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April 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-15-2015] Jeppesen and Mainline, an aviation service provider in China, have signed an agreement to collectively determine strategies for increasing operational efficiency with the burgeoning Chinese business aviation market...
April 15, 2015
Argentine Air Force C-130. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 04-15-2015] The Argentine Air Force (AAF) has selected Rockwell Collins’ Flight2 avionics system for its C-130 upgrade program. Work on the program began in late 2014 with prime contractor L-3 Platform Integration to install the...
April 15, 2015
Bombardier Challenger plant, Dorval, Canada. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 04-15-2015] Bombardier is shaking up its leadership in the midst of further unrest for the company’s CSeries jetliner program as problems regarding a 32-aircraft order for CS300s from Russia’s Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC) arise. Following the “pause” of the Bombardier Learjet 85 program earlier this...
April 14, 2015
The FAA has proposed a $1.54 million civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating Eurocopter EC130 helicopters on dozens of flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Air Methods operated two helicopters on 70 passenger-carrying flights for compensation or hire, over...
April 14, 2015
Erickson Incorporated has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura, SA de CV (GDI) who is contracted with Transcanada Corporation’s Mexican Subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste for a new rural infrastructure pipeline project that will bring clean-burning natural gas to businesses and citizens in Mexico. The agreement will guarantee the use of an S-64 E Aircrane to assist in the...
April 14, 2015
Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation Inc. have announced their joint participation this week at the global general aviation tradeshow, AERO Friedrichshafen, from April 15-18 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Subject matter experts from Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation will be available at Booth A3-127 to discuss a broad range of commercial and general...
April 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-14-2015] The National Voice System (NVS), a replacement of the legacy point-to-point connections used by Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) today, is on track for initial deployment in 2018, according to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). Harris Corp. developed the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) system to improve upon the air-to-ground and ground-to-ground voice...
April 14, 2015
Xiamen Airlines Dreamliners, rendering. Photo: Xiamen Air [Avionics Today 04-14-2015] Xiamen Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics to equip its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners with global aircraft...
April 14, 2015
Vistara airlines flight, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 04-14-2015] Vistara has selected BAE Systems’ IntelliCabin system to equip its entire fleet of A320 aircraft with In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). The system is capable of streaming...
April 14, 2015
Flight attendant using tablet. Photo: Emirates [Avionics Today 04-14-2015] Gogo has launched its crew messaging service: Crew Connect for Airline Operational Services. The new application-based service is a dynamic messaging platform that allows flight crews to communicate by voice or text messaging with each other and with ground crews while the aircraft is airborne. The app is available on Android...
April 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-14-2015] Honeywell Aerospace, Inmarsat and Kymeta are working together to design, create and test a new, higher-speed Ka-band wireless antenna for business and commercial aircraft. The new antenna aims to deliver faster...
April 13, 2015
Less than twelve months after its corporate rebranding, Airbus Group Australia Pacific has delivered the region's first H145 helicopter. The delivery culminates a program preparing the helicopter to its new owner’s requirements, with aircrews...
April 13, 2015
AgustaWestland has launched the second edition of its “Flydeas for the City” initiative, within the framework of the ‘Energy for Creativity’ Exhibition-Event that was officially opened today by INTERNI magazine in Milan. The initiative invites design studios to compete for the chance to develop an all new, advanced corporate cabin interior for the AW609 TiltRotor. It highlights...
April 13, 2015
FreeFlight Systems has released ADS-B View 2.0 – a free NextGen aviation iPad app that provides graphical weather, traffic and textual data to the aircraft pilot and crew. Weather and traffic information is received by the RANGR ADS-B system, transmitted to the tablet via WiFi, and overlayed on the ADS-B View map. “As with the previous version, and in keeping with the ‘Free Weather and...
April 13, 2015
Aspen Avionics AOA system. Photo: Aspen Avionics [Avionics Today 04-13-2015] Aspen Avionics is now offering an integrated Angle of Attack (AOA) indicator through a software upgrade for their Evolution displays, which the company believes will address one of the FAA’s key issues for general aviation...
April 13, 2015
An unmanned aerial system capable of taking aerial photos. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 04-13-2015] The FAA is switching to a new “summary grant” process to issue quicker Section 333 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for...
April 13, 2015
Citation XLS+ jet. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 04-13-2015] The Zhuhai-based joint venture between Cessna and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft...
April 13, 2015
2d3 Sensing launching a maritime UAS. Photo: 2d3 [Avionics Today 04-13-2015] Boeing has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc that specializes in motion imagery processing of critical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data generated from aerial platforms...
April 13, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-13-2015] As solutions providers look to strengthen the business case for airlines to invest in high-tech In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solutions, a drive to improve operational efficiency is taking center stage. This was one of the main findings of this year’s Passenger Experience Conference in Hamburg, Germany, taking place today. Mike Moeller, vice president of sales and marketing...
April 10, 2015
Nothing is more essential to aircraft operations than completing the mission safely. In an airliner’s world, air traffic controllers maintain separation of airplanes from each other and from some obstacles. But down in the obstacle-rich environment of the helicopter, where air traffic control assistance is absent more often than present, the rotorcraft pilot needs to “see and avoid”...
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