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April 27, 2016

AEA Unveils First-Quarter 2016 Avionics Market Report

Total Sales Exceed $566 Mmillion In The First Three Months Of 2016

The Aircraft Electronics Association released its first-quarter 2016 Avionics Market Report during the 59th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Kissimmee (Orlando), FL.

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U.K. Companies Develop RFID System For Drone/UAV Use

Device Created By Drone Tech Aerospace And Atkins Can Be Added To Existing Aircraft

A new RFID system has been developed by Drone Tech Aerospace, in partnership with Atkins, that can be added onto an existing UAV or drone to deliver real-time data feedback to engineers on the ground.

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FAA Approves Synthetic Vision In GIV-SP

Available On Aircraft Equipped With Planedeck Avionics

The FAA has approved a synthetic vision upgrade for Gulfstream GIV-SP aircraft equipped with PlaneDeck. The avionics enhancement increases crew situational awareness through the integration of synthetic vision with charts and maps, video capability and XM ground-based weather on flight displays.

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Gogo Business Aviation Expands In-Flight Entertainment Capabilities

Gogo Vision Now Standard With UCS 5000 Smart Cabin System

For movie and TV buffs who want the newest releases and can't seem to binge enough on their favorite programming, Gogo is making it easier to do so with a number of enhancements to Gogo Vision, business aviation's leading wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.

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Avmax Creates ADS-B Out Solutions For Dash 8 And CRJ Aircraft

Bombardier Recommends Avmax’s ADS-B Out Solution For CRJ 100/200/700/900 Aircraft

The engineering division of Avmax has created ADS-B Out solutions for Dash 8 and CRJ aircraft. The solutions are Part 25 Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Dash 8-100/200/300 and CRJ 100/200/700/900; both aircraft types are approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation Administration (TCCA) and the FAA, with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval pending.

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True Blue Power Announces Series of High-Powered USB Charging Ports

Two New Power Converters Also Added To The Product Line

True Blue Power has announced the TA202 Series High Power USB Charging Port, the latest addition to the company’s popular line of USB chargers.

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Officials Consider Drone 'Death Ray' At Heathrow Airport

Scotland Yard Still Thinks Airliner Hit A UAV On Approach To The Airport

While U.K. Transportation Minister Robert Goodwill has played down the meme that an airliner on approach to Heathrow Airport hit a UAV last week, others are not convinced that it was possibly a plastic bag, as the Minister suggested to Parliament on Thursday.

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Bombardier, Chorus Sign Firm Purchase Agreement For Up To 10 CRJ900 Aircraft

Five Firm-Ordered Aircraft Will Be Operated By Jazz Aviation Under The Air Canada Express Banner

A subsidiary of Chorus Aviation has signed a firm purchase agreement for five CRJ900 aircraft. The order also includes purchase rights for an additional five CRJ900 aircraft. Once delivered, the five firm-ordered aircraft will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz"), also a subsidiary of Chorus, under the Air Canada Express banner.

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Boeing KC-46 Program’s Second 767-2C Aircraft Completes First Flight

Fourth And Final Aircraft Joins Flight Test Program

With a successful first flight on April 25th, Boeing has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C.

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Boeing, Xiamen Airlines Announce Order For 10 Next-Generation 737s

Deal VAlued At $960 Million At List Prices

Boeing and Xiamen Airlines, China's only all-Boeing carrier, have finalized an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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AD: Kaman Aerospace Corporation

AD NUMBER: 2016-08-21

PRODUCT: Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) Model K-1200 helicopters.

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AD: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2016-08-17

PRODUCT: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 222, 222B, 222U, 230, and 430 helicopters.

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AEA International Convention & Trade Show Officially Opens In Orlando, FL

Several New Avionics Products Set To Debut

Nearly 2,000 avionics manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged at the 59th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, which opened today at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Kissimmee (Orlando), FL. The four-day event is the largest gathering of avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world.

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Airbus Delivers First U.S. Built Aircraft

JetBlue Receives A321 From Airbus Team In Mobile, AL

The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place Monday in Mobile, AL. The entire team of employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product, an Airbus A321, to JetBlue. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus, JetBlue senior management, including President and CEO Robin Hayes, and a broad collection of dignitaries from the Gulf Coast region.

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FAA Grants STC For Aspen Avionics’ Evolution Backup Display

Pilots Flying Integrated Glass Panel Systems Can Now Fully Complete The Digital Transformation Of Their Panels

The FAA has issued an STC to Aspen Avionics for installation of its Evolution Backup Display. It is a fully digital, independent primary flight display (PFD) designed to replace mechanical backup instruments and the associated vacuum system supporting those instruments in Part 23 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) installations.

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UPS Airline Mechanics Demand No Health Care Cuts In New Contract

Workers Pledge To Step Up Campaign

UPS aircraft mechanics and other company workers affiliated with Teamsters Local 2727 are standing up to deeply concessionary contract proposals offered by the shipping giant that would significantly increase health care costs and do little to improve wages for its employees.

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AeroSports Update: Modelers Get A New Airport

Model Airplane Flyers In Las Cruces, New Mexico Are Proud Of Their Airport

Airports can be an asset to the community, but it’s not often that we hear of a model airplane airport that is as nice as the one that has been created in Las Cruces, NM. According to an article in the Las Cruces Sun-News, the entire community is taking pride in this new activity area in their community.

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Hawaiian Pilots Open Strike Authorization Vote

Move Comes As Airline Reports Record 1Q Income

More than 630 Hawaiian Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), began voting Monday on whether to authorize their leadership to conduct a strike if they cannot reach a contract agreement with Hawaiian Airlines management, and the National Mediation Board (NMB) releases them to self-help.

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Pentastar Aviation Partners With SmartSky Networks On STC Development

Seeks Approval For Wi-Fi Installation On G450, G550 Business Jets

When the SmartSky 4G network is activated later this year, Pentastar Aviation will develop STCs for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft as well as participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other corporate aircraft, the company said in a news release.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.27.16)

"We will do whatever is legally allowable to gain a market-rate contract.” Source: Hoon Lee, chairman of the Hawaiian Airlines ALPA Master Executive Council.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.16): Fix Balancing

A process whereby aircraft are evenly distributed over several available arrival fixes reducing delays and controller workload.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.27.16)

The FAA Air Traffic Report

The FAA Air Traffic Report provides a reasonable expectation of any daily impacts to normal air traffic operations, i.e. arrival/departure delays, ground stoppages, airport closures.

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