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May 27, 2014
Airbus Helicopters BO105 have completed a total of 8 million flight hours. With the introduction of its hingeless main rotor head, the BO105 paved the way for the bearingless rotor systems of today’s helicopters. In total, more than 1,400 BO105 helicopters...
May 27, 2014
[Avionics Today May 27, 2014] The concept of using an aviation computing cloud to track flight data in real time gained traction at a two-day conference in Kuala Lumpur focused on improving aircraft tracking following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370. Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Malaysia's minister of communications and multimedia, called for the two day ITU summit during the World...
May 27, 2014
[Aviation Today May 27, 2014]  Boeing has announced its acquisition of Netherlands-based aviation software company AerData Group in an effort to provide its customers with a method for managing aircraft maintenance records.  The purchase is Boeing's second acquisition of a software company in less than a week...
May 27, 2014
[Avionics Today May 27, 2014] The Brazilian Army's Equilo/Fennec helicopter fleet is receiving an avionics upgrade scheduled for completion in 2018.   Thales will provide...
May 27, 2014
[Aviation Today May 27, 2014] Chinese carrier Xiamen Airlines has signed a 10-year contract with Moog to provide support for the flight control systems on its Boeing 787 fleet.  Moog provides the primary...
May 27, 2014
[Aviation Today May 27, 2014] Airbus has completed extreme weather tests of its A350 XWB flight test aircraft, MSN2, at the McKinley Climatic Lab at the Eglin Air Force base in Florida.  Airbus A350 XWB...
May 23, 2014
Dart Aerospace has partnered with Heliatica LLC, a private company based in Russia that will distribute Dart’s aftermarket products in IAC countries such as Russia. Working with Heliatica, Dart’s auxiliary fuel tank...
May 23, 2014
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training has been awarded a $38.5-million contract for a delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering...
May 23, 2014
    Airbus Helicopters has given an AS350 to the British Columbia Institute of Technology...
May 23, 2014
Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, has launched its 5th Entrepreneurial Challenge, a competition to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market. As part of the “Front End of Innovation 2014” conference, Sikorsky unveiled a new set of challenge questions and updated rules as it...
May 23, 2014
Turkey-based Kaan Air has ordered two AgustaWestland rotorcraft configured for VIP transport. The order for one AW139 and one AW189 expands the presence of the AW139 in Turkey and marks the entrance of the...
May 23, 2014
Russian Helicopters is breaking further into the Middle Eastern market by supplying the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry and Kazakhstan Border Service with Mi-171 helicopters for use in border patrol, search and rescue missions and personnel and cargo transport. The Border Service has already received its Mi-171Sh, which will be used in routine patrols of the Kazakh border and also to transport special...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] Federal safety officials are recommending new procedures to increase the safety of using lithium-ion batteries to power aircraft systems, based on key findings derived from the ongoing investigation of a fire incident that occurred on a Boeing 787 last year. NTSB Investigator Mike Bauer inside the Boeing 787 under investigation at Boston's Logan Airport. Photo, courtesy...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] RUAG Aviation has joined forces with Satcom1 and Emteq to jointly offer an in-flight connectivity system capable of streaming data at speeds of up to 432 kbps.  Dassault Falcon 7X. Photo, courtesy of RUAG Aviation. The EASA-approved system is an...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] SyberJet selected the GH-3900 Electronic Standby Instrument System as part of the avionics suite for its SJ30 family of aircraft, L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) announced at the 2014 European Business...
May 23, 2014
[Aviation Today May 23, 2014] Pratt & Whitney has delivered the initial set of its PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to Airbus, which will be one of two options for the new A320neo (new engine option).   The engine will continue to undergo testing with...
May 22, 2014
The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the Antarctic. On May 13, the Hon. Michael Woodhouse, New Zealand's associate transport minister, presented a...
May 22, 2014
Bell Helicopter has delivered its first Bell 429 helicopter to Switzerland-based Heli-Alps which offers corporate transport, sightseeing tours and aerial photography. This is the first Bell 429 to be configured for VIP transport in Switzerland and was customized...
May 22, 2014
Two Airbus Helicopters EC145s from Kazakhstan will be displayed at this year’s KADEX defense exposition. The helicopters, one operated by the Ministry of Defense and another with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, are part of 45 twin-engine rotorcraft being acquired by the government. This fleet build-up is supported by Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, a joint venture of Airbus Helicopters and...
May 22, 2014
Helicopter manufacturers will be showing their products at this week’s Rotortech 2014 show, which takes place on Australia’s Sunshine Coast from May 24-25, keen to gain a larger slice of the booming Australian helicopter market. Bell Helicopter’s local representative Hawker Pacific is taking a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up to the show in what will be the type’s first appearance in...
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