Senior Editor for Avionics and Safety John Croft visits Honeywell's Flight Deck of the Future (FD-X) Lab to see some of the advanced technologies being developed there, including eye-tracking, gesture- and voice-control modalities for next-gen cockpits.
The U.S. Army is refining strategies for pairing manned/unmanned air platforms, such as its new General Atomics Gray Eagle UAS and Boeing AH-64E "Echo" Apache attack helicopter, to eventually include remote weapons release....More
Aviation Week Senior Editor for Avionics and Safety John Croft samples the upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) techniques and aircraft used by the two main global providers, APS and Flight Research....More
Aviation Week looks at the laser technology that the European Data Relay System (EDRS) will use to transmit data via geostationary satellites. EDRS aims to provide nearly uninterrupted data links to low-Earth-orbiting spacecraft and allow ground stations that need it most to receive information in near-real time....More
Dassault flew a Falcon 7X from suburban New York's Teterboro Airport to London City Airport on May 2, setting a speed record of 5 hr., 54 min. on the sector between the two major financial hubs. Aviation Week's Rupa Haria was along for the flight....More
NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October.
German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More