Highlighting the 20th anniversary of the founding of Eurocopter, Marignane, France-based Eurocopter is introducing the latest evolution in its product line here at Heli-Expo’12. Eurocopter evolved from the 1992 merger of the helicopter divisions of Aerospatiale of France and Daimler-Benz Aerospatiale Aerospace of Germany.
Avionics and ATC
New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit; and news, issues, personnel, equipment and developments about air traffic management.
Aerospace companies, airlines and communications providers have aligned to pursue the FAA’s Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) contract, the second major step in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernization effort. The contenders expect a contract award in June for the 17-year, multibillion-dollar program.
ForeFlight Mobile 4.3 has been released in the Apple App Store and adds new features, including a measure function using two fingers to find the distance between two points on a map; share, which lets users send navlogs to other people; tap and hold to show distance from current location; export of flights to LogTen Pro; performance improvements in maps; and support for IOS 5.0.1’s never-delete capability, which preve
Citing “continuing skepticism” among aviation industry stakeholders in both the U.S. and Europe, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the FAA provide more information on its efforts to align with Europe on ATC modernization.
U.S. Reps. Brad Sherman, Howard Berman and Adam Schiff are accelerating their efforts to secure passage of H.R. 2677, the Los Angeles Residential Noise Relief Act.
One of the pleasures of attending the many aviation trade shows on our annual to-do list is the opportunity to see new aircraft, products and people. I’m sure many of the “new” exhibitors that I run across every year have probably been exhibiting for years and I just haven’t noticed them, but it’s still fun to meet new people, like Maxim Antonov of Avioconversiya (no relation to the Russian aircraft designer).
Operators in the U.S. are required to equip their aircraft for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) “Out” capability by 2020.
Flexjet submitted initial paperwork to the FAA this week seeking approval for the fractional provider’s pilots to use the iPad 2 for viewing navigational charts, aircraft publications and other flight-related documents during flight operations.
Honeywell, the only U.S. company to be chosen as an original member of the Sesar Joint Undertaking tasked with developing technologies for post-2020 air traffic management in Europe, demonstrated work in progress at its research center in the Czech city of Brno last week. One project is an initial four-dimensional (I4-D) trajectory planning system involving the flight management system (FMS) and communications management unit.
Apple’s iPad tablet computer is only about a year-and-a-half old, and in a short period of time it has exploded into aviation, unleashing a furious expenditure of creative energy by developers of applications for the compact and powerful portable device. Apps range from preflight performance calculators to flight planners and in-flight moving maps.
- BendixKing Unveils New Low-cost AeroWave Satcom
- Comlux Nearing Fans/CPDLC and ADS-B Upgrade for Challenger 600s
- Universal Avionics Updates UniLink Software for Europe Datalink Requirements
- AEA Market Report Shows Continued Growth in Avionics Sales
- Garmin Jumps Into AOA Indicator Market, Adds New Low-cost Radar Altimeter