Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

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

 

Sierra Nevada to provide upgrade kits for carrier precision-approach landing systems

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 15 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts needed upgrade kits to improve the AN/SPN-46 automatic carrier landing system. They found their solution from Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev.

F-35 military aircraft MRO

Maintenance, repair, overhaul, and upgrade facilities named for F-35 military airframes, engines in Europe

WASHINGTON, 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials have issued the first F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility assignments. These initial MRO&U assignments will support near-term engine and airframe F-35 overseas operations and maintenance, and will be reviewed and updated in approximately five years.

DGA acquires ThalesRaytheonSystems Ground Master radars to boost France’s airspace surveillance

DGA acquires ThalesRaytheonSystems Ground Master radars to boost France’s airspace surveillance

MASSY, France, 12 Dec. 2014. ThalesRaytheonSystems won a contract by French defense procurement agency DGA to supply French armed forces with 12 fixed Ground Master 400 radars and four mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radars. The contract also includes installation and civil engineering work for the 12 Ground Master 400 radars.

Munich Airport flight information display system powered by Matrox graphics cards

Munich Airport flight information display system powered by Matrox graphics cards

MUNICH, 9 Dec. 2014. Flughafen München GmbH officials overseeing Munich Airport, the second busiest airport in Germany behind Frankfurt, sought to modernize the airport’s flight information display system (FIDS). They found their solution at InoNet, hiring the company to integrate a 72-monitor video wall driven by Matrox M-Series multi-display graphics cards.

Sagem flight tests prove Patroller UAS capable of operating in civilian airspace

Sagem flight tests prove Patroller UAS capable of operating in civilian airspace

BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France, 26 Nov. 2014. Sagem (Safran) completed flight tests demonstrating the feasibility of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) -- also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone -- being integrated in a shared airspace alongside other manned and unmanned aircraft, in compliance with civil aviation regulations and air control procedures. Company engineers performed a series of roughly 20 flights using Sagem’s Patroller UAS near Toulouse from October 26 to November 7. It was carried out within the scope of Single European Sky ATM Research, Europe’s SESAR program.

Army orders five mobile air traffic control towers from Sierra Nevada for deployed operations

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 24 Nov. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts are asking for five mobile air traffic control towers from manufacturer Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to help coordinate air traffic in battlefield and other temporary airfields.

Marine Corps chooses 3D weather radar avionics from Honeywell for upgrade of KC-130T aircraft

PHOENIX, 24 Nov. 2014. U.S. Marine Corps avionics experts needed an advanced weather radar system for a planned upgrade to 14 KC-130T aircraft. They found their solution from Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix.

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

WACO, Texas, 21 Nov. 2014. Engineers at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory (VSCL) have installed and flown the FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) system on their Pegasus II unmanned aircraft system (UAS)—an historic first for a certified ADS-B UAT system to receive FAA approval to be flown on a UAS.

Orbital wins NASA contract for scientific balloon engineering, flight operations for 15 missions annually

Orbital wins NASA contract for scientific balloon engineering, flight operations for 15 missions annually

DULLES, Va., 19 Nov. 2014. Space technology company Orbital Sciences Corp.’s (NYSE:ORB) Technical Services Division (TSD) in Greenbelt, Md., won a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract to operate the space agency’s Science Balloon Operations program.

South Korea and U.S. partner to improve air traffic management, advance ATC automation

South Korea and U.S. partner to improve air traffic management, advance ATC automation

WASHINGTON, 19 Nov. 2014. NASA and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) are partnering to develop advanced air traffic management (ATM), also known as air traffic control (ATC), technologies to benefit airline passengers and citizens of both the U.S. and South Korea nations.

Boeing undertakes major avionics upgrades to extend life spans of Air Force One aircraft

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 17 Nov. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are preparing to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Boeing to upgrade cabin and cockpit avionics for Japan's fleet of E-767 AWACS aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Nov. 2014. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Kent, Wash., will upgrade cockpit avionics and cabin avionics on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $25.6 million contract.

AIM-USA upgrades software at the interface level in PBA.pro for databus interfaces

TREVOSE, Pa., 17 Nov. 2014. AIM-USA in Trevose, Pa., is introducing the PBA.pro Engine option for the AIM Ethernet based ANET avionics databus interface family to offer software functionality at the interface level.

Indonesia airline Lion Air adopts L-3 data and voice recorders, integrated surveillance equipment for 234 Airbus A320 aircraft

Indonesia airline Lion Air adopts L-3 data and voice recorders, integrated surveillance equipment for 234 Airbus A320 aircraft

PHOENIX, 14 Nov. 2014. Officials at Lion Air in Indonesia sought integrated surveillance and voice- and data-recording equipment for the airline’s fleet of 234 Airbus A320 aircraft. They found their solutions at L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) in Phoenix: L-3 AP’s FA2100 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)/Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System.

TSA to deploy Implant Sciences desktop explosive trace detectors at multiple U.S. airports

TSA to deploy Implant Sciences desktop explosive trace detectors at multiple U.S. airports

WILMINGTON, Mass., 13 Nov. 2014. U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials in Washington needed an effective method of detecting explosive materials at multiple airports across the U.S. They found their solution at Implant Sciences Corp. (OTCQB:IMSC), a high-technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets in Wilmington, Mass. TSA officials have placed an initial order for 1,170 QS-B220 Desktop Explosive Trace Detectors and ancillary supplies.

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