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August 19, 2015
Air Evac Lifeteam this month celebrated 30 years of service as an air medical transport provider. The company was founded Aug. 1, 1985, to serve small communities in West Plains, Mo. with a single...
August 19, 2015
Technological advances and growing constraints on government spending are two key factors challenging aviation regulators' abilities to approve new rotorcraft types and the enhancements of old ones, according to industry leaders. Many helicopter operators want new safety features that improve situational awareness and reduced pilot workload, according to one senior executive of a major OEM, but adding them...
August 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-19-2015] Indonesian rescue workers have recovered the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the Trigana Air Service ATR 42-300 aircraft that crashed in the Papua province. During a press conference on Tuesday, Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency Chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo originally said that both the CVR and the Flight Data Recorder had been recovered, but on Wednesday he said...
August 19, 2015
Japan Airlines aircraft, rendering. Photo: JAL [Avionics Today 08-19-2015] JAL Group (JAL) has revised its flight frequency and fleet plans on both international and domestic routes for fiscal...
August 19, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-19-2015] The Head-Up Display (HUD) market in military aviation in the United States will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.5 percent in terms of unit shipment between 2015 and 2019, as indicated by a new report by Research and Markets. According to the report, the...
August 19, 2015
Ornulf Hilarius, CEO of OHS Aviation Services and Christoph Meyerrose, CEO of LBAS. Photo: Lufthansa Technik [Avionics Today 08-19-2015] OHS Aviation Services, a business jet interior design specialist, and Lufthansa...
August 19, 2015
A4A estimates a 3 percent increase in passengers for the labor day weekend. Photo: A4A [Avionics Today 08-19-2015] Airlines for America (A4A) has projected 14.2 million people will fly over the Labor Day holiday period, a 3 percent increase from last year. A4A reported that airlines are ready for the uptick in passengers, adding capacity and reporting average U.S...
August 18, 2015
Despite predictions from the National Interagency Fire Center as well as its own extensive preparations in outfitting its Air-Cranes, Erickson Inc. said that the 2015 sluggish firefighting season contributed to lost revenues in Q2. The company reported Aug. 6 in a Q2 earnings call that its second-quarter revenue for commercial aviation...
August 18, 2015
The U.S. Air Force invites aircraft manufacturers for a discussion about replacing its more than 40-year-old fleet of UH-1N Iroquois "Hueys." At an industry day scheduled for Aug. 26 and 27, the service will educate potential vendors about the capabilities it wants in a successor to the light-lift utility UH-1N, a military variant of the...
August 18, 2015
FAA’s ERAM ATC computing system. Photo: FAA [Avionics Today 08-18-15] The FAA identified a recent software upgrade to Air Traffic Control’s (ATC) En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system at the Leesburg, Va., high-altitude radar facility as the source automation problems that grounded...
August 18, 2015
Photo: Serco [Avionics Today 08-18-15] Serco has received one of three awards on a new Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic with Air Traffic Control (ATC) engineering and technical support services for Navy...
August 18, 2015
Diagram of the STAR-ADS service, included in the Asian OEM contract. Photo: Star Navigation [Avionics Today 08-18-15] Star Navigation Systems has become an approved vendor to a major Asian aircraft and avionics manufacturer. This status...
August 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-18-15] Aero Kinetics and GridMeNow have announced a partnership to incorporate GridMeNow’s mobile, real-time tracking solutions into Aero Kinetics’ multi-rotor Vertical Takeoff...
August 18, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-18-2015] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is looking to capitalize on connectivity in ways that will allow airlines to up operational efficiency by exploiting Big Data. GEE has jumpstarted a new business line, GEE Operations Solutions, through the acquisition of two companies: masFlight, which provides a cloud-based business intelligence platform that processes and analyzes global...
August 17, 2015
  A Bell 412 EP demo, courtesy of Bell Helicopter. Bell Helicopter's delivery of the last of eight 412EPs to the Philippine Department of National Defense was acknowledged today during a flag-raising ceremony at...
August 17, 2015
The Assn. for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's president and CEO, Brian Wynne, responded on Aug. 13 to an FAA report that claimed drone sightings are increasing, calling for "stricter enforcement of careless and...
August 17, 2015
The agenda for Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Certification Summit is now available online here, as is a list of confirmed and invited speakers. The Oct. 27 summit at the Sheraton DFW Airport in...
August 17, 2015
UPDATE: [Avionics Today 08-18-2015] - Please note, the FAA has released an updated statement indicating that it has discovered a recent software upgrade associated with the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system was connected to the cause of the flight delays that mostly impacted air traffic throughout the east coast on Saturday, Aug. 15. Here is the FAA's latest statement released...
August 17, 2015
[Avionics Today 08-17-2015] Crews from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard recently ferried two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft...
August 17, 2015
IndiGo A320. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 08-17-2015] India’s largest domestic airline by market share, IndiGo has firmed up last year’s commitment to order 250 A320neo...
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