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Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Avionics 2020 is the most advanced future avionics cockpit in the market and only next generation connected cockpit ready for certification Avionics 2020 is Thales’s next generation helicopter avionics suite, founded on the principles of natural and direct hands-on interaction using full touchscreen functionalities and interfaces structured to be task oriented and ease flight crew… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Mar-17

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Honeywell Implements Mandarin for EGPWS

Honeywell Implements Mandarin for EGPWS

Honeywell Aerospace has just received FAA approval for the implementation of Mandarin into their EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System). The system helps pilots know of potential collisions by being an independent monitor of the aircraft’s position in relation to the immediate environment. The approval means Honeywell will be the first company to use a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-16

Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Helicopter Avionics Market 2016-2020” report to their offering. The report forecasts the global helicopter avionics market to grow at a CAGR of 9.61% during the period 2016-2020. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Nov-16

Honeywell Develops Next Generation Precision Navigation Technology

Honeywell Develops Next Generation Precision Navigation Technology

Honeywell has signed an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop the next generation of precision inertial technology. As a legacy supplier of this navigation technology for commercial and military applications, Honeywell is working to improve the accuracy of inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology by three orders of magnitude compared… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 19-Oct-16

IMT Airborne Video Downlink System Prepares for Takeoff

IMT Airborne Video Downlink System Prepares for Takeoff

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the law enforcement, broadcast, sports and entertainment markets, is showcasing its Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS), including the Mini Mobile CMDR, CIRAS-x6, CRx6, DR3 IP Diversity Receiver and the new VNS Video Streaming Server, at East Coast Helicopter Operations 2016 (E.C.H.O.), an event… Read more »

Source: IMT, 19-Oct-16

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One and Universal Avionics Announce STC Approval

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its Flight Management System (FMS) upgrade for the Airbus AS332L and AS332L1 from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). This STC is a part of the AS332L/L1 modernisation program currently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 11-Oct-16

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade

Universal Avionics and Heli-One are announcing cockpit upgrades to be performed on a fleet of Sikorsky S-61A-4 NURI helicopters for an Asian operator, featuring Universal’s EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays and Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS). Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, is set to perform the design and installation for the initial aircraft with an Asian Maintenance,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Oct-16

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Aspen Receives FAA Certifcation For Genesys

Aspen Receives FAA Certifcation For Genesys

Aspen Avionics announced today that it has received certification to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) with the System 55X autopilot by Genesys Aerosystems. The STC will cover hundreds of light single and twin piston aircraft platforms. “Aspen’s Pro PFD with the Genesys System 55X autopilot enhances the basic 55X autopilot function… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 10-Oct-16

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Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Army for UH-60Ms

Rockwell Collins selected by U.S. Army for UH-60Ms

The U.S. Army has selected Rockwell Collins to service the MFD-268C4 multi-function display (MFD) units for its UH-60M Black Hawk fleet under a five-year firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. This is a follow-on contract that continues the Army’s relationship with Rockwell Collins for long-term support of the program. “Whether the displays are in need… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Oct-16

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New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

New Garmin transponders approved for Robinson range

The FAA has approved the integration of Garmin 335 and 345 Mode S transponders in the Robinson R22, R44 and R66 range. The newly approved transponders meet the ADS-B Out requirements without the need for an independent GPS system. Estimated at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to respect current regulations and at… Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-Oct-16

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Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation awarded EASA STC for Garmin G500H EFIS in Bell 206 and 407

Gama Aviation is pleased to announce the award of an EASA STC (10058141) for installation of the Garmin G500H EFIS into the Bell 206B and Bell 407 helicopters.    The G500H system is certified for Day/Night VFR operations and brings substantial improvements in situational awareness with a large multi-function colour moving map, H.S.I, full-time wind vector… Read more »

Source: Gama Aviation, 07-Oct-16

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Skye Avionics Receives Award

Skye Avionics Receives Award

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics received the International Export Award, given out by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Business Awards of Distinction on Oct 1, 2016. Our team was honored to receive this award which honors a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in exporting products or services… Read more »

Source: Skye Avionics, 05-Oct-16

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Latest British Cabri G2 is first with Aspen Avionics panel

Latest British Cabri G2 is first with Aspen Avionics panel

The 24th Guimbal G2 Cabri delivered via British distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre has arrived in the UK in the last week.  Serial 1164 as been delivered to HeliGroup at Wycombe Air Park, their second example of the type – a fleet expansion due to the high utilisation of their first G2. The helicopter – finished… Read more »

Source: Cotswold, 27-Sep-16

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Cobham adds improved feature to Radio Management Systems

Cobham adds improved feature to Radio Management Systems

The TSO-certified RMS 555 Radio Management System is installed on nearly 500 U.S. Military T6-A trainer aircraft, and consists of the RMU-556 Radio Management Unit, KDA-557 RMS Data Adaptor, and RMS-555 Configuration Module. It is also installed in rotorcraft and various international fixed-wing military trainer aircraft. Cobham’s solution will update the RMS 555 system by… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 12-Sep-16

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Freeflight Systems appoints new Sales and Marketing VP

Freeflight Systems appoints new Sales and Marketing VP

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced the promotion of Peter Ring to Vice President Sales and Marketing. Based in Irving, Texas, Ring is responsible for getting the company’s range of innovative products and services into the global marketplace. Ring will also continue to develop the company’s highly effective team of sales, marketing and business development… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 08-Sep-16

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FAA Approval obtained for Aspen displays on R44

Aspen is pleased to announce that FAA approval has been obtained for Aspen displays to be used as an attitude source for Genesys Aerosystems’ HeliSAS stability augmentation and autopilot system on Robinson R44 helicopters. To commemorate this milestone, Genesys Aerosystems and Aspen Avionics will be offering significant savings off of list prices through the month… Read more »

08-Sep-16

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LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world.  The LAPD fleet consists of fourteen Eurocopter AS350B2 and five Bell Jet Ranger B3 helicopters, as well as one King Air fixed wing aircraft.  Their mission is to provide city-wide air support to patrol units in their efforts… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Jul-16

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MD selects Howell for Engine Instrumentation System

MD selects Howell for Engine Instrumentation System

MD Helicopters has selected Howell Instruments, Inc. to engineer a customized Engine Instrumentation System for use in the production of new single-engine helicopters. The new Engine Instrumentation System, comprised of a Data Acquisition Unit (DAU), two Display Units by Aspen Avionics and a configuration model, will provide precise data in an easy-to-use, all-glass format to… Read more »

Source: Howell, 21-Jul-16

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Garmin expands feature set of GTN 650/750

Garmin expands feature set of GTN 650/750

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set, an enhanced user interface and additional wireless connectivity solutions for its popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN enhancements include pinch-to-zoom, Telligence Voice Command1 and more. Additional Connext® capabilities include Flight Stream 510 integration, which supports wireless Database Concierge… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Jul-16

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Garmin enhances G500/G600 glass flight displays

Garmin enhances G500/G600 glass flight displays

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight displays. The new GTX 345 all-in-one Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponder now interfaces with the G500/G600 to display the benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather. Additionally, database synchronization streamlines database updating when two G500/G600… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Jul-16

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FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

FAA approves Garmin Mode S transponders in R22, R44 and R66

FAA approves Garmin’s GTX 335 and 345 Mode S transponders for use in Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters. The newly approved transponders meet impending ADS-B Out regulations without requiring a standalone GPS. Priced at $3,900, the GTX 335 enables owners and operators to meet impending regulations with minimal expense. At $6,300, the GTX 345… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 19-Jul-16

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Technisonic adds All Band capability to TDFM-9000 radios

Technisonic adds All Band capability to TDFM-9000 radios

Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, is announcing the immediate availability of Airborne’s first ever ALL-BAND P25 Phase I and Phase II capable module. Already the industry leader in Civil Communications, the TDFM-9000 series of civil support radios now can be ordered with a… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 19-Jul-16

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Robinson offers Garmin G500H on R44 Raven II and Cadet

Robinson offers Garmin G500H on R44 Raven II and Cadet

Robinson has announced that the Garmin G500H Avionics Display System is now an option on new R44 Raven II and Cadet helicopters. Already available on the R66 Turbine, the G500H system is a combination Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) which provides flight instrumentation, moving map navigation, and situational awareness on dual screens. Garmin’s… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 12-Jul-16

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FAA gives TSO approval to Appareo transponder

FAA gives TSO approval to Appareo transponder

Appareo announced today that its Stratus ESG transponder has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090 ES transponder that helps aircraft owners meet the 2020 mandate by providing ADS-B Out and built-in WAAS GPS all in one box. With a GPS antenna included in… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 11-Jul-16

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CMC systems selected for Sécurité Civile EC145 upgrades

CMC systems selected for Sécurité Civile EC145 upgrades

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System have been selected by the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) and by Airbus Helicopters, to upgrade the Sécurité Civile fleet of EC145 helicopters. The 35 helicopters that will be upgraded are deployed on Sécurité… Read more »

Source: CMC, 11-Jul-16

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Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Ukrainian Helicopters picks Becker digital ICS

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Ukrainian Helicopters Aviation Company has signed a contract for the retrofit of their 28 multipurpose Mi-8 MTV-1 medium lift helicopters with the Becker DVCS 6100 Digital Audio System. “We are extremely excited that Ukrainian Helicopters has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs” said Thomas Terschlusen, Director… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Jul-16

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AEM appoints Sales Manager

AEM appoints Sales Manager

Avionics Company Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) has announced the appointment of Tony Weller as their new Sales Manager. Weller, who started with AEM in April, has been working closely with Ray Lewis (VP), Luc Schingh, Steve Broderick and the world-class sales support team on strategy and continued excellence in customer service. Tony is now… Read more »

Source: AEM, 07-Jul-16

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FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Sky Connect Tracker III on AW109 and AW119

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Honeywell Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Sky Connect Tracker III mission management system on the Leonardo Helicopter AW109 and AW119 models. These are the first of an expected 14 helicopter STCs for the Honeywell system that meets the 2018 air ambulance mandate and provides satellite tracking… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 29-Jun-16

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Alpine Aerotech becomes Garmin dealer

Alpine Aerotech becomes Garmin dealer

Alpine Aerotech is now an authorized Garmin dealership and offers the most comprehensive lineup of avionics solutions in the aviation industry. “As an authorized Garmin dealer, we have become a ‘one-stop shop’ providing customized, industry-leading solutions,” says Jeff Denomme, president of Alpine Aerotech. “Adding the Garmin product line to our wide variety of helicopter avionics… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 22-Jun-16

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Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics is providing advanced avionics for two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters operated by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor’s Royal Flight. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays (PFD-MFD-PFD) with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The Universal Avionics… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-Jun-16

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AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

The MCP02 Master Caution Panel system, which has been designed for the S-61/Sea King series of helicopters, has been awarded STC SH16-25 by Transport Canada. The plug & play replacement for the Grimes units offer reduced weight (5.8lbs vs 3.57lbs combined), high reliability, an integrated state recorder and LED technology with customizable legends. NVG lighting option is also available. AEM worked in collaboration with… Read more »

Source: AEM, 19-Jun-16

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Helicopters excluded from FAA ADS-B rebate offer

Helicopters excluded from FAA ADS-B rebate offer

HAI President and CEO Matthew S. Zuccaro has expressed disappointment at helicopters’ exclusion from a new FAA incentive for general aviation (GA) aircraft owners to equip aircraft with ADS-B technology. He called the exclusion “counter to the reality that the helicopter industry is the GA segment to first embrace ADS-B technology and continues to support… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Jun-16

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Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Garmin Aviation Training has committed to providing two scholarships to Whirly-Girls to receive training in Garmin GTN and G500/G600 equipment for 2016. [G500H shown in image] Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women are… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 14-Jun-16

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FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

Vector Aerospace has announced that it has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for a new ADS-B solution which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters. The new ADB-S In/Out retrofit upgrade (FAA STC # SR02473AK) features an intuitive, panel-mounted touchscreen transponder which replaces the aircraft’s existing transponder. … Read more »

Source: Vector, 08-Jun-16

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FAA incentivises GA owners to equip with ADS-B

FAA incentivises GA owners to equip with ADS-B

Today on a national press call, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker announced a $500 rebate incentive for General Aviation (GA) aircraft owners who equip their aircraft with required avionics technology.  Accelerating compliance is critical to ensuring that pilots, manufacturers, and retail facilities have adequate time and capacity to equip… Read more »

Source: FAA, 07-Jun-16

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Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky’s S-76 model. The Honeywell avionics protection plan offers commercial helicopters, business aviation… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-Jun-16

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AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

The Boeing Company has selected AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp) to supply the Internal PA System (IPS) for use on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters for the Indian Government. This is the first time that the Chinook has been equipped with an Internal Public Address System, and AEM is pleased to provide the solution. “AEM has… Read more »

Source: AEM, 26-May-16

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Universal Avionics appoints Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development

Universal Avionics appoints Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development

Dan Reida, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Universal Avionics, announced that Mr. Carey Miller has been appointed to the newly created position for Director, Corporate Programs and Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Miller will oversee the activities of the Corporate Program Management team. In addition, he will continue his responsibilities for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 26-May-16

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Universal Avionics expects AS332 certifications mid-2016

Universal Avionics expects AS332 certifications mid-2016

Certification for the integration of Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 is on track for mid-2016. Preparations for certification are currently underway with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One. The AS332 installation package includes dual EFI-890H Primary Flight Displays (PFD) (one pilot-side and one copilot side), dual UNS-1Fw Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) with… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-May-16

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AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

As part of their presence at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition in Washington DC, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced the TH-119 – an AgustaWestland AW119 targeted at the US Navy training requirement. The TH-119 has some distinctive capabilities and features to differentiate it from the civil market AW119Kx. Like the commercial AW119Kx, the TH-119 will be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-May-16

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Helipaddy partners with what3words to simplify navigation for helicopter pilots

Helipaddy partners with what3words to simplify navigation for helicopter pilots

Helipaddy (http://helipaddy.com) has partnered with what3words to promote accuracy of navigation and reduce the potential for errors by helicopter pilots. What3words has created a significantly simpler way of referencing anywhere on the surface of our planet. By dividing the surface of the earth into squares of 3m x 3m, and then giving each a unique… Read more »

Source: Helipaddy, 06-May-16

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Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One of Delta will refurbish two helicopters for the Sultan of Johor, Malaysia, under a new $8-million (US) contract, concluded during the recent three-day visit of His Majesty, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Finance Minister Michael de Jong welcomed the agreement as a sign of the growing international reputation of B.C.’s aerospace industry and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-May-16

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New President named at CMC Electronics

New President named at CMC Electronics

Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL) has announced the appointment of Michel Potvin, effective May 2, 2016, to the position of president of its Avionics Systems business group, which includes Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) product brand and the newly acquired Simulation Visual Systems capability, featuring TREALITY® display products. Mr. Potvin succeeds Mr. Greg Yeldon who has left Esterline… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 03-May-16

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Finmeccanica picks FreeFlight RA4500 radalt as AW119 standard

Finmeccanica picks FreeFlight RA4500 radalt as AW119 standard

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced that global aerospace, defense and transportation company Finmeccanica has selected the FreeFlight RA4500 radar altimeter as standard equipment for AW119 singleturbine light helicopters. The RA4500 offers Finmeccanica’s customers a highlydependable, proven radar altimeter system that seamlessly integrates with the AW119’s existing avionics. This equipment will ensure compliance with the… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight, 29-Apr-16

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Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink Global Solutions is proud to announce FAA STC approval of their fully integrated IRIS voice, video, flight data and broadband satcom system in the Bell model 206L and 407 series helicopters. The IRIS solution not only promotes safer operations, but also delivers immediate cost savings and reduced downtime. IRIS combines multiple features currently available… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 28-Apr-16

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Satcom Direct introduces new WiFi Hub for small to mid-size aircraft

Satcom Direct introduces new WiFi Hub for small to mid-size aircraft

Functioning as both a router and a wireless access point, the SD WiFi Hub packs big technology into a small, easily-installed package. AEA attendees can view product demonstrations at exhibit 410. The SD WiFi Hub is more than a wireless access point; it is the gateway for all voice and data communications on the aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Satcom Direct, 27-Apr-16

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FAA approves Aspen Avionics Evolution Backup Display

FAA approves Aspen Avionics Evolution Backup Display

Aspen Avionics (Booth #526) announced today it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of its Evolution Backup Display.  It is a fully digital, independent primary flight display (PFD) designed to replace mechanical backup instruments and the associated vacuum system supporting those instruments in Part 23 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) installations. The… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 27-Apr-16

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Wind River avionics system enables Airbus Helicopters

Wind River avionics system enables Airbus Helicopters

Wind River®, a global leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, is utilizing Wind River VxWorks® 653 Platform for its new Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) system, Helionix (pictured). Helionix represents the latest technological evolution from the European helicopter manufacturer offering an unrivaled… Read more »

Source: Wind River, 25-Apr-16

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Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

We’re excited to announce new enhancements now available within the Garmin Pilot app for iOS mobile devices. Now pilots flying around the globe, including Europe, have the option of filing VFR flight plans for free directly with the country Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) with a Garmin Pilot subscription. Additional features for iOS include a flight profile view, new… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Apr-16

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Becker Avionics announces new Director of Sales & Marketing

Becker Avionics announces new Director of Sales & Marketing

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider, Becker Avionics GmbH, is pleased to announce Thomas Terschlusen has accepted the position of Director of Sales & Marketing.  In this role, he is responsible for leading Becker’s European-based sales and marketing teams and for coordinating commercial activities with Becker Avionics Group companies worldwide. He most recently held the… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 20-Apr-16

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Garmin adds helicopter market updates to GTN 650/750 touchscreen series

Garmin adds helicopter market updates to GTN 650/750 touchscreen series

Garmin is pleased to announce new features and capabilities are now available within the GTN 650/750 touchscreen series for select helicopters on the market. New and existing customers can receive these features by contacting an authorized Garmin dealer. WireAware WireAware graphically overlays power line location and relative altitude information on the moving map and terrain… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 14-Apr-16

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FT Sistemas picks Rockwell Collins Micro Inertial Navigation Sensors for UAV

FT Sistemas picks Rockwell Collins Micro Inertial Navigation Sensors for UAV

FT Sistemas has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for the new FT-200FH unmanned Category 2 helicopter. The agreement between the companies was announced at the FIDAE 2016 air show in the Brazil pavilion, coordinated by ABIMDE in partnership with Apex-Brasil. “Rockwell Collins has been a valued partner throughout the… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 13-Apr-16

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Cubic Data Link Solutions integrated into MQ-8C Fire Scout

Cubic Data Link Solutions integrated into MQ-8C Fire Scout

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), announced that a Cubic designed and produced Wide Band Line of Sight (WBLOS) data link system integrated into Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout recently completed a successful operational assessment. Fire Scout is a combat proven, unmanned helicopter system that provides real-time… Read more »

Source: Cubic, 06-Apr-16

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Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics announces successful testing of departure clearances (DCL) using Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tech Center. The company’s Cessna Citation VII equipped for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ completed the live test of the system in Louisville, Kentucky, USA (KSDF). When equipped and properly trained for CPDLC-DCL,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Apr-16

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Becker Avionics appoints new Managing Director

Becker Avionics appoints new Managing Director

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider, Becker Avionics GmbH, is pleased to announce Forrest Colliver has accepted the position of Managing Director.  In this role, Mr. Colliver is responsible for leading corporate strategy for evolution and growth of the Becker Avionics Group, and for operational management activities related to the supply of avionics and ground-based… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 04-Apr-16

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Garmin launches G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental aircraft

Garmin launches G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental aircraft

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). The compact and cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability serving as either a back-up instrument to G3X™ or other EFIS systems or as a standalone primary flight instrument,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 01-Apr-16

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Rockwell Collins to provide CAAS for India CH-47F fleet

Rockwell Collins to provide CAAS for India CH-47F fleet

The Boeing Company has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) for 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Indian Ministry of Defence. “We have a successful track record of integrating CAAS on Chinook helicopters that will ensure that the Indian Defence Ministry will receive on-time, on-budget, advanced avionics,” said Troy Brunk,… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 30-Mar-16

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Avicopter picks CMC avionics for AC312C and AC312E

Avicopter picks CMC avionics for AC312C and AC312E

Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for use on both the AC312C and AC312E helicopters.  The AC312C/E will be the latest-generation, twin-engine helicopters from Avicopter and are well suited for a full range of missions, including law… Read more »

Source: CMC Electronics, 24-Mar-16

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German CH-53 upgrades to include FMS and Multi-Function Displays from CMC

German CH-53 upgrades to include FMS and Multi-Function Displays from CMC

Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and MFD-3068 Multi-Function Display have been selected by Airbus Helicopters and the German Armed Forces for the upgrade of their CH-53GS/GE Sea Stallion helicopters. The CMA-9000 FMS and MFD-3068 will enhance the existing CH-53 capabilities by providing a flexible, modernized cockpit with improved civil navigation (IFR) features… Read more »

Source: CMC Electronics, 24-Mar-16

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FreeFlight Systems and Peregrine obtain ADS-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft

FreeFlight Systems and Peregrine obtain ADS-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company has obtained an ADS-B AML STC for Part 27 rotorcraft. FreeFlight’s RANGR series offers a range of fully-featured, TSO certified ADS-B solutions. The Company selected Peregrine to perform engineering services due to their extensive background in ADS-B efforts and credible reputation in the aerospace industry…. Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 10-Mar-16

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Garmin Pilot For Android Devices Gets Update

Garmin Pilot For Android Devices Gets Update

Garmin Pilot users with Android devices can now enjoy upgraded connectivity options along with enhanced features to make it more versatile and user-friendly for aviators everywhere. Our latest all-in-one ADS-B solution, the GTX 345 transponder, which includes Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out as well as dual-link ADS-B In, will integrate with Garmin Pilot on compatible… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 09-Mar-16

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EASA approves Garmin G500H and Genesys HeliSAS autopilot for R66

EASA approves Garmin G500H and Genesys HeliSAS autopilot for R66

EASA has certified the Garmin G500H Avionics Display System and the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS autopilot for installation in the Robinson R66. G500H Avionics Display System – improving situational awareness / significantly reducing risk The G500H is a combination of Primary Flight Display and Multifunction Display (PFD/MFD) that provides flight instrument, moving map navigation and situational… Read more »

Source: Heli AIr, 06-Mar-16

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Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it has successfully installed its LiveAero system on an AW139 at its Summit Aviation facility in Middletown, Del. “This is an exciting achievement for the LiveAero platform,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenwich AeroGroup Daniel Lafrance. “This satellite broadband connectivity solution is the best value in the… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 04-Mar-16

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Garmin unveils the aera 660 aviation portable navigator

Garmin unveils the aera 660 aviation portable navigator

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the aera 660, a new cost-effective, feature-rich, purpose-built aviation portable. The compact 5-inch capacitive touchscreen boasts a bright, sunlight readable display complete with rich, interactive maps and a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver that can be viewed in portrait or landscape modes for optimum customization…. Read more »

Source: Garmin, 02-Mar-16

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Phoenix Heli Flight to equip fleet with Jupiter JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller

Phoenix Heli Flight to equip fleet with Jupiter JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller

Dallas Avionics, Jupiter Avionics and Maxcraft Avionics, Ltd., announced today from the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI EXPO convention that Phoenix Heli-Flight, Inc., (Phoenix) has chosen to equip their entire fleet of Airbus helicopters with the JA94-001 Dual Audio Controller. Phoenix’s recently acquired H130 with the JA94 installed is showcased at Airbus booth 9651…. Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 02-Mar-16

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Garmin Shows Off Latest Technology At HAI Heli-Expo

Garmin Shows Off Latest Technology At HAI Heli-Expo

We’re heading to the Bluegrass state this week for the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. This annual convention runs March 1-3, in Louisville, and shows off all the latest products the industry has to offer. We’ll be on hand displaying everything from our popular G500H glass flight display, featuring dual 6.5-inch screens and Helicopter Terrain… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 01-Mar-16

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Becker Announces First Secure Wireless Intercom System Customer

Becker Announces First Secure Wireless Intercom System Customer

Becker Avionics is proud to announce the sale of the first secure wireless intercom system (ICS) to Exploration Services LLC, a US customer.  The PNG system by Axnes is capable of providing secure wireless intercom access to crew members.  The elimination of the ICS chord allows crew members to move about the cabin without entangling… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 01-Mar-16

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Axnes to Release Gen-2 PNG Wireless Intercom System

Axnes to Release Gen-2 PNG Wireless Intercom System

For over 15 years, Axnes Aviation AS (Norway) has produced the popular and successful Polycon wireless intercom system. Axnes is now excited to announce they will start deliveries of their PNG (Polycon New Generation) wireless communication technology in the 2nd quarter of 2016. After 3 years of development, the new PNG secure wireless radio system… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 01-Mar-16

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Universal Avionics works with Heli-One on AS332 avionic upgrade

Universal Avionics works with Heli-One on AS332 avionic upgrade

Initial flight testing for the integration of EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma AS332L/L1 with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, is now complete. This well-proven, reliable solution is customized for Super Pumas and includes hover indication, vertical speed scale, vertical speed setting and desired airspeed among others. According to Grady Dees, Director of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 01-Mar-16

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Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

At Heli-Expo 2016, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announces the availability of a new common NIFOG code plug for the nations airborne first responders. Recognizing a disconnect in the communications of our country’s first responders,  Technisonic, working with its partners has developed a… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 01-Mar-16

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Garmin Pilot Adds Connectivity and Features on iOS Devices

Garmin Pilot Adds Connectivity and Features on iOS Devices

Our latest Garmin Pilot release, iOS version 8.1, incorporates new product connectivity and features to make our popular aviation app even better! With expanded trip planning capabilities and features designed to improve cockpit situational awareness, Garmin pilot has never been a more valuable cockpit asset. Garmin Pilot now has the ability to pair with the GTX 345, our latest… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 29-Feb-16

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Vector introduces ADS-B Out solution for AW139

Vector introduces ADS-B Out solution for AW139

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it is in the process of developing a new FAA-certified ADS-B Out solution for the popular Finmeccanica Helicopters AW139 medium twin rotorcraft. Vector’s ADS-B Out solution for the AW139 utilizes an L-3 Avionics Systems Lynx… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Tampa Police picks Becker Avionics Digital Audio System

Tampa Police picks Becker Avionics Digital Audio System

Becker Avionics is proud to announce Tampa Police Department has selected the Becker DVCS Digital Audio System for use by their airborne law enforcement operation. “We are extremely excited that Tampa Police Department has selected Becker Avionics for its digital communications needs,” said Luis Gonzalez, Vice President with Becker.  “Tampa is one of the original airborne law enforcement operations and to… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 29-Feb-16

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Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation AS (Norway), producer of advanced wireless communications systems for aircraft, ground, and marine applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of their company into the North American market with the creation of a new U.S. subsidiary based in Colorado, Axnes, Inc. The Managing Director for the new U.S. subsidiary is Brett Gardner, an… Read more »

Source: Axnes Aviation, 29-Feb-16

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