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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...
September 15, 2014
The Pentagon US Department of Defense building. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-15-2014] The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Mina Group, an energy services and infrastructure company, further...
September 15, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Nav Canada has announced its traffic figures for the fiscal year 2014, which reflect a 3.5 percent increase in air traffic...
September 15, 2014
Frequentis Voice Communication System. Photo: Frequentis [Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Four weeks after Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (Bulatsa) and the Romanian Air Traffic Services Administration (Romatsa) signed a contract with Frequentis to provide more advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) communication systems and infrastructure for the Functional Airspace Block (FAB) encompassing...
September 15, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-15-2014] Honeywell and Inmarsat are expanding their prior agreement to bring global connectivity to business and commercial aircrafts. The companies are planning on developing onboard hardware and network capabilities for government and military customers alongside exclusively developing, producing and distributing hardware that will enable users to connect to Inmarsat’s Global...
September 12, 2014
The Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) used a Bell 429 to debut its VVIP MAGnificent luxury cabin interior design at the annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On show for the first time in Latin America, Armando Sassoli, co-general manager...
September 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-12-2014] The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the United Kingdom’s Class F airspace is to change, beginning Nov. 13. This follows the recommendations of an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) audit, changes to European legislation under the Single European Rules of the Air, and review of national airspace arrangements, for which the...
September 12, 2014
Traffic and delays soar in Eurocontrol August operations report. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 09-12-2014] Eurocontrol has released its operations report for the month of August, in which air traffic reached the highest level recorded for this month in the last five...
September 12, 2014
South Bend Regional Airport. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-12-2014] The FAA has awarded a $2 million grant to South Bend International Airport to install a geothermal heating and cooling system, which will reduce emissions and improve air quality at the airport. The grant is available through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport...
September 12, 2014
Airbus Beluga cargo plane in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-12-2014] The Beluga cargo aircraft — affectionately named after the white whale because of its shape — is celebrating 20 years of transporting...
September 12, 2014
Peerless Master locks. Photo: Peerless Electronics [Avionics Today 09-12-2014] Peerless Electronics, distributor of switches, circuit breakers, relays and sensors for the aviation industry, has begun distributing the full line of Master Lock Aviation Safety...
September 12, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-12-2014] The Dutch Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17, which was downed in Ukrainian airspace on July 17. The passenger plane is widely believed to have been gunned down while flying over the conflict-torn region of Hrabove, Ukraine. While the preliminary report does not go as far as identifying a specific...
September 11, 2014
An electronic flight attendant manual. Photo: American Airlines [Avionics Today 09-11-2014] American Airlines has begun providing flight attendants with electronic manuals, accessible through a handheld tablet, which will save the carrier an estimated $300,000 annually in costs that would otherwise be...
September 11, 2014
Aircraft lighting. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-11-2014] AJW Aviation, an independent complete aircraft spares support specialist, has signed a global distribution...
September 11, 2014
Boeing corporate offices. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-11-2014] GA Telesis has signed a long-term agreement with Boeing to sell aircraft and engine material through the e-commerce platform Boeing PART Page which allows customers access to real-time data such as part inventories, prices, part interchangeability, request for...
September 11, 2014
Flightview App. Photo: Frank Hamm (flickr) [Avionics Today 09-11-2014] The FlightView mobile app, a flight tracking app for iOS and Android that is already available in North America, has launched its iPhone travel app in the...
September 11, 2014
An Unmanned Aircraft System. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-11-2014] The FAA has approved an emergency Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for the use of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in the search for a missing woman...
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