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April 17, 2014
The first New Zealand government NZ SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter has commenced production flight testing at...
April 17, 2014
[Avionics Today April 17, 2014] 2014 marks the 65th year since the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee meetings first began to convene jointly with the Avionics Maintenance Conference. Since those first meetings, aircraft avionics systems technology has exploded and AEEC/AMC has grown alongside into a new age of technology.     AMC/AEEC Conference Keynote speaker, Claude Chidiac, aviation...
April 17, 2014
[Avionics Today April 17, 2014] The initial launch of Space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is on track for early 2015, with the full 66 satellite constellation network scheduled for full deployment in 2019, said Jeff Cochrane, manager of Communication Navigation Service (CNS) Design for NAV Canada. Toronto Air Traffic Control tower. Photo, courtesy of Aireon. Cochrane gave a...
April 16, 2014
Aero Precision has relocated to a new facility that provides increased warehouse and office space. The company’s new 43,844 square-foot distribution...
April 16, 2014
The Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another AW139 intermediate twin helicopter to be operated in the Kagoshima Prefecture, according to AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace. The AW139 will replace the current Bell142 model, and is expected to enter service in 2015. The helicopter...
April 16, 2014
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a validation type certificate for Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-76D, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The S-76D is the latest S-76 model to be validated by CAAC having been preceded by S-76A and S-76C. More than 30 Sikorsky S-76 aircraft currently operate in China. Yunnan...
April 16, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Trine Aerospace & Defense Part 145 approval as a certified repair station. The company offers engineering, manufacturing, and aircraft modification on general aviation, commercial, and special mission aircraft. It also...
April 16, 2014
[Avionics Today, April 16] CAE Oxford Aviation Academy has launched the next phase of enrollment on the easyJet Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) First Officer Program. A total of 24 cadets will be selected to commence MPL training for easyJet over the next 12 months. This is an opportunity for aspiring...
April 16, 2014
[Aviation Today, April 16] Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning 2 fleet recently reached 15,000 flight hours. The F-35 is a fifth generation fighter that combines advanced low observable stealth...
April 16, 2014
[Aviation Today, April 16] The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) program has seen a growing market in China, with five BBJs entering service in the region last year. Three additional...
April 16, 2014
[Avionics Today April 16, 2014] AirAsia signed an agreement to implement the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service for its A320 and A330 fleets at bases in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The AMI service ensures...
April 15, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the initial series of tests required by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the heavylift CH-53K. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article (STA), the tests are part of a three-year program to validate that the largest helicopter ever designed and built by Sikorsky has the structural...
April 15, 2014
AgustaWestland, manufacturer of the AW119 Koala, brought a new variant of the light, single-engine turbine to last week's Sea-Air-Space conference outside of Washington, DC. The aircraft, designated the AW119Kx, is intended to compete for the title of the Department of the Navy's new helicopter trainer. The AW119Kx will come standard with a...
April 15, 2014
Airbus Helicopters Japan has inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters, with this high-fidelity training system now ready for service at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity.   Toshizo Ido, Governor of Hydro Prefecture on the FFS. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Japan    ...
April 15, 2014
Boeing was awarded an $8.8 million modification to its existing contract for a CH-47F cargo helicopter to provide additional...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Icelandair has completed installation of Emteq's 115VAC Quasar II lighting system to its first Boeing 757 aircraft.    Emteq's Quasar II has a two-inch node resolution with customizable colors, and Icelandair worked with the aircraft...
April 15, 2014
[Aviation Today April 15, 2014] Embraer announced deliveries for a total of 34 aircraft for the first quarter of 2014. The Brazilian airframe manufacturer delivered 20 business jets and 14...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] OnAir recently made its presence well known in Africa and the Middle East, announcing new in-flight connectivity packages for SriLankan Airlines, TAAG Angola and Kuwait Airways. The Switzerland-based connectivity provider is adding Wi-Fi and GSM access through its Mobile OnAir and...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Airlines executives and engineers alike convened together at AMC/AEEC Toronto on the topic of in-flight connectivity yesterday, where data and entertainment demand emerged as priorities for airlines. Mark Sorensen, Delta Air Lines senior principal engineer, cabin avionics engineering said that Delta Air Lines has pursued connectivity with Gogo Ka-band via Intelsat, and now...
April 14, 2014
Kratos has received a multi-million dollar subcontract from USfalcon Inc. to upgrade Boeing CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers (CAT). Kratos will perform concurrency upgrade services to four of the simulators currently located...
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