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October 22, 2015
Tom Schmutz, CEO, Flyht Aerospace Solutions. Photo: Flyht Aerospace Solutions [Avionics Today 10-22-2015] Flyht Aerospace Solutions CEO Bill Tempany has announced his retirement from the top slot at the aviation...
October 22, 2015
A University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory L-29 jet (pictured here) participated in recent flight tests for the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Photo: Courtesy Source Media Group [Avionics Today 10-22-2015] Rockwell Collins has announced it has completed contractor test and evaluation flights at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for the Common Range...
October 22, 2015
Southwest Airlines has posted a record third quarter. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 10-22-2015] Southwest Airlines has released its 2015 third quarter report, posting $5.3 billion in operating revenue, a 10.8 percent increase from the same quarter in 2014. The increase was largely driven...
October 22, 2015
Photo: Skywest [Avionics Today 10-22-2015] SkyWest has entered into a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Delta Air Lines to operate 19 new...
October 22, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-22-2015] Boeing posted better-than-expected third quarter 2015 numbers, delivering 9 percent revenue growth over third quarter 2014, to the tune of $25.8 billion. The significant uptick was driven by record commercial deliveries, which topped 199 during the quarter, compared to 186 aircraft in the same period last year, a 7 percent increase. Boeing 787 production line in Everett, Wash...
October 21, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft has begun construction of the first lot of six new-generation U.S. presidential transport helicopters in India, according to a report by India Strategic. Construction of the VH 92 Superhawks' cabins began recently in collaboration with India's Tata Advanced Systems Ltd., which also will exclusively...
October 21, 2015
Air medical transport helicopter sales are up this October in part due to the Air Medical Transport Conference, Oct. 19 to 21 in Long Beach, California, with many sales having occurred on the event's opening day. Airbus Helicopters on Monday received orders from...
October 21, 2015
Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Boeing has opened a new research and technology center in St. Louis, Mo. that will serve as the company's regional hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in...
October 21, 2015
F-16V. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Lockheed Martin’s F-16V fighter aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight earlier this week. The flight marks the first time an F-16 has flown with Northrop Grumman’s advanced APG-83...
October 21, 2015
Hughes HT Aero Modem. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered into an agreement with Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, to use Hughes’ Jupiter System HT Aero Modem to power GEE’s next-generation broadband aeronautical service...
October 21, 2015
C-130 aircraft. Photo: U.S. Air Force/ Tech Sgt. Erik Gudmundson [Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Georgia Tech Research Institute has selected Green Hills Software’s multicore operating system to modernize the U.S. National Guard’s Tactical Airlift Mission Software Suite (TAMSS). The new software environment will be based on Green Hills Software's Integrity-178 Time-Variant Unified Multi Processing...
October 21, 2015
The National Telecommunications and Information Admin. is holding its third of four public stakeholder meetings today to discuss best practices for integrating UAS into the U.S. National...
October 21, 2015
[Lockheed Martin 10-21-2015] Current sales of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 have helped to lift profits in recent months, with the company’s aeronautics division seeing an 11 percent uptick in sales during the quarter when compared to the same period in 2014, posting $337 million in profits. According to Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO, the F-35 now represents 20 percent of...
October 20, 2015
The U.S. Army wants to go fast, but Sikorsky Aircraft and Bell Helicopter want it to go faster. The Army is pursuing the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator initiative to develop the foundation for a family of vertical-lift aircraft capable of 230-kt-plus cruise speeds. Sikorsky is paired with Boeing on one contender, the SB>1 Defiant, while Bell is developing the V-280 Valor tiltrotor (with...
October 20, 2015
Era Group has begun flying the Sikorsky Aircraft S-92 in offshore transport revenue service in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Era, a leading U.S. helicopter transport operator, took delivery of its first S-92 in March; it said the...
October 20, 2015
The European Aviation Safety Agency has named the first members of its EASA Virtual Academy, which aims to sustain competency among national aviation regulatory staffs across Europe and promote harmonized regulatory and certification practices among European nations. The members are CAA International (an aviation consultancy wholly owned by the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority), the Joint Aviation Authorities...
October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Inmarsat has signed a contract to provide high-speed In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services for passengers onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet. The contract, which follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced between Inmarsat and Lufthansa last month, formalises a 10-year strategic...
October 20, 2015
Artist rendering of space-based ADS-B. Photo: Aireon [Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Aireon has signed a data services agreement with the Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP), the air traffic services provider for the Curacao Flight...
October 20, 2015
GEE’s new Network Operations Center in Chicago. Photo: GEE [Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has unveiled its new Network Operations Center (NOC), which continuously monitors and manages connectivity and content systems worldwide. The new network operations center...
October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which recently announced the $9 billion sale of its Sikorsky Helicopters unit to Lockheed Martin, reported third quarter 2015 results with a six percent decline in sales when compared to 2014 earnings. "United Technologies is executing the strategic plan set forth earlier this year and is...
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