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February 4, 2014
[Avionics Today February 4, 2014] Avionics that enable pilots to receive real-time information about their position and the airborne location of other aircraft, or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In, will "not likely be ready" for mandate by 2020 under the FAA's NextGen program, according to a new audit monitoring the program's progress issued by the Department of Transportation's...
February 4, 2014
[Avionics Today February 4, 2014] Northrop Grumman is on track to deliver its first Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) this year for Lockheed Martin's F-16 Radar Modernization Program (RMP).    In July 2013, Lockheed selected Northrop's SABR to replace the current Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar...
February 4, 2014
[Aviation Today February 4, 2014] Singapore Airlines' regional subsidiary, SilkAir, has begun a transition to an all-Boeing fleet with the delivery of its first Next-Generation 737-800.      SilkAir Boeing...
February 4, 2014
[Aviation Today February 4, 2014] Raytheon is beginning the third phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program.    DARPA has exercised the...
February 4, 2014
[Aviation Today February 4, 2014] French aircraft maintenance provider Sabena Technics has signed a new component repair services contract...
February 4, 2014
[Aviation Today February 4, 2014] The U.K. and France have decided to support further studies into the future of combat aircraft engines, according to jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.   Rolls-Royce and Snecma established a joint...
February 3, 2014
Source: Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter has inked an agreement with the New York Police City Department for four Bell 429s. The helicopters will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol, serving the...
February 3, 2014
New runways at Heathrow (inline, offset or displaced), a second strip at Gatwick or a whole new hub built on a greenfield site to the east of the nation’s capital. Whatever option the British government selects as the most promising answer to London’s chronic airport congestion, it isn’t likely to involve helicopters. At a January conference in central London, more than 400 delegates were...
February 3, 2014
[Aviation Today February 3, 2014] Bombardier has opened February by securing a combined $819 million in recent orders for Global business jets and Q400 NextGen regional aircraft.      Photo, courtesy of Bombardier.     Middle Eastern aircraft lessor Palma placed a firm $282 million order for four Q400 NextGen aircraft, which it will in turn lease to Ethiopian Airlines. The Canadian...
February 3, 2014
[Avionics Today February 3, 2014] Gogo is doubling the size of the facility for its business aviation division, Aircell, anticipating growth in an industry that has been sluggish in recent years.    The in-flight connectivity provider is...
February 3, 2014
Lockheed Martin is seeking a product launch of the LM-100J, a type design update of the L-382J, which was the first civil-certified variant of the manufacturer's C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft.    Photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin.   The company produced more than 100 L-100s, the commercial variant of the first generation C-130J, at its Lockheed-Georgia Co., Marietta...
February 3, 2014
Aerospace supply chain management company Wesco Aircraft Holdings has a new agreement to acquire Haas Group for $550 million.    Haas Group, a West Chester, Pa.-based commercial...
February 3, 2014
Bend, Ore.-based Epic Aircraft is on track for a mid-year 2015 launch of its E1000 single-engine turboprop aircraft, with 10 confirmed reservations before starting to market the aircraft, according to Epic CEO Doug...
February 3, 2014
Mesa Airlines has received the FAA's Diamond Award for 2013, in recognition for aircraft maintenance excellence.    The Phoenix, Ariz.-based regional carrier's maintenance team was awarded based on 100 percent participation...
January 31, 2014
[Aviation Today January 31, 2014] U.S. officials have downgraded India's aviation safety rating due to that country’s lack of compliance with international safety standards as established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).    The FAA said India has been assigned a Category 2 rating under its International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. India received the...
January 31, 2014
[Avionics Today January 31, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a minor change approval (MCA) for the Aspen Avionics Evolution EFD 1000H Pro primary flight display on the Eurocopter AS355.    German avionics aircraft maintenance company Avionik...
January 31, 2014
[Aviation Today January 31, 2014] Irish regional carrier Aer Arann has renewed its Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR to cover its fleet of 72-600s and 72-500 regional turboprop aircraft.    The Aer Lingus Regional subsidiary has a fleet of eight ATR 72-600s and two ATR 72-500s...
January 31, 2014
[Aviation Today January 31, 2014] Japanese regional carriers Japan Transocean Air (JTA), J-AIR and Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) have selected AMOS as their joint aircraft maintenance management software.    AMOS, developed by Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss AS), manages aircraft maintenance, engineering and logistics in fulfillment with all...
January 31, 2014
Dassault Aviation has received EASA regulatory approval to operate as a Part 147 training center, the first such authorization granted to a business jet Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).    The Dassault Training Academy in Merignac...
January 31, 2014
[Aviation Today January 31 2014] Canadian flight simulation manufacturer CAE has been selected as the exclusive flight-training provider for the Dassault Falcon 5X business jet.    Under the new...
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