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July 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-17-2015] Elbit Systems’ new Skylens wearable Head-Up Display (HUD) is well on its way to making its debut aboard ATR-600 series aircraft in a move that has the potential to open up new possibilities within the Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) market. With Elbit Systems recently achieving Proof of Concept (POC) certification, Avionics Magazine caught up with Elbit...
July 16, 2015
With a new EASA type certificate in hand, AgustaWestland is preparing to deliver the first of more than 150 AW169s ordered to date. The European Aviation Safety Agency issued the type certificate July 15, less than five years...
July 16, 2015
A senior U.S. Army aviator is among NASA’s eight newest astronauts. Maj. Anne McClain and her 2013 astronaut class colleagues recently completed training begun in August 2013 in space system training, robotics and specialized hardware and science. (The class also includes another Army officer, Maj. Andrew Morgan, described as...
July 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-16-2015] Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom now supports aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins CMU-1000 datalink systems as well as aircraft equipped with a Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) operating simultaneously with Honeywell’s Aircraft Flight Information Services...
July 16, 2015
Garmin Panel. Photo: Business Wire [Avionics Today 07-16-2015] Garmin International has expanded its Connext wireless cockpit ecosystem, which broadens compatibility to include the Garmin aera 796/795 aviation portable GPS, ForeFlight Mobile and Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck. Through the...
July 16, 2015
Pilatus PC-7 of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 07-16-2015] The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has selected Intertrade, a Rockwell Collins company that provides used aircraft and engine parts, to supply avionics repair chain management...
July 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-16-2015] Aurora Flight Sciences received official notification from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) on July 1 that its Orion aircraft set the world record for duration of flight for a remotely controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The unmanned aircraft flew an 80-hour, 2-minute and 52-second flight last December, earning the award for longest...
July 16, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-16-2015] With the FAA well on its way to publishing a final rule on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) integration into the National Airspace System (NAS), small businesses are calling for faster and more lucid regulation. Representatives from industry, entrepreneurs and UAS activist organizations gathered with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., at the “Taking Flight: Small Business...
July 15, 2015
FlightSafety International is targeting new, advanced, full-flight simulators for single-engine helicopters for a center it is building adjacent to Denver International Airport. While the LaGuardia Airport-based training company said this week that the sims could serve law...
July 15, 2015
The U.S. Navy has ordered the first V-22s for Japan, finalizing the first international sale of the Osprey. Bell Boeing, the strategic...
July 15, 2015
Aviation Specialties Unlimited is offering a “trade-up” program that allows users of its green-phosphor night-vision goggles (NVGs) to upgrade to its white-phosphor NVGs. ASU...
July 15, 2015
V-22 Osprey. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 07-15-2015] The United States Navy has awarded Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and Boeing, a contract to deliver five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s...
July 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] IBC Advanced Alloys has delivered its first completed Beralcast azimuth gimbal housing components to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II Electro Optical...
July 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] The round-the-world flight of Solar Impulse II, a completely solar powered aircraft, has been suspended until early spring 2016 due to irreparable damage to the aircraft’s batteries, which overheated during flight. The solar-powered airplane will stay in Hawaii until early spring 2016. Solar Impulse II on its flight from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii, U.S. Photo: Solar Impulse...
July 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-15-2015] Lufthansa Technik will begin maintenance work on its first aircraft from Spirit Airlines at its newly opened location in Puerto Rico on July 21. According to Lufthansa Technik (LHT) Chief Executive Officer Elmar Lutter, the new facility provides an opportunity for the German airline's maintenance wing to eventually tap into the Latin American airline market.     ...
July 15, 2015
Embraer aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 07-15-2015] Embraer has seen a pickup in business jet deliveries in the second quarter of 2015 and has recorded a record backlog of more than $22.9 billion. During second quarter, the company delivered 27 jets to the...
July 14, 2015
Sikorsky Innovations is offering a $25,000 cash prize to spur innovation and disruptive technology in vertical flight. Sikorsky Innovations is the technology development division of Sikorsky Aircraft, which describes it as an agile, networked group of...
July 14, 2015
[Avionics Today 07-14-2015] French Search and Rescue (SAR) manufacturer McMurdo made a major expansion into the growing Chinese domestic aviation market last week, securing a $2.4 million contract with Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) subsidiary Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG). The deal spans 10 years and will make McMurdo's Kannad Integra Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT) standard...
July 14, 2015
Oman Air 787. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] Oman Air has contracted Boeing for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of the airline's 787 Dreamliners. Oman Air, the designated carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has six 787s on order. Boeing will support the airline’s 787s...
July 14, 2015
Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 07-14-2015] A new report from Research and Markets finds the global business jet market to be worth an estimated $21.5 billion as of 2014 and is projected to grow at 2.8 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2033. The demand for business jets continues to recover steadily since the 2008 economic downturn with aircraft delivery numbers in 2014 registering a 6.5...
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