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August 25, 2015
Rendering of the TriFan 600, from XTI Aircraft Company. Photo: XTI Aircraft Company [Avionics Today 08-25-2015] The XTI Aircraft Company is looking to crowdfunding as a major form of equity to develop and launch its TriFan 600 aircraft — a six-seat fixed-wing airplane designed to fly as fast, as high and as far as other business...
August 25, 2015
AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven UAS. Photo: AeroVironment [Avionics Today 08-25-2015] AeroVironment has received 10 orders from the United States Army as of May, totaling $47.1 million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A PumaAE Unmanned Aircraft...
August 25, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-25-2015] The FAA’s progress toward the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into national airspace is slow but on track, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, published in July but made available to the public last week, reaffirmed that, while the more than 4,500 comments the FAA received on its Notice of Proposed...
August 24, 2015
The 2016 Heli UK Expo will take place July 1 to 3, 2016, at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, according to the event website. The expo claims to be...
August 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-21-2015] Mexico, like many countries in Latin America, is in serious need of Air Traffic Management and airspace modernization — and Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena is looking to make sure that happens. Volaris recently announced it will be leading an initiative in collaboration with Airbus ProSky to deploy Performance Based Navigation (PBN) operations at Tijuana and Guadalajara...
August 24, 2015
The Belgian Navy's NH90s have achieved initial operational capability and now are available for land-based and at-sea search-and-rescue missions, the service said Aug. 21. The Naval Component of the Belgian Armed Forces has three of the NHIndustries...
August 24, 2015
The FAA on Aug. 21 released a new list of pilot, air-traffic and citizen reports of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft spanning Nov. 13, 2014, through Aug. 20, 2015. Of the roughly 250 incidents listed since the beginning of July, about 10 involved helicopters, and four were...
August 24, 2015
Gogo 2Ku antenna at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany in 2014. Photo: Gogo [Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Gogo has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA required to launch Gogo's 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service. The...
August 24, 2015
Nok Air 737-800 NG. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Boeing has delivered Nok Air’s first direct-purchased Next-Generation 737-800. The delivery marks the first of seven aircraft the airline has on order...
August 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-24-2015] Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA's Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs). The test will take place at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., where a research team has equipped the vintage 1974 airplane with five...
August 24, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-24-2015] A number of people are known to have died when a historic military jet crashed into a main road at the Shoreham Airshow in Sussex, England on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) reported that the Hawker Hunter...
August 21, 2015
A recent BALPA-conducted survey reveals not only the likelihood of a pilot strike, but a “strong and worrying message” about safety among offshore helicopter transport operations in the North Sea region, the association said Aug. 20. In...
August 21, 2015
Sriwijaya’s new Boeing 737 aircraft. Photo: Boeing [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Boeing has delivered two new Next Generation (NG) 737-900 Extended Range (ER) aircraft to...
August 21, 2015
Bombardier’s CS100 aircraft. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Bombardier announced today that its C Series CS100 aircraft has performed over 80 percent of the required certification tests with more than 2,250 flight test hours to date. The C Series...
August 21, 2015
Aer Lingus, flag carrier of Ireland. Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 08-20-2015] Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, launched a new policy for the Irish aviation sector earlier this week. The new policy aims to enhance maintenance of aviation safety, increase connectivity to and from...
August 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] The FAA has approved Pan Am International Flight Academy to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP), a new training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA...
August 21, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is preparing to finalize its recommendations for 15-minute aircraft flight tracking standard, which is focused on providing performance-based rather than prescriptive measures for operators. SITA OnAir’s Aircom FlightTracker technology has been introduced as a solution that is looking to help airlines meet the proposed...
August 21, 2015
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter expressed during a Thursday news conference his regret over the tight logistics, and subsequent failure, of Operation Eagle Claw, a multi-branch military operation launched early in 1980 to rescue 52 American...
August 21, 2015
A California man was arrested Sunday for downing a company-operated drone that hovered over him during a beach trip. Augustine Lehecka said he used a T-shirt to snare...
August 20, 2015
  Photo courtesy of Metro Aviation   Following recent FAA authorization, Metro is introducing electronic flight bags to its fleet. Metro partnered with Complete Flight to implement the EFBs' enterprise software, which will provide pilots access to...
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