13 March 2014

Honeywell and Safran sign up GoAir to support EGTS Electric Taxiing System

Honeywell and Safran have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with GoAir, one of India’s leading low-cost carriers, to support the advancement of the EGTS electric taxiing system, a technology that can save airlines up to 4% block fuel consumption per flight. EGTS uses electric motors on the main landing gear to enable the aircraft […]

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JetBlue to sell LiveTV subsidiary to Thales Group

JetBlue Airways has agreed to sell its wholly owned subsidiary LiveTV to Thales Group for $400m. The sale which is subject to regulatory and other approvals is expected to be completed in mid-2014. LiveTV is a leading provider of live in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems for commercial airlines. In 2013, LiveTV and its partner ViaSat

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Etihad Regional leases four ATR 72-500 aircraft

Etihad Regional announced a multi-million dollar agreement to lease four ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will see the carrier boost its regional fleet to 12 and support its rapidly expanding network. All four aircraft are scheduled for delivery between April and June 2014, with the first touching down at Geneva International Airport on April 1st. The

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Comlux America launches new STC project on Bombardier Challenger 600 Series

Comlux America, the completion and service center of the Comlux Group, located in Indianapolis, IN, launched a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project on the Bombardier Challenger CL-600 series. The STC project installs and certifies the equipment required for operation in airspace requiring Cockpit/Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC). The system incorporates equipment from Universal Avionics

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Panasonic sees increase in connectivity installations as radome is bird strike certified

Panasonic Avionics will double the size of its connectivity-equipped fleet by the end of 2014 following FAA certification of a bird strike compliant radome for B777-200 aircraft. The STC (supplemental type certificate) for the B777-200 radome paves the way for approvals on other aircraft types. Panasonic currently has more than 150 B777-200 aircraft scheduled for

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MTU Aero Engines produces parts by additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing technology is rapidly spreading from one industry sector to the next. In the field of aero engine construction, Munich-based MTU Aero Engines has achieved a breakthrough: As one of the first companies to use the new technique, MTU produced components for production engines this past May. These parts – borescope bosses for the

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