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April 29, 2015
FAA user consults weather-aware decision support tools in the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center. Photo: Richard Ferris [Avionics Today 04-29-2015] The FAA has selected Harris Corporation for an eight-year, single-award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to design and implement a system that will disseminate real-time...
April 29, 2015
K-MAX cargo helicopter UAS. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 04-29-2015] Lockheed Martin, Kaman Aerospace, and Neya Systems have demonstrated the first collaborative unmanned air and ground casualty evacuation using the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) control segment architecture and K-MAX cargo helicopter. During the March 26 demonstration, a distress call led ground...
April 29, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-29-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment and German antenna developer Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH (QEST) are teaming up to bring aviation a mechanically steered antenna that will enable global Ku-band connectivity and high speed broadband in-flight. As air traffic all over the globe increases and connectivity becomes ubiquitous in air travel, the companies are looking to provide...
April 28, 2015
International insurance provider Global Aerospace has published a white paper discussing the necessity of managing safety and insuring against risk to promote the success of the fast-growing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market. The paper, entitled Unmanned Aviation Risk Management, offers a comprehensive view of crucial risk management topics related to unmanned aviation, including: The integration of...
April 28, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-28-2015] The 2015 general session featuring the joint meetings of the Airlines Executive Engineering Committee and Avionics Maintenance Conference (AEEC | AMC) began Monday, April 27, with an opening session and several symposiums focusing on different aspects of aircraft connectivity and the ongoing NextGen and Single European Sky (SES) airspace modernization projects. Both of these...
April 28, 2015
NASA and Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator. Photo: NASA [Avionics Today 04-28-2015] Over the next two weeks NASA will test non-stick wing coatings on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator designed to minimize insect residue and help reduce aircraft fuel consumption. During 15 planned flights in Shreveport, La. through May 15, NASA's Environmentally...
April 28, 2015
CAAS air traffic controller. Photo: CAAS [Avionics Today 04-28-2015] NATS has been awarded a contract to work with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to advance the growing country’s air navigation services...
April 28, 2015
Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CP-140 Aurora. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 04-28-2015] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed two contract amendments with Canada's Department of National Defense to provide software...
April 28, 2015
Cessna’s Citation Latitude, Textron Aviation delivered 33 in the first quarter. Photo: Textron [Avionics Today 04-28-2015] Textron has reported an impressive start to 2015, with first quarter revenues at $3.1 billion, up 7.9 percent from the same period of 2014. While aviation profits were up...
April 28, 2015
FlightSafety International has appointed Robert McGahan as Director, Business Development, Government Training and Simulation. Bob will work with a cross-functional team to identify and pursue new business opportunities for government and military training services and flight simulation equipment. Together they will ensure that FlightSafety offers products and services that are in accordance with current...
April 28, 2015
Tradewind International, LLC, a world-wide buyer and supplier of helicopter parts, announced today that two SA365N Dauphin helicopters accepted last year from CHC Helicopter, where they last saw service in Norway, have been stripped clean. EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984...
April 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-27-2015] The Airline Electronic Engineering Committee's (AEEC) upcoming 2015 general session in Prague will feature 15 new ARINC standards for approval. This year's AEEC conference highlights the emerging airspace modernization initiatives, NextGen and Single European Sky with a focus on how airlines will prepare for related equipage requirements. There is also a focus on connecting...
April 27, 2015
The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a world-class facility for pilot and maintenance training, recently introduced CommLab - a simulation lab providing scenario-based training and evaluation for air medical communication specialist. CommLab is the first and only of its kind for seasoned communication...
April 27, 2015
Small Unmanned Aircraft System. Photo: Auburn University [Avionics Today 04-27-2015] Auburn University has received the nation's first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight School. The UAS school will operate as part...
April 27, 2015
[Avionics Today 04-27-2015] The passenger aircraft fleet serving the Australia South Pacific region will grow from some 700 aircraft today to more than 1,200 by 2033, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF). Alongside regional annual growth set at 4.5...
April 27, 2015
U.S. aircraft C-130E Hercules. Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Howard Blair [Avionics Today 04-27-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded...
April 27, 2015
Aaron Tippin at Murfreesboro Aviation MRO and flight training center. Photo: Murfreesboro Aviation [Avionics Today 04-27-2015] Murfreesboro Aviation, located at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport in Tennessee...
April 27, 2015
Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery center in Piney...
April 27, 2015
North Pole Investments Inc. of Panama has signed a contract for one AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine and one AW189 super medium helicopter. The aircraft will be delivered by early 2016 and operated by Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia for offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry.   Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland This...
April 24, 2015
In March 2015, the aerospace and defense firm Aero Kinetics applied for Type Certification of its latest generation multi-rotor vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with the FAA. Despite the exemptions and blanket Certificates of Authorization (COA), UAS still have restrictive operating limits for commercial users within the National Airspace System (NAS) due to the uncertainty...
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