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February 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-20-2015] Under a new agreement, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) will manage Aireon’s global emergency aircraft tracking service, Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT). The service will be provided as a public service to the global aviation community beginning in 2017, when Aireon's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) network...
February 20, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-20-2015] Engility Holdings won a $27.6 million contract to provide product and technical support for the development and testing of the Naval Avionics Platform Integration Emulator (NAPIE) systems for the the U.S. Navy. NAPIE...
February 20, 2015
Rockwell Collins F-35 DAS. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 02-20-2015] Rockwell Collins has expanded the company’s Sydney facility where F-35 Lightning II Distributed Aperture System (DAS) optical assemblies will be manufactured. The expansion is a result of a long term agreement Rockwell Collins signed with Northrop Grumman in 2014 to produce optical...
February 20, 2015
Royal Air Maroc 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Royal Air Maroc [Avionics Today 02-20-2015] Morocco’s national airline, Royal Air Maroc, has announced the launch of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to take place Feb. 22. The new...
February 20, 2015
Saab 340 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 02-20-2015] C&L Aerospace (C&L) has entered into a strategic alliance with Heroux-Devtek U.K. (formerly APPH Ltd) to enhance the global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul...
February 20, 2015
ForeFlight Mobile receives the SkyView GPS and AHRS data to feed the moving map and Synthetic Vision views. Photo: ForeFlight [Avionics Today 02-20-2015] ForeFlight, a company that provides iPhone and iPad applications for pilots, has announced...
February 19, 2015
Vector Component Services, a division of Vector Aerospace UK (owned by Airbus Helicopters) will share a £420 million (approximately $650 million) order that extends the support program for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of 60 Boeing Chinook CH-47 heavy-lift...
February 19, 2015
New Zealand helicopter manufacturer Composite Helicopters International (CHI) has filed a type certificate application with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority for three helicopter models featuring its EvoStrength composite technology. The helicopters are the entry level, Rolls-Royce RR300-powered KC630; the high-powered, high-altitude, Honeywell LTS101-powered utility version, the KC650; and the...
February 19, 2015
AgustaWestland announced today that the Croatian Police has placed an order for one AW139 intermediate twin-turbine helicopter. With this order, the AW139 will enter for the first time in the country, replacing an older model following a competitive tender issued by the Croatian Ministry of Interior. The AW139 was chosen by the customer after a comprehensive evaluation process of competing bids. The...
February 19, 2015
The long-term engine of choice for the X4, the prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ new medium class twin-engine rotorcraft, will be an uprated Turbomeca Arrano engine.   Photo courtesy of Turbomeca (Safran) Airbus Helicopters has been running with two turboshaft...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-18-2015] A trio of Air Traffic Management (ATM) service providers has come together to update Australia’s aging infrastructure as skies crowd over the land down under. Saab Sensis, Nav Canada and AirServices Australia (ASA), the country’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), have announced plans to integrate and deploy air traffic automation technology at four airports...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] The Gulfstream G650ER set two city-pair records recently while performing a flight around the world with one stop. According to Gulfstream, the G650ER took...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) has issued a $10.7 million contract to Exelis to develop a new multifunctional computer chip for airborne radio applications. Under the contract, Exelis will develop a chip capable of improving the security and jam-resistance of...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] Aviation GPS and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers manufacturer Dual Electronics has announced a partnership with 3-D augmented reality aviation system provider Arclarity to develop a sense and avoid solution for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] Piedmont Airlines has selected Universal Avionics to provide GPS-based Flight Management Systems (FMS) for their fleet of Bombardier Dash 8 100 aircraft. Under a new contract, Universal will provide an FMS to support operations with all procedural leg types adhering to...
February 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 02-19-2015] Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Agency for the Security of Aviation Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) to provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities to the West and Central African regions. ASECNA, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for 17 African states, plans to use Aireon’s satellite aircraft...
February 18, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced its presence at Aero India 2015, Feb. 18-22, at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The state-of-the-art Bell 407GT tactical light commercial helicopter is an ideal aircraft for armed reconnaissance surveillance, bringing together the Garmin G1000H flight deck with precision weapons capability. The aircraft offers a highly flexible and configurable modern weapons system to...
February 18, 2015
Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, will award an annual scholarship in honor of Chief Executive Officer Emeritus William (“Bill”) E. Chiles for his contribution to creating a safer global helicopter transport community. The scholarship award covers full tuition at Bristow Academy for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CFI helicopter rating to any graduate of the Bristow...
February 18, 2015
Earlier this month, Sikorsky Aircraft employees assembled and donated 50 bicycles to patients at Miami Children’s Hospital Doral Outpatient Center.   Photo courtesy Sikorsky The bicycles were assembled during Sikorsky’s Worldwide Sales Conference held recently in Miami, Fla., and were donated to 50 patients from Miami Children’s Hospital Doral Outpatient Center who were chosen by the...
February 18, 2015
IndiGo A320neo in flight. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 02-18-2015] India-based airline IndiGo has selected Rockwell Collins’ avionics systems, including its MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and full...
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