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Panasonic Avionics has confirmed that more than 1,000 commercial aircraft are operating on its Global Communications Services network. Panasonic’s worldwide Ku-band satellite network today delivers broadband communications services and global live television over 99.6 per cent of all commercial aviation routes.
Almost all 765 new self-service kiosks, which air transport IT provider, SITA, has jointly designed with Air France-KLM, are now in operation at Amsterdam’s Schiphol and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Packed with the latest features, the sleek new kiosks allow passengers to quickly and easily check-in for flights, print bag tags or purchase additional services.
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has received Canadian Technical Standard Order (CAN-TSO) Design Approval, CAN-TSO-C159b for the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 228S. The certification, granted by Transport Canada, represents an additional level of airworthiness standards met by AFIRS.
EgyptAir has signed a five-year contract with air transport communications specialist, SITA, for the implementation, management and modernization of the airline’s entire communications network. This will provide mission-critical connectivity to EgyptAir’s headquarters and across more than 190 sites around the globe.
Latitude Technologies has received Transport Canada CAN-TSO-C159b approval of the company's DL150 SDU (Satellite Data Unit) built to Technical Standing Order C159b "Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) equipment." The DL150 SDU utilizes the Iridium(R) satellite network to provide global pole-to-pole coverage and also meets the component fitment requirement of AC 20-140B "Guidelines for Design Approval of Aircraft Data Link Communications System Supporting Air Traffic Services (ATS)." The company has begun taking orders for immediate shipping of the DL150 SDU to channel partners across the world.
On September 29, Indra presented the unmanned version of its P2006T MRI maritime reconnaissance and intelligence aircraft at the London conference series on maritime reconnaissance. Indra’s General Manager of Defense and Security, José Manuel Pérez-Pujazón, took advantage of the multinational’s participation in the conference series to make the announcement.
L-3 Aviation Products and Thomas Global Systems have announced at NBAA that they have signed an alliance agreement to cooperate in the development of certain CRT-to-LCD display upgrade products that eliminate CRT-related maintenance costs, downtime and obsolescence issues, while providing a cost-effective growth path for cockpit upgrades.
Esterline CMC Electronics has announced that Swiss International Air Lines is the first customer to select the company’s PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) factory option on their Bombardier C Series aircraft.
In the last issue of Wings, I reported on the “Internet of Things” and creating intelligent airports. Walk down the bridge and discover that technological change and the way airlines connect with travellers is going to be as profound.
Guardian Mobility have added another valuable tool to improve avionics tracking, mapping and management of fleets across the entire aviation market. SilverEye Aviation is the latest new piece to the overall solution from Guardian Mobility and is proof of GMI’s commitment to continuously develop and improve the global aviation business market.
Tecnam has announced a co-operative financing programme with Flight Support, a Softeks Group  company, that will enable EU based Flight Training Organizations to acquire Tecnam airplanes at lower initial capital expenditure terms.
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TrueNorth Avionics has reported that Clay Lacy Aviation has obtained an STC for the company’s Simphonē FANS-1/A Data Link UnitPlus as part of a flight deck system on a Bombardier Challenger 601 aircraft. The STC meets worldwide mandates while improving safety, lowering operating costs and reducing flight times. The DLU, which is the only FAA TSO-C159a FANS over Iridium system for the flight deck, streamlines the STC process because it already meets specific requirements.
Toulouse, France - A wing-skin that harvests natural vibrations to power in-flight systems, drones that lead birds to a safe haven “birdport”, and a games console-inspired infra-red system that detects potential obstacles when taxiing, are among the ideas from university students shortlisted by Airbus in its Fly Your Ideas contest, with the five finalists now vying for the €30,000 ($40,000 CDN) jackpot.
Los Angeles, Ca. - Worldwide Aeros Corp. has announced that The United States’ Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. patent number 9,016,622 for the cargo airship’s ‘Flight System for a Constant Volume Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle,’ with Onboard ‘Control-of-Static-Heaviness’ (COSH) Management.

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