Innovations
On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)--a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation has introduced a major evolution of its satellite connectivity service with the introduction of its third generation communications network.
Investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are burgeoning throughout the aerospace and defence sector and could be the next big wave in regard to the industry’s digitization.
More than 90% of airlines are set to ramp up investment in advancing wireless services for cabin crew and pilots over the three years to 2020 – an 18% increase since SITA’s 2016 Airline IT Trends survey. This is according to award-winning connected aircraft services expert SITAONAIR, as it presents SITA’s 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights into the connected aircraft.
Emirates and Thales have signed an agreement to equip their newest Boeing 777X fleet with the latest generation broadband inflight connectivity using Inmarsat GX Global Network.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Emirates have unveiled a range of industry firsts that will be introduced on the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER on display at the Dubai Airshow this month.
The latest 20-year air passenger forecast predicts more than half the world’s growth will be in Asia Pacific with 2.1 billion additional passengers in 2036, more than double the current traffic in the region[1]. At FTE Asia EXPO, SITA, the IT provider to the air transport industry, will showcase technology for airlines and airports to efficiently manage this major growth.
An evolving multi-link ACARS landscape, embracing cutting-edge cockpit connectivity and solid VHF foundations, will remain the backbone of the aviation industry for the foreseeable future. So says SITAONAIR in its latest white paper, ACARS: Timeless tech for the connected aircraft age.
GE Aviation's Digital Solutions and Tableau Software today announced an agreement to empower commercial and military airline customers across the aviation industry with agile visual analytics that can help improve fuel efficiencies, aircraft safety and consumers' overall flying experience.
Need to catch a fast ride from Cleveland to Pittsburgh? Get ready to hail your first “air taxi” – and maybe sooner than you think.
Boeing, through its subsidiary Jeppesen, has announced a three-year service renewal agreement with Air Malta to provide Jeppesen's industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad, in addition to digital charting data and NavData global navigation services for the airline.
Inmarsat has signed a strategic agreement with Rockwell Collins for the global distribution of its next-generation SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) flightdeck connectivity solution. The agreement builds on a successful long-term strategic relationship between the two companies and will bring new levels of safety and operational efficiency to the aviation industry.
Several global airlines are finding new and dynamic ways to enhance efficiencies and safety with Airbus' Open Data Platform Skywise. Here are just some ways early adopters  are utilizing the technology.
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for FLYHT’s emergency data streaming technology earlier this year which has been initially enabled in a commercial software product called FLYHTStream.
Laser strikes against aircraft have been a concern since the 1980s, and part of the problem is that handheld laser pointers are becoming both less expensive and more powerful.
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