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FAA promotes use of angle-of-attack systems on general aviation platforms to reduce accidents

WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014. Officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service in Washington issued Information for Operators (InFO) information on the installation, training, and use of non-required/supplemental angle-of-attack (AOA) based systems for general aviation (GA) airplanes.

Passenger group: Airlines should disclose routes for international flights over conflict zones

Passenger group: Airlines should disclose routes for international flights over conflict zones

WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014. U.S.-based airline passenger organization FlyersRights.org is calling on all airlines to provide detailed route maps on their websites, enabling passengers on international flights to decide whether to take such flights, in light of the shoot down of the MH 17 flight over eastern Ukraine.

Hyperspectral VNIR sensor for small hand-launched UAVs introduced by Headwall

FITCHBURG, Mass., 28 July 2014. Headwall Photonics Inc. in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the Nano-Hyperspec sensor to provide small hand-launched commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with hyperspectral imaging capability.

Dubai

COMSOFT and skyguide partner to advance aeronautical information management

DUBAI, U.A.E., 25 July 2014. Skyguide and COMSOFT officials have entered into a partnership to advance aeronautical information management (AIM) and COMSOFT’s AIM core product CADAS-AIMDB, designed to assist air navigation service providers (ANSPs) as they implement the ICAO AIS to AIM roadmap.

Embraer

L-3’s FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder Selected for Embraer E-Jets E2

SARASOTA, Fla., 24 July 2014. Embraer officials have selected the FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system from L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) as its standard forward-fit solution for the E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft program.

ADS-B

AEA to award money for ADS-B upgrades to five aircraft owners at AirVenture

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 23 July 2014. Aircraft Electronics Association officials, to help incentivize owners of general aviation (GA) aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's ADS-B Out mandate, will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

FARNBOROUGH, England, 21 July 2014. Analysts at the Boeing Co. in Seattle predict global demand for commercial passenger jets will be 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years worth $5.2 trillion. Boeing, one of the world's largest commercial jet manufacturers, made its announcement this past week at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.

Rugged enclosures for aerospace, defense, and similar applications introduced by ADL

SAN DIEGO, 21 July 2014. ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular electronics enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions like aviation and aerospace.

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 18 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines had another really bad day yesterday. News reports say a Malaysia Airlines 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

Airbus

Parker Aerospace wins MRO contract to support Airbus A320, A330, and A380 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., won a maintenance support agreement with Airbus for its Flight Hour Services (FHS)—including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on components fitted on a wide range of Airbus platforms, including the A320, A330, and A380 commercial aircraft.

iPad

NAFI sponsors MyGoFlight's iPad EFB challenge seminars and contests

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has partnered with MyGoFlight to sponsor a national seminar/contest series for pilots making the transition from a paper-based to a paperless cockpit using an Apple iPad tablet computer as an electronic flight bag (EFB).

LEAP

LEAP-1B and CFM56-7B engines to power 9 Air Boeing 737 fleet under $3.7 billion contract

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. China's 9 Air has ordered CFM International's LEAP-1B engine to power 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, in addition to CFM56-7B engines to power 20 Next-Generation 737s. The $3.7 billion order includes spare engines and a long-term service agreement.

C919

Parker Aerospace and AVIC JVs open facilities in China to support COMAC C919 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Parker Aerospace and its joint ventures with AVIC FACRI and AVIC Jincheng have received business licenses from the Nanjing and Xi’an governments to operate the joint ventures in China.

Farnborough

GE Aviation and Barco’s Defence & Aerospace division sign collaboration agreement for future helicopter displays

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Engineers in GE Aviation and the Barco Defence & Aerospace division are jointly developing a new family of open system helicopter cockpit displays, according to a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific employs Rockwell Collins ARINC eEnabled take-off-to-touchdown information management for B777-300ER aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Cathay Pacific officials begin their operational evaluation of the Rockwell Collins eEnabled Aircraft Solution for complete, take-off-to-touchdown advanced information management on three Boeing 777-300ER commercial aircraft.

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