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Domestic, International Partners Compete for a Place in China’s Booming Avionics Market

Major international avionics manufacturers have been cultivating their presence in China for some time, positioning themselves to reap the benefits of what they believe will be a colossal growth market in the coming years. A brief glance through forecasts from Airbus, Boeing and local airframer the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) — all of which predict eye-watering numbers of aircraft entering the Chinese market over the next two decades — leaves little doubt as to where this... Read more

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Avionics for NextGen Points at Key Period Coming up for Industry

As we approach the holiday season, I would like to wish the readers of Avionics Magazine happy holidays and all the best for 2016. We have just completed a very successful Avionics for NextGen event which we held in late October in Washington. We bought this... Read more

FEATURES

Airbus A350 & Boeing 787: A Generational Leap in Avionics

  The Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 are the two most technologically advanced commercial airliners in the aviation industry today. What’s always difficult to measure about aircraft technologically and in terms of avionics capabilities is that... Read more

FANS 1/A: 2015 and Beyond

Future Air Navigation System (FANS) technology is a form of Controller to Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) that uses the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) network for air traffic controller to pilot text messaging... Read more

Apps Offer New Frontiers for the Airline Ecosystem

Apps are fast becoming the essential interface between traveller and In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC), improving passenger experience and, crucially, generating possibilities for ancillary revenue generation. Frequent fliers expect to use their... Read more

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Databus Testing Looks to Increase Throughput in the Face of Shrinking Budgets

Developers of databus test equipment are feeling the pinch as new commercially developed technologies that aim to boost throughput and lower costs begin to enter aircraft, adding complexity to platform architectures and equipment. Aircraft operators and... Read more

 

Opinion

The Connected Aircraft Readies for Takeoff

Connectivity is transforming the world, and the aerospace industry is no exception. With the proliferation of satellite communications, and the transformation of planes from analog vehicles into digital nodes in the sky, aircraft are generating more data now... Read more

Impact of Mandatory Drone Registration Remains to be Seen

A popular present this holiday season is sure to be a drone. With the growing threat to general aviation and safety in America posed by errant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to announce and implement a... Read more

 

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