Avionics

Wind River avionics system enables Airbus Helicopters

Wind River avionics system enables Airbus Helicopters

25-Apr-2016Source: Wind River

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

Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

Garmin Pilot Enhanced For Europe

20-Apr-2016Source: Garmin

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

Becker Avionics announces new Director of Sales & Marketing

Becker Avionics announces new Director of Sales & Marketing

20-Apr-2016Source: Becker Avionics

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

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

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

14-Apr-2016Source: Garmin

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

FT Sistemas picks Rockwell Collins Micro Inertial Navigation Sensors for UAV

FT Sistemas picks Rockwell Collins Micro Inertial Navigation Sensors for UAV

13-Apr-2016Source: Rockwell Collins

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

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

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

6-Apr-2016Source: Cubic

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

Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

6-Apr-2016Source: Universal Avionics

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

Becker Avionics appoints new Managing Director

Becker Avionics appoints new Managing Director

4-Apr-2016Source: Becker Avionics

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

Garmin launches G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental aircraft

Garmin launches G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental aircraft

1-Apr-2016Source: Garmin

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

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

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

30-Mar-2016Source: Rockwell Collins

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

Avicopter picks CMC avionics for AC312C and AC312E

Avicopter picks CMC avionics for AC312C and AC312E

24-Mar-2016Source: CMC Electronics

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

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

24-Mar-2016Source: CMC Electronics

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

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

10-Mar-2016Source: FreeFlight Systems

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

Garmin Pilot For Android Devices Gets Update

Garmin Pilot For Android Devices Gets Update

9-Mar-2016Source: Garmin

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

EASA approves Garmin G500H and Genesys HeliSAS autopilot for R66

EASA approves Garmin G500H and Genesys HeliSAS autopilot for R66

6-Mar-2016Source: Heli AIr

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

Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

Greenwich AeroGroup completes first install of LiveAero system on AW139

4-Mar-2016Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

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

Garmin unveils the aera 660 aviation portable navigator

Garmin unveils the aera 660 aviation portable navigator

2-Mar-2016Source: Garmin

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

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

2-Mar-2016Source: Dallas Avionics

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

Garmin Shows Off Latest Technology At HAI Heli-Expo

Garmin Shows Off Latest Technology At HAI Heli-Expo

1-Mar-2016Source: Garmin

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

Becker Announces First Secure Wireless Intercom System Customer

Becker Announces First Secure Wireless Intercom System Customer

1-Mar-2016Source: Becker Avionics

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

Axnes to Release Gen-2 PNG Wireless Intercom System

Axnes to Release Gen-2 PNG Wireless Intercom System

1-Mar-2016Source: Axnes

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

Universal Avionics works with Heli-One on AS332 avionic upgrade

Universal Avionics works with Heli-One on AS332 avionic upgrade

1-Mar-2016Source: Universal Avionics

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

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

1-Mar-2016Source: Technisonic

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

Garmin Pilot Adds Connectivity and Features on iOS Devices

Garmin Pilot Adds Connectivity and Features on iOS Devices

29-Feb-2016Source: Garmin

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

Vector introduces ADS-B Out solution for AW139

Vector introduces ADS-B Out solution for AW139

29-Feb-2016Source: AgustaWestland

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

Tampa Police picks Becker Avionics Digital Audio System

Tampa Police picks Becker Avionics Digital Audio System

29-Feb-2016Source: Becker Avionics

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

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

29-Feb-2016Source: Axnes Aviation

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

Rockwell Collins to feature Pro Line Fusion demo at Heli-Expo

Rockwell Collins to feature Pro Line Fusion demo at Heli-Expo

26-Feb-2016Source: Rockwell Collins

The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system will be featured at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, where visitors can “fly” the rotary wing solution (Booth 9544). Featuring advanced graphical interfaces, intuitive icons and easily configurable multi-function display windows, Pro Line Fusion makes it easy for pilots to keep their... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam picks Garmin Avionics for Bell 206 and 407 fleets

Air Evac Lifeteam picks Garmin Avionics for Bell 206 and 407 fleets

26-Feb-2016Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the selection of a completely integrated Garmin avionics suite by Air Evac Lifeteam for its fleet of Bell 206 and Bell 407 helicopters. This Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible upgrade consists of the G500H glass flight display, GTN™ 650 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM and GTR... Read more

Becker Avionics celebrates 60 years

Becker Avionics celebrates 60 years

26-Feb-2016

Becker Avionics is proudly celebrating 60 years of robust products, outstanding customer support and innovative product development. The Becker Avionics success story started in 1956 at the edge of the airfield in Baden-Baden in the Southwestern part of Germany by Max-Egon Becker. Mr. Becker’s passion for aviation and his flair for revolutionary technical solutions identified... Read more

Meridian Helicopters to display glass cockpit Bell 206L3

Meridian Helicopters to display glass cockpit Bell 206L3

24-Feb-2016Source: Meridian Helicopters

Meridian Helicopters is positioned to make a long lasting impression on the exhibitors and attendees of this years’ Heli-Expo in Louisville, KY. A completely refurbished 1990 Bell 206L3 with a Garmin G500 glass cockpit will be on display. You can find the aircraft in booth 21 of the static display section. “We are very excited... Read more

AEM and VIH add options to Master Control Panel

AEM and VIH add options to Master Control Panel

23-Feb-2016Source: VIH

After a review of feedback from Bell 212 operators and potential customers of the MCP01, AEM andVIH Aerospace have reduced pricing and provided multiple configurations of the product to better suit the needs of individual aircraft/operator’s as well as the general B212 marketplace. The new ‘customer-driven’ configurations allow selection of the MCP01 solution that best... Read more

Curtiss-Wright and Ultra Electronics develop CVR/FDR with built-in HUMS

Curtiss-Wright and Ultra Electronics develop CVR/FDR with built-in HUMS

17-Feb-2016Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions today announced that its Avionics & Electronics business unit, in collaboration with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems, has developed Fortress HUMS, a new compact and lightweight ED-112A compliant Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder with integral Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) capability designed for use on rotorcraft platforms. Fortress HUMS uniquely combines... Read more

Honeywell to integrate synthetic vision system under DARPA contract

Honeywell to integrate synthetic vision system under DARPA contract

17-Feb-2016Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue improving three-dimensional visibility and safety for U.S. military helicopter pilots experiencing inclement weather and harsh environments. Among the visual challenges faced by pilots are issues with rain, snow, dust, fog and other elements that reduce the ability to... Read more

UH-60V Critical Design Review has been completed

UH-60V Critical Design Review has been completed

17-Feb-2016Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in partnership with the U.S. Army, Prototype Integration Facility, and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has successfully conducted the Critical Design Review of the UH-60V BLACK HAWK program. Under a contract awarded in the third quarter of 2014, Northrop Grumman is supplying a mission equipment package for a digital cockpit upgrade... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $8.3M order for MV-22 TCAS

Bell-Boeing awarded $8.3M order for MV-22 TCAS

16-Feb-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $8,332,880 for cost-plus- fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0113 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the MV-22.  This order is for the non-recurring engineering efforts to retrofit the MV-22 with the Traffic Collision Avoidance System.  Work will be performed at Ridley Park,... Read more

Rockwell Collins delivers weather radar for Korean Utility Helicopter

Rockwell Collins delivers weather radar for Korean Utility Helicopter

16-Feb-2016Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first RTA-4100 MultiScanTM Weather Radar to KAI for the medevac variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter. This is the first selection of the new RTA-4100 Weather Radar with enhanced surface search modes in the Asia-Pacific region. “Our RTA-4100 MultiScan Weather Radar will provide enhanced safety and mission capability during the... Read more

Garmin launches pair of ADS-B transponders

Garmin launches pair of ADS-B transponders

10-Feb-2016Source: Gramin

We are excited to announce the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders designed to provide a simple upgrade path for thousands of aircraft worldwide. These next generation transponders include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety... Read more

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics appoints new Senior Account Manager

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics appoints new Senior Account Manager

10-Feb-2016Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

In support of the company’s initiative to remain ever focused on account management and customer service, Tom Genovese has accepted the position of Senior Account Manager for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “As the former Director of Sales for Mid-Continent, Tom has dedicated many years to building strong relationships with our customers. No one is better... Read more

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Names Director of Sales

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Names Director of Sales

14-Jan-2016Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced the appointment of Marc Medeiros as Director of Sales. A twenty-year veteran in aerospace sales, Medeiros will drive Mid-Continent’s sales strategy, manage the company’s sales team, and maintain its position as a market leader. “Marc brings impressive experience in program management and contracts. That expertise, paired with an outstanding... Read more

Garmin celebrates 12th year at top of product support survey

Garmin celebrates 12th year at top of product support survey

12-Jan-2016Source: Garmin

On January 6th, the Garmin Aviation Product Support Team was honored with the top spot in Professional Pilot Magazine’s 2016 Avionics Product Support Survey. The accolade, which was voted on by customers, was Garmin’s 12th award in as many years. The survey, which is administered annually by Pro Pilot, consists of grades in product reliability,... Read more

Maxcraft Avionics adds support contract specialist to team

Maxcraft Avionics adds support contract specialist to team

6-Jan-2016Source: Maxcraft Avionics

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, a leading avionics facility in Canada, announced today that they are pleased to welcome Mitchell Chiang to the Maxcraft team. Mitchell has decades of experience in the business and commercial segments of aviation and has been focusing on avionics support contract sales. He has strong connections with key players in the YVR... Read more

Mercy Life Line upgrades GPS

Mercy Life Line upgrades GPS

4-Jan-2016Source: Metro Aviation

With a fleet of the most technologically-advanced medical helicopters in the region, Mercy has made yet another upgrade to respond to more patients in more weather conditions. Three years ago, Mercy unveiled its first three EC 135 P2+ helicopters to serve southwest Missouri. Equipped with weather radar, auto pilot, terrain awareness and global positioning satellite... Read more

Aspen Avionics’ Angle of Attack Indicator wins award

Aspen Avionics’ Angle of Attack Indicator wins award

18-Dec-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

FLYING Magazine announced in its January 2016 issue that Aspen’s Evolution Angle of Attack (AOA) Indicator has been honored by being named an Editors’ Choice recipient for 2015. The designation of “Editors’ Choice” is given each year to companies which “have had a positive impact on general aviation during the previous year” and added, “It’s... Read more

Helibras picks Airborne Video Management System from Curtiss-Wright

Helibras picks Airborne Video Management System from Curtiss-Wright

3-Dec-2015Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division was selected by Helibras (Helicópteros do Brasil S.A) to provide Helibras with its fully integrated Video Management System (VMS) technology. The VMS will be integrated into EC 145 helicopters flown by the Policia Militar de Rio de Janeiro for public security video surveillance missions. The Policia... Read more

FAA validates Maxcraft S76 STC for Garmin GNS/GTN navigators

FAA validates Maxcraft S76 STC for Garmin GNS/GTN navigators

1-Dec-2015Source: Maxcraft

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced today that they have received FAA Validation of their Transport Canada STC SH04-41 (FAA STC SR03573NY) for installation of the Garmin GNS or GTN Series Navigators in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraft. The applicability of this package has now expanded to include GNS WAAS and GTN Navigators as well as... Read more

Aspen Evolution Displays now approved with L-3 Lynx ADS-B

Aspen Evolution Displays now approved with L-3 Lynx ADS-B

19-Nov-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced today it has received FAA certification for its ADS-B integrated solution that interfaces Aspen’s Evolution™ primary and multi-function displays with L-3’s Lynx® NGT-9000 and NGT-2500 systems. The interface includes the display of ADS-B weather and traffic data from either the NGT-9000 transponder model or the NGT-2500 remote UAT box, onto the Aspen... Read more

Satcom Direct announces first automated flight logs solution

Satcom Direct announces first automated flight logs solution

17-Nov-2015Source: Satcom Direct

SD FlightLogs is the first web-based system designed to intuitively manage aircraft flight log data reducing manual user input. It gives the aircraft operator a smart system that includes user guidance, virtually eliminates human error, and provides access to flight data in real-time. SD FlightLogs provides pilots, maintenance and flight operations personnel with the ability... Read more

AW139 operators help Honeywell launch high-speed broadband for helicopters

AW139 operators help Honeywell launch high-speed broadband for helicopters

16-Nov-2015Source: Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) will now offer AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter owners its Aspire 200 satellite communications system, marking the first high-speed wireless broadband solution enabling reliable and fast data services aboard helicopters. Awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Aspire 200 system enables helicopters to utilize SwiftBroadband, an aircraft connectivity... Read more

Lightspeed launches world’s first premium wireless aviation headset

Lightspeed launches world’s first premium wireless aviation headset

15-Nov-2015Source: Lightspeed Aviation

Lightspeed Aviation, a leading innovator in aviation headsets, announced the launch — via a live webcast — of a breakthrough in cockpit communications. For the first time in history, pilots and their passengers can enjoy the untethered freedom of a wireless headset along with the premium performance and features the brand is known for. “For... Read more

Garmin adds Canada to Obstacle Database Coverage

Garmin adds Canada to Obstacle Database Coverage

30-Oct-2015Source: Garmin

Garmin is pleased to announce expanded availability of our comprehensive obstacle database to now include Canada for select Garmin portables and certified avionics. Man-made structures such as towers that are greater than 200 feet AGL are included within this database. Additionally, an obstacle database tailored to helicopter operators includes man-made structures that are greater than... Read more

Garmin makes 8.33 kHz Spacing upgrades easier for helicopters in Europe

Garmin makes 8.33 kHz Spacing upgrades easier for helicopters in Europe

30-Oct-2015Source: Garmin

Garmin is pleased to announce installation of the GNC 255 NAV/COM and GTR 225 COM series is easier and more cost-effective for European-registered helicopters. This certification reduces installation time and the cost associated with the installation of the GTR/GNC radios in a wide variety of helicopter types in Europe. Additionally, Helicopter operators are offered an... Read more

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics joins GAMA

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics joins GAMA

27-Oct-2015Source: GAMA

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved seven companies—Celestica, Elliott Aviation, Gogo, Luxaviation Group, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, TRU Simulation + Training, and Yingling Aviation —as the association’s newest members. GAMA now has 91 members. The seven new members represent the largest number of companies... Read more

Honeywell wins avionics support deal for Weststar AW139 fleet

Honeywell wins avionics support deal for Weststar AW139 fleet

22-Oct-2015Source: Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has signed a three-year agreement with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd, a global offshore helicopter transportation services provider based in Malaysia, to enroll 23 of its AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters in the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan. The Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan, known as HAPP, is designed to shore up support for operator... Read more

US Army signs five year Apache HUMS contract with Honeywell

US Army signs five year Apache HUMS contract with Honeywell

22-Oct-2015Source: Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with the U.S. Army to provide modernized signal processing units to support Honeywell’s innovative Health and Usage Monitoring System, which can detect and predict potential problems before they occur for the Apache attack helicopter. The processing unit is a combat-proven solution that provides onboard sensing and... Read more

Rockwell Collins display military avionics and comms at ADEX 2015

Rockwell Collins display military avionics and comms at ADEX 2015

19-Oct-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins will showcase the latest in communication and avionics technology at this year’s Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition. Attendees are invited to the Rockwell Collins exhibit (Hall D, Stand D89) to discover why the company is leading the way in helping bring mission success to militaries around the world. “We have continued to... Read more

AMRG equips fleet with Jupiter Audio Controllers

AMRG equips fleet with Jupiter Audio Controllers

16-Oct-2015Source: Jupiter Avionics

Jupiter Avionics Corporation announced today that Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG) has selected Jupiter Avionics to equip their fleet with various JA95 Audio controllers. “We have had numerous companies come to us and talk about their products and discuss our needs with us, but no one had designed a product that met our requirements before,”... Read more

Aspen’s Connected Panel Technology Receives US Patent

Aspen’s Connected Panel Technology Receives US Patent

13-Oct-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced today it has been awarded a U.S. patent for its groundbreaking Connected Panel wireless cockpit system. The patent, first applied for in 2011, is the industry’s only FAA-certified and patented avionics technology to safely interface wirelessly with non-certified mobile devices such as the Apple iPad or Android devices before, during and after flight. “Early... Read more

Garmin explains GTN650 to GTN750 differences

Garmin explains GTN650 to GTN750 differences

12-Oct-2015Source: Garmin

For many aircraft owners, the instrument panel build or upgrade is one of the biggest commitments one can make. As the data center for the airplane, the real estate directly in front of the pilot is, to many, just as important as the wings and engine that make the airplane fly. There are countless factors... Read more

Heli-One to upgrade avionics suite on 18 German Police Super Pumas

Heli-One to upgrade avionics suite on 18 German Police Super Pumas

6-Oct-2015Source: Heli-One

The German Federal Police, Bundespolizei(BPOL), has selected Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to fully modernize their fleet of 18Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 Super Puma aircraft through a NATO/NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract with proven EFIS and avionics upgrades from Universal Avionics and other suppliers. To quickly... Read more

Aspen Adds New Sales and Field Support Staff

Aspen Adds New Sales and Field Support Staff

6-Oct-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced today it has added two new sales and support staff to its ranks: Steve Lawson, Western U.S. and Canada Regional Sales Manager and Charlie Reiche, Central U.S. Field Service Engineer. Together they bring over 40 years of experience to Aspen’s leading sales and support team. Steve Lawson is an Air Force veteran... Read more

Rockwell Collins to show Pro Line Fusion for commercial helicopters at HeliTech

Rockwell Collins to show Pro Line Fusion for commercial helicopters at HeliTech

2-Oct-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system has been selected for 20 aircraft, including business jet, air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks.  It has even been flight tested as an unmanned aerial system ground station. For the first time, the brand new Pro Line Fusion demonstrator will showcase at Helitech... Read more

Aspen Avionics names new Director of Business Development

Aspen Avionics names new Director of Business Development

29-Sep-2015Source: Aspen

Aspen Avionics announced today that Robert J. Blaha has been named director of business development which will include Aspen’s newly acquired NexNav GPS product line. Blaha has been with Aspen since 2007, previously holding the positions of regional sales manager and director of international sales. In his new role, Blaha’s initial effort will be to... Read more

Rockwell Collins gives guidance on FY2016 financials

Rockwell Collins gives guidance on FY2016 financials

25-Sep-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) today announced guidance for fiscal year 2016. The company expects revenue between $5.3 billion and $5.4 billion, earnings per share in the range of $5.20 to $5.40, and cash flow from operations of $700 million to $800 million. Total segment operating margins are expected to be about 21%. This financial... Read more

Sikorsky picks Rockwell Collins avionics for combat rescue UH-60W

Sikorsky picks Rockwell Collins avionics for combat rescue UH-60W

16-Sep-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Sikorsky for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program. Rockwell Collins will provide state-of-the art avionics and mission equipment to the next generation of combat rescue helicopters, including the cockpit flight and mission display system, navigation radios and the advanced ARC-210 V/UHF communication system. “In the midst... Read more

Rockwell Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion at China Heli Expo

Rockwell Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion at China Heli Expo

14-Sep-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system has been selected for 20 aircraft, including business jet, air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks. It’s even been flight tested as an unmanned aerial system ground station. Now, at the China Helicopter Exposition taking place Sept. 9-13, the award-winning system is making... Read more

Robinson expands R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen package

Robinson expands R44 & R66 Autopilot and Aspen package

4-Sep-2015Source: Robinson

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44. The R44 autopilot option has all of the same modes and functionality as the R66 including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking,... Read more

Rockwell Collins appoints VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockwell Collins appoints VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

27-Aug-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins today announced that Rick Schmidt has been named vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, effective immediately. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development. “Rick’s strong focus on M&A, financial acumen, and project management expertise will be of considerable value to the corporation as we aggressively pursue our long-term global growth strategy,”... Read more

Dallas Avionics becomes dealer for Live Wire FaultChaser

Dallas Avionics becomes dealer for Live Wire FaultChaser

25-Aug-2015Source: Dallas

Dallas Avionics announced today the company has entered into a dealership agreement with Live Wire for their well-known, American madeFaultChaser product. The FaultChaser, long used by members of the military, is now available for civilian operations at an affordable price through Dallas Avionics.  The FaultChaser uses spread spectrum time domain reflectometry (SSTDR) to detect faulty... Read more

Becker Avionics Announces New Business Development VP

Becker Avionics Announces New Business Development VP

7-Aug-2015Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics GmbH is pleased to announce that Forrest Colliver has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development for the Becker Group. In this new role, Mr. Colliver will lead Becker’s strategic initiatives and will oversee development of the company’s product roadmap and partner relationships. He will also guide the company’s product evolution... Read more

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Ethernet Router for Unmanned Helicopter

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Ethernet Router for Unmanned Helicopter

6-Aug-2015Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from a leading defense and aerospace contractor to supply its COTS-based rugged Ethernet Router technology for use on an unmanned helicopter.  Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide the customer with its Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 router product which will provide IP... Read more

Rockwell Collins Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Rockwell Collins Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

4-Aug-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

The Board of Directors of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has declared a quarterly dividend of 33 cents per share on its common stock, payable September 8, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 17, 2015. About Rockwell Collins Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative... Read more

Aspen Introduces Evolution Pro Plus Safety Package

Aspen Introduces Evolution Pro Plus Safety Package

23-Jul-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics (Hangar B, booth 2145) today introduced the Evolution Pro Plus safety package. The package includes the Evolution primary flight display (PFD) preloaded with synthetic vision and its newest safety product, the Evolution Angle of Attack (AOA) indicator. Purchased together, the system retails for $13,995, a $1,695 savings over purchasing each separately. “We are... Read more

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Join Forces to Offer More ADS-B Options

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Join Forces to Offer More ADS-B Options

23-Jul-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics (Hangar B, booth 2145) announced today an agreement between L-3 and Aspen to offer an integrated system that includes the Aspen primary and multi-function displays and L-3’s Lynx® NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System. Demonstrations of the integrated display system are available in the Aspen Avionics booth and in the L-3 booth (Hangar C, booth... Read more

Garmin expands features of GTN touchscreen avionics

Garmin expands features of GTN touchscreen avionics

20-Jul-2015Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set and new enhancements for the GTN touchscreen avionics. These new capabilities include customer-requested features such as creating and executing customized holding patterns, search and rescue patterns, as well as animated NEXRAD weather imagery from a variety of weather sources.... Read more

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