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May 19, 2015
Becker Avionics International and Telegenix Inc. have partnered in the field of voice communication systems for Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations. On certain product lines, the two companies will combine their capabilities and expertise in mission critical systems in order to...
May 8, 2015
Avionic display systems technology provider Thomas Global Systems has achieved new EASA Part 145 approval at its facility in Irvine, Calif. This follows the Company’s FAA Part-145 approval granted after...
April 30, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a significant NextGen milestone with the completion of En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), a highly advanced computer system used by air traffic controllers to safely manage high-altitude traffic. The first ERAM system went online at Salt Lake City Center in March 2012. The final installation was completed last month at New York Center. ERAM...
April 20, 2015
Becker Avionics has announced the addition of Ms. Antonia Aldinger, as their newest sales representative for Europe. Aldinger was previously a marketing and exhibition manager for...
April 17, 2015
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced the certification by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) of its Rig Approach™ for the S-92® helicopter. Rig Approach is a first-of-its-kind functionality on the S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms. Rig...
April 13, 2015
FreeFlight Systems has released ADS-B View 2.0 – a free NextGen aviation iPad app that provides graphical weather, traffic and textual data to the aircraft pilot and crew. Weather and traffic information is received by the RANGR ADS-B system, transmitted to the tablet via WiFi, and overlayed on the ADS-B View map. “As with the previous version, and in keeping with the ‘Free Weather and...
April 7, 2015
Aerospace Optics has introduced NEXSYS, a premium product line of flexible avionic system interface solutions offering system designers and engineers the ability to solve system-to-system communication challenges. The NEXSYS brand joins VIVISUN® in positioning Aerospace Optics as one of the industry’s leading innovation solutions manufacturers for illuminated and non-illuminated interface...
April 2, 2015
Northwest MedStar owns a mixed fleet of four fixed-wing and seven rotory-wing aircraft, and recently replaced one of its helicopters with a new Airbus H135 (EC135) completed by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, La. Metro has also operated all 11 aircraft for Northwest MedStar since August of 1994.   Photo courtesy of...
April 1, 2015
The U.S. Army has upgraded its CH-47F fleet with the new Required Navigation Performance-Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) system from Rockwell Collins. The upgrade for CH-47F Chinooks equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) was most recently fielded with the Minnesota/Iowa National Guard, as well as the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. The...
March 25, 2015
Avionica, a satellite communications equipment manufacturer known for its multiple safety certifications for airliners, has installed its suite of mini-Quick Access Recorders (miniQAR) on more than 75 helicopters, and most are streaming data over the company’s 3G/4G cellular module.      Avionica miniQAR III installed on an EC635. Photo courtesy of...
March 24, 2015
Northrop Grumman has selected the Wind River 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter. As a part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and secure operating systems, VxWorks 653 is a commercial...
March 19, 2015
Semco Maritime, a global project engineering company focusing on the offshore energy sector, has selected Becker Avionics' new ADS-B Traffic Localization And Surveillance System (ATLASS) for offshore flight tracking. ADS-B technology makes flying...
March 6, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced that SECO International of Japan has entered into a letter of intent to order 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. The announcement was made as part of a formal signing ceremony at Bell Helicopter’s booth during HAI Heli-Expo 2015, in Orlando, Fla.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X was designed based on extensive input from a Customer...
March 6, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) has selected the Sagem (Safran) ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite as part of the standard avionics/instrument package for its new SKYe SH09 single-engine utility helicopter.   Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons Developed and produced by Sagem, the ICDS 8A Primary Flight Display & Engine Monitoring System increases situational...
March 5, 2015
Latitude Technologies’ authorized reseller, Maxcraft Avionics, has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of Latitude’s award-winning IONode™ Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system on Sikorsky S-76 Series helicopters. The...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - FreeFlight Systems announced today that they are extending the Radar Altimeter product line to add a Level B capable system to meet the stringent design safety requirements for Part 29 rotorcraft.  The FreeFlight Systems FRA-5500 Radar Altimeter maintains the same form, fit, and functionality of the popular RA-4X00 series line of TSO’d Radar Altimeters...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Latitude Technologies’ authorized reseller, Maxcraft Avionics, has received a FAA STC for installation of Latitude’s award-winning IONode FDM system on Sikorsky S-76...
March 4, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH), now a department of Outerlink Global Solutions, has received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for the installation of their lightweight flight data recorders.  The first Canadian installations of the integrated flight data system will be performed on the EC130 and AS350, owned and operated by...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando Fla. – DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it recently completed vibration testing of its popular GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Sikorsky...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. - Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s (NYSE: CW) Defense Solutions division today announced a new family of ultra-lightweight recorders for cockpit image, voice and flight data. At only 5.7 lbs., the new Fortress recorders weigh ~50% less than early generation solid state recorders alternatives, which helps to significantly reduce fuel cost savings (for example...
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