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January 17, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has added helicopter safety and General Aviation (GA) weather identification and communication to its "Top 10 Most Wanted List of Transportation Improvements for 2014."    According...
January 17, 2014
Holt Integrated Circuits has introduced a new ARINC 429 line receiver family with integrated lightning protection circuitry.    According to the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based supplier of integrated circuits for avionics, the new receiver family has...
January 16, 2014
Russian Helicopters is expanding flight coverage to the regional government of Sakhalin Oblast with the delivery of two medium multirole Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters scheduled for...
January 16, 2014
AgustaWestland has handed over its fifth AW139 helicopter to Lease Corporation International (LCI). The helicopter will be...
January 16, 2014
General Aviation (GA) pilots and operators received increased access to financing options for upgrading their aircraft with avionics mandated by the FAA’s NextGen airspace modernization program with a new partnership between NextGen GA Fund and the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA).    FreeFlight System's RANGR 978 ADS-B solution. Photo, courtesy of FreeFlight Systems.    ...
January 16, 2014
Bombardier is delaying the entry into service of its CSeries aircraft until the second half of 2015, after discovering that the flight test phase will require more time than originally anticipated.      Photo, courtesy of Bombardier.   The delay will eliminate the Canadian airframe manufacturer's original plans for a CS100 introduction in...
January 16, 2014
United Arab Emirates’ national carrier Etihad Airways announced the launch of Zurich, Switzerland-based Etihad Regional.    The regional carrier will be operated as a partnership with Switzerland's Darwin Airline, which is based in Lugano. Etihad...
January 16, 2014
The Boeing 777X has begun high-speed wind tunnel testing at the company's Transonic Wind Tunnel in Seattle, Wash.      Boeing 777X wind tunnel testing. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   Seattle-based...
January 16, 2014
Rockwell Collins has a final agreement with Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology to establish a joint venture flight simulation company.    LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins, (right front) and Mr. Jin Dongsheng...
January 16, 2014
Airbus Defense and Space has begun flight tests on Taurus standoff precision missiles on the Instrumented Production Aircraft 7 (IPA7).    Following the recent...
January 15, 2014
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued a $549.9-million modification for years four and five of an existing contract with Sikorsky Aircraft involving...
January 15, 2014
AUSA Army Aviation Symposium and Exposition, Arlington, Va. — Maj. Gen. Kevin Mangum, commanding general of U.S. Army Aviation, revealed on Tuesday the full extent of his command’s plans to hit the budget crisis head-on. Speaking on the first day of the Army Aviation Symposium in Washington, D.C., he said that Army Aviation would retire its fleet of Bell OH-58 reconnaissance helicopters...
January 15, 2014
Embraer, the world's fourth largest airframe manufacturer by sales, delivered 209 airplanes in 2013, a slight increase from the 204 airplanes delivered the previous year.     Deliveries included 90 commercial...
January 15, 2014
Raytheon has named Thomas Kennedy as its new CEO, to succeed William Swanson who will step down from the post March 31, 2014.      Thomas Kennedy will take over as CEO of Raytheon on March 31, 2014. Photo, courtesy of Raytheon.   Swanson has served as Raytheon's CEO since 2003 and will continue to...
January 15, 2014
Elbit Systems has been awarded a $15 million contract from Israel's Ministry of Defense to provide avionics upgrades for the Israeli Air Force's (IAF) fleet of C-130 military transport aircraft.    Under...
January 15, 2014
Researchers at Boeing believe they have identified a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, "green diesel," that could become a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits 50 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle.      Biofuel research in a Boeing laboratory in Seattle. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.   Analysis...
January 15, 2014
Northrop Grumman announced an award for a phase three navigation system related contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to continue improving geo-registration accuracy for positioning and pointing applications for the nation's war fighters.   "We continue to refine our new positioning and...
January 15, 2014
Sagem has been awarded a contract to develop five additional Sperwer tactical drones to be deployed by the French army.      Sperwer tactical drone system. Photo, courtesy of Sagem...
January 14, 2014
The Irish Coast Guard has completed a fleet upgrade program with the integration of the fourth Sikorsky S-92 into its search and rescue (SAR) ranks. The helicopter will serve the Dublin region from Weston Executive Airport (WST). It replaces an S-61, which has ended service from Coast Guard bases in Dublin, Shannon, Sligo and...
January 14, 2014
Monaco-based Avinco has appointed two new hires to serve as commercial directors for key helicopter markets. Joanna Lumanlan is the new commercial director for...
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