Air Traffic Control and Airport Infrastructure

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

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit

HAIFA, Israel, 25 Aug. 2014. Elbit Systems in Haifa, Israel, is introducing a helicopter version of the Skylens wearable head-up display for enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) applications.

Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

Navy preparing for major presence of new P-8 maritime patrol jets at Whidbey Island NAS, Wash.

SILVERDALE, Wash., 11 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy maritime patrol experts are preparing for a major presence of the new Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol jet at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Wash., as the new jet slowly begins to replace the venerable Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol turboprop.

200-Watt limiter for air traffic management and radar systems introduced by M/A-COM

200-Watt limiter for air traffic management and radar systems introduced by M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass., 11 Aug. 2014. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. in Lowell, Mass., is introducing the MADL-011014 200-Watt CW power L-band limiter for air traffic management, radar systems, and other demanding applications that require high peak and CW power.

Radar

Delcross upgrades Electromagnetic Interference Toolkit with new commercial radio system and digital noise signal definitions

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 6 Aug. 2014. Delcross Technologies has released version 3.4 of its Electromagnetic Interference Toolkit (EMIT) software with 13 new pre-defined transceiver, receiver, and transmitter definitions for commercial radio systems, and the ability to define noise sources for receiver desense analysis applications.

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SPAWAR aims at upgrading MIDS LVT terminals to comply with JTRS software and protocols

SAN DIEGO, 4 Aug. 2014. Military communications experts from two U.S. defense contractors are upgrading military tactical data communications terminals to standards of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

Passenger group: Airlines should disclose routes for international flights over conflict zones

Passenger group: Airlines should disclose routes for international flights over conflict zones

WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014. U.S.-based airline passenger organization FlyersRights.org is calling on all airlines to provide detailed route maps on their websites, enabling passengers on international flights to decide whether to take such flights, in light of the shoot down of the MH 17 flight over eastern Ukraine.

Dubai

COMSOFT and skyguide partner to advance aeronautical information management

DUBAI, U.A.E., 25 July 2014. Skyguide and COMSOFT officials have entered into a partnership to advance aeronautical information management (AIM) and COMSOFT’s AIM core product CADAS-AIMDB, designed to assist air navigation service providers (ANSPs) as they implement the ICAO AIS to AIM roadmap.

ADS-B

AEA to award money for ADS-B upgrades to five aircraft owners at AirVenture

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 23 July 2014. Aircraft Electronics Association officials, to help incentivize owners of general aviation (GA) aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's ADS-B Out mandate, will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.

Lockheed Martin chooses flight-control systems from NAI for DARPA ARES unmanned helicopter

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 21 July 2014. Aircraft designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Skunk Works segment in Palmdale, Calif., needed a navigation system for an experimental unmanned cargo helicopter for future military forces. They found their solution from North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y.

Raytheon avionics radio demonstration paves the way for upgrading U.S. Army helicopter fleet

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 21 July 2014. Avionics radio experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., are providing the first major helicopter radio upgrade since to the U.S. Army rotorcraft fleet since 2005 with the company's RT-1987 radio, Raytheon officials say.

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 18 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines had another really bad day yesterday. News reports say a Malaysia Airlines 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

iPad

NAFI sponsors MyGoFlight's iPad EFB challenge seminars and contests

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has partnered with MyGoFlight to sponsor a national seminar/contest series for pilots making the transition from a paper-based to a paperless cockpit using an Apple iPad tablet computer as an electronic flight bag (EFB).

ACSS

ATR selects ACSS ADS-B Out transponder for ATR 42/72-600 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. ATR has selected the new NXT-600 Mode S Transponder from ACSS, an L-3 and Thales Company, for installation on the ATR 42/72-600 aircraft. The NXT-600 is a small, lightweight transponder ideal for regional and corporate aircraft, including helicopters.

Raytheon to provide multispectral sensors for Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft

CRANE, Ind., 14 July 2014. Electro-optics designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, will build advanced multispectral sensors for U.S. Navy long-range reconnaissance aircraft under terms of a $19.7 million contract modification.

Honeywell to upgrade antenna electronics for Air Force satellite-control station

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif., 14 July 2014. Satellite control experts at Honeywell Aerospace will upgrade the electronics at Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., under terms of a $12.9 million contract modification.

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