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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.

Digital aircraft, 3D printing

Why digital is flying high in aerospace and defense

Throughout the aerospace and defense industry, executives are capitalizing on a wide range of digital business and technology opportunities. Their aim is to become across-the-board, digitally enabled extended enterprises.

Connected aircraft market, demand for in-flight communications, entertainment, and connectivity to reach $1.8 billion

Connected aircraft market, demand for in-flight communications, entertainment, and connectivity to reach $1.8 billion

LONDON, 23 July 2015. The value of the global connected aircraft market will reach $1,851.8 million in this year, according to Visiongain's “Connected Aircraft Market Report 2015-2025” report.

Lockheed Martin to strengthen helicopter portfolio with Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition

Lockheed Martin to strengthen helicopter portfolio with Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition

BETHESDA, Md., 22 July 2015. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, maker of military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft based in Stratford, Conn., for $9.0 billion from United Technologies Corp. (UTC).

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

DALLAS, 14 July 2015. The global market for flight management systems (FMS) will reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, from $601.36 million in 2014, predict analysts at marketsandmarkets.

United Airlines router and network connectivity upset grounds flights

United Airlines router and network connectivity upset grounds flights

CHICAGO, 8 July 2015. United Airlines suffered a “network connectivity issue” -- a problem with a router -- that caused flights to be grounded for more than an hour this morning; the airline is currently recovering from the technical problem. “We are in the process of restoring regular operations after a network connectivity issue impacted our systems,” says a United Airlines spokesperson in Chicago. 

Line driver to convert TL/CMOS input to ARINC amplitudes introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 22 June 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-4107X ARINC 429 line driver to convert TL/CMOS serial input data to ARINC-specified amplitudes in avionics applications.

Septentrio Satellite Navigation acquires Altus Positioning Systems, grows GPS/GNSS portfolio

LEUVEN, Belgium, 16 June 2015. Septentrio Satellite Navigation has acquired Altus Positioning Systems, forming a global, integrated company delivering GPS/GNSS positioning equipment to and increasing advancements in the field of GIS. 

Paris Air Show

Rohde & Schwarz debuts security scanner for increased air traffic safety

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Rohde & Schwarz is at Paris Air Show debuting a new product designed to contribute to air traffic safety: the R&S QPS100 security scanner. Developed for use in security zones at airports and other facilities with access control, the device detects potentially dangerous items carried on the body or in clothing.

 

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.

Airborne Technologies debuts Vulcanair P68R missionized by Airborne LINX

Airborne Technologies debuts Vulcanair P68R missionized by Airborne LINX for airborne surveillance

PARIS, June 2015. At Paris Air Show, Airborne Technologies is exhibiting the Vulcanair P68R missionized by Airborne LINX, which company officials call an “ingenious merger of system components for airborne surveillance.”

Thales to provide radar and computers for Royal Navy Merlin helicopters

LONDON, 8 June 2015. Military helicopter systems integrators at Lockheed Martin U.K. Holdings Ltd. in London needed radar and mission systems for the United Kingdom Royal Navy Merlin helicopters. They found their solution from Thales Holding UK PLC in Weybridge, England.

Air Force asking industry for enabling technologies for future hypersonic munition

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 1 June 2015. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a program to develop a hypersonic munition able to attack and destroy targets quickly over long distances, and pose lethal threats to many different targets in many different locations all at the same time.

Air Force orders eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 Reaper attack drones from General Atomics

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 1 June 2015. U.S. Air Force unmanned systems experts are ordering eight MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 armed aerial drones from manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif.

Electro-optical gimbal sensor for manned and unmanned aircraft offered by ADSYS

IRVINE, Calif., 1 June 2015. Electro-optics experts at ADSYS Controls Inc. in Irvine, Calif., are introducing the Arrow 600 stabilized gimbal with modular configurations for a variety of manned and unmanned aircraft.

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