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October 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-20-2015] Hobbyists and commercial operators alike may soon have to register their Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with the U.S. federal government. In a move to reign in UAS as numbers flourish, Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx alongside FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced Monday that the agency is putting together a task force to develop recommendations...
October 19, 2015
A U.S. plan to require registration of “hobby” drones offers the federal government better options for educating drone operators about their responsibilities in the air and enforcing their compliance with flight and airspace rules. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today said he had set up an industry/government task force to advise him by Nov. 20 on how to set up the registry...
October 19, 2015
Turbomeca partner Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd is working on developing its own capability to manufacture helicopter parts and tooling in Malaysia within a year, according to that country’s national news agency. Bernama said Oct. 18 that the...
October 19, 2015
Japan featured its new helicopter carrier in its first fleet review since that nation removed World War II prohibitions on the use of military force beyond its borders. The carrier Izumo, the largest warship Japan has...
October 19, 2015
F-35 Lightning II. Photo: Cobham [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Cobham has received a series of orders from BAE Systems for microelectronic products valued at approximately $51 million for the F-35 Lightning II...
October 19, 2015
Air Defense Command and Control at Lockheed Martin. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to update the Air Tasking Order Management System (ATOMS), which allows commanders to deploy air assets, execute air tasking orders and direct joint U.S...
October 19, 2015
Assembly of the A350-1000 fuselage. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Trigo Group has been awarded a contract by Airbus to provide comprehensive inspection of aircraft cabin elements for the Pan-European aircraft manufacturer for the upcoming years. Trigo Group’s...
October 19, 2015
Honeywell Aerospace offices. Photo: Honeywell [Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Honeywell has released its third quarter 2015 earnings with a 5 percent uptick in segment profit. The report showed sales for the third quarter were up 2 percent on a core organic basis, and were down 2 percent, reportedly driven by the...
October 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-19-2015] Operators, regulatory agencies, Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and manufacturers alike are seeing the benefits of Data Communications (DataComm) trials currently taking off in Memphis and Newark Liberty International airports in the U.S. Participants on the DataComm Panel at the 2015 Avionics for NextGen conference The DataComm system provides a direct, digital text-based...
October 16, 2015
We’ve been awfully busy with our Avionics for NextGen conference this week, but not too busy to keep up with the latest headlines. We hope you can say the same! Take this week’s news quiz and let us know if you’re up to snuff! Content loading... Please enable javascript! Try This Week's Avionics News Quiz! Our new Avionics News Quiz is designed to challenge your knowledge on the latest...
October 16, 2015
An aerospace manufacturing expert will take the helm of Bell Helicopter when Mitch Snyder succeeds John Garrison as president and CEO.  An 11-year veteran of Bell, Snyder is currently executive vice president of military program. Previously, he served as vice president and program director for the Bell Boeing V-22.  For much of his time at the company, Snyder has overseen a range of manufacturing...
October 16, 2015
Dirk Laufenberg, COO, KURZ Aviation Service (left) and Frank Kusserow, Managing Director, FBO Services, Jet Aviation Germany, sign agreement to cooperate across Germany. Photo: Jet Aviation [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Two German Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs), Jet Aviation and Kurz Aviation...
October 16, 2015
Photo: Boeing  [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Boeing has introduced a digital records management capability to its Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite of products that will optimize maintenance operations and reduce costs for airlines. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox...
October 16, 2015
Facing a shortage of in-house expertise, India’s aviation regulator plans to draw on outside experts to certificate new non-scheduled helicopter operators, according to a report in The Economic Times. The...
October 16, 2015
VPF-730 RVR equipment. Photo: Biral  [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Newcastle International Airport has become the United Kingdom’s first airport to use Biral’s advanced forward scatter meter sensors in upgrading its Runway Visual Range (RVR)...
October 16, 2015
Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Embraer released its third quarter delivery report, delivering 21 jets to the commercial aviation market and 30 to the business aviation market, for a total of 51 aircraft. The number is 50 percent higher than in the same...
October 16, 2015
ADS-B. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 10-16-2015] Experts are making the point clearer than ever: equip your aircraft for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) now because the deadline won’t change. “The mandate is today,” said Arnold Oldach director of product marketing at L-3 ACSS — which has certified, mandate-compliant transponders installed across hundreds of...
October 15, 2015
The Unmanned K-MAX flew firefighting demonstration flights for U.S. officials on Oct. 14 outside Boise, Idaho, in Lockheed Martin's and Kaman's latest effort to prove the aircraft's potential for dousing wildland blazes around the clock. Operating...
October 15, 2015
A 31-year-old man is headed to prison for pointing a laser at a Tampa, Florida, police department's helicopter. Jeremy Wayne Sumpter of Garland, Texas, was sentenced to...
October 15, 2015
Ecuador is ending its contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for Dhruv military helicopters, the Associated Press reports, citing comments by that South American nation's...
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