Aerospace Technology Week dates announced for 2020

Aerospace Technology Week has announced dates for next years event as 18th-19th March 2020 to take place at the Diagora Congress Center in Toulouse, France, and is set to be the largest gathering for the avionics, electronics, connectivity, aerospace testing and airline communities. Aerospace Technology Week has developed greatly over the past two years and…

Skyservice Receives TCCA & FAA STC Approval for Universal Avionics NextGen Learjet 45 Upgrade

Universal Avionics (UA) Authorized Dealer, Skyservice Business Aviation Inc., has received TCCA and FAA approval for Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Bombardier Learjet 45 ‘NextGen and Beyond’ upgrade. EASA approval for certification is imminent. Completed for a corporate customer, the certification covers the addition of a UA UniLink™ UL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) and…

USAF Selects UEI for UH-1N HUMS Upgrade

United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the UEI-HUMS1 in-flight health monitoring system has been released for production delivery to Tyonek Global Services, and subsequent installation onto USAF aircraft. The unit recently passed DO-160 certification as required by the USAF for deployment on the Bell UH-1N Huey helicopter. In addition to the DO-160 tests, the system has…

Gulf Coast Avionics Wins Garmin’s Platinum Dealer Award for 20th Time

Rick Garcia, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Avionics, announced that the company was awarded Garmin’s 2018 Platinum Dealer Award for its outstanding sales of the company’s aviation products during the recent Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention. “Even though this is our 20th consecutive year, each time we are presented with this prestigious award, it becomes more special…

Iridium Enhances Network with New Southern Hemisphere Ground Station

Iridium announced today the commercial service activation of a new southern hemisphere ground station, located in Punta Arenas, Chile. The addition of the Punta Arenas teleport network site adds geographic diversity to Iridium’s ground stations as its only southern hemisphere site, establishing a new layer of network redundancy for the constellation. This new site strengthens…

Panasonic Avionics Offers Opinion on ST Engineering’s Proposed Acquisition

Mark Jennings, chief operating officer at Panasonic Avionics, commented on the acquisition of Newtec by  ST Engineering’s subsidiary, Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe), stating, “This investment by ST Engineering is an important milestone for both Panasonic and its customers.” Jennings noted that, “We believe that the combined new business will speed time to market and accelerate…

StandardAero’s First Embraer STC for SmartSky 4G LTE Aircraft System Receives FAA Approval

Embraer jet operators now have access to SmartSky Networks’ best-in-class inflight connectivity.  StandardAero, via its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), was awarded the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for multiple Embraer aircraft models.  The prestigious maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider and trusted SmartSky installation and distribution partner now can…

Field Aerospace Successfully Completes First Flight of Modified USAF T-1A

Field Aerospace completed the first flight of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-1A aircraft with the modernized flight deck on Friday, March 22. The first fully modified Combat System Officer (CSO) aircraft flew two successful consecutive check flights from Field Aerospace’s Oklahoma City facility. Last spring, the USAF awarded Field Aerospace a contract to modernize…

Premier AeroNautique Breaks Ground in San Antonio, Texas

Western LLC hosted an event on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Premier AeroNautique at SAT, the development firm’s newest Corporate Hangar Development at San Antonio International Airport. The new Corporate Aviation Campus will feature seven hangars and associated office space totaling more than 125,000 SF. The event was held on site…