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Hitting the Connectivity Sweet Spot

Global airlines work hard to keep customers connected

 
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MH370 Underlines Need for Constant Technology Innovation

At the time of going to press, the fate of Malaysian Airlines’ flight MH370 is still unknown. In this day and age of constant connectivity, sophisticated radar and satellite systems, an aircraft has literally vanished for over a week now. On behalf of... Read more

FEATURES

Regional Scan: Asia-Pacific

Gagan Brings Avionics Upgrades to India A computer-generated rendering of an airplane runway approach using Honeywell’s Smartpath system. Photo: Honeywell Operators in India need to upgrade their avionics this year to match the country’s overhaul... Read more

Regional Scan: Europe

UK Launches Low Altitude Datalink Flight Trials U.K.’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is currently using live flight trials between Bristol and Edinburgh to research the use of data communications between Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) and pilots... Read more

COLUMNS

NextGen Ready For Next Critical Phase

About a decade ago the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started planning the Next Generation Air Transportation System, NextGen. It’s been quite a roller coaster since then, and NextGen is far from over. It is not an overstatement to call the... Read more

From Drones to ADS-B: the Future of Avionics Awaits

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or simply drones, are becoming more of a buzzword worldwide. Be it for its wide range of possible uses, controversies around privacy concerns, or disputes around their legality, the discussions... Read more

DEPARTMENTS

 

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Thales, Qatar to Develop OPV-A Thales, Qatar Air Force officials sign MOU to develop OPV-A. Photo: Thales Thales announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qatar Armed Forces to assist in the development of an Optionally Piloted... Read more

 

New Products

One core airspace modernization technology, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), is a top priority in worldwide mandates with upgrade deadlines fast approaching for Europe and the United States. As a technology that will revolutionize routing... Read more

 

People

Bill Darbe Satcom Direct, of Satellite Beach, Fla., named Bill Darbe its director of dealer programs. Darbe will be responsible for implementing aftermarket dealer programs to support the introduction of Satcom Direct’s new hardware systems. His initial... Read more

 

Calendar

March 4-7 Heli-Expo 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Visit www.heliexpo.com. 12-14 ATC Global, Amsterdam RAI Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit www.atcglobalhub.com. 25-28 Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and... Read more

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