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October 15, 2015
Gulfstream G500 aircraft. Photo: Gulfstream [Avionics Today 10-15-2015] Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that it’s G500 has achieved several flight-test milestones, including surpassing more than 100 hours of flight. Gulfstream announced the G500 and G600 aircraft programs just last year, on Oct. 14, 2014. As of Tuesday, the G500 flight test aircraft has completed more than 45...
October 15, 2015
A still from the radar screen clearly showing the UAS – CRONUS – operating in the same airspace as conventional aircraft. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 10-15-2015] Thales’ Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew successfully alongside manned aircraft in controlled civil airspace late last month...
October 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-15-2015] Aerospace startup incubator Starburst Accelerator has expanded into the United States. Starburst Accelerator, originally from Paris, France, has launched a program in El Segundo, Calif., driven by the global demand of startups in the...
October 15, 2015
EVA Airways aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 10-15-2015] EVA Airways has announced an intent to purchase up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two additional 777-300ER jetliners, a deal valued...
October 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-14-2015] At the 2015 Avionics for NextGen conference in Herndon, Va., Wednesday, experts from the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controller’s Association (NATCA) spoke to their struggles and successes in upgrading airspace in heavy traffic areas alongside airline partners American Airlines and United. Participants of the Metroplex Airspace Redesign panel at the Avionics for...
October 14, 2015
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team wants to examine how heliports, weather reporting and low-level IFR infrastructure could be improved to reduce rotorcraft accidents. It is working with FAA officials to organize a 1.5-day meeting in...
October 14, 2015
Procedural and equipment options for meeting current safety equipment mandates for helicopters, and certification hurdles in complying with those deadlines, are the focus of an afternoon panel discussion at Oct. 27's Rotorcraft Certification Summit in Irving, Texas. You can find more information about the summit and can register for the event here. The "Meeting the...
October 14, 2015
A key question since Lockheed Martin said it is buying Sikorsky Aircraft is whether the aerospace and defense giant has any interest in selling civil helicopters. The deal was announced July 20, with a key civil market (offshore oil and gas support) slumping and the general economy lagging, which hurt sales of...
October 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-14-2015] AJW Group has awarded Rockwell Collins a five-year, fixed-price repair agreement to perform Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services on Rockwell...
October 14, 2015
Bombardier CSeries CS100 and CS300 aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 10-14-2015] Bombardier has announced that its seemingly troubled CSeries 100 aircraft has successfully completed more than 90 percent of the certification program. It is...
October 14, 2015
Gogo’s new solution claims to enhance Wi-Fi for business customers. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 10-14-2015] Gogo has announced a new 4G connectivity solution for the business...
October 14, 2015
Airbus A320. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 10-14-2015] Honeywell Aerospace has announced that its latest navigational technology will be available as an option on Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft in early 2018. The new Integrated Multi-Mode...
October 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 10-14-2015] Bruce DeCleene, manager of the flight technologies and procedures division at the FAA, kicked off the second day of the Avionics for NextGen conference in Herndon, Va., Wednesday, speaking on how performance-based airspace can set standards, while leaving room for evolving avionics technology. The successful implementation of PBN procedures have helped increase safety and...
October 13, 2015
Law enforcement and aviation officials in Miami, Florida, have formed a task force to deal with unmanned aircraft, according a local TV news report. WTVJ said the task force is being led by the state attorney for the Miami-Dade County...
October 13, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft is holding off on further S-97 Raider flights while it gathers data on systems performance with a ground-test rig. The No. 1 S-97 has logged 2.2 flight hours in two sorties, the first of which was on May 22. A second prototype is nearly complete; it is on display at the...
October 13, 2015
Lockheed Martin says it has a "field-tested" system for detecting and countering threats from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). At the Assn. of the U.S. Army's annual convention in Washington, D.C., this week, the company said it...
October 13, 2015
Airbus new A350-900 ultra long range aircraft in Singapore Airlines livery. Photo: Airbus [Aviation Today 10-13-2015] Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched Airbus’ new ultra-long range version of the A350-900...
October 13, 2015
Martin Rolfe, CEO, NATS. Photo: NATS [Aviation Today 10-13-2015] NATS gained a new CEO today. Martin Rolfe has been appointed as the top executive of England’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) after taking on the role of...
October 13, 2015
Aspen Avionics connected panel wireless cockpit system concept. Photo: Aspen Avionics [Aviation Today 10-13-2015] Aspen Avionics has been awarded a United States patent for its connected panel wireless cockpit system. Aspen first applied for the patent in 2011 and it stands as the industry’s only FAA-certified and patented avionics technology to safely interface wirelessly with non-certified mobile...
October 13, 2015
[Aviation Today 10-13-2015] The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system, according to an investigation report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board. Moreover, the report finds that Ukraine already had sufficient reason to close the airspace over the eastern part...
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