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April 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
It is cold at Eilson Air Force Base, near Fairbanks, Alaska. Forty-five degrees below zero cold. It is February 1972, and we are with a KC-135 tanker task force. Our job is to refuel reconnaissance aircraft, including the SR-71 Blackbird, which keeps an eye on the Soviet far east. The cold is hard... Read More »
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April 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
Multimode recievers (MMRs), the high-integrity, multifunction navigation units installed on many air transport-class airplanes today, are expanding their scope. Driving this expansion are military aviation needs and the evolution of the National Airspace System (NAS). MMRs started with the... Read More »
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March 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
Flight Management System for the A380 Airbus has tapped Honeywell to provide the flight management system (FMS) for the super jumbo A380 carrier. Honeywell s strategic win could generate $200 million in revenue over a 15-year period, including sales of spares, data base updates, support and other... Read More »
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March 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
This spring, possibly this month, the U.S. armed forces will enter uncharted territory. If all goes as planned, the Army will award the first chunk of a program with an ambitious end state: a single tactical radio family for air, land and sea platforms. The U.S. military is expected to replace... Read More »
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February 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
The candidate products have been submitted and evaluated. Four manufacturing teams anxiously await the Federal Aviation Administration s (FAA s) downselect, scheduled for late April or early May 2002. What the agency will select is a digital voice switch to be installed in the FAA s 61 automated... Read More »
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February 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
After two years of relative obscurity and delay, the Federal Aviation Administration s (FAA s) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) program is gaining renewed prominence, as it approaches for a major milestone. The agency and WAAS prime contractor Raytheon have ostensibly resolved the very... Read More »
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January 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
Not that long ago, the air transport market faced an economic downturn but was bolstered by the strong sales of commuter/regional jets. The business aircraft market was riding the crest of the economic boom of the 1990s, and the private aircraft market was stimulated by new aircraft designs. The... Read More »
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January 1, 2002
From Avionics Today
Notebook for Lauda Air Austria s Lauda Air has selected Itronix Corp. s X-C6250Pro and GoBook notebook computers for the carrier s maintenance program. The wireless mobile PCs data broadcasting feature makes them usable in the aircraft, hangar, airfield or foreign airports. The computers are... Read More »
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December 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
Thales on Global Express The head-up flight display system (HFDS) developed by Thales Avionics has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Bombardier s Global Express business jet at the airframer s flight test center, Wichita, Kan. Fully integrated into the airplane s baseline avionics... Read More »
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December 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
On Sept. 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) released a report authored by its John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, on the vulnerability of the U.S. transportation infrastructure in relying on the Global Positioning System (GPS). It was slow in coming. The... Read More »
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December 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
First Flight of Collins-Equipped S-92 The final production configuration of the Sikorsky S-92 utility helicopter, which includes the Rockwell Collins glass cockpit, made its first flight Oct. 5. Aircraft No. 4 in the S-92 development program flew one hour and 54 minutes at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp... Read More »
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November 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
Falcon 20 Display Garrett Aviation Services, Tempe, Ariz., has installed the first electronic engine instrument upgrade package for a Dassault Falcon 20. Little Rock, Ark.-based Acxiom Corp. owns the aircraft. The installation consists of three 6.4-inch (16.25-cm) active-matrix liquid crystal... Read More »
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October 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
At first glance, lighted pushbutton switches so critical to aircraft operation appear not to have changed much over the years. But if you open the cap or look at the body, it becomes obvious how much they have improved. Lighting, for example, is shifting from incandescent to solid state... Read More »
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September 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
Airlines Select Avionics Air transport carriers recently selected avionics systems to update their existing aircraft or install in aircraft on order. Here are some examples: Continental Airlines plans to retrofit 208 of its aircraft with Honeywell s Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning... Read More »
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August 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
If you think development activity of the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) takes place only in the United States, think again. There is, in fact, an ADS-B program being launched on the opposite side of the world, only for a slightly different intent. Airservices Australia, the... Read More »
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August 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
Airbus Buys into Tenzing Tenzing Communications announced at the Paris Air Show that Airbus Industrie has purchased a 30% chunk of the in-flight communications company as part of a deal to offer in-flight e-mail and Internet access to airline passengers. The partnership places Tenzing s value at... Read More »
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July 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
Canadair 604 Avionics Updated Rockwell Collins recently received a Technical Standard Order (TSO) for a mid-life avionics upgrade package for the Bombardier Canadair Challenger 604 bizjet. Integration of the upgrade into production aircraft begins this summer. Updating the Canadair 604's Pro Line... Read More »
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July 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
AFTER BEING STUNG BADLY during the 1982 Falklands conflict, the British Royal Navy had 10 of its Sea King HAS Mk2 helicopters initially retrofitted with Thorn-EMI (later Racal and now Thales Avionics) Searchwater radars to provide airborne early warning (AEW) of attacks against its ships by... Read More »
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June 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
Airline Avionics Institute: Volare Awards Three winners of this year s Airline Avionics Institute s (AAI s) Volare Awards were honored in April at the 52nd April Avionics Maintenance Conference (AMC), held in San Francisco. Recipients of the Volare Award for Product Support are Mike Brewer of... Read More »
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June 1, 2001
From Avionics Today
In October 2000, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a Raytheon Co./Sensis Corp. team a $200-million contract to develop and build airport surface detection equipment, Mode X (ASDE-X). Commencing in 2004, ASDE-X units will be progressively commissioned at 25 U.S. airports. These... Read More »
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