Avionics https://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7429/more en FAA warns AOA sensors ‘can be easily damaged’ https://atwonline.com/avionics/faa-warns-aoa-sensors-can-be-easily-damaged <div class="node-body article-body">FAA—citing non-specific “continued airworthiness activity”—reminded operators that angle-of-attack (AOA) sensors can be easily damaged during “normal operations,” and must be carefully maintained to ensure safe flight operations.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/avionics/faa-warns-aoa-sensors-can-be-easily-damaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/avionics/faa-warns-aoa-sensors-can-be-easily-damaged#comments Avionics Daily News Safety Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:51:00 +0000 315576 at https://atwonline.com <p>MAX nose showing AOA vane</p> Sean Broderick/AWST DHS: Avionics system vulnerability could allow flight data manipulation https://atwonline.com/avionics/dhs-avionics-system-vulnerability-could-allow-flight-data-manipulation <div class="node-body article-body">A vulnerability in the avionics systems on some airliners could allow someone with access to the aircraft to manipulate the flight data that is provided to pilots, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/avionics/dhs-avionics-system-vulnerability-could-allow-flight-data-manipulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/avionics/dhs-avionics-system-vulnerability-could-allow-flight-data-manipulation#comments Avionics Daily News Security ATW Plus Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:09:00 +0000 315476 at https://atwonline.com Collins: Software timing error caused receiver malfunctions https://atwonline.com/avionics/collins-software-timing-error-caused-receiver-malfunctions <div class="node-body article-body">A software design error that misinterprets GPS time updates is the root cause of Collins Aerospace GPS and multi-mode receiver malfunctions, the manufacturer has advised aircraft operators.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/avionics/collins-software-timing-error-caused-receiver-malfunctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/avionics/collins-software-timing-error-caused-receiver-malfunctions#comments Avionics Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:52:00 +0000 314924 at https://atwonline.com FAA investigates satellite navigation system error messages https://atwonline.com/avionics/faa-investigates-satellite-navigation-system-error-messages <div class="node-body article-body">The FAA on June 10 said it was investigating the cause of a satellite navigation system anomaly on Bombardier CRJ and other jets that caused several US airlines to cancel flights.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/avionics/faa-investigates-satellite-navigation-system-error-messages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/avionics/faa-investigates-satellite-navigation-system-error-messages#comments Avionics Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:58:00 +0000 314879 at https://atwonline.com IATA AGM 2019: IATA’s flight turbulence data-sharing program gains momentum https://atwonline.com/iata-agm-2019/iata-agm-2019-iata-s-flight-turbulence-data-sharing-program-gains-momentum <div class="node-body article-body">IATA’s “Turbulence Aware” program is seeing respectable progress following the launch of the initiative in December 2018. </div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/iata-agm-2019/iata-agm-2019-iata-s-flight-turbulence-data-sharing-program-gains-momentum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/iata-agm-2019/iata-agm-2019-iata-s-flight-turbulence-data-sharing-program-gains-momentum#comments IATA AGM 2019 Avionics Daily News Safety ATW Plus Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:29:00 +0000 314817 at https://atwonline.com Ryanair to introduce pilots to flight replay tablet app https://atwonline.com/training/ryanair-introduce-pilots-flight-replay-tablet-app <div class="node-body article-body">Ireland’s Ryanair has signed up with CEFA Aviation for a flight replay app that its pilots will be able to use in the cockpit once the aircraft is parked.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/training/ryanair-introduce-pilots-flight-replay-tablet-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/training/ryanair-introduce-pilots-flight-replay-tablet-app#comments Avionics Daily News Training ATW Plus Thu, 16 May 2019 19:21:00 +0000 314643 at https://atwonline.com CEFA Aviation Collins Aerospace names Steve Timm as avionics business president https://atwonline.com/avionics/collins-aerospace-names-steve-timm-avionics-business-president <div class="node-body article-body">Collins Aerospace announced that Steve Timm has taken over as president of its avionics business unit, five months after the company merged with UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS).</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/avionics/collins-aerospace-names-steve-timm-avionics-business-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/avionics/collins-aerospace-names-steve-timm-avionics-business-president#comments Avionics Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 10 May 2019 17:29:00 +0000 314595 at https://atwonline.com <p>Collins Aerospace avionics business president Steve Timm</p> Collins Aerospace FAA forms multi-agency panel of experts to review MAX software fix https://atwonline.com/safety/faa-forms-multi-agency-panel-experts-review-max-software-fix <div class="node-body article-body">The FAA has assembled a new, multi-agency Technical Advisory Board (TAB) to review the proposed software fix for the Boeing 737 MAX’s maneuvering characteristics augmentation system (MCAS), the flight-control law implicated in two crashes of the aircraft type that killed 346 people over a five-month period.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/safety/faa-forms-multi-agency-panel-experts-review-max-software-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/safety/faa-forms-multi-agency-panel-experts-review-max-software-fix#comments Aeropolitics Avionics Daily News Safety ATW Plus Thu, 09 May 2019 12:49:00 +0000 314573 at https://atwonline.com More questions raised on Boeing’s handling of MAX AOA disagree mistake https://atwonline.com/avionics/more-questions-raised-boeing-s-handling-max-aoa-disagree-mistake <div class="node-body article-body">New questions are being raised over the development and oversight of the Boeing 737 MAX after revelations the manufacturer knew about a misconfigured angle-of-attack (AOA) disagree annunciator alert message on the aircraft in 2017, but did not fix it or tell operators about the problem until after last October’s crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8—the first of two to strike the model in five months.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/avionics/more-questions-raised-boeing-s-handling-max-aoa-disagree-mistake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/avionics/more-questions-raised-boeing-s-handling-max-aoa-disagree-mistake#comments Avionics Daily News Manufacturers Safety ATW Plus Mon, 06 May 2019 19:44:00 +0000 314546 at https://atwonline.com Boeing FAA targets late May, early June for MAX airworthiness approval https://atwonline.com/regulation/faa-targets-late-may-early-june-max-airworthiness-approval <div class="node-body article-body">FAA is targeting late May or early June for approving Boeing’s proposed changes to the 737 MAX and issuing an airworthiness directive that would mandate the upgrades and clear the way for US MAX operations to resume, the agency told airline representatives April 12.</div> <p><a href="https://atwonline.com/regulation/faa-targets-late-may-early-june-max-airworthiness-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://atwonline.com/regulation/faa-targets-late-may-early-june-max-airworthiness-approval#comments Airframes Avionics Regulation Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Fri, 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