Category Archives: Avionics

Inmarsat, ESA complete major Iris milestone

Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), have completed the first test flight using the world’s most advanced aviation satellite technology for their Iris programme … More ››

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Airbus targets FANS-C certification by year-end

European airframer Airbus is to demonstrate new FANS-C navigation capability for Airbus-led SESAR project. An Airbus-led project to demonstrate the sharing of an aircraft’s predicted … More ››

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Brussels signals U-turn on ADS-B equipage

The European Commission admits it will allow ‘reasonable, justified’ exemptions for ADS-B retrofits after previously ruling that all airspace users had to be compliant by … More ››

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ERA seeks ADS-B let-off for costly, older aircraft

Europe’s regional airlines are seeking an exemption on retrofitting ADS-B surveillance equipment where there is no obvious safety benefit. In a statement, the European Airlines … More ››

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Rockwell Collins’ next-gen MMR now certified and set to enter 737 MAX service this summer

Rockwell Collins’ GLU-2100 next-generation Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) for air transport aircraft has achieved certification with Boeing and will enter into service on the 737 MAX with several … More ››

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Cobham debuts business jet FANS upgrade

Cobham has launched a communications upgrade option that delivers all the benefits of Inmarsat’s SB-S technology platform and FANS 1/A compliance to business jets at a … More ››

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InFlight Labs to support airline GADSS needs

InFlight Labs have developed Smart ADT, an industry-first GADSS (Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System) compliant avionics interface which works with the aircraft’s communication system to trigger real-time tracking … More ››

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The Vision Thing

Two Airbus teams that have been working separately on a synthetic vision system (SVS) and a primary full-format flight display (PF3D) have come together to … More ››

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Honeywell to offer FANS system testing

Honeywell has launched a new Future Air Navigation System testing capability as part of its GoDirect Datalink services. The new built-in tool will give operators … More ››

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens team up for electric future with E-Fan X hybrid demonstrator

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric … More ››

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