New This Week
AVweb's review of aviation news around the world found announcements from ACSS, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Mecaer Aviation Group and Scotland's Glasgow Prestwick Airport. ACSS, an L-3 and Thales Company, has developed an ADS-B transponder solution for legacy corporate aircraft, the NXT-700.
Two Navy Jets Crash Off North Carolina Coast
Two Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets crashed off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Thursday. The four crewmembers escaped with minor injuries. A Coast Guard helicopter pulled two of the crew from the water while the two others were rescued by a commercial fishing boat, according to an Associated Press report.
CAFE: Symposium Finds Synergy In New Venue
The CAFE Foundation has been through big changes over the last year, with new leadership and a new venue for their 10th annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, and program coordinator Yolanka Wulff told AVweb this week the new strategies are working well. "We moved our conference to the Bay area, and part of that was a re-visioning on the part of CAFE about our mission," she said. The symposium had previously been held in Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, but now has moved to the Marriott Waterfront in San Francisco, less than 10 minutes from the airport.
The Weekender: Burgers, Brats Abound For The Holiday
The holiday weekend has a lot in store on SocialFlight, from campouts, poker runs and plenty of food. A weekend of camping, entertainment and cookouts awaits at Llano Municipal Airport in Texas, where ShareAviation will have burgers, brats and hot dogs on the grill along with campground games and an outdoor movie on a 12-foot screen.
Notam For AirVenture 2016 Released
Fly-in procedures for this year's EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are now available, along with additional resources. The FAA's Notice to Airmen for EAA's 64th annual convention, July 25-31, includes a list of changes from 2015 including radio frequencies and runway markings.
Embraer E190-E2 Begins Certification Campaign
E190 E2 cockpit, rendering. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 05-26-2016] The Embraer E190-E2 completed its maiden flight ahead of schedule. The flight was originally scheduled to take place during the second...
Empire Aviation Brings Connectivity Onboard with Honeywell's GoDirect
[Avionics Today 05-26-2016] Honeywell signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit. The technologies, developed by Honeywell's recent acquisition, Satcom1...
The Top 5 Avionics Announcement EBACE 2016 Has to Offer
Photo: EBACE [Avionics Today 05-26-2016] The 2016 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) kicked off in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this week, highlighting the growing business aviation industry in Europe and worldwide. JetNet released its first quarter aviation market report earlier...
Australia Transitions to GNSS Flight Ops
[Avionics Magazine 05-25-2016] Australia will begin a new era in its aviation operations starting May 26, as the country's air transportation system transitions to using satellite-based navigation as the primary means of navigation for commercial flight operations. The shift to the use of Global Navigation...
Connected Aircraft Technology in Demand at EBACE 2016
[Avionics Magazine 05-24-2016] The earliest announcements at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) have shown major avionics companies are seeing the greatest demand from the business aviation community centered around aircraft connectivity. While some of the industry's most...