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June 18, 2015
Airbus Helicopters, Vector Aerospace and Rockwell Collins have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and market the Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics solution to upgrade Airbus Helicopters platforms. The first platforms targeted for the upgrades will be AS332 / 532 MK1 helicopters, with the first implementation expected in the summer of 2016. Featuring...
June 11, 2015
Metro Aviation has begun flight testing IRIS, a flight data monitoring, tracking and communications tool that the company says promises to improve the safety of helicopter missions. Using ViaSat's geosynchronous satellite...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
June 10, 2015
June 30 is the nomination deadline for the Night Vision Awards to be presented at July's Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo 2015 in Houston. Presented every other year, the awards are intended to...
June 2, 2015
A CHC Helikopter Service Sikorsky S-92 equipped with dual Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) carried out the first Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach to Runway 07 in Florø, Norway. The flight, HKS 56T, under the command of John Olav Ofstad and instructor Morten Kufaas, was on a transit flight from Bergen to Florø in aircraft LN-OQM. Florø...
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...
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