframe manufacturer is using the 787 ZA004 ecoDemonstrator to test more than 25 new technologies designed to improve airlines' gate-to-gate efficiency while reducing noise, fuel burn and emissions among other operational improvements.      The Boeing 787 ecoDemonstrator is seen here...
November 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-20-2014] The FAA announced the implementation of its second completed metroplex program this week, the North Texas NextGen Metroplex project. According to the agency, the newly completed project will save aircraft flying in the North Texas airspace an estimated 4.1 million gallons of fuel per year and significantly reduce carbon emissions as well.    “We flipped the...
November 20, 2014
Northrop Grumman offices. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 11-20-2014] Northrop Grumman’s Laser Systems business unit has announced its new Viper 2.1 laser, featuring a form factor and interface for use on all Directed Infrared Countermeasure...
November 20, 2014
Jaiwon Shin, NASA’s associate administrator for Aeronautics Research, and Jaeboong Lee, president of the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement, signed an agreement Nov. 17, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: NASA [Avionics Today 11-20-2014] NASA and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure...
November 20, 2014
Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 11-20-2014] Business and General Aviation (GA) avionics sales this summer dropped 5 percent, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association’s (AEA) third-quarter...
November 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-20-2014] The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that implementation of significant elements of the European Union’s Standardized European Rules of the Air (SERA) has been delayed. As a result, there will be no changes to the U.K. Rules of the Air stemming from SERA that will impact U.K. pilots and the...
November 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-20-2014] Passur Aerospace and Inform GmbH are integrating their existing solutions for airline and airport turn management and hub control into a new, combined offering...
November 20, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-20-2014] As the FAA moves closer to releasing its highly anticipated regulations for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and the agency's six testing sites throughout the U.S. continue to research the technology, excitement keeps growing in the aviation industry about the potential commercial uses of unmanned aircraft. Following the recent ruling by the National Transportation Safety...
November 20, 2014
Bell Helicopter announced the final delivery of the sixth Bell 407GX helicopter to the Pennsylvania State Police. Announced earlier this year, the order marked the 200th purchase...
November 20, 2014
Tranberg AS has announced the worldwide product launch of its new CHLite Helideck Lighting Solution. The solution is ATEX certified and suitable for Zone 1 and 2 Marking: Ex II 2G Ex mb...
November 19, 2014
An aerial photography UAS. Photo: flickr [Avionics Today 11-19-2014] The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that aerial photographer Raphael Pirker had operated an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) recklessly over the University of Virginia Campus in 2011. The FAA initially docked...
November 19, 2014
The SkyWest Embraer 120 Brasilia. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 11-19-2014] SkyWest Airlines intends to transition to an all-jet fleet by removing all remaining 30-seat Embraer 120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft...
November 19, 2014
The Flight Optimization System (FLOSYS) developed by NATS. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 11-19-2014] Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) are now able to analyze the environmental efficiency of flights in near real-time, thanks to a new...
November 19, 2014
The ground breaking at the Lufthansa Puerto Rico overhaul facility. Photo: Lufthansa [Avionics Today 11-19-2014] Lufthansa Technik has begun construction on the company’s new...
November 19, 2014
Claude-France Arnould, EDA Chief Executive and Frank Brenner, Director General of Eurocontrol sign the agreement [Avionics Today 11-19-2014] Eurocontrol and the European Defence Agency (EDA) have signed a joint work agreement in...
November 19, 2014
[Avionics Today 11-18-2014] A new study produced by a group of computer scientists has discovered vulnerabilities in a new class of iPad apps and mobile cockpit receivers commonly used by today's General Aviation (GA) pilots. According to the study, the popular combination of a cockpit-mounted GPS receiver and an iPad used to display live data such as weather and traffic information is vulnerable to hacker...
November 19, 2014
The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has appointed Brian Wynne as its new president and CEO, to replace the retiring Michael Toscano. Wynne is...
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