Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

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

 

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.

ATCA holds Aviation Cyber Security Day, urges industry-government collaboration to address cyber security challenges

ATCA holds Aviation Cyber Security Day, urges industry-government collaboration to address cyber security challenges

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 12 Nov. 2014. Officials at the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), a valued industry associate of Intelligent Aerospace, are holding an Aviation Cyber Security Day in an Arlington, Va., hotel on 13 Nov. 2014.

Swedish airport gains approval for operation of Saab remote tower technology

Swedish airport gains approval for operation of Saab remote tower technology

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 6 Nov. 2014. Officials at the LFV Group, the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) and transport agency, have granted final operational approval for the remote operation of Örnsköldsvik Airport from Sundsvall, Sweden. This achievement means the world’s first airport remotely controlled by Remote Tower Services (RTS) from defense and security company Saab will commence shortly, paving the way for more efficient, safe, and cost-effective delivery of air traffic control services.

Air Force to use existing on-board sensors to enable UAS to sense and avoid other aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 3 Nov. 2014. Military and industry researchers are finding ways to use existing sensors aboard manned and unmanned aircraft to enable the platform to sense and avoid other aircraft and operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Miniature inertial systems for stabilizing moving vehicular subsystems introduced by SBG

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, 3 Nov. 2014. SBG Systems s.a.s. in Rueil-Malmaison, France, is introducing the Ellipse series of miniature inertial systems for stabilizing or orientating vehicular subsystems while the vehicle is moving.

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