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May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] RUAG Aviation has joined forces with Satcom1 and Emteq to jointly offer an in-flight connectivity system capable of streaming data at speeds of up to 432 kbps.  Dassault Falcon 7X. Photo, courtesy of RUAG Aviation. The EASA-approved system is an...
May 23, 2014
[Avionics Today May 23, 2014] SyberJet selected the GH-3900 Electronic Standby Instrument System as part of the avionics suite for its SJ30 family of aircraft, L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) announced at the 2014 European Business...
May 23, 2014
[Aviation Today May 23, 2014] Pratt & Whitney has delivered the initial set of its PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to Airbus, which will be one of two options for the new A320neo (new engine option).   The engine will continue to undergo testing with...
May 22, 2014
The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the Antarctic. On May 13, the Hon. Michael Woodhouse, New Zealand's associate transport minister, presented a...
May 22, 2014
Bell Helicopter has delivered its first Bell 429 helicopter to Switzerland-based Heli-Alps which offers corporate transport, sightseeing tours and aerial photography. This is the first Bell 429 to be configured for VIP transport in Switzerland and was customized...
May 22, 2014
Two Airbus Helicopters EC145s from Kazakhstan will be displayed at this year’s KADEX defense exposition. The helicopters, one operated by the Ministry of Defense and another with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, are part of 45 twin-engine rotorcraft being acquired by the government. This fleet build-up is supported by Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering, a joint venture of Airbus Helicopters and...
May 22, 2014
Helicopter manufacturers will be showing their products at this week’s Rotortech 2014 show, which takes place on Australia’s Sunshine Coast from May 24-25, keen to gain a larger slice of the booming Australian helicopter market. Bell Helicopter’s local representative Hawker Pacific is taking a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mock-up to the show in what will be the type’s first appearance in...
May 22, 2014
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has revealed its new goal of $2 billion in financing for U.S.-manufactured business aircraft and helicopters by the end of 2014.
The Bank reached its previous goal of $1 billion in support of these exports in December 2013, 10...
May 22, 2014
Lord Corporation and Sikorsky Aircraft have finished testing the hub mounted vibration sensor (HMVS) on a UH-70A Black Hawk. The flight test took place at Fort Eustis, Va., in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. During the American Helicopter Society International’s Forum 70 this week in Montreal, Lane Miller, vice president...
May 22, 2014
[Avionics Today May 22, 2014] AT&T, the giant U.S. telecommunications company, has been making waves in recent months. Its deal to acquire DirecTV is a huge statement of intent, and a gateway into the lucrative DTH market in the United States.    It is also planning to launch in-flight connectivity services in combination with Honeywell next year. An AT&T source who requested anonymity...
May 22, 2014
[Aviation Today May 22, 2014] Boeing surpassed the 2,000 order mark for its 737 MAX aircraft, making it the fastest selling aircraft in the airframe manufacturing company's history.      Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   The total order book for the 737 MAX is now worth $209 billion, with 2,010 total orders from 39 different customers worldwide. There are also an...
May 21, 2014
EADS-NA has been granted a $55 million sole-source modification to contract an existing contract to procure...
May 21, 2014
Eagle Copters Australasia will feature its Eagle Single helicopter at Rotortech 2014, May 24 and 25, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The Eagle Single is a recent entrant into the Bell...
May 21, 2014
The Lockheed Martin Kestrel autopilot has received its commodity jurisdiction, allowing for quick, affordable deployments for international markets. The Kestrel autopilot and a version of the vertical takeoff and lift Indago system are no longer restricted by International Traffic in Arms...
May 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter has been granted a $337-million modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the manufacture and...
May 21, 2014
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Elbit Systems of America (ESA) two contracts worth a total of $14.1 million for equipment connected to the upgrade of its Bell AH-1W Cobras. The first contract, worth $11.6...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] Cobham plc has proposed a $1.46 billion purchase of Aeroflex, as the U.K.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer looks to increase its data communications and connectivity offerings.   Acquiring the Plainview, N.Y.-based provider of microelectronic components and test equipment will also expose Cobham to more commercial opportunities, according to Bob Murphy...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] Exelis will build a new regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific market in Melbourne, Australia, as the aerospace systems manufacturer seeks to provide more support for customers in the region.  The new facility...
May 21, 2014
[Avionics Today May 21, 2014] General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is teaming up with Rohde & Schwarz to bring voice communications to its Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).    The two companies signed a teaming agreement to integrate Rohde & Schwarz's Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios onto the Predator...
May 21, 2014
[Aviation Today May 21, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued type certification for the Grand Caravan EX, Cessna announced during the 2014 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.  ...
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