Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

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

 

FAA awards $10.2 million in low-emission grants to six airports

FAA awards $10.2 million in low-emission grants to six airports

WASHINGTON, 28 Oct. 2014. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials in Washington awarded $10.2 million in grants, under the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program, to six U.S. airports with the goal of reducing emissions and improving air quality.

Servers for crew and passenger web services and flight maintenance offered by Kontron

POWAY, Calif., 27 Oct. 2014. Kontron in Poway, Calif., is introducing the ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne servers with an integrated 4G LTE modem for crew and passenger web servers, flight maintenance or manifest servers, connectivity server, wireless content server and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) media servers.

Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS offering, helping Falcon operators comply with emerging airspace mandates

Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS offering, helping Falcon operators comply with emerging airspace mandates

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. Dassault will offer a factory-approved solution, which includes Iridium-based communications systems from Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) subsidiary Gogo Business Aviation LLC, to help Falcon operators comply with emerging FANS (Future Air Navigation System) mandates.

Unmanned aircraft system market to triple by 2020, driven by commercial and DIY applications

Unmanned aircraft system market to triple by 2020, driven by commercial and DIY applications

COQUITLAM, B.C., Canada, 16 Oct. 2014. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market in the United States will grow from $5 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2020, according to IGI Consulting Inc. in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins Future Airspace Navigation System designed to benefit business jet operators, maintenance technicians, ANSPs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 16 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins is offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics.

Airports Authority of India to deploy Saab surface movement guidance, control systems

Airports Authority of India to deploy Saab surface movement guidance, control systems

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 15 Oct. 2014. Officials at the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will deploy Saab Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at five airports in India. The Saab A-SMGCS will enhance situational awareness and runway safety at these growing airports, officials of the defense and security company explain.

Discrete-to-digital sensor IC for commercial and military avionics introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 13 Oct. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits Inc. in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8428 discrete-to-digital sensor integrated circuit for a variety of commercial and military avionics applications.

Flight management systems market to reach $912 million by 2020

Flight management systems market to reach $912 million by 2020

DALLAS, 9 Oct. 2014. The global flight management system market is estimated at $601.36 million in 2014 and expected to reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

FAA boosting Chicago air traffic control operations, increasing flight throughput daily in wake of severe electronics damage

FAA boosting Chicago air traffic control operations, increasing flight throughput daily in wake of severe electronics damage

WASHINGTON, 1 Oct. 2014. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers managed more operations at Chicago O’Hare than at any other airport in the country, according to an agency spokesperson, as FAA officials struggle to return Chicago area flight operations back to normal following a major incident.

Cooperation, integration key to safe single airspace with civil and military aircraft, says Eurocontrol’s Director General

Cooperation, integration key to safe single airspace with civil and military aircraft, says Eurocontrol’s Director General

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. “Airspace should not be designated as either permanently civil or military but considered as a continuum in which all use requirements have to be accommodated to the greatest extent possible,” says Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, during the Air Traffic Control Association’s Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) in National Harbor, Md.

Air Traffic Control Association’s CMAC opens, fosters civil and military collaboration

Air Traffic Control Association’s CMAC opens, fosters civil and military collaboration

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Opportunities exist for collaboration between civil and military organizations to increase the safety and efficiency of air traffic management, recognizes Peter Dumont, president and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) during the association’s Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC).

Progeny Systems continues work to upgrade P-8A mission software to open-systems standards

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE–DIX–LAKEHURST, N.J., 29 Sept. 2014. Aircraft software experts at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., are helping the U.S. Navy upgrade software to enable existing airborne mission computers to disseminate collected maritime airborne mission data in real time.

Lockheed Martin to upgrade Terrain Awareness Warning System software on MH-60 helicopters

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 22 Sept. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are preparing to improve the safety of U.S. Navy Sikorsky MH-60 helicopters with new software and other upgrades.

GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 22 Sept. 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMC858109-600 gallium nitride (GaN) RF amplifier for X-band radar applications.

FAA NextGen ADS-B

FAA asks industry to equip for NextGen, help to increase safety and efficiency

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding an all-day “Call to Action” summit — to be held 28 October 2014 — to engage the aviation industry in meeting the 1 Jan. 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology.

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