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September 18, 2014
Embraer's Super Tucano Aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-18-2014]  Embraer has selected the Rockwell Collins EP-80 Image Generator and accompanying database for its Super Tucano flight simulator. The Rockwell...
September 18, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-19-2014] Globalstar, in collaboration with ADS-B Technologies, recently completed a four-day 7,000-mile flight test of a dual-link Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system. The space-based ADS-B Link Augmentation System, or ALAS, is capable of tracking an aircraft’s location for every second of its trip. Flight path of Globalstar's ADS-B test flight. Photo...
September 18, 2014
Rotor & Wing spoke with Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff about the state of the industry and of Bristow Group. Here is a small taste of what to expect. See the full interview in Rotor & Wing's Helitech International Show Daily, or watch for it via email at the end of the show. Rotor & Wing: What are the main changes you've seen in the past four years in the helicopter industry? Jonathan...
September 17, 2014
Bond Helicopters has received a multi-million dollar contract from the UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) to upgrade the mission systems of each of their seven EC135T2...
September 17, 2014
Bell Helicopter will be showcasing the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X this month at the Africa Aerospace and Defense (ADD) show in Tshwane, South Africa. Currently, there are more than 170 Bell 206 Jet Rangers operating in Africa, most of them over 20 years...
September 17, 2014
[Aviation Today 09-17-14] Already underway, this year’s Congress-backed National Aerospace Week looks to draw awareness to the United States aerospace industry, bolster government funding, and widen debate on topics such as NextGen, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and warfighters. “[National Aerospace Week] is a good opportunity to draw attention, nationally, to a critical, cutting edge...
September 17, 2014
The Kontron ACE Flight 600 4G LTE server. Photo: Kontron [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Kontron has introduced the ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne server with an integrated 4G LTE modem. This is an upgrade to the previous ACE Flight Server platform and allows three times more wireless content to be loaded...
September 17, 2014
The Fuselage Automated Upright Build (FAUB) robotic manufacturing system. Photo: KUKA Systems [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, it will be a full robot takeover when it comes to riveting. Each fuselage will be built using...
September 17, 2014
The Airbus A350 XWB. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Building on Honeywell’s agreement with Inmarsat to exclusively develop, produce and distribute the onboard hardware that will enable users to connect to Inmarsat's GX Aviation network, Honeywell Aerospace and Thales have...
September 17, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Panasonic Avionics is introducing EMV-compliant Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in its In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems. Passengers and crew will be able to use NFC-enabled smart...
September 17, 2014
A United Express Embraer E175 jet. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Republic Airways, already the operator of the largest E-Jets fleet in the world, has signed a contract with Embraer to purchase 50 of the manufacturers’ E175...
September 16, 2014
Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) has presented One Atmosphere with its 2014 Eureka award in support of outstanding science for safeguarding Australia for its Pegasus helicopter emergency buoyancy system. The system is a lightweight, bolt-on/bolt-off buoyancy system – like an air bag – that inflates automatically when the helicopter impacts water. It is...
September 16, 2014
Vietnam Airlines flight. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Gogo has won bidding to provide Vietnam Airlines with In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft and a majority of its Airbus A350 aircraft. While both companies are currently negotiating...
September 16, 2014
Bombardier Global 8000 business aircraft. Photo: Bombardier business aircraft [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Bombardier Business Aircraft will be the launch business manufacturer for Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave Ka-Band satellite connectivity system. Honeywell's JetWave hardware supports Inmarsat's forthcoming Jet ConneX service which, when it goes live in 2015, will provide business jet...
September 16, 2014
Pratt and Whitney F135 engine. Photo: Joint Strike Fighter Program [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Pratt and Whitney and the U.S. Air Force have completed qualification for F135 engine testing at Tinker Air Force Base in Okla. The testing will take place at the base’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC), which is also qualified to perform maintenance...
September 16, 2014
Kontron Cab-n-Connect 28VDC designed for use in business jets and regional aircraft. Photo: Kontron [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] Kontron is looking to help airlines and other aircraft customers test out In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) through its avionics Systems Integration Lab (SIL) located at its North American headquarters in Poway, Calif. Built with the purpose of...
September 16, 2014
A Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-16-2014] The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three...
September 15, 2014
Thales Australia has completed the upgrade of Australia’s Tiger helicopter full-flight mission simulator (FFMS) to deliver the highest levels of “out of the window” realism of any Tiger FFMS in the world, according to the manufacturer. Working with prime contractor Airbus Group Australia Pacific and customer Australian Army...
September 15, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Bombardier and Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group have signed a conditional letter of agreement to develop a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics upgrade for the Challenger 604 aircraft. According to Marshall, the upgrade will be designed to enhance pilot to Air Traffic Control...
September 15, 2014
Navy flight test pilot demonstrates functionality of new software for the future UClass system at the program's Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. lab. Photo: US Navy [Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) engineers recently installed new software for the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system’s control station at the...
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