Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

Technologies related to air traffic management as well as airport infrastructure and operations

 

Upgraded Blue Sky Networks asset-tracking software has SMS and email formatting

LA JOLLA, Calif., 2 March 2015. Blue Sky Network (BSN) in La Jolla, Calif., is introducing upgrades to the company's SkyRouter’s Alert Notification system for tracking aircraft and other assets by satellite.

Saab Aeronautics selects Exelis pneumatic missile eject launchers

Saab Aeronautics selects Exelis pneumatic missile eject launchers

BRIGHTON, England, 25 Feb. 2015. Saab Aeronautics officials in Stockholm, Sweden, have selected Exelis (NYSE:XLS), with headquarters in McLean, Va., to develop, supply, and support Pneumatic Missile Eject Launcher pylons (PMEL) for use on Saab’s next-generation Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft.

U.S. air traffic control/management (ATC/ATM) system

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to host NextGen 101

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., 24 Feb. 2015. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be presenting a two-day NextGen 101 workshop, on the U.S. air traffic control/management (ATC/ATM) system, in Washington, D.C., 23-24 June 2105.

FAA proposes regulations to facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

FAA proposes regulations to facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

WASHINGTON, 17 Feb. 2015. Officials in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington have proposed a framework of regulations allowing routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national aviation system, and accommodating future technological innovations.

FAA achieves critical milestone with proposed rule on commercial UAV use, AUVSI's Wynne says

FAA achieves critical milestone with proposed rule on commercial UAV use, AUVSI's Wynne says

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 Feb. 2015. President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Brian Wynne, calls the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA’s) proposed rule for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) "a good first step" to allow commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

FAA small UAS rule is important first step in airspace integration, says AIA’s Blakey

FAA small UAS rule is important first step in airspace integration, says AIA’s Blakey

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 Feb. 2015. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) draft regulations for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, is “an important step towards the integration of UAS into civil airspace,” says Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Marion C. Blakey.

Navy chooses JBT Corp. to provide next-gen shipboard aircraft electric power plant

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 16 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts have chosen John Bean Technologies (JBT) Corp. in Ogden, Utah, to design and build a new-generation mobile shipboard power generator for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft based on aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

L-3 launches Lynx line of ADS-B products, submits for TSO, reveals NextGen order

L-3 launches Lynx line of ADS-B products, submits for TSO, reveals NextGen order

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 12 Feb. 2015. L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) has launched its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Airservices Australia selects Saab integrated tower automation technology for four airports

Airservices Australia selects Saab integrated tower automation technology for four airports

SYDNEY, 10 Feb. 2015. Officials at Airservices Australia needed to equip four airports with integrated air traffic tower automation technology. They found their solution at defense and security company Saab, which won a contract effective through 2017 and valued at 130 million SEK (Swedish Krona) with additional future support options.

Harris to acquire Exelis

Harris Corp. to acquire Exelis for $4.75 billion; combined company to make $8 billion annually

MELBOURNE, Fla., 6 Feb. 2015. Officials at Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) and Exelis Inc. (NYSE:XLS) have signed a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at roughly $4.75 billion. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction, which is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Exelis shareholder approval.

Taiwan TransAsia plane clips bridge and crashes into river, killing 25

Taiwan TransAsia plane clips bridge and crashes into river, killing 25

TAIPEI, Taiwan, 4 Feb. 2015. A TransAsia Airways ATR 72-600 twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliner carrying 58 people--53 passengers and five crewmembers--has crashed into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 25 people.

Kannad Aviation to provide emergency locator transmitter distress beacon shipset for Embraer E2 jets

Kannad Aviation to provide emergency locator transmitter distress beacon shipset for Embraer E2 jets

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France, 22 Jan. 2015. Embraer officials have selected McMurdo Group, maker of end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions, to provide complete Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) shipsets for its second-generation E-Jet aircraft, the E-Jets E2.

Garmin ships G3X Touch displays, connectivity equipment

Garmin ships G3X Touch displays, connectivity equipment

OLATHE, Kan., 15 Jan. 2015. Garmin is shipping its G3X Touch 7-inch flight displays and Flight Stream 110/210 wireless gateways.

Flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder recovered from AirAsia wreckage

Flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder recovered from AirAsia wreckage

SURABAYA, 13 Jan. 2015. Divers have retrieved the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR), which together are commonly known as the “black box,” from the undersea wreckage of the AirAsia flight (QZ8501) that plunged into the Java Sea last month with 162 people aboard.

Airport passenger boarding bridge market to reach $7.5 billion by 2020, forecast says

Airport passenger boarding bridge market to reach $7.5 billion by 2020, forecast says

DALLAS, 12 Jan. 2015. the global market for airport passenger boarding bridges will grow to $7.5 billion by 2020, with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.85 percent, predict analysts at market researcher Markets and Markets in Dallas.

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