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


Navigating $550 Billion: The Middle East Market

“It’s one of the biggest.” That’s what Boeing Middle East President Jeffrey Johnson says about the Middle East’s $550 billion aviation market. But it seems like an understatement. The Middle East market exploded at the Dubai... Read more

Regional Scan: North America

Raytheon Names Kennedy New CEO Thomas Kennedy. Courtesy of Raytheon Raytheon has named Thomas Kennedy as its new CEO, to follow William Swanson who steps down from the post March 31, 2014. Swanson has served as Raytheon’s CEO since 2003 and will... Read more


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

Overview of ARINC 818 Supplement 2

In 2005, Airbus and Boeing introduced an effort to further capabilities for the new 787 and A400M programs, and a new standardization effort was initiated through the Digital Video Subcommittee of ARINC. The aim of the ARINC 818 specification was to provide a... Read more




EASA Approves Embraer Legacy 500 Training   Embraer’s Legacy 500 jet. Photo: Embraer. FlightSafety International gained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new Embraer Legacy 500 maintenance-training program. The Legacy... Read more


New Products

Companies providing Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) for the avionics industry face tough challenges as they confront demand for both higher functionality and higher safety requirements. At the center of this dilemma is the effort to certify safety critical... Read more



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



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

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