In Case You Missed it: Last Month’s Most Popular Articles

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 5, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 10-05-2016] September is a hectic month: the leaves are changing, kids are going back to school and of course, football is starting. But if you were too busy racking your brain for Halloween costume ideas to stay up to date on the hottest news in the Avionics industry, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our countdown of the most-read articles last month and stay in the know!

10. SmartSky Unveils Unlicensed Spectrum Plan for High-Speed IFC
After shrouding its In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) network in mystery since its 2014 debut, SmartSky has finally unveiled how it plans to deliver massive amounts of bandwidth to aircraft through unlicensed spectrum.

9. Gogo Announces Next Generation Ground Network for IFC in North America
After launching its satellite-based IFC solution, 2Ku, this year, Gogo is now looking to revamp its ground network to better service current connectivity requirements and compete with big competitors such as ViaSat. Take a peek at their plans here.

8. Integrating IP into ACARS Transmissions
June 3, 2016 marked the one-year anniversary of the first flight of a commercial aircraft enabled for ACARS data services using IP. Check out our magazine article where we spoke to many of the stakeholders involved in the project to see where the concept is headed.

7. Airbus’ WTO Illegal Subsidies Ruling: What Does it Mean for the Market?
In late September, the World Trade Organization ruled that Airbus had been receiving illegal subsidies from the European Union for years, which helped them bring their large aircraft programs, such as the A380, to market. But what will that mean for the aviation market? We asked an analyst break it down.

6. Unlocking the Benefits of ADS-B In
With the 2020 mandate of ADS-B Out set, thoughts turn to the future of the other half of the technology, ADS-B In. Take a look at how general aviation operators are leading the charge for the technology’s adoption.

5. The FAA’s New Commercial Drone Rule Explained
Confused by the FAA’s new small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) rule that came into effect in late August? You’re not alone. Check out our conversation with drone law and legislation experts from law firm Pillsbury to help you fill in the gaps.

4. Biggest Aviation Authorities to Streamline Certification Process
Four of the world’s largest civil aviation authorities — Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil of Brazil (ANAC), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) — are moving to streamline the certification and regulatory processes among their agencies. But what does this mean for operators worldwide?

3. 13 USAF F-35s Taken out of Service Could Return to Operations This Year
Fifty-seven F-35A Lightning II aircraft, 13 of which were already in service, have been removed from operations and taken off the production line as a result of crumbling avionics lines in the fuel tanks. See what the U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin are doing to get these aircraft back on track before ringing in 2017.

2.  Alaska Air Invests in Real-Time Data Analytics
Alaska Air is the latest airline to jump onboard to streamline maintenance and flight data with real-time data analytics. Check out more about their solution in this short article.

1. 4 New Global Updates on ADS-B
Okay, so maybe this article is technically from August 31, but does that won’t stop us from giving you a second look at the latest updates on the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate worldwide.

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