Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

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

 

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.

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

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to host NextGen 101

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., 9 Jan. 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., 21-22 April 2105.

Dallas Aviation manages MRO business, airport on ground logistics with Quantum Control software

Dallas Aviation manages MRO business, airport on ground logistics with Quantum Control software

SAN DIEGO, 7 Jan. 2015. Officials at Dallas Aviation Inc., a provider of expendable and rotable aviation parts, have selected Quantum Control maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and Logistics software to manage business operations and aircraft on ground (AOG) needs at its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex location near DFW International and Love Field Airport.

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon demonstrate key GPS satellite command and control capabilities

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon demonstrate key GPS satellite command and control capabilities

NEWTOWN, Pa., 6 Jan. 2015. Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] and Raytheon Company [NYSE:RTN] completed the fourth of five planned launch and early orbit exercises, demonstrating new automation capabilities, information assurance, and launch readiness of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation Global Positioning System (GPS), the GPS III satellite and Operational Control System (OCX).

Search widens for AirAsia Flight 8501 Airbus A320-200 aircraft, U.S. joins hunt for wreckage

Search widens for AirAsia Flight 8501 Airbus A320-200 aircraft, U.S. joins hunt for wreckage

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 30 Dec. 2014. AirAsia Indonesia officials in Jakarta, Indonesia, have confirmed that Flight 8501 (QZ8501) from Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) on 27 Dec. 2014. The Airbus A320-200 commercial aircraft flight (registration number PK-AXC)—with a crew of two pilots, four flight attendants, and one engineer on board—took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 05:35.

BAE Systems to provide hundreds of aircraft IFF transponders in $34.3 million contract

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are asking the BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration segment in Greenlawn, N.Y., to provide hundreds of identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) transponders under terms of a $34.3 million contract.

Xsight Systems runway management system gains remotely activated auditory deterrence to reduce bird-strike threats on airport runways

Xsight Systems runway management system gains remotely activated auditory deterrence to reduce bird-strike threats on airport runways

SALT LAKE CITY, 19 Dec. 2014. Xsight Systems has expanded the capabilities of its BirdWize runway management product to reduce bird strikes on airport runways.

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.

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