PAMA Mx News Watch
Apr. 17, 2013

Aviation authorities dismiss alleged airplane hijack hack
The Verge
Recently, a story about how an airplane's navigation system could be commandeered with a simple Android app made headlines and caused quite a bit of commotion. The tale was based on findings published by security researcher Hugo Teso.More

Lord assigned patent
Avionics Intelligence
Lord, Cary, N.C., has been assigned a patent (8,413,926) developed by four co-inventors for an "aircraft auxiliary power unit suspension system for isolating an aircraft auxiliary power unit." The Pennsylvania-based co-inventors are Kirk W. Olsen, Erie; Gerald P. Whiteford, Waterford; Pat Sheridan, North East; and Scott K. Thompson, Erie.More

Pilatus receives FAA OK for PC-12 avionics upgrade
AIN Online
Pilatus Business Aircraft has received an STC from the FAA for installation of Garmin G600 avionics in all pre-NG PC-12 turboprop singles, built between 1994 and 2008. The retrofit brings the modern flat-panel New Perspective system to the older aircraft in the form of a single 10-inch LCD screen that incorporates both the primary flight display and the multifunction display.More

Avionics company opens in Piscataway, N.J.
Thales Avionics Services Worldwide, a global business unit of Thales Avionics Inc., opened a new facility in Piscataway, N.J. recently. "The new Piscataway Service Center adds significant value to customers and employees alike through the combined efficiencies of enhanced infrastructure investments and the benefits of all under one roof operations," said Ed Senen, Thales Avionics Services Worldwide, Americas vice president and general manager.More

Jet Aviation Hong Kong receives FAA approval Gulfstream G650 long-range business jet line and base maintenance
Avionics Intelligence
Jet Aviation Hong Kong has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in Washington to provide line and base maintenance to Gulfstream G650 business jets. With this approval, Jet Aviation Hong Kong joins the growing roster of company facilities authorized to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the new ultra-long-range, ultra-large-cabin Gulfstream G650.More

Aviation job training course offered in Oneida County, N.Y., for laid-off workers
The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Oneida County, N.Y., is partnering with Mohawk Valley Community College and Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Ltd. to provide two fast-track aviation skills training programs that can help area men and women who have been laid off find work in the high-growth field of aviation.More

US Navy aircraft maintenance clipped in budget
Aviation Week
While proposed U.S. Navy aircraft procurement funding is set to hold steady in fiscal 2014, the service's aircraft depot maintenance accounts are slated to take a nosedive and maintenance backlogs will balloon.More

JetBlue hosts Aviation High School students at Florida expo
As a student at Aviation High School in Queens, N.Y., Richard Kump knows a lot about planes. Recently, he got ready to ride one into the air for the first time. "I feel terrified," he said. "I've been in Aviation for five years, and I've never been on a flight. I'm like the joke of school."More