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Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage the tactical and strategic planning of 2,800 pilots

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage 2,800 pilots

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) officials adopted software from Quintiq, a provider of supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), to optimize the company’s workforce planning strategies for pilot management.

Pennsylvania invests in 20 airports, upgrading facilities and supporting more than 8,400 jobs

Pennsylvania invests in 20 airports, upgrading facilities and supporting more than 8,400 jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa., 28 Aug. 2014. Governor Tom Corbett announced a $3.4 million state investment to improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs. "Aviation, just as Pennsylvania's other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy," Gov. Corbett said. "These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity."

Former NASA Administrator Griffin urges government to reduce dependence on Russia, proactively pursue space, and clearly define goals and policy

Former NASA Administrator Griffin urges government to reduce dependence on Russia, proactively pursue space, and clearly define goals and policy

A former NASA administrator discusses current and future aerospace opportunities and challenges, including U.S. dependence on foreign aerospace technologies and capabilities. 

JetSupport extends avionics business, joins Honeywell service network

JetSupport extends avionics business, joins Honeywell service network

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, Netherlands, 27 Aug. 2014. JetSupport’s avionics shop is now part of the Honeywell service network, adding Honeywell and Bendix King service authorization to its scope of business. The addition of the service center authorisation allows JetSupport to provide a broader range of repairs, modifications, and upgrades (RMUs) for Honeywell and Bendix King components and installations in commercial and general/business aviation.

BOC Aviation grows fuel-efficient fleet with order for 82 Boeing airplanes

BOC Aviation grows fuel-efficient fleet with order for 82 Boeing airplanes

SINGAPORE, 27 Aug. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) won an order from BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800 and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft. BOC Aviation officials placed the order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices and the largest in its 20-year history, as part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes.

DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild

DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild

FORT WORTH, Texas, 21 Aug. 2014. DynCorp International (DI) and NASA engineers, mechanics, and logisticians working on the NASA Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support (AMOS) program have made aviation history by reconstructing a WB-57 aircraft 40 years follows its last mission.

Methodology and certification roadmap key to standards compliance, addressing goals of regulatory authorities, says LDRA’s StClair

Methodology and certification roadmap key to standards compliance, addressing goals of regulatory authorities, says LDRA’s StClair

An avionics regulations and certification expert from LDRA describes the FAA National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware conference, which the company is co-sponsoring, and the path to certification.

Greece, U.S. continue to enhance NATO airpower

Greece, U.S. continue to enhance NATO airpower

SOUDA BAY, Greece, 20 Aug. 2014. The bilateral training between Greek and U.S. air forces continues this week with more large-force employments (LFE).

Antares rocket

Antares rocket

The Antares medium-class launch vehicle represents a major increase in the payload launch capability that Orbital can provide to NASA, the U.S. Air Force and commercial customers compared to its heritage small-class space launch vehicles such as Pegasus, Taurus and Minotaur. The Antares rocket can launch spacecraft weighing up to 14,000 pounds (6,400 kilograms) into low-Earth orbit, as well as lighter-weight payloads into higher-energy orbits.

Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., has recieved a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

Pilatus Centre Canada wins STC for Pilatus PC-12 high-definition enhanced vision system

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, 19 Aug. 2014. Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., has received a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

propulsion

Aerospace technology leaders open SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., 13 Aug. 2014. SAE International is holding the SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Neil R. Garrigan, executive manager, Advanced Technology Systems, Programs and Strategy at GE Aviation, is delivering the keynote speech to open the conference.

Scoot adopts Rockwell Collins Dispatch 100 avionics support program for Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet

Scoot adopts Rockwell Collins Dispatch 100 avionics support program for Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet

SINGAPORE, 8 Aug. 2014. Scoot Pte Ltd., a subsidiary and budget long-haul carrier of Singapore Airlines, has selected Rockwell Collins’ Dispatch 100 avionics service and asset management program for its new fleet of 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

FAA

LDRA and Logicircuit sponsor FAA certification conference on systems, software, airborne electronic hardware policy and practice changes

ALPHARETTA, Ga., 8 Aug. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting the 2014 National Systems, Software, and Airborne Electronic Hardware Conference, co-sponsored by Logicircuit in Alpharetta, Ga., and LDRA in Wirral, U.K. This year’s conference, to be held 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., connects industry members and regulators to discuss recent significant changes to policy and practice in aircraft systems, software, and hardware.

U.S. Air Force

DRS Technologies to overhaul U.S. Air Force Halvorsen aircraft loader/transporter under $175 million contract

ARLINGTON, Va., 7 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force officials sought a technology partner to support the military organization’s fleet of Halvorsen 25K Aircraft Cargo Loaders around the globe. They found a partner in DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, in Arlington, Va.

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.

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