NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12.

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Rockwell Collins unveils new Wi-Fi integration capability for business aviation

Rockwell Collins allows complete cabin and media control via a single Wi-Fi access point through the integration of its Cabin Electronic System with the Airborne Data Router (ADR) from ARINCDirectSM

  • Integration of company’s Cabin Electronic System and Airborne Data Router provides seamless Wi-Fi connections

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins is the first to allow complete cabin and media control via a single Wi-Fi access point, creating a more seamless experience for passengers. The solution is made possible by integrating Rockwell Collins’ Cabin Electronic System (CES) with the Airborne Data Router (ADR) from ARINCDirectSM.

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Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management system hits 1,000 installations

The intuitive Venue™ interface delivers control of entertainment, cabin environment and connectivity options

  • Creates a modern, connected cabin experience
  • Flexibility allows for customized configurations across numerous business aviation aircraft platforms

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins announced today that its Venue™ high-definition cabin management and entertainment system has reached 1,000 installations, maintaining its position as the market leader of cabin management solutions for business aircraft. Venue has made its way onto a number of aircraft platforms ranging from turboprops to long-range business jets and VIP aircraft since it was first unveiled in 2007.

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New ADS-B transponder and certifications to make compliance easier for operators

Rockwell Collins is helping aircraft owners and operators meet the upcoming ADS-B Out mandate by the end of 2019 with a new transponder variant

  • New variant of Rockwell Collins’ transponder automatically generates flight ID if absent
  • Upgrade path easier for many aircraft types with two new approved model list supplemental type certificates (AML-STCs) that cover over 55 unique models
  • Available early 2018

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has announced a new variant of its TDR-94/94D Mode S Transponder to help aircraft owners meet the rapidly approaching ADS-B Out mandate by the end of 2019.

The transponder’s latest improvement includes the ability to automatically generate a fixed flight ID from the Mode S code for U.S. registered aircraft. For customers that don’t have a flight ID to send from a controller, this removes the need to upgrade other parts of their avionics system to become compliant.

“This new variant is another way for owners to equip without doing a full avionics upgrade,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “With the ADS-B Out mandate deadline quickly approaching, we’ve been hard at work to bring options to the market that make it easier for owners to get equipped in time.”

To support installation of the new transponder and the required GPS position source, two new approved model list supplemental type certificates (AML-STC) are being developed, covering over 55 unique Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft models. The TDR-94/94D and the new certifications will be available through any Rockwell Collins-authorized dealer in early 2018.

Rockwell Collins will be discussing ADS-B Out solutions at booth N4000 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Oct. 10-12.

Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – September 2017 Report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick find key topics.

 

Page 1. GA demands an explanation about delayed regulatory reform processes.

Page 2. Pending changes to global EASA UAS rules.

Page 3. Stop Press – Late news. Tribute to Steve Kitchen, Editor, Australian Flying.

Page 4. Parallel aviation training systems. John Ross’s article explains why.

Page 5. Funny side of regulatory ‘hiccups’. Hairdresser verses the instructor pilot.

Page 6. US Court overrules NTSB findings. Lessons for Australia? Appeal underway.

Page 7. Rotortech 2018 Updated – Draft Conference Program.

Page 11 (4). Airobotics raises US$32.5. Business expansion in Australia. Media Release.

Page 12 (5). AAUS Position Paper presented to the government.

Page 16 (1).  Employment – Executive Positions. HAI and CASA TWG.

Page 17 (20. Notice Board. Jobs, Pacific 2017, Accidental Death Insurance (John Ellis).

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September BizAv Traffic Confirms Sustainable Growth Trend

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September BizAv Traffic Confirms Sustainable Growth Trend

Brussels, 10 October 2017 – Business aviation traffic figures for Europe over the month of September have once again confirmed 2017’s sustained growth trajectory, with a 5.7% rise in September traffic compared to the same period last year. With 3,500 more flights than in 2016, September’s figures mark 11 consecutive months of growth in Europe.

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Rockwell Collins selected to support avionics for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Rockwell Collins will continue its long history of avionics support for the Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) (Photo credit: CC By-NC-NO 3.0 by Vincent Reap)

  • Performance-based logistics contract ensures long-term readiness of mission-critical capabilities

WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has been awarded a five-year, $30.7 million contract by the Technology Application Contracting Office (TAKO). The contract will provide avionics repair and logistics, field service support and spares management for Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS), including expanded roles in field service and repair chain management for other installed avionics.

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BAE SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES

BAE Systems plc today announces organisational changes to boost competitiveness, accelerate technology innovation and improve operational excellence from a more streamlined business.  A revised organisational structure will create strengthened Air, Maritime and Land sectors and remove management layers including the Platforms & Services (P&S) UK and P&S International operating groups. Technology remains a key priority for the Group, and a new Chief Technology Officer role will join the Executive Committee to focus on our investments, developments and exploitation of technologies across our products, services and operations.

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