Tag Archives: NextGen

Boeing Wins $2B USAF Contract to Deliver KC-46A Tankers

KC-46A Tankers

Boeing has been awarded a $2.1 billion contract to deliver 15 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force. With the award, the U.S. Air Force will expand its fleet of aircraft, which will help enable the integrated digital battlespace. “The KC-46’s adaptability is going to be a game-changer for the U.S. Air Force,” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice president and program manager. 

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Orolia Wins Airbus Contract to Deliver NextGen ELT-DT; Jean-Yves Courtois Quoted

Orolia

Orolia has been awarded a single source, multi-year program contract to deliver its next-generation Emergency Locator Transmitter, Distress Tracking type (ELT-DT) for all Airbus aircraft programs. Orolia’s Ultima-DT is based on the company’s Kannad technology. "We are extremely proud to be selected by Airbus to provide the world’s first aircraft manufacturer compliance with the latest safety regulations,” Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois said.

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GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADS-B Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily available” public information to track military aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out. The aircraft tracking technology also faces electronic …

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FAA: Data Comm Service Now Implemented at Miami Int’l Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has said Miami International Airport has experienced a reduction in departure delays following the implementation of the Data Comm service. FAA said Monday Data Comm is a NextGen technology platform that works to help pilots and air traffic controllers send and receive revised flight plans, clearances and advisories …

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GAO Reviews FAA’s NextGen Modernization Program

A new government audit says the Federal Aviation Administration has received an estimated $7.4 billion for activities to implement a program designed to transform current radar-based air transportation systems into one product that will utilize automated aircraft position reporting, digital communications and satellite navigation. FAA has received funds for the Next Generation …

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FAA OKs Use of Satellite-Based Air Traffic Control Procedures Through Southern California Metroplex Project

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a record of decision for a project that seeks to replace traditional air traffic control methods with satellite-based procedures. FAA said Friday the finding of no significant impact decision on the Southern California Metroplex project comes after the agency conducted 90 public meetings and …

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GAO Recommends Risk Assessment for FAA’s NextGen Global Interoperability Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration‘s strategy to establish interoperability between the Next Generation Air Transportation System and international air traffic management modernization efforts. GAO said in a July report to Congress that FAA should perform a thorough risk assessment to understand and mitigate potential challenges in the …

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FAA Deploys NASA-Developed Air Traffic Mgmt Tool; Edward Bolton Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has started to deploy a NASA-developed tool for air traffic controllers to manage the national airspace. Air traffic controllers will use the tool handle airspace that spans five miles from an airport and 35 miles beyond through the use of the Terminal Sequencing and Spacing software, NASA said Tuesday. …

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