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June 15, 2015
Look for Airbus Helicopters to announce plans for a new heavy helicopter, according to reports at the Paris Air Show. The Reuters news service says the manufacturer...
June 15, 2015
Turbomeca plans by year’s end to begin integrating advanced components for a technology demonstrator intended to support development of a new family of 3,000-shaft-horsepower-class...
June 15, 2015
If the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 is passed into law, U.S. certificate holders subject to FAA enforcement action could appeal their case directly to federal court. Proposed by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the bill would expand and clarify the rights of all...
June 15, 2015
Virgin Atlantic A330 aircraft. Photo: Virgin Atlantic [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Virgin Atlantic Airways will be the first airline to install Honeywell Aerospace’s new flight management service aimed to help airlines increase efficiency and improve fuel conservation. The new Honeywell Flight Management System (FMS) datalink service will provide pilots with access to updated and customized wind and...
June 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airways New Zealand, New Zealand’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), to collaborate on the investigation of the potential to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) services in New Zealand Domestic and South Pacific airspace. Airways New Zealand’s goal is to provide safe...
June 15, 2015
A CSeries test aircraft leaving the runway. Photo: Bombardier [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Bombardier has announced that, based on flight tests results, its all-new CS100 and CS300 aircraft are exceeding their original targets for fuel burn, payload, range and...
June 15, 2015
Rockwell Collins MultiScan Threat track will be featured on Alafco’s 85 A320 aircraft. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Rockwell Collins will pursue a series of initiatives that will increase capacity and expand the company’s ARINC global network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The initiatives, aimed at proactively addressing growing air traffic and more...
June 15, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-15-2015] Medical flight diversions are extremely costly for airlines and can be difficult to deal with based on the route and diversion airport or area in which an operator has to land. However, as United Airlines Senior Vice President of Corporate Safety Michael Quiello discussed during a presentation at the 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Summit last week, telemedicine technology could...
June 12, 2015
Esterline headquarters. Photo: Esterline [Avionics Today 06-12-2015] Esterline Corporation, a manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets, has completed the sale of its Texas-based subsidiary, Eclipse Electronic Systems to BAE Systems. Eclipse produces...
June 12, 2015
View from an Elbit Systems EVS. Photo: Elbit Systems [Avionics Today 06-12-2015] Elbit Systems of America will provide Shanghai Avionics Corporation’s (SAVIC) COMAC C919 aircraft with Kollsman Enhanced Vision System-Superior Performance (EVS-SP). Elbit Systems of America contract with SAVIC also enables future operators of the C919 to select the EVS-SP through the aircraft manufacturer. The EVS-SP...
June 12, 2015
The R&S Series4200 stationary radios from Rohde & Schwarz now enable the detection of simultaneous transmissions (DSiT) in air traffic control. Photo: Rohde & Schwarz [Avionics Today 06-12-2015] The Colombian Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics (UAEAC) has awarded Rohde &...
June 12, 2015
Airbus A320. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 06-12-2015] Swedish defense and security company Saab AB will be manufacturing the main deck cargo door, including surrounding structure for...
June 12, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-12-2015] Experts from Zodiac, Cobham Satcom and Intelsat came together earlier this week to speak to the increasingly intense topic of aviation cyber security. During the 2015 Global Connected Aircraft Summit, at the “Cyber-Security: How Can a Connected Aircraft Manage This Threat?” session, the panelists addressed how fear and the progressively complex avionics and Air...
June 12, 2015
Ireland’s Emergency Aeromedical Service commemorated completion of its 1,000th aeromedical operation on June 11. Started in June 2012 to provide the nation with a dedicated emergency aeromedical service, the service is a joint operation of the...
June 12, 2015
Erickson Inc. has secured two contracts important to its goal of building a stronger presence in Alaska. For the first contract, Repsol, already an Erickson customer in the South American region, will use Erickson's medium-lift helicopters to provide oil and gas transport—as well as...
June 12, 2015
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is dispatching two Black Hawks to southeast Texas to fortify border patrols there a week after one of its Airbus EC120s was hit by ground fire. The...
June 11, 2015
Metro Aviation has begun flight testing IRIS, a flight data monitoring, tracking and communications tool that the company says promises to improve the safety of helicopter missions. Using ViaSat's geosynchronous satellite...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
June 11, 2015
AgustaWestland AW101. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 06-11-2015] Honeywell Aerospace will supply its Laseref VI Inertial Navigation System (INS) to the the Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter. According to Honeywell, the inertial navigation technology will make it easier for...
June 11, 2015
[Avionics Today 06-11-2015] Rockwell Collins has released a major upgrade to the User Interface (UI) for the ARINC Advanced Information Management (AIM) security platform. The new AIM UI incorporates technology aimed to improve...
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