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April 16, 2014
[Aviation Today, April 16] The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) program has seen a growing market in China, with five BBJs entering service in the region last year. Three additional...
April 16, 2014
[Avionics Today April 16, 2014] AirAsia signed an agreement to implement the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service for its A320 and A330 fleets at bases in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. The AMI service ensures...
April 15, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the initial series of tests required by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the heavylift CH-53K. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article (STA), the tests are part of a three-year program to validate that the largest helicopter ever designed and built by Sikorsky has the structural...
April 15, 2014
AgustaWestland, manufacturer of the AW119 Koala, brought a new variant of the light, single-engine turbine to last week's Sea-Air-Space conference outside of Washington, DC. The aircraft, designated the AW119Kx, is intended to compete for the title of the Department of the Navy's new helicopter trainer. The AW119Kx will come standard with a...
April 15, 2014
Airbus Helicopters Japan has inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters, with this high-fidelity training system now ready for service at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity.   Toshizo Ido, Governor of Hydro Prefecture on the FFS. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Japan    ...
April 15, 2014
Boeing was awarded an $8.8 million modification to its existing contract for a CH-47F cargo helicopter to provide additional...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Icelandair has completed installation of Emteq's 115VAC Quasar II lighting system to its first Boeing 757 aircraft.    Emteq's Quasar II has a two-inch node resolution with customizable colors, and Icelandair worked with the aircraft...
April 15, 2014
[Aviation Today April 15, 2014] Embraer announced deliveries for a total of 34 aircraft for the first quarter of 2014. The Brazilian airframe manufacturer delivered 20 business jets and 14...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] OnAir recently made its presence well known in Africa and the Middle East, announcing new in-flight connectivity packages for SriLankan Airlines, TAAG Angola and Kuwait Airways. The Switzerland-based connectivity provider is adding Wi-Fi and GSM access through its Mobile OnAir and...
April 15, 2014
[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] Airlines executives and engineers alike convened together at AMC/AEEC Toronto on the topic of in-flight connectivity yesterday, where data and entertainment demand emerged as priorities for airlines. Mark Sorensen, Delta Air Lines senior principal engineer, cabin avionics engineering said that Delta Air Lines has pursued connectivity with Gogo Ka-band via Intelsat, and now...
April 14, 2014
Kratos has received a multi-million dollar subcontract from USfalcon Inc. to upgrade Boeing CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers (CAT). Kratos will perform concurrency upgrade services to four of the simulators currently located...
April 14, 2014
Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy (BTA) has trained 130,000 students, with its milestone student being Fredrick “Chon” Taylor of the FBI, who has spent more than 3,500 hours in Bell helicopters. Taylor attended BTA for...
April 14, 2014
CHC Helicopter’s AW139 fleet has reached 100,000 flight hours, with the fleet leader achieving more than 9,000 flight hours in less than eight years...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] Esterline CMC Electronics expects that the global aviation market will experience sustained growth over the next five to 15 years, said Vice President, Customer Support and Strategic Development Claude Chidiac in opening remarks at the AMC/AEEC Conference in Toronto.    A growing undelivered backlog of aircraft, NextGen and SESAR mandates, new aircraft...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] Teledyne Controls has added more Boeing aircraft to the list of approved models for its enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL), which replaces the traditional database loading procedures for operators with an automated solution.    The aircraft data and information management...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] The FAA has issued DO-200A certification to CompassData for the collection and processing of survey and ground control data used for the creation of its Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) products.    Under the certification...
April 14, 2014
[Aviation Today April 14, 2014] Suppliers for major commercial airframe manufacturers Boeing and Airbus are facing capacity and capability difficulties in the face of increased rates of aircraft production in recent years, according to a new analysis from Deloitte.    According to the new analysis, aircraft production levels in 2013 were up 31 percent from 2010, and were also more than...
April 14, 2014
[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] The FAA has completed the nationwide implementation of the ground-based infrastructure for its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network under the NextGen program.    ADS-B is one of the biggest core NextGen programs, designed to provide traffic information to controllers and situational awareness...
April 11, 2014
AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental have opened a joint regional business headquarters in Shanghai that will expand AgustaWestland’s presence in the country’s civil helicopter market by promoting its products and services for...
April 11, 2014
Air BP opened its new fuel farm at Den Helder Airport (DHR) in the Netherlands, which represents a $1.4-million investment and follows Air BP’s take-over of fuel operations at the airport in September 2012. The facility will provide a fit for purpose fuel farm serving core business customers including CHC Helicopters Netherlands, NHV, HeliHolland and DanCopter as they transport offshore personnel to...
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