Digitalization of Aircraft Ops the Focus of S7 Technics and IATA Seminar

Russian aircraft maintenance provider S7 Technics, in combination with global airline association IATA (International Air Transport Association), have jointly held a Digital Aircraft Operations 2019 seminar focusing on the critical subject of disposing of the burden of the industry’s paper mountain through the digitalization of air transport management processes. The migration of aircraft operations and…

Duncan Aviation Releases Most Recent Compliance Numbers 16 Weeks Before ADS-B Mandate Deadline

Duncan Aviation’s market research team recently released updated numbers and found that although the FAA’s deadline for upgrading business aviation aircraft to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is 16 weeks away, 23 percent of the US-registered business jet fleet, or 3,384, still don’t comply. “At this rate, we anticipate that at least 1,660 business jets will…

Elliott Certifies STC to Include Mid-Continent’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module in Citation Excel/XLS Garmin G5000 and Honeywell Primus 1000 Avionics Suite

Elliott Aviation recently announced the FAA has certified the supplemental type certificate (STC) for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) as part of its Garmin G5000 avionics upgrade in the Citation Excel and XLS. The STC also allows for installation of the unit in Primus 1000 equipped Citation Excel and XLS aircraft.…

Delta Digital Video Selected by Textron Systems for Modernization of U.S. Army’s RQ-7B TUAS

Textron Systems has awarded Delta Digital Video a contract to supply the Model 6805R HD/SD Video Encoder for use in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technology modernization of the U.S. Army’s fleet of Shadow RQ-7B Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) which are produced for the U.S. Army by Textron Systems. The RQ-7 shadow system…

Utair Selects GE Aviation’s Avionica for wireless Quick Access Recorders

Utair has selected GE Aviation to supply wireless mini Quick Access Recorders (QAR) to assist Utair in meeting its flight data collection requirements from the State Civil Authority of Russia (SCAA). The miniQAR will be supplied from Avionica, a joint venture of GE Aviation. Deliveries are currently taking place across Utair’s fleet of 45 Boeing…

Honeywell Opens First Aviation Service Center in Latin America

Honeywell recently opened its first aviation service center in Latin America in São José dos Campos, a city located 94 km from the state capital. The company says it will offer services such as aircraft parts replacement, repair and overhaul at the site. “The new Honeywell Service and Maintenance Center is one of the few…

Astronautics Receives EASA STC for Roadrunner EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for A109/119 helicopters. “EASA approval allows A109/119 operators around the world to realize the cost, reliability, and safety benefits of Astronautics’ RoadRunner when upgrading to modern EFI systems (EFIS) on their…

Ampex Data Systems Announces Multi-year Contract with Northrop Grumman for U.S. Navy’s E2-D Hawkeye

Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, announced the receipt of a Full Rate Production Lot 7 (FRP-7) contract from Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation. In addition to multiple TuffServ282 (TS282) Rugged Network File Servers (NFS), Ampex will be delivering supporting storage media for use in the United States Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye airborne surveillance…

StandardAero Completes First U.S. Registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite Cockpit Upgrade

StandardAero completed its first U.S registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite installation at its MRO facility in Augusta, Georgia, using JetCity’s FAA approved STC. Honeywell’s Primus Elite enhanced cockpit system provides greater functionality and overall situational awareness with the addition of charts, maps and safety enhancements for business jet operators. The upgrade removes existing cathode…