April 23, 2014

Boeing Stands Out Among Lockheed, Northrop 1st Quarter Results

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Three of the world's largest aerospace and defense manufacturers, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, reported their first quarter earnings. Boeing came out first, with the strongest first quarter earnings of the three. The manufacturer’s results were fueled by higher sales and increased deliveries of its flagship commercial airframes, the 737 and the 787.    Boeing reported $12.7 billion in total revenues from sales of commercial aircraft...

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  • Vector's Data Logger Passes A350 Test

    April 23, 2014 | [Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Vector has reported on the successful completion of the first test trial of its GL1020FTE data logger analyzing Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus communications onboard the second flight test aircraft in the Airbus...

  • Flyht's AFIRS Achieves 1 Million Flights

    April 23, 2014 | [Avionics Today April 23, 2014] Canadian avionics manufacturer Flyht’s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) has achieved 1 million flights onboard aircraft.  The AFIRS system was first introduced in 2005, and has been...

  • The Future of Unmanned Flight

    April 22, 2014 | Just five years ago, the idea of the futuristic aircraft known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) dotting our skies seemed more like talk of UFO sightings than future tech, but now, “I think you’ve got to be pretty deluded to think that...

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  • Time to Rethink UAS in the US

    April 22, 2014 | The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) treatment of very small UAS is creating a serious problem. While the agency deserves considerable credit for its hard work on projects to transition to the integration of UAS with manned aircraft in the civil...

  • Companies Seek to Improve Flight Tracking as MH370 Search Continues

    April 22, 2014 | [Avionics Today April 22, 2014] The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Boeing 777 aircraft is nearing the 50th day, and while there have been hundreds of theories on what happened, the families of the missing victims and the search...

  • Bombardier Launches Aerospace Research Consortium

    April 22, 2014 | [Avionics Today April 22, 2014] Bombardier has launched the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC), an initiative aimed at uniting the Canadian aerospace industry, university and research institution leaders to advance...

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