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February 12, 2014
[Avionics Today February 12, 2014] Researchers at Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) during a recent flight test were able to successfully use a Scan Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to sense and avoid an approaching Cessna aircraft.      Insitu Scan Eagle UAS. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   The flight test was performed as part of QUT's Australian Research Centre...
February 12, 2014
North American air medical transport operator REVA has selected Duncan Aviation for a three-year...
February 12, 2014
[Aviation Today February 12, 2014] Thailand low-cost carrier Nok Air signed a $1.45 billion purchase agreement for eight Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s and seven 737- MAX 8s at the Singapore...
February 11, 2014
Source: Robinson Helicopter Co. Robinson Helicopter Company is introducing a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R22, R44, and R66. The new line includes, as optional equipment, Garmin’s GTN 600/700 touch-screen navigators, as well as Aspen Avionics’ Primary Flight Display (PFD)...
February 11, 2014
Source: Aurora Flight Sciences Aurora’s innovative VTOL X-Plane, known as LightningStrike, is designed for efficient hover and high speed, meeting the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s goals for performance and useful load...
February 11, 2014
Source: QinetiQ QinetiQ has been awarded a five year contract to provide test and evaluation services to the UK Ministry of Defence in support of its Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP)...
February 11, 2014
Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in the United States are responsible for around 7,000 aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS) at any given time. At the current rate of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into civil airspace, can ATC be ready to manage pilot-free aircraft flying in the same airspace as major commercial airlines, business jets and helicopters?   The answer to that question...
February 11, 2014
TransAsia Airways' new fleet of Airbus A320s will feature Thales's ACSS T3CAS1, the French aerospace manufacturer announced at the Singapore...
February 11, 2014
Vietnamese low cost-carrier VietJetAir placed a firm order for up to 101 Airbus A320 family aircraft at the Singapore...
February 11, 2014
The Airbus Group is expanding in the Asia Pacific region, and announced intentions to set up a financial hub in Singapore at the Singapore Airshow.     Along with...
February 11, 2014
The FAA has issued final regulations banning commercial airline pilots from using Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) while in the cockpit operating aircraft.   The rule will take effect in 60 days and provides mandates for prohibitions that the FAA and lawmakers have been looking to finalize in recent years.    Within the FAA Modernization and...
February 10, 2014
Source: Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin has received a $60-million sustainment and support contract from AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the UK’s...
February 10, 2014
Source: FlightSafety FlightSafety International announces that five of its simulators equipped with the...
February 10, 2014
Source: DART DART Aerospace has received the FAA STC approval for its Emergency Float System for the Robinson R66.  The new float system designed and...
February 10, 2014
[Aviation Today February 10, 2014] Boeing is forecasting commercial airline demand in the Asia Pacific region to account for 36 percent of the world's new aircraft deliveries over the next two decades for 12,820 new aircraft valued at $1.9 trillion.       Singapore Airlines' regional subsidiary SilkAir recently began its transition to an all-Boeing fleet, a trend Boeing helps will continue...
February 10, 2014
[Avionics Today February 10, 2014] Singapore has inaugurated its new Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility, Singapore Air Traffic Control Center (SATCC), which uses a new air traffic system from Thales, LORADS III.    "As a major hub, Singapore is...
February 10, 2014
[Aviation Today February 10, 2014] Airbus signed an agreement with Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to begin work on joint research activities with a focus on big data analytics to improve the way it designs and develops aircraft and services.    Lim Chuan Poh, chairman of A*STAR said the new partnership...
February 10, 2014
[Aviation Today February 10, 2014] Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris is looking to modernize its commercial aircraft fleet through a leasing agreement to acquire 16 new Airbus A320 family aircraft.    Under the agreement with an unnamed leasing company, Volaris will acquire 10 A320neo and six A321neo...
February 10, 2014
[Aviation Today February 10, 2014] Mooney International Corp. CEO Jerry Chen said the company has begun the first production of new aircraft since the start of its five-year hiatus in 2009.      Mooney Acclaim Type S. Photo, courtesy of Mooney.   Chen announced the company's return to the industry in...
February 10, 2014
[Aviation Today February 10, 2014] Beechcraft Corp. delivered 205 General Aviation (GA) aircraft in 2013, a 64 percent increase compared to the 125 aircraft delivered during the previous year.      Baron G58. Photo, courtesy of Beechcraft.   “In addition to the impressive full-year delivery...
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