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October 27, 2015
Gulfstream G550, part of the Gulfstream V business line. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 10-27-2015] The FAA has approved Gulfstream Aerospace to install the soon-to-be required communication and surveillance system known as Future Air Navigation System...
October 27, 2015
EFB in cockpit. Photo: Jeppesen [Avionics Today 10-27-2015] Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently equipped with the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)...
October 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-27-2015] Textron reported revenues in the third quarter of 2015 were $3.2 billion, down 7.3 percent compared to $3.4 billion in the third quarter of 2014. Textron’s Cessna Citation Longitude. Photo: Textron Aviation “Revenues were down in the quarter, primarily driven by lower deliveries of V-22s...
October 26, 2015
Garuda Indonesia, flag carrier of Indonesia, aircraft in hanger.  Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-26-2015] The FAA and Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have signed an agreement to promote the development and use of sustainable, alternative aviation fuels, as well as additional environmental...
October 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-26-2015] The US military has awarded Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) a task order for the next phase of development for its Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System (DVEPS). SNC’s DVE Pilotage System will allow pilots to safely operate in degraded visual environments such as brownout, smoke, sand, snow, rain and fog conditions through the use of a multi-sensor, see-through...
October 26, 2015
Prestwick Air Traffic Control Center in Scotland. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 10-26-2015] The U.K.’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), NATS, has reported a technical issue at the Scottish Air Traffic Control center at Prestwick that is currently impacting flights in...
October 26, 2015
Sun Aviation FBO in Florida. Photo: Sun Aviation [Avionics Today 10-26-2015] Sun Aviation recently received certification for International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), a global code of best practices for the Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) and business aviation handling agent community. The IS-BAH is a joint program between...
October 26, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-26-2015] Alaska Airlines posted record profits again this quarter with $277 million in net income, a 39 percent increase over the third quarter 2014. The record profits follow consistently noteworthy numbers throughout the year as low fuel prices buoy profits for airlines. Alaska Airlines is investing in its fleet. Photo: Wikipedia “Our results reflect a significant decline in...
October 23, 2015
Two U.S. congressmen are calling on the FAA to act immediately on requiring all new-build helicopters to have crash-resistant fuel systems. Those systems are the focus of next week’s Rotorcraft Certification Summit opening session; NTSB Director of Aviation Safety John DeLisi will brief summit attendees on the fatal 2014 Bell Helicopter 206L1+ air ambulance crash that led to the safety...
October 23, 2015
There have been conference calls galore this week and we’ve been listening in on every single one so you don’t have to. Do you know whose programs are crashing, whose are soaring, and whose revenues are going bust? Take this week’s Avionics News Quiz and see what numbers you post for this quarter — in aviation knowledge that is! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This...
October 23, 2015
One of the sticking points in developing a UAS registration system may be defining what constitutes a registration-worthy drone in terms of weight, configuration and capabilities, according to the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Speaking at the DOT’s Oct. 19 press conference, Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative Rich Hanson emphasized...
October 23, 2015
South America currently lacks the trained maintenance infrastructure necessary to support the “preposterous growth” of its helicopter industry, according to international MRO provider Helisota. AgustaWestland and...
October 23, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-23-2015] Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Teledyne Controls have announced a strategic partnership to develop an integrated connectivity solution that will enable real-time operational aircraft data transfers during flight. The companies will combine Teledyne’s Wireless GroundLink Comm+ product suite with Panasonic’s Global Communications Service to provide cost...
October 23, 2015
American airlines plane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-23-2015] American Airlines has announced its third quarter 2015, with the highest quarterly profit in...
October 23, 2015
Clean Sky 2 diagram. Photo: Clean Sky EU [Avionics Today 10-23-2015] United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited (UTRC Ireland), the European research hub of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), is lead in the Mission project under the European Union's Clean Sky 2 program. Mission, an $12.3...
October 23, 2015
MQ-9 Reaper UAV. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 10-23-2015] The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market will reach $14.9 billion by the year 2020, according to a new report by Markets and Markets. The market is currently worked $10.2 billion and is expected to...
October 23, 2015
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 10-23-2015] FAA Administrator Michael Huerta addressed the Aero Club of Washington, D.C. Oct. 21, to speak on the organization’s forward trajectory in NextGen initiatives as well as the agency’s possible restructure under reauthorization. Huerta touted progress in the multi-decade, multi-billion dollar Next Generation Air Traffic...
October 22, 2015
Brazil's largest energy production company is dropping helicopter transport services amid financial woes. U.S.-based Era Group Inc. announced recently that Petróleo Brasileiro S.A., also known as Petrobras, planned to cancel an ongoing tender process for 10 heavy and medium helicopters, citing macroeconomic troubles...
October 22, 2015
The FAA is seeking public input on how best to develop its planned registration system for UAS operating in the national airspace system. The agency today published a Clarification and Request for Information stating its official position that—regardless of whether UAS purposes are for public service, commercial or recreational...
October 22, 2015
The New Mexico State Police violated the U.S. Constitution when it overflew a suspected marijuana plantation, according to an Oct. 19 New Mexico Supreme Court document. On Aug. 23, 2006, as part of “Operation Yerba Buena 2006,” the police used a pair of Army National Guard helicopters to search for marijuana plants on the property...
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