Helicopter Market On Cusp of New Era

Operating a helicopter is a job that requires impeccable skill. Using choppers for police and emergency situations, as well in offshore environments, is dangerous. But new avionics technologies that improve communications, safety and overall pilot awareness could enhance efficiency and cut down on human error. However, helicopter operators do not always have big budgets, so increasing efficiency while keeping costs down presents a challenge across the industry. According to Grady Dees, technical director... Read more

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Mark Your Calendars: Avionics for NextGen, October 2015

I would like to start this month by making our audience aware that we are bringing back the “Avionics for NextGen” event. It will take place mid October in Washington, D.C. We already have some great speakers confirmed such as Bruce DeCleene... Read more


Using NextGen to Improve Aircraft Navigation

Some of the busiest airports in the United States daily demonstrate the operational challenges of navigating an aircraft efficiently. An example is Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which has multiple parallel runways and a complex... Read more

Connecting the Cockpit: Data Streaming Tech Leads the Way to Streamlining Operations

Connectivity in the cockpit is coming into its own. As aircraft become more equipped with Internet and connections become more reliable through satellite-based systems and broadband technology, this access to data is expanding and companies are developing new... Read more



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Cockpit Displays: Touching Up the Modern Cockpit

Photo courtesy of Barco Cockpit displays are central to some of the flight-critical applications and capabilities of today’s modern aircraft Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) setups. Avionics companies are using new software to make Primary Flight... Read more

From Military to Market: Commercial Connectivity Drives Antenna Technology

The aircraft connectivity market is in the midst of a full-fledged upswing, as passengers demand constant contact with the outside world, even at 30,000 feet. Gogo alone provides connectivity services to nearly 2,000 commercial aircraft and 7,000 business... Read more



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