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DRS selects Mountain Secure Systems to develop, produce ruggedized video management units for SABRE

LONGMONT, Colo., 2 July 2015. Mountain Secure Systems (MSS), a supplier of rugged electronic solutions and subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), won a two-year development and production contract from DRS Technologies Inc. to provide ruggedized video management units (VMUs) for the Surveillance and Battlefield Reconnaissance Equipment (SABRE) system from DRS Technologies. The SABRE sensor suite provides tactical air controllers with the ability to perform reconnaissance and targeting at extended ranges.

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.

Air Force chooses solid-state data recorders from Calculex for F-15 jet aircraft

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 29 June 2015. U.S. Air Force avionics experts needed airborne data recorders for the Boeing F-15C/D jet fighter and for the F-15E fighter-bomber. They found their solution from Calculex Inc. in Las Cruces, N.M.

Era Group Inc. opens Super Base, adopts Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for oil-and-gas applications

Era Group Inc. opens Super Base, adopts Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for oil-and-gas applications

STRATFORD, Conn., 26 June 2015. Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), a helicopter transport operator, opened its Super Base, a 35-acre passenger terminal and climate-controlled hangar in Houma, La., and took delivery of a S-92 helicopter from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Aerocivil and IATA optimize Colombian airspace with Airbus ProSky technology

Aerocivil and IATA optimize Colombian airspace with Airbus ProSky technology

PARIS, 25 June 2015. Aerocivil officials are investing in airspace and ground optimization at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Columbia, one of the world’s 50 busiest airports serving more than 27 million passengers annually. To increase efficiency at and around the airport and to prepare the Colombian airspace to be prepared for tomorrow’s demands, Aerocivil partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus ProSky, the air traffic management (ATM) subsidiary of Airbus.  

NASA, government, and industry partner to test UAS sense-and-avoid technology

NASA, government, and industry partner to test UAS sense-and-avoid technology

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. NASA is partnering with government and industry to test a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly routine operations in U.S. airspace. Engineers and officials at NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), and Honeywell International Inc. are flying a series of UAS tests through July at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, Calif., under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (UAS-NAS) project.

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.

General Atomics to provide radar UAS sensor payloads for Reaper drone

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 22 June 2015. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) experts at The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems segment in Poway, Calif., will provide the U.S. Air Force with advanced radar UAS sensor payloads under terms of a $23.1 million contract.

Rockwell Collins to provide radios for U.S. and Australian P-8A aircraft

LAKEHURST, N.J., 22 June 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are asking Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to provide a variety of radio communications equipment for the Navy's P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft.

Amphenol expands Backshell family with AlumaLight release

Amphenol expands Backshell family with AlumaLight release

PARIS, June 2015. Amphenol Pcd, a subsidiary of Amphenol Corp. and a supplier of interconnect products for military and commercial aerospace applications in Beverly, Mass. has extended its Backshell product family with AlumaLight. 

Avionics sales exceed $587 million in Q1 2015, declining nearly 10 percent year over year

General aviation, bizjet avionics sales exceed $587 million in Q1 2015, declining nearly 10 percent year over year

PARIS, 19 June 2015. In the first three months of 2015, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales exceeded $587 million ($587,100,212.92), according to the Aircraft Electronics Association first-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report. The figure represents a 9.9 percent decrease in sales compared to the first-quarter 2014 ($651,748,994.12, or more than $651 million); this year's first-quarter sales are more in line with the first-quarter sales of 2013 ($586,006,894.49, or more than $586 million).

GE and joint ventures win $19B in orders, commitments at Paris Air Show

GE and joint ventures win $19B in orders, commitments at Paris Air Show

PARIS, 19 June 2015. GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, including CFM International (joint company between GE and Snecma/Safran), won more than $19 billion (USD) in orders and commitments for nearly 1,000 GE and CFM engines as well as OnPoint agreements for engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO).

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union (EU) plan to cooperate to provide seamless air traffic services for aircraft flying between the United States and Europe. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the European Commission’s (EC’s) Director General for Mobility and Transport, Joao Aguiar Machado, signed a letter of intent on air traffic management (ATM) modernization at a ceremony in Paris. The extension and expansion of the current agreement between the U.S. and E.U. are intended to help ensure passengers enjoy safer, on-time flying over the Atlantic, thanks to the benefits of NextGen and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR). 

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

PARIS, 18 June 2015. The TEKEVER Group, an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer, and ViaSat, a provider of communication technologies and services, have entered into a strategic alliance aimed at expanding the civilian use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms, also commonly known as drones, with advanced satellite communications. The companies are collaborating by adding ViaSat’s communication technologies onto TEKEVER’s UAS platforms to push the boundaries of UAS range in civilian beyond line of sight (BLOS) applications, officials say.

Alenia Aermacchi engineers opt for Honeywell environmental, cabin press controls

Alenia Aermacchi engineers opt for Honeywell environmental, cabin press controls

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Engineers at Alenia Aermacchi needed an environmental control system for the company’s new, lightweight M-345 High Efficiency Trainer jets, due to enter service in 2018. They found their solution at Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON), and signed a contract for Honeywell’s Environmental Control Systems and Cabin Pressure Control Systems, designed for aircraft cooling, cockpit pressurization, and temperature control.  

Thales and Defense Conseil International partner to advance electronic warfare training

Thales and Defense Conseil International partner to advance electronic warfare training

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Thales and Defense Conseil International (DCI) have joined forces to better meet the high-level electronic warfare (EW) training “needs and expectations of military customers around the world,” officials explain. Thales and DCI engineers have developed common training modules focused on various aspects of modern EW.

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Gore aerospace presents materials, cables, microwave assemblies modern airborne digital networks

PARIS, June 2015. W. L. Gore & Associates officials are on hand at Paris Air Show 2015 this week demonstrating new advances in aerospace and avionics technology in the areas of aerospace materials, Ethernet cables, and microwave assemblies for commercial and defense applications. 

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Accenture and Airbus deliver wearable technology proof of concept for improving airplane cabin assembly

PARIS, 17 June 2015. Accenture is at Paris Air Show showcasing how industrial-grade, Internet-connected wearable technology can improve manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and maintenance processes. This demonstration aims to illustrate how smart glasses technology can enhance real-world industry applications using barcode scanning, data retrieval from the cloud, contextual instructions, augmented reality, 3D viewing and voice command.

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. 

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.

Harris Exelis Paris Air Show

Harris shows airborne surveillance, self-protection, and electronic warfare systems in Paris

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Harris Corp., having just acquired Exelis, is demonstrating a variety of airborne surveillance and electronic warfare (EW). CorvusEye 1500 wide-area airborne surveillance system, which complements traditional video surveillance systems by providing high-resolution, visible color and infrared motion imagery over a wide area up to 1.24 miles in diameter. CorvusEye can generate up to 10 high-resolution views of different areas of interest simultaneously and is exportable to many military, intelligence and security agencies around the world.

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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.

 

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Rohde & Schwarz exhibiting air traffic safety portfolio in Le Bourget

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Rohde & Schwarz, adopting the “Safety meets security” theme at Paris Air Show 2015, is presenting its secure airborne and air traffic control (ATC) communications products, including the R&S MR6000A military transceiver for airborne platforms that also meets civil aviation certification requirements. Military aircraft can only operate freely in the world's airspace when they meet military as well as civil certification requirements. The R&S MR6000A from the VHF/UHF R&S M3AR airborne transceiver family is the first radio to ensure compatibility with military and civilian avionics specifications, according to company officials.

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Parker Aerospace to provide inventory management, replenishment services for Emirates, Singapore, and Tianjin Airlines

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Officials at Parker Aerospace’s Customer Support Operations have signed long-term agreements to provide comprehensive maintenance packages for Emirates Airline, Singapore Airlines, and Tianjin Airlines. Each agreement is part of an enhanced service offering provided by Parker in partnership with these operators.

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Parker Aerospace opens new global customer response center

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Parker Aerospace’s Customer Support Operations is launching its global customer response center in the third quarter of 2015, expanding its service offering and providing a range of business and technical customer services to its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, officials are announcing during Paris Air Show.  

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Parker to provide wheels and brakes on multiple general aviation aircraft programs

PARIS, 15 June 2015. Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division — also known in the industry as Cleveland Wheels & Brakes — has been selected to provide FAA TSO-approved, caliper-style wheels, brakes, and brake system hydraulics on several aircraft programs, including: Diamond Aircraft’s DA62, Discovery Aviation’s Model 201 and XL-2, and Piper Aircraft’s Meridian M600.

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Parker offers wheels and brakes in custom colors to match aircraft livery

PARIS, June 2015. Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division now offers its Cleveland Wheels & Brake product line in customizable colors. The wheels and brakes — for the general and business aviation and helicopter markets — can be painted in unique, specific colors to match aircraft livery, company officials announced during Paris Air Show.

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Parker taps 3D printing for general and business aviation wheels and brakes

PARIS, June 2015. Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division, also known in the industry as Cleveland Wheels & Brakes, is drawing attention at Paris Air Show for its use of precision tooling and 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) in the production of its wheels and brakes for general aviation, business aircraft, and helicopter.

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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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