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October 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-30-2015] Rockwell Collins reported fiscal year 2015 sales at $5.24 billion, a 5 percent increase from fiscal year 2014. Cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations totaled $749 million in 2015, an increase of $89 million, or 13 percent, compared to...
October 30, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-30-2015] A new report released by aircraft acquisition services/brokerage company Jetcraft foresees a $271.1 billion 10-year outlook for 8,775 business jets through 2024. The forecast also predicts a $7 billion business aviation market collectively between Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Garmin.      Ultra long range business jets such as Bombardier's Global family...
October 29, 2015
El Al 787, rendering. Photo: El Al [Avionics Today 10-29-2015] Boeing and EL AL Israel Airlines have agreed on an order for up to nine 787 Dreamliners, valued at more than $2.2 billion at current list prices. El Al will also lease six additional...
October 29, 2015
Airbus A330. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-29-2015] China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the acquisition of 30 A330 family aircraft and 100 A320 family aircraft. The 30 A330s follow a...
October 29, 2015
BGA plans to manufacture P750 GA airplanes for the growing GA community in China. Photo: Aerophile [Avionics Today 10-29-2015] Beijing General Aviation Co. (BGAC) officially started the construction of the aircraft production facility for Beijing Navigation Changzhou Aircraft Industry Co. (BNCAG) in Changzhou National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone's Aviation...
October 29, 2015
Bombardier C Series aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 10-29-2015] Bombardier reported sinking revenues, coming in at $4.1 billion for the quarter, down from $4.9 billion during the same period...
October 29, 2015
Anyone who doubted the FAA’s appreciation of threats posed by small drones to safe helicopter flight may find fuel for added skepticism in the members of the agency’s new task force. Of the 25 groups with representatives named today to the task force on how to create a registry of small unmanned aircraft systems, only one—Helicopter Assn. International—is focused on rotary-wing...
October 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-26-2015] Middle Eastern airlines plan to invest a combined $200 billion on new aircraft over the next decade, International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO Tony Tyler told attendees of the Aviation Day event in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. In order to support that type of growth though, the region will need to modernize its Air Traffic Management (ATM) infrastructure, as well as...
October 28, 2015
A pilots’ union will no longer appeal a court order turning over a helicopter’s combined flight/voice recorder to police investigating four deaths in a 2013 Shetland Islands crash. International safety officials have been working for years to establish global legal standards to prevent the public disclosure through criminal probes and lawsuits of safety information used in crash...
October 28, 2015
A U.S. rulemaking advisory subcommittee will start work soon on options for increasing crash-resistant fuel systems use in newly built helicopters and existing ones, the FAA’s Jorge Castillo told R&WI’s Rotorcraft Certification Summit yesterday. Castillo, the FAA’s Rotorcraft Directorate manager of rotorcraft regulations and policy, was one of 16...
October 28, 2015
The offshore-support helicopter sector should aim in the next decade to eclipse the safety record of fixed-wing commercial aviation, Bill Chiles told R&WI’s Rotorcraft Certification Summit. CEO emeritus of Bristow Group and chairman of HeliOffshore, Chiles was the keynote...
October 28, 2015
SES-15 satellite, on which GEE has contracted capacity to grow its IFEC services. Photo: SES Airport [Avionics Today 10-28-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has signed new multi-year, multi-transponder agreements, with SES doubling its satellite capacity, to meet growing global demand for In-Flight Entertainment and...
October 28, 2015
Veiled Northrop Grumman LSR-B Bomber. Photo: Northrop Grumman [Avionics Today 10-28-2015] The U.S. Air Force has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to deliver the nation's new Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B). "As the company that developed and...
October 28, 2015
Embraer topped last year’s commercial airplane deliveries to post a steady fourth quarter. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 10-28-2015] Embraer has released its third quarter 2015 results, posting revenues of $1.2 billion, representing an increase of 3.6...
October 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-28-2015] Raytheon will continue mission support for the U.S. Air Force's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) under a new $393 million contract. DCGS is the...
October 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-28-2015] With the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+, Protected Mode Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (PM-CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate compliance dates in the U.S. and Europe looming, operators should look to formulate their own roadmaps to prevent losing access to airspace. This was the advice of experts during the Wednesday...
October 27, 2015
U.S. Transportation Department officials said that registration is a critical step in the persecution of UAS operators who violate the law. Responding to media questions during an Oct. 19 press conference, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explained that law...
October 27, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft's CH-53K 'King Stallion' completed its first test flight this morning, the company told R&WI. Previously scheduled flights of the super heavy lift helicopter, designed to replace the U.S. Marine Corps' aging CH-53E, had been rescheduled several times as the program struggled to meet stringent requirements...
October 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-26-2015] Safety critical Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems are at risk of "system-damaging" cyber attacks, according to Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) Director General Jeff Poole. During a speech at the Aviation Security (AVSEC) World Conference in Dublin, Ireland on Monday, Poole outlined the risks to air traffic automation systems and how CANSO and...
October 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-27-2015] Elliott Aviation has launched its 400E program, a full Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP refurbishment including Garmin G5000 avionics with a Lumatech LED master warning panel, Gogo Wi-Fi with Gogo Vision, a new exterior paint design...
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