SBB selected for Hawaiian’s new A321neos

Hawaiian Airlines (HAL) has selected Inmarsat’s next generation IP-based SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform for installation on its new Airbus A321neo fleet. Inmarsat’s SB-S service will deliver secure … More ››

Swift Take

With modified versions of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-based cockpit communications solution, SB-Safety (SB-S) already being successfully trialled by Hawaiian Airlines and FedEx, the solution could soon receive an important … More ››

Datalink through all French upper airspace

Controllers from the five French area control centres can provide ATC instruction of frequency transfer via datalink to all equipped aircraft above FL 195 (6,000 … More ››

FAA signals STC changes to ADS-B systems

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has updated guidance on installing ADS-B out systems, which could allow avionics shops to install ADS-B equipment on aircraft … More ››

UTC, Honeywell merger deal comes to naught

United Technologies has ended the prospect of further ‘merger of equals’ talks with Honeywell, claiming ‘insurmountable regulatory obstacles and strong customer opposition’, according to the Financial … More ››

Rockwell Collins to develop NASA sonic boom display tool for pilots

Rockwell Collins has been awarded a two-year contract by NASA to develop a conceptual cockpit display that will provide a visual representation of sonic boom … More ››

InFlight’s one touch tech tracks missing aircraft

InFlight Labs is developing a smart emergency location transmitter (Smart ELT), which is the first air traffic control (ATC) activated aircraft tracking system. Smart ELT … More ››

NextGen aircraft cockpit avionics vulnerable to cyber attack from passenger inflight entertainment

A United States watchdog is warning that NextGen avionics could render the cockpit vulnerable to cyber attack. A new report by the nation’s Government Accountability … More ››

Jeppesen data to support Universal’s InSight

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, is to supply its Airport Mapping Database as a new flight data element for the InSight Integrated … More ››

US ADS-B-ready fleet marks NextGen milestone

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board 10,000 aircraft flying in the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made the announcement at … More ››