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
Downloaded cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder information from a Embraer Phenom 100 that crashed 1 mi. short of the runway at the Montgomery County Airpark on Dec. 8 revealed that the aircraft’s automated stall warning system sounded continuously for the final 20 sec. of the flight...More