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September 29, 2014
Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 09-29-2014] Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson shared her vision for the future in a speech to 500 of the aerospace and defense manufacturer’s engineering, technical and scientific professionals on Wednesday. In her speech, Hewson outlined the company’s technology...
September 29, 2014
Indra headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Indra [Avionics Today 09-29-2014] Indra, an Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems provider based in Spain, has signed a $22 million contract with Brazilian airport infrastructure company Infraero to install 24 radio navigation Doppler VHF Omni Radio / Distance Measuring Equipment (DVOR/DME) stations...
September 29, 2014
ATM conference stresses technology to compensate for rising air traffic in Asia-Pacific. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-29-2014] Air Traffic Management (ATM) professionals from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and China met in Beijing at the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Global Exhibition and Conference last week. The event was organized with full backing from...
September 29, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-29-2014] The FAA is working with its Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) and technicians to restore normal flight operations in and out of Chicago-area airports following an incident that occurred at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU) in Aurora, Ill. Authorities have confirmed that an FAA contractor reportedly set a fire in the basement of the regional ATC center leading to...
September 26, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The last 10 years have seen dramatic economic growth for Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Flourishing in tandem with the rise in industry and business is, of course, the need for business jets. ┬áCabin of Embraer Legacy 500 business jet. Photo: Embraer “There is certainly an improvement in the Latin American business jet market. Recent sales results have produced a...
September 26, 2014
FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Matthew Bisanz via Wikipedia Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The Global Gateway Alliance, a nonprofit created in 2012 to address airport infrastructure challenges at the New York metropolitan area, is calling for the FAA to set on a hard deadline for NextGen completion. Global Gateway Alliance Chairman Joe Sitt and Executive Director Stephen Sigmund made a...
September 26, 2014
Airbus A320neo and crew after first flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The maiden flight of the A320neo, the first of its model to fly, has landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France after successfully completing its first flight, which lasted around two and a half hours. The A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines, lifted off from Blagnac at...
September 26, 2014
Two trainees with First Secretary Enock Aroni of the Kenyan High Commission. Photo: Marketwired [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] ING Robotic Aviation is conducting a 10-day maintenance course for East Africa-based Keymerging Technologies on the Responder, a small rotary wing...
September 26, 2014
The Bombardier CS300 in flight. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] Bombardier has announced that a wholly owned affiliate of Macquarie AirFinance...
September 26, 2014
The FAA has granted the use of commercial UAS on TV and movie sets. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-26-2014] The United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the department has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace...
September 25, 2014
MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton has been awarded the 2014 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Achievement Award. It was presented in recognition of her entrepreneurial dedication to American industry through her company, Patriarch Partners. Only those who have participated in...
September 25, 2014
At a ‘sundown ceremony’ on August 28, the U.S. Marine Corps officially retired its UH-1N fleet after over 40 years of service. The ceremony was held at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans. The honor of presenting the aircraft during the ceremony was given to Marine Light Attack Squadron 773, Detachment A, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 49. Manufactured by...
September 25, 2014
The Boeing F-15K, launch aircraft for the BMATS capability. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Boeing recently unveiled a new Multi-platform Avionics Test System (BMATS), which enables customers to repair and confirm the operational status of complex electronics for a wide range of Boeing and non-Boeing weapons systems alike. This is unlike previous systems that have been designed to support a...
September 25, 2014
Southwest will purchase renewable jet fuel made from forest residues. Photo: Southwest [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels (RRB) to purchase...
September 25, 2014
ALANTE UAV. Photo: Airbus Defense and Security Group [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Deep inside the Airbus Defense and Space Group’s long endurance tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), dubbed ALANTE, lies the Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform, a Commercial Off-The-Shelf...
September 25, 2014
KLM airlines plane. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] All aircraft of the Dutch airline KLM and KLM Cityhopper will soon fly using digital flight documents via the AvioBook 'e-briefing’ app...
September 25, 2014
[Avionics Today 09-25-2014] For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) held a networking event in the European Parliament. The Sept. 24 event was hosted and attended by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) with parliamentary assistants and CEOs of AEA member airlines also attending. Together, the groups discussed key European aviation topics such as consumer rights, airport...
September 25, 2014
Members of the West African Development Bank. Photo: West African Development Bank [Avionics Today 09-25-2014] The board of directors of the West African Development Bank...
September 24, 2014
The Australian Army now has the best available visual simulation for its AS665 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger training, according to Thales. The company has announced that it delivered ahead of schedule an...
September 24, 2014
Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) has been conducting flight trials of two unmanned helicopters in local rainforests to detect noxious weeds which are a threat to native plants and animals. The small, unmanned helicopters – which can fit into the back of a van – were developed by robotics researchers at CSIRO as part of Project ResQu, which...
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