Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

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

 

Companies move forward with effort to repackage Joint STARS radar for smaller aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 31 Aug. 2015. Three U.S. defense prime contractors are moving forward with a cost-cutting program to redesign the sophisticated ground-monitoring radar system of the U.S. Air Force Joint Surveillance and Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) for a business jet or other relatively small aircraft.

FAA moves away from owning data centers, to the Cloud

FAA moves away from owning data centers, to the Cloud

WASHINGTON, 28 Aug. 2015. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, wanting to benefit from advanced computing solutions in the Cloud, awarded a $108 million, 10-year contract to CSC Government Solutions, which will lead an overall integration effort to include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and other leading Cloud providers.

AgileVIEW Series 2 consoles provide flexibility, features to control room operators

AgileVIEW Series 2 consoles provide flexibility, features to control room operators

LA GRANGE, Texas, 19 Aug. 2015. ImageVision Inc. is unveiling its AgileVIEW Series 2 line of control consoles, used by various air traffic management/air traffic control (ATM/ATC) and airport operations entities.

FAA implements long-overdue flight training device upgrade

FAA implements long-overdue flight training device upgrade

OKLAHOMA CITY, 18 Aug. 2015. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy at Mike Monroney Aeronatical Center in Oklahoma City has upgraded three Frasca flight training devices (FTDs) that accommodate networking, ADS-B symbology, and tablet computers, including iPads.

Thales to build prototype deployable instrument landing systems for worldwide use

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 17 Aug. 2015. Avionics experts at Thales Defense & Security Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., are taking the next step in developing a deployable aircraft instrument landing system for precision military aircraft approach worldwide in difficult conditions.

Air Force chooses 25 companies in $20.9 billion contract for flight training & simulation

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 14 Aug. 2015. U.S. Air Force flight training & simulation experts are spending as much as $20.9 billion and involving 25 U.S. providers of flight simulators in an effort to streamline their acquisition and procurement process.

Raytheon readies full-scale development of carrier-based GPS landing system

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts are planning to award a 6-year contract to Raytheon Co. for full-scale development of an aircraft carrier instrument landing system based on differential Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation technology.

Rockwell Collins provides prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

Rockwell Collins provides prototype differential GPS for JPALS risk reduction

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 12 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed a precision Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation system for a differential GPS-based carrier landing system. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Lockheed Martin to provide flight computers for MC-130J special-ops aircraft

McCLELLAN, Calif., 10 Aug. 2015. U.S. military microelectronics experts are asking Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade special-operations flight computers aboard the U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II special-ops aircraft, as well as manufacture several of the upgraded airborne computers.

Erickson modifies Aircrane helicopter with enhanced avionics for pilot situational awareness

Erickson modifies Aircrane helicopter with enhanced avionics for pilot situational awareness

PORTLAND, Ore., 4 Aug. 2015. Engineers at Erickson Inc. (NASDAQ:EAC), provider of aviation services, announce the design and certification of enhancements to the S-64 Aircrane to improve situational awareness for aircraft pilots as part of the continuous improvement initiative.

Navy to order 29 new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australia

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 3 Aug. 2015. U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to order 29 new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jets for U.S. and Australian military forces.

A case for airports: management confronts challenges

A case for airports: management confronts challenges

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has reviewed the current state of play of ratings for U.S. publicly owned airports, which we believe to be an underrated sector. This sector has experienced no defaults, and airport management, which KBRA believes is underemphasized by others, has performed a critical role in confronting the challenges this sector has faced over a prolonged period.

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

OTTAWA, 21 July 2015. Government officials in Canada are proactively establishing air transport agreements with other nations under Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which enables Canadian airlines to better serve passengers travelling between Canada and these countries. This week, officials announced agreements with Nigeria, Mali, and Oman. 

Army considers multispectral and radar sensor fusion for helicopter pilots

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 20 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multi-spectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Northrop Grumman to enhance MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 July 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

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