COVER STORY

 

New Technologies: Hike in Air Traffic Present Challenges to MRO Market

      More than 36,000 new aircraft will be delivered worldwide in the next two decades, according to the Boeing 2014 Long-Term Market Forecast. That demand is spurred by both the need to replace aging aircraft and the desire to upgrade to newer, sleeker, more fuel-efficient models coming onto the scene such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or the Airbus 350 XWB. These eco-friendly airliners can promise 15 to 20 percent fuel savings over many of the older models flying today, prompting... Read more

Subscribe to the Print or Digital Version

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

Avionics Magazine 2.0

Welcome to our revamped Avionics Magazine, where every two months we will deliver you more features and analysis than ever before. For the first time, we have two upgrade central features where we look at specific product segments of the market backed up with... Read more

FEATURES

Inmarsat Exec Talks About Operator’s Role in Search for MH370

The search to find out what happened to the MH370 flight began in earnest. As days ticked on by, it became apparent there would be no happy ending and that those on board were lost. However, with the families of those involved wanting closure and the... Read more

TCPDLC: Transitioning to Controller Pilot Data Link Communications

The global air transportation industry is in the process of slowly transitioning to Controller to Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) to help alleviate the increasingly congested voice communications between pilots and controllers that the industry has... Read more

SWIM Heads for Final Lap

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) program, now more than halfway to the finish line, is the agency’s version of net-centricity. Using the Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) backbone... Read more

DEPARTMENTS

 

Upgrade Central

Avionics Big Data: Impacting All Segments of the Aviation Industry

Aircraft data is the lifeblood of the aviation industry. Data is everywhere you look, from flight testing, to in-flight data recording, enemy radar sensor data acquisition and more. However, of all flight data uses, nearly 60 percent of Avionics Magazine... Read more

Move to LED Brightens Opportunities for Lighting Companies

With Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology nearly standard on all new airframes, operators and airlines can look forward to the extended lifespan and increased power efficiency of the new era of lighting systems. The typical lifespan of a fluorescent bulb is... Read more

 

Columns

Challenges in the Commercial Aircraft Sector

With aircraft selling at record volumes, the commercial aircraft industry faces a production challenge — and this may be only the beginning. A combination of low interest rates and readily available financing, reduced operating costs, and surging demand... Read more

 

Calendar

Top industry events

Read more

Live chat by BoldChat