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Are GPS Jamming Incidents a Growing Problem for Aviation?

Aviation headlines - 31 January, 2017 - 05:00
How big of a problem is GPS signal disruption for commercial and general aviation aircraft flying in the U.S. National Airspace System and around the world, and what is the industry doing to address this problem? ...

Carlisle ARINC 791 Satcom Approved for A320

Aviation headlines - 30 January, 2017 - 05:00
The FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) configurable ARINC 791-compliant installation on Airbus A320 aircraft with the choice of Ka, Ku or Ka/Ku Tri-Band radomes for satellite communications installations.  ...

Boeing CEO Sees Future Growth in Data Analytics, Aircraft ‘Services’

Aviation headlines - 27 January, 2017 - 05:00
As the period for annual and quarterly earnings calls comes to an end, commercial aerospace CEOs see in the next five to 10 years a growing trend in providing customers with more services on existing aircraft rather than directly selling more new hardware or airframes. Most notably this week Boeing Chairman...

NASA Readies DC-8 Flying Lab for Second 'ATom' Flight

Aviation headlines - 27 January, 2017 - 05:00
NASA's Douglas DC-8 is set to carry more than 20 scientific instruments around the world, NASA says. ...

Bombardier Restructures Senior Management as Part of Turnaround Plan

Aviation headlines - 27 January, 2017 - 05:00
Nico Buchholz and Jim Vounassis have been assigned new roles at Bombardier, effective immediately, the company says. Buchholz is to become senior vice president of strategic initiatives, and Vounassis is to become chief procurement officer in addition to his role as chief transformation and procurement officer....

Phasor, Thales Alenia Sign MOI to Develop Smart Terminal for Ka Sat Comm

Aviation headlines - 26 January, 2017 - 05:00
Phasor and Thales Alenia Space are set to co-develop a software-defined, smart terminal for commercial Ka satellite communications with a memorandum of understanding, Phasor says....

Japan Airlines Taps Honeywell for its Fuel Efficiency Software

Aviation headlines - 26 January, 2017 - 05:00
Honeywell is set to provide fuel-management services to Japan Airlines, Honeywell said. The airline plans to use Honeywell’s GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software to monitor fuel consumption and identify fuel savings opportunities....

NASA Selects Team for Aircraft Engine Technology Research

Aviation headlines - 26 January, 2017 - 05:00
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected a new aviation industry team to lead an aircraft engine flight demonstration designed to showcase quieter, more fuel-efficient, less polluting engine technology.     An Airbus A320neo aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney's...

Lawmakers Continue to Investigate US Airlines IT Issues

Aviation headlines - 24 January, 2017 - 05:00
U.S. lawmakers expanded their investigation into issues associated with commercial airline information technology (IT) systems and infrastructure yesterday with a focus on United Airlines. The expansion of the investigation began yesterday with a letter sent from lawmakers to United following the...

Lawmakers Continue to Investigate U.S. Airlines IT Issues

Aviation headlines - 24 January, 2017 - 05:00
U.S. lawmakers expanded their investigation into issues associated with commercial airline information technology (IT) systems and infrastructure yesterday with a focus on United Airlines. The expansion of the investigation began yesterday with a letter sent from lawmakers to United following the...

Rockwell Collins Adds Central, South America to Weather Observation Program

Aviation headlines - 23 January, 2017 - 05:00
Weather data from Brazil, Central and South America are now to be included in Rockwell Collins' global aircraft observation weather program for the first time, the company says....

MRJ’s First Delivery Delayed Two Years

Aviation headlines - 23 January, 2017 - 05:00
[Avionics Magazine 01-23-2017] The first delivery of the first commercial airliner aircraft domestically manufactured in Japan, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), has been delayed by two years. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. made the announcement Monday, Jan. 23, citing...

Rockwell Collins Reports 2% Sales Increase From Q1

Aviation headlines - 20 January, 2017 - 05:00
Rockwell Collins saw sales totally $1.2 billion in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, the company says. This number shows a 2% increase from the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, and aligns with company projections....

Sabena Technics Becomes Esterline Display Dealer

Aviation headlines - 18 January, 2017 - 05:00
Sabena Technics is now set to distribute Esterline Avionics Systems' CMA-6800 LCD Display to ATR 42/72 operators, Sabena says. These operators are primarily located in Europe. ...

Cathay Pacific Ready to Start E-Enabling its Flight Operations

Aviation headlines - 18 January, 2017 - 05:00
[Avionics Magazine 01-18-2017] Cathay Pacific has committed to a new “e-Enablement” program that will transform its fleet of 174 Airbus and Boeing airliners into a completely paperless digital flight operation. Under a new agreement with Miami-based avionics manufacturer Avionica, the Hong...

International Search for MH370 Ends, Airplane Still Missing

Aviation headlines - 17 January, 2017 - 05:00
The most expensive and complex search mission in aviation history has ended, at least for now, and possibly forever. On Jan. 17, 2017, the transport ministers of Australia, China and Malaysia issued a joint statement noting that the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) has been suspended. ...

Three MRO Trends Set to Revolutionize Civil Aviation in 2017

Aviation headlines - 17 January, 2017 - 05:00
These three aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) trends could revolutionize the way aircraft maintenance technicians do their jobs in 2017 and beyond. ...

IOT, Blockchain Proposed to Improve Aircraft Maintenance Process

Aviation headlines - 13 January, 2017 - 05:00
A combination of the use of the Internet of Things (IOT), Blockchain and cloud-computing technology has been proposed by one of the world’s biggest technology companies as a way to improve the aircraft maintenance process for airlines....

Azul to Add Thales FMS, TCAS to A320s

Aviation headlines - 12 January, 2017 - 05:00
[Avionics Magazine 01-12-2017] Brazilian carrier Azul is adding new Flight Management Systems (FMS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) technology to a fleet...

FAA to Start Realignment of Aircraft Certification Service in 2017

Aviation headlines - 11 January, 2017 - 05:00
[Avionics Magazine 01-11-2017] The FAA has announced plans to start transforming its Aircraft Certification Service structure in an effort to improve the agency’s ability to certify new products while maintaining consistency and standardization.      An infographic depicting the proposed...

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