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April 10, 2014
[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Telefonix has a new agreement to develop an onboard server, the ACPU-2, for Gogo's in-flight connectivity service.  ACPU-2 features ARINC 429, expanded Gigabit Ethernet ports supported by a Layer 2/3 Gigabit...
April 10, 2014
[Avionics Today April 10, 2014] Embedded safety and software security provider LynuxWorks announced the "upcoming availability" of its LynxOS-178.2.2.3, an FAA Level A Real-Time Operating System (RTOS).  LynxOS-178 is the first Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) system...
April 9, 2014
G&G Aviation is now the Italian sales representative for MD Helicopters’ range of single and twin engine helicopters. The product...
April 9, 2014
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is spearheading the development of a new rotary-wing aircraft software and sensor system that would bring autonomous approaches and landings via manned or unmanned helicopters. According to ONR, the autonomous aerial cargo/utility system (AACUS) is...
April 9, 2014
[Aviation Today April 9, 2014] Two of the industry's biggest business jet manufacturers are targeting markets outside of North America with their latest offerings for 2014, as Bombardier heads to the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) show while Cessna anticipates strong demand for its new jets in Europe with a strong presence at the AERO Friedrichshafen trade show in Germany...
April 9, 2014
[Avionics Today April 9, 2014] Southwest Airlines has selected BAE Systems to serve as its provider of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for the Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) for its...
April 9, 2014
[Avionics Today April 9, 2014] Air Canada plans on rolling out Gogo's in-flight connectivity service across its North American fleet in May, according to Gogo CEO Michael Small.    Gogo   Currently Air Canada operates two Wi-Fi equipped Airbus A319s, and plans on adding connectivity to its remaining Airbus A319, A320 and A321 narrow-body and Embraer 190 fleet types, as well as its Air...
April 9, 2014
[Avionics Today April 9, 2014] U.S.-based avionics Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider Duncan Aviation has expanded its overhaul capabilities with the addition of autopilot diagnostic testing equipment.   Duncan has added new equipment from Honeywell's Bendix...
April 9, 2014
[Aviation Today April 9, 2014] United Airline's first 787-9 rolled out of Boeing's final assembly factory in Everett, Wash., with the U.S. carrier announcing it will begin operating the aircraft in October. United's first Boeing 787-9. Photo, courtesy of United...
April 8, 2014
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has released a follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis from 2011. The report, conducted by the U.S. Joint Helicopter Implementation Measurement Data Analysis Team (JHIMDAT), analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents from 2009 to 2011, and compares the...
April 8, 2014
L-3 Communications Aerospace has received a $24.7-million modification to an existing U.S. Army...
April 8, 2014
Boeing has granted Lord Corporation a two-year contract to integrate and qualify an improved vibration control system (IVCS) for the CH-47 Chinook. Lord IVCS controls steady state and transient vibration, and the technology operates...
April 8, 2014
[Avionics Today April 8, 2014] Continuing the recent trend of airlines going digital and paper-free in the in-flight environment, Delta is replacing manuals for its flight attendants with the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet (phone tablet).      Nokia Lumia Phablet. Photo, courtesy of Delta.   The Atlanta, Ga.-based carrier says it can save more than $1 million annually in reduced aircraft fuel...
April 8, 2014
[Aviation Today April 8, 2014] NetJets is targeting a mid-year launch for its China-based joint venture, NetJets China, pending government approval of an operating certificate, the Berkshire Hathaway company said.   The joint venture is to be launched in collaboration between the U.S.-based NetJets and two Chinese investment firms, Hony Jinsi Investment Management and Fung Investments.   NetJets...
April 8, 2014
[Avionics Today April 8, 2014] Sandel Avionics revealed its upgraded Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS), SG102/D, swapping out the analog interfaces of the previous generation SG102 (MOD2) for an all-digital format.  Sandel's SG102/D. Photo, courtesy of Sandel Avionics. The avionics retrofit specialist Sandel is releasing the SG102/D for fixed...
April 8, 2014
[Aviation Today April 8, 2014] Swiss Aviation Training (SAT) is introducing the latest version of the Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) for the Airbus A320 to its training program for aircraft maintenance technicians. ...
April 8, 2014
[Avionics Today April 8, 2014] Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first airlines to try out a new Ground to Orbit (GTO) in-flight connectivity service, 2Ku, which Gogo says will deliver peak connectivity speeds of more than 70 Mbps.    Since first launching five years ago, Gogo, like its competitors, has been trying to increase its in-flight...
April 7, 2014
One of the United Kingdom’s busiest medical airlift providers – Midlands Air Ambulance Charity – has put its newest rotorcraft in operation: an Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2e, becoming the first fully-owned fleet member for this...
April 7, 2014
AgustaWestland's eight-seat twin-engine GrandNew helicopter began a six day demonstration tour of New Zealand on April 4. The tour started in New Plymouth on the west coast of North Island and will also include stops in, among others, Wellington, Dunedin and Wanaka before...
April 7, 2014
The U.S. Navy has unveiled a $100-million program to fund the development of newer, more autonomous helicopter drones. The program, which will likely be a key subject at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Conference in Washington, DC, this week, aims to further reduce the need to have a trained aviator in the loop. Unlike current unmanned systems, the new technology will be expected to solve...
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