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CPDLC Coming of Age

CPDLC Coming of Age

Eurowings Discover Partnering with AERQ for Digitalization in the Cabin

Joy Finnegan

Eurowings Discover and AERQ announced a partnership to overcome current limitations in inflight entertainment and connectivity. Eurowings Discover is a new leisure carrier of Lufthansa Group with a fleet of A320 and A330 aircraft. AERQ’s open IT platform AERENA boosts digital cabin innovations throughout the travel journey and will facilitate greater passenger engagement onboard the…

Panasonic Avionics Introduces New Astrova IFE Seat-End Solution

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) is introducing its new in-flight entertainment (IFE) seat-end system, Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics. “The launch of Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, reflects a transformation in our business, how we develop our products, and how we engage with our customers,” said Ken Sain, CEO of Panasonic Avionics Corp. “Astrova is the first…

Collins Aerospace Launches FlightHub Electronic Flight Folder with Access to New Fuel Savings Application

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace is advancing digital aviation solutions that make flight more efficient and sustainable with FlightHub, its new Electronic Flight Folder accessible from an aircraft’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). FlightHub centralizes data sources and workflows for pilots and airlines, coordinating the lifecycle of an entire flight from start to finish. Collating information into a single…

General Dynamics Mission Systems and Iridium Awarded $324 Million Ground Control and Operations Contract by the Space Development Agency

Joy Finnegan

General Dynamics Mission Systems and Iridium Awarded $324 Million Ground Control and Operations Contract by the Space Development Agency General Dynamics Mission Systems and Iridium Communications Inc.have been awarded a contract by the Space Development Agency in the amount of $324,516,613, including a base amount of $162,954,122 and $161,562,491 in options, to establish the ground Operations and…

Pratt & Whitney Joins SITA’S Data-Brokering Platform

Joy Finnegan

Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and IT provider SITA have signed an agreement for full flight data retrieval and processing in support of predictive maintenance of aircraft engines. Many airlines will benefit from the new data-driven alignment between the two companies. Rapidly available and actionable data about aircraft performance plays a crucial role in continuously…

SD FlightDeck Freedom Named Default Datalink Provider for New Gulfstream Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has announced that its FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) flight deck communications platform has been selected as the default datalink system for in-production Gulfstream G500, Gulfstream G600, and Gulfstream G650ER aircraft with initial line-fits already completed. Operators of Gulfstream aircraft can now optimize the flexible FDF platform, which includes configurable…

FAA Commissions New Air Traffic Control Tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today dedicated the newly commissioned and environmentally sustainable air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “Aviation is an invaluable part of our American life and our national economy. The new, taller control tower will enable the airport to continue to expand its flight operations to…

GE Achieves 400 Million Flight Hours and 37 Years of Navigation Database On-Time-Delivery

Joy Finnegan

GE Aviation recently achieved 400 million flight hours and 37 years of on time delivery of their navigation database to airlines globally. GE’s navigation database (NDB) provides worldwide coverage and access to more than 18,000 airports. Each NDB is customized for the customer and allows the ability to include their own tailored terminal procedures and…

Cebu Pacific Selects SITA to Enhance Cockpit Comms and Optimize Flight Operations

Joy Finnegan

Cebu Pacific Air has selected SITA to support its digital transformation agenda leveraging SITA’s renowned AIRCOM Cockpit Services integrated with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) satellite network service. The combined solutions will enhance cockpit communications while delivering greater operational efficiencies on the airline’s new Airbus A330neos. SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights reveal that digitalization is a…

Astronautics AeroSync Connectivity Solution for Airbus Helicopters H125 and H130

Joy Finnegan

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AeroSync wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) as the standard-fit connectivity solution for Airbus Helicopters’ new production H125 and H130 helicopters. Astronautics’ AeroSync wACS is a secure and integrated wireless data transmission system that automatically provides high-speed flight, mission, and maintenance data export and storage services to enhance Airbus’…

Astronautics Relocates Manufacturing Operations Into New Corporate Headquarters

Joy Finnegan

Astronautics Corporation of America, a designer and manufacturer of avionics and connectivity solutions for the aerospace industry, is relocating its manufacturing operations and Federal Aviation Administration Repair Station from Milwaukee into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art, 80,000 square-foot facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Relocation of Astronautics’ manufacturing operation into its new production facility at the company’s…

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