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January 7, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-07-2015] FAA Administrator Michael Huerta recently provided his thoughts on the agency's progress rolling out airspace modernization initiatives and technologies under its NextGen program in 2015 and what to expect in 2016 in a Department of Transportation (DOT) blog post. The agency chief noted progress with the deployment of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), Performance Based...
January 6, 2016
4DAero EFB application built upon the Panasonic 4D Weather platform. Photo: Panasonic Weather Solutions [Avionics Today 01-06-2016] Panasonic’s weather solutions division is now operating an advanced global weather forecasting platform, called Panasonic Global 4D Weather. The weather prediction capability uses Panasonic’s...
January 6, 2016
USFS Sherpa avionics will be upgraded with the Garmin integrated flight deck. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 01-06-2016] The United States Forest Service (USFS) has selected the Garmin G950 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) for its fleet of Shorts SD3-60 Sherpa aircraft. The G950 provides the USFS with an advanced avionics suite to increase mission effectiveness, while also aiming to...
January 6, 2016
Alaska Airlines has seen an increase in yearly traffic. Photo: Alaska Airlines [Avionics Today 01-06-2016] Alaska Air Group reported December 2015 and year-end operational results for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, which found a 9.9 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2...
January 6, 2016
The Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system, the advanced electro-optical fire control system that AH-64D/E Apache helicopter. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 01-06-2016] The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed...
January 6, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-06-2016] African airlines are seeing growth on the horizon, but the continent still operates with relatively sparse air traffic surveillance. With the South African Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), recently signing on with Aireon to enable space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities across the Johannesburg...
January 5, 2016
  Photo courtesy of Urban Aeronautics, Ltd.   An Israeli company’s AirMule unmanned lift-fan demonstrator has made its first untethered, autonomous flight, the manufacturer reported.    The single-engine, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) prototype made the untethered flight Dec. 30 at Megiddo Airfield, about 50 nm east-northeast of Urban Aeronautics’ headquarters on the...
January 5, 2016
  A 2009 NASA cutaway photo illustrates the contact gears of a helicopter transmission. Photo courtesy of NASA Glenn Research Center   Small, high-tech U.S. businesses have until Feb. 17 to solicit U.S. Army funding to develop and demonstrate a helicopter transmission that does not require physical contact among its gears to convert engine power to rotor thrust for new installations and...
January 5, 2016
  Elifriulia has been supporting the Croatia air ambulance project with this EC135. Photo courtesy of Elifriulia   Italian operators Elifriulia and Airgreen are awaiting the outcome of a new government’s formation in Croatia for hints as to whether they will keep flying air ambulance missions in the country.    The operators have been working there since early September 2015 under...
January 5, 2016
T-38 aircraft. Photo: U.S. Air Force, Chad Bellay [Avionics Today 01-05-2016] The United States Air Force has awarded Boeing an $855 million contract...
January 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-05-2016] Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, has signed a technology agreement with Sabre for its AirCentre Flight Plan Manager solution to streamline the airline's operations. Under the...
January 5, 2016
AirMule VTOL UAS. Photo: Tactical Robotics [Avionics Today 01-05-2016] Tactical Robotics’ AirMule Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has successfully completed its first autonomous, untethered flight at the Megiddo airfield in northern Israel on Dec. 30. "2015 was a challenging year that included a ground incident that damaged our...
January 5, 2016
Researchers with NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation project coordinated wind-tunnel tests of an Active Flow Control system — tiny jets installed on a full-size aircraft vertical tail that blow air — to prove they would provide enough side force and stability that it might someday be possible to design smaller vertical tails that would reduce drag and save fuel. Photo: NASA [Avionics...
January 5, 2016
[Avionics Today 01-05-2016] Global commercial aerospace subsector revenues are projected to increase by 3.4 percent in 2016 according to a new report released by Deloitte. Continued demand for new commercial aircraft, new technologies, strong passenger traffic, and military spending prompted by activity in the Middle East, will drive the growth, according to the report.      Photo: Boeing...
January 4, 2016
  Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters   Egypt’s navy plans to acquire more than 40 attack Ka-52Ks for two helicopter carriers it will buy from France. The...
January 4, 2016
  Photo courtesy of DFR Luftrettung   German air rescue service DRF Luftrettung retired its last Bell Helicopter 412 at the New Year, completing a transition to an...
January 4, 2016
Nepal has named the leader of a national agency to rebuild earthquake-devastated areas after eight months of bureaucratic wrangling. The move might facilitate sustained helicopter support in areas damaged by last April's...
January 4, 2016
C-130J Super Hercules, rendering. Photo: Lockheed Martin [Avionics Today 1-04-2016] Lockheed Martin will deliver 78 C-130J Super Hercules to the U.S. government through a C-130J multi-year II contract. The Department of Defense (DOD) announced the award of...
January 4, 2016
Takashi Irei, President, Ryukyu Air Commuter and Hugues Lessard, VPGM, Operations, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 1-04-2016] Bombardier has delivered the very first Q400 cargo-combi aircraft...
January 4, 2016
UK ANSP NATS has been contracted by Eurocontrol to asses FAB safety culture. Photo: NATS [Avionics Today 1-04-2016] Eurocontrol has contracted NATS to help assess aviation safety culture in Europe. Led by the company’s human factors department, whose objective is to maximize safe...
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