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Domaille Engineering to provide thermal management assemblies to Lockheed Martin for Space Fence

Domaille Engineering to provide thermal management assemblies to Lockheed Martin for Space Fence

ROCHESTER, Minn., 1 July 2015. Domaille Engineering LLC won a multimillion-dollar contract from Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] to manufacture thermal management assemblies for the Space Fence Program.

Airbus Group acquires Safe Air global aviation MRO service provider

Airbus Group acquires Safe Air global aviation MRO service provider

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 23 June 2015. Officials at aerospace company Airbus Group Australia Pacific have grown the business with the acquisition of Safe Air, a provider of aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO), design, and manufacturing services. The transaction expands Airbus Group’s standing as a regional integrated through-life support provider.

HP and ENVITIA partner on geospatial services for U.K. Ministry of Defence

RESTON, Va., 16 June 2016. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services UK has partnered with ENVITIA to boost the ability of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) to respond to crises worldwide in a more effective and efficient manner. The companies are working on the first phase of the Defence Geospatial Services (DGS) program, designed to provide a step change in the MOD’s situational awareness capabilities.

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Parker Aerospace forms Gas Turbine PowerGen Division

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Parker Aerospace officials have formed a new Gas Turbine PowerGen Division, which will work closely with Parker Hannifin Corp.’s global energy market team to grow its energy business. Parker Aerospace’s power-generation business – led by its Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division – has become a significant portion of Parker Hannifin’s overall energy business and poised to accelerate its growth with the new division.

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Unmanned aircraft system development, MRO take off in Oklahoma

PARIS, 16 June 2015. During Paris Air Show 2015, Aerospace professionals, officials, and educators from Oklahoma are announcing recent unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) developments and activities stemming from innovators in the state. Oklahoma Secretary of Science and Technology Dr. Stephen McKeever and Vince Howie, director of aerospace and defense at the Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce, are at Paris Air Show meeting with and updating industry on a variety of aerospace developments.

Crystal Group provides video and data storage for Boeing P8-A Poseidon retrofit

Crystal Group provides video and data storage for Boeing P8-A Poseidon retrofit

HIAWATHA, Iowa, 11 June 2015. Boeing engineers working on retrofitting P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the U.S. Navy needed a modern system to store collected digital video and data. They found their solution at Crystal Group Inc., a manufacturer of rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom-developed computers, displays, switches, and storage devices in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Commercial aerospace grew by $23B in 2014

Commercial aerospace grew by $23B in 2014

PARIS, June 2015. The global aerospace and defense (A&D) sector added $12.7 billion in revenue in 2014, with the commercial aerospace subsector increasing by $23.7 billion, offset by a $8.2 billion decrease in revenue in the defense sector, according to Deloitte analysts. More key findings from the new Deloitte annual global aerospace and defense sector financial performance study are being presented at Paris Air Show.

L-3 acquires CTC Aviation Group airline pilot training and crew resourcing specialist

L-3 acquires CTC Aviation Group airline pilot training and crew resourcing specialist

NEW YORK, 29 May 2015. L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has acquired CTC Aviation Group in the United Kingdom (U.K.) for £143 million (approximately $220 million). CTC Aviation Group, which has been renamed L-3 CTC Ltd., is a global airline pilot training and crew resourcing specialist offering customized and innovative solutions to major airlines and retail customers globally.

MDA delivers RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands for government, scientific, research applications

MDA delivers RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands for government, scientific, research applications

RICHMOND, B.C., 15 May 2015. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA; TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, will provide RADARSAT-2 information to the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) for the next five years according to a $3.3 million (Canadian) contract amendment. The RADARSAT-2 information will be used to provide Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) information for government users as well as scientific and research purposes through the NSO Satellite Data Portal, a portal that enables the government of The Netherlands to disseminate satellite imagery to Dutch entities.

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

Autopilot and automated landing systems in demand to reduce pilot workload, human error

DUBLIN, 13 May 2015. The global autopilot systems market is poised to grow at a 6.78 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019, according to Research and Markets’ "Global Autopilot Systems Market 2015-2019" report.

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Boeing tests anti-jamming technology for satellites, shielding signals from interference

Boeing engineers have proven the company’s new anti-jamming communications technology is capable of operating as either a ground-based user terminal or satellite-based networking hub.

Parrot taps Azimuth channel emulator for drone testing in real-world conditions

Parrot taps Azimuth channel emulator for drone testing in real-world conditions

PARIS, 5 May 2015. Officials at Parrot, a global provider of advanced technology wireless products in Paris, sought an automated, mobile solution for testing the performance of its drones in real-world conditions. They found their solution at Azimuth Systems Inc. in Acton, Mass., with the company’s ACE MX channel emulator.

Sidestepping safety requirements will end is disaster, aircraft engineers warn

Sidestepping safety requirements will end is disaster, aircraft engineers warn

AMSTERDAM, 30 April 2015. Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) officials warn that the air travelling public in Europe is exposed to an increasing risk of injury because European regulators condone he inconsistent and inadequate application of safety regulations.    

 

UAV Turbines to lend engines for evaluation to UAV manufacturers

UAV Turbines to lend engines for evaluation to UAV manufacturers

MIAMI, 30 April 2015. UAV Turbines Inc. (UAVT) demonstrated a new generation of gas turbine engines designed for Group 3 and Group 4 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also called drones and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), in a range from 30 horsepower (hp) to 150 hp.

Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes first autonomous aerial refueling with Honeywell navigation

Unmanned X-47B aircraft completes first autonomous aerial refueling with Honeywell navigation

PHOENIX, 23 April 2015. Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON), together with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy, advanced the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) program by achieving the first unmanned autonomous midair refueling.

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