New Approaches to Developing Avionics Software

New embedded technologies and initiatives being deployed across the commercial and military segments of aviation are enabling new approaches to developing avionics software. Lockheed Martin’s F-35 shows the impact that delays and cost overruns in safety-critical airborne software could cause in new platforms. In April, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a 49-page report…

AFuzion and HDL Design House Joint Webinar: Optimizing DO-254

AFuzion and HDL Design House invite you to join the free October 4, 2017 webinar at 4pm CEST, on DO-254 optimization techniques including DO-254 requirements, mistakes, best practices, and use of random verification and UVM methodology. AFuzion, the safety-critical systems and certification company and HDL Design House, provider of digital, analog, and back-end design and…

Operators Will Prefer Smaller Aircraft: Bombardier Forecast

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment projects a strong market outlook, according to the manufacturer. “We are the only manufacturer with a solution for any type of business model in the 60- to 150-seat segment, and we are well positioned to capture the value from the exciting opportunities outlined…

Eurocontrol Network Manager, 10 Airports to Implement SESAR Concepts

European Union funding instrument Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has granted funding to the Eurocontrol Network Manager for Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) projects, Eurocontrol said. Now, 10 airports are set to implement SESAR concepts. Eurocontrol said that two concepts have been designed to help airports handle local capacity: Airport Operations Centres (APOC) and the…

Rockwell Collins Installs Avionics System on French Air Force C-130H Aircraft

Rockwell Collins has integrated a new avionics system for the French air force’s C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft as part of a modernization contract from France’s defense procurement agency. The company said that the Flight2 avionics system offers communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management capacities that comply with International Civil Aviation Organization standards. Rockwell…

Boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System complete avionics test

The solid rocket boosters that will power NASA‘s new Space Launch System super-heavy-lift rocket away from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39B took another step toward flight today when Orbital ATK announced that the avionics system which will control the new boosters has completed its qualification testing. In order to meet the demanding human-rated requirements…

Air Data Systems Market to reach $850.9 million by 2022

A new research document with title ‘Air Data Systems – Global Market Outlook (2016-2022)’ covering detailed analysis, Competitive landscape, forecast and strategies. The study covers geographic analysis that includes regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World and important players/vendors such as Ametek Inc., Meggitt PLC ,Rockwell Collins, Inc. etc. The report…

How Kontron is benefitting from wave of new connectivity installs

Gogo’s big 2Ku connectivity win with Alaska Airlines bodes well for its international partners on the program. Israeli firm Gilat, for instance, is providing the nextgen modem for 2Ku, and is gearing up to see its equipment on “over 1,800 aircraft”. Illinois-based Telefonix PDT provides Gogo’s advanced airborne server which “is going on every single…

Mercury Systems Introduces First Low-Profile High-Density Secure Memory Device for Defense and Commercial Avionics Markets

Mercury Systems, Inc. announced volume production of the most recent addition to its portfolio of high-density secure memory devices. Optimized for significantly space-constrained defense and commercial avionics applications, Mercury’s new product embeds 2GB of double data rate third-generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DDR3 SDRAM) in a highly compact, ruggedized ball grid array (BGA) package. Incorporating…

CoreAVI and HENSOLDT Demonstrate RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C Safety Certifiable 4K Video Output Capability on HENSOLDT’s Mission Computer

Enabling Next Generation Avionics Sensor and Display Systems Tampa, Florida June 20, 2017. Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) and HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH (“HENSOLDT”) have announced the world’s first RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C safety certifiable 4K video output hosted on HENSOLDT’s RTCA DO-254 and EUROCAE ED-80 safety certifiable Mission Computer. This continues the long…

Rapita Systems launches Software Verification Services

Rapita Systems is pleased to announce the launch of its Software Verification Services, which are designed to reduce the cost involved in testing critical software in the aerospace industry. By leveraging its established tools for on-target testing, experience in test development and analysis, in-depth process knowledge, and the expertise of its parent company Danlaw Inc.,…

CoreAVI Enhances the Security of Graphics Processing with SecureCore

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) today announced the release of the SecureCore option for its ArgusCore™ graphics library suites. SecureCore enhances Multi-Level Security (MLS) features of leading Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) by extending high level of information assurance through the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and associated graphics library suites. SecureCore is the latest…

Lynx releases major revision of its DO-178C DAL-A safety-certified open-standards based RTOS

Boasting FACE 2.1 support, native POSIX API and DAL-A certification artifacts, LynxOS-178 2.2.4 defines the new benchmark for avionics systems developers. Lynx Software Technologies, a world leader in advanced kernel technologies, today announced LynxOS-178 2.2.4, a new version of its widely deployed DO-178 certified RTOS. Supporting open standards such as Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE),…

ENSCO Avionics to Attend Aviation Electronics Europe 2017 in Munich

ENSCO Avionics will participate in the Aviation Electronics Europe show in Munich, Germany, April 25-26. Meet industry experts, view demonstrations, and learn more about ENSCO Avionics’ capabilities at Booth F2. Aviation Electronics Europe is the largest international exhibition of aviation electronics and avionics, and a conference program that addresses relevant issues facing commercial and defense sectors,…

Garmin, Jeppesen Team for Wireless Data Transfer from App to Avionics

Garmin International and Boeing’s Jeppesen now offer new wireless data transfer capabilities for Jeppesen terminal charts, Jeppesen said. Charts can now be transferred wirelessly from iOS-based app, Garmin Pilot, to some Garmin avionics. “The ability to provide wireless data updates streamlines the flight preparation process and allows pilots to take the skies more quickly,” said…

NXP Semiconductors Partners with Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. to bring the S32V234, an ARM based SoC Family Designed for ISO 26262 ADAS Automotive Systems, to the Avionics Market

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. announce today that they have reached agreement for CoreAVI to sell and support the S32V234 product family globally for safety critical display applications. This support includes providing the highest levels of safety critical graphics drivers, safety certification data packages and evaluation boards for avionics and…

CoreAVI and VeriSilicon Collaborate to Provide the Highest Levels of Safety Critical Graphics Compliant to ISO 26262, RTCA DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-12C

CoreAVI and VeriSilicon’s fully integrated OpenGL SC graphics driver and IP stack will be on display at Embedded World, Nuremburg, March 14 to 16 in VeriSilicon’s booth, Hall 3 booth 510. The demonstration includes DiSTI’s GL Studio ISO 26262 3D Instrument Cluster HMI running on NXP’s S32V234 ADAS SoC deploying VeriSilicon’s VIVANTE GC3000 graphics core…

Wind River VxWorks 653 Certification Solution Reaches New Milestone and Achieves Top Honors

For almost two decades, Wind River has supplied commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) certification evidence to hundreds of programs, accelerating our customers’ path to achieving FAA RTCA DO-178B / DO-178C, EUROCAE ED-12B / ED-12C, MIL STD, and driving a variety of industrial designs using IEC 61508 as a baseline certification standard. I’m excited to announce that one of…

Revolution Growth Invests $40M in Chicago Analytics Startup Uptake

Revolution Growth Invests $40M in Chicago Analytics Startup Uptake One of Chicago’s fastest growing startups just got a $40 million boost from Steve Case and Ted Leonsis’ VC firm Revolution Growth. Uptake, a predictive analytics startup founded by Groupon founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky, announced Wednesday that it has raised $40 million from Revolution.…

DATEL – 14-bit 125MHz Low Power Digital-to-Analog Converter

DATEL – 14-bit 125MHz Low Power Digital-to-Analog Converter DATEL, Inc.´s (Distributor: KAMAKA Electronic) DAC-1412 series, a new line of Digital-to-Analog converters, are the best choice for all military, airborne, and aerospace applications that can utilize a low cost Commercial-Off-the Shelf (COTS) component such as the DAC-1412. The converters offer 14-bit resolution and are housed in…

Top Speakers Announced for Aviation Electronics Europe in Munich

Leading the discussions for Single European Sky and Next-Gen Aviation Electronics Europe, which will take place on 25th-26th April 2017 in Munich, Germany, has announced some of the leading international experts who will be speaking at the forthcoming event, focussing on key industry topics areas, including the Single European Sky and Next-Gen initiatives. With the…

HDL Design House Selected as ARM Approved Design Partner

HDL Design House, a provider of high-performance digital and analog IP cores and system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification services, has joined the ARM® Approved Design Partner program, through which leading SoC design houses are recognized by ARM as accredited partners in specific technologies and activities. To ensure the deliverance of the highest quality in SoC…

CoreAVI Completes Delivery of Safety Critical Graphics Drivers, RTCA DO-178C/EUROCAE ED-12C and RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80 Certification Packages

CoreAVI Completes Delivery of Safety Critical Graphics Drivers, RTCA DO-178C/EUROCAE ED-12C and RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80 Certification Packages to Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (future Hensoldt) for its Most Advanced Situational Awareness Mission Computer Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) and Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS) have announced the completion of the integration…

Electronic Concepts Introduces the LH3 Series of Film Capacitors

ECI continues to lead the industry with new capacitor products addressing the needs of power electronic designers. The new LH3 series provides the design engineer DC link building blocks enhancing the performance of industrial inverters. The LH3 employs Lo-Henry™ coaxial manufacturing technology, combined with innovative mechanical design techniques, to produce ultra-low ESL and ESR capacitors,…

Announcing Outline Conference Topics

Aviation Electronics Europe have announced the 2017 Conference Topics, delivering an insight into the excellent programme of discussion that will take place during the forthcoming event in Munich on 25th-26th April. Conference Topics include: Future Avionics Mandates – the bridge between cockpit and ATM programmes Standards and Certification End to end connected aircraft challenges Data…

Advisory Committee meet to Construct Conference Programme

The Conference Advisory Committee of Aviation Electronics Europe gathered in London to set the conference agenda and programme for the event, which will take place on 25th-26th April 2017 in Munich, Germany. Aviation Electronics Europe is the premier platform for the international aviation electronics industry to learn, network and source new information, products and services…

Call for Papers deadline extended to 31st August

With the Aviation Electronics Europe conference committee meeting scheduled for September, it has enabled us to extend the Call for Papers deadline to 31st August. Ensure you do not miss this great opportunity to be considered for inclusion in the premier avionics and aviation electronics conference programme by submitting your abstract at www.ae-expo.eu. Aviation Electronics…

ASELSAN Selects CoreAVI’s Safety Critical OpenGL Driver and DO-178B DAL A Certification Package for its latest Avionics Mission Computer and Turkey’s Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-70i BLACK HAWK Helicopter

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc (“CoreAVI”) announced today that its OpenGL SC driver suite for the AMD Radeon™ E8860 graphics processor has been selected and successfully integrated on ASELSAN’s new advanced mission computer product line and Turkey’s Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopter. ASELSAN’s multi-function display system is utilizing CoreAVI’s OpenGL SC driver version that…

CoreAVI Announces TrueCore, a Software Safety Monitor for COTS GPU Avionics Display Systems Requiring FAA DAL A Safety Certification

TrueCore, CoreAVI’s real-time software GPU safety monitor, is an innovative approach that enables the use of COTS graphics processors in avionics and other safety-critical display systems, without the need for external FPGA based safety monitors. CoreAVI completed a product design meeting on TrueCore with the FAA where it was concluded that the product addresses the…

Lynx and Vector Software partner to provide dynamic testing tools for mission-critical LynxOS applications

VectorCAST® Test Automation Platform now supports the latest versions of LynxOS and LynxOS-178 from Lynx Software Technologies Aviation Electronics Europe, Munich, Germany, 20 April 2016 – Lynx Software Technologies, a world leader in the embedded software market and Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software testing solutions for embedded systems, today announced an integration…

Gearing Up for the annual gathering of the avionics industry

Aviation Electronics Europe to kick of in Munich, Germany with top conference programme Aviation Electronics Europe, the premier global conference and exhibition for the international avionics and aviation electronics community, will open its doors on 20th & 21st April in Munich, Germany for the annual industry gathering. The two day event delivers a highly focussed…

Cobham SATCOM Meets Demand for Secure Data Exchange

Cobham SATCOM’s AVIATOR 300 SwiftBroadband system is to be certified on Shenzhen Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 fleet. Cobham has partnered with Southe ast Aerospace (SEA), China Trancomm, Inmarsat and Delta G Design to develop the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and CAAC Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC). The AVIATOR 300 system will be fitted with…

Aero Dynamix Wins USMC Contract for 32 Universal Avionics Displays on KC-130T Fleet

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Reserve has selected Universal Avionics MFD-640 Multi-Function Display for their fleet of KC-130T aircraft. The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. Aero Dynamix will modify the displays for Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) compatibility and deliver to the customer in support of their…

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Achieves AS 9100C and ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has received AS 9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certification for its exceptional quality management system following an assessment by Orion Registrar, Inc. “Achieving AS 9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certification provides a highly-credible basis for maintaining quality and consistency in the design and manufacturing of our products,” explained Mark Smith, Quality Assurance manager…

Tigerair Upgrades to Rockwell Collins’ Latest Iridium SATCOM on 34 A320s

Singapore-based Tigerair will be upgrading 34 Airbus A320 aircraft (21 firm orders and 13 optional) with the latest version of the Rockwell Collins Iridium satellite communications (SATCOM) system. Deliveries will begin later this year. Rockwell Collins says their Iridium SATCOM system provides flight crews with reliable long-range voice and data communications over the global Iridium…

Latest Expert Speakers Confirmed

Top international experts to discuss latest policies and strategic approaches Aviation Electronics Europe, the premier global conference and exhibition for the international avionics and aviation electronics community, has announced its latest speakers confirmed to participate and share their knowledge and experiences. Taking place on 20th-21st April 2016 in Munich, Germany, the two day event delivers…

United States Forest Service Selects G950 for Sherpa Fleet

The United States Forest Service (USFS) has chosen the G950 Integrated Flight Deck for their fleet of Sherpa aircraft (Shorts SD3-60). Garmin says the G950 will provide the USFS with an advanced avionics suite to increase mission effectiveness, while also providing an added cost-savings that solves avionics obsolescence, exceeds regulatory requirements and expands the operational…

FlightSafety Adds G650 CPDLC to its eLearning Courses

FlightSafety International adds Gulfstream G650 Controller Pilot Data Link Communication to its extensive series of eLearning courses and CPDLC iFlightDECK ™ subscription-based application. The three-hour eLearning CPDLC scenario-based course is designed to familiarize pilots with CPDLC/ADS-C operations in normal and abnormal situations. The course will take them through a flight planning phase, as well as…

Technical Workshops and Certified Training Programmes at Aviation Electronics Europe in Munich

Leading programme for avionics training and continued professional development Aviation Electronics Europe will deliver an enhanced programme of educational content and training opportunities at the forthcoming event, which will take place on 20th-21st April 2016 in Munich, Germany. With leading international experts and a highly focussed Main Conference Programme, Aviation Electronics Europe will also see…

Thomas Global Signs Agreement to Deliver TFD-8601 LCD Cockpit Displays to Saab 340 Fleet

Aviation and defense electronics group, Thomas Global Systems has signed an agreement with Saab AB in relation to Thomas Global’s TFD-8601 LCD cockpit display, a plug- and-play LCD replacement for aging CRT displays in corporate and regional aircraft including the Saab 340. Under the agreement, Saab will issue a Service Bulletin providing for installation of…

Jet Aviation Basel to Install First Honeywell JetWave Ka-Band SatCom System on B747-400

Jet Aviation Basel has recently signed an agreement to perform the world’s first installation of a Ka-Band satellite communications system (SCS) on a Boeing B747-400 aircraft. The company will install Honeywell’s JetWave fuselage-mounted antenna (MCS- 8200) to support the Ka-Band satellite communications (Satcom) system. “Business aviation demands the very best in in-flight connectivity,” says Vincent…

HUD Market Predicted to Grow to $9.02 Billion by 2020

According to a new market research report on the “Head-Up Display Market by Component (Video Generator, Projector, Software, Combiner and Others), Application (Military & Civil Aviation, and Automotive, Premium/Luxury Cars, Sports Cars, and Mid-Segment Cars), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2020,” the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26.23 percent between…

Top Speakers Announced for Aviation Electronics Europe in Munich, Germany in April 2016

Leading the discussions for Single European Sky and Next-Gen Aviation Electronics Europe, which will take place on 20th-21st April 2016 in Munich, Germany, has announced some of the leading international experts who will be speaking at the forthcoming event, focussing on key industry topics areas, including the Single European Sky and Next-Gen initiatives. With the…

Universal Avionics Unveils UniLink Desktop Training Software for FANS

Universal Avionics unveiled the UniLink Desktop Training Software for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) environment familiarization during the NBAA2015 – Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. The new software, allowing operators to walk through a series of scenarios simulating two-way messaging using FANS technology, was demonstrated in the Universal Avionics Booth N5733 during the show. A…

Certified Training Courses launched

Aviation Electronics Europe has launched two certified training courses, conducted by By Vance Hilderman, Afuzion’s director of Avionics Certification. The two one-day training courses will deliver an enhanced level of understanding of key areas and cover the following: “Understanding & Applying DO-178C and ARP-4754A” Summary: . Understanding ARP-4754A for Avionics Systems; now required for almost…

Online Registration Now Open

Online Registration for the Aviation Electronics Europe conference and exhibition is now OPEN providing you a convenient and speedy way to register your place at the leading event for the International Aviation Electronics & Avionics Community. Click on the button, or click here to go to the online registration form, complete your details, select your package…