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Rolls-Royce to boost power, fuel efficiency of new Bell 407GXP helicopter

Rolls-Royce to boost power, fuel efficiency of new Bell 407GXP helicopter

ORLANDO, 5 March 2015. Engineers at Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, are powering the new Bell 407GXP helicopter with upgraded M250 engines from Rolls-Royce in London. The companies signed a long-term agreement to purchase the enhanced M250 engines, designed to boost power and fuel efficiency.

Robinson Helicopter enters into 10-year contract, continues powering R66 helicopter with Rolls-Royce RR300 engines

Robinson Helicopter enters into 10-year contract, continues powering R66 helicopter with Rolls-Royce RR300 engines

ORLANDO, 5 March 2015. Officials at Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, Calif., have elected to power the company’s R66 gas-turbine helicopter with RR300 engines from Rolls-Royce in London. The company’s signed a 10-year agreement whereby Rolls-Royce will supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines for Robinson Helicopter’s R66 aircraft.

Marenco Swiss Helicopter offers Sagem ICDS-8A glass cockpit for SKYe SH-09 helicopter

Marenco Swiss Helicopter offers Sagem ICDS-8A glass cockpit for SKYe SH-09 helicopter

ORLANDO, 4 March 2015. Engineers at Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) have selected the ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite from Sagem, a Safran high-tech company, as part of the standard avionics and instrument package for their new SKYe SH-09 helicopter.

Airbus Helicopters unveils all-new H160 medium-class rotorcraft, formerly called X4

Airbus Helicopters unveils all-new H160 medium-class rotorcraft, formerly called X4

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Airbus Helicopters at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 today revealed its all-new H160 medium-class rotorcraft – the first product introduced under the transformed Airbus Helicopters corporate identity. The 5.5-6-ton-class, twin-engine H160 rotorcraft integrates up to 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies.

Airbus Helicopters unveils X4 medium-sized aircraft, new era of rotorcraft excellence at Heli-Expo 2015

Airbus Helicopters reveals X4 medium-sized aircraft, new era of rotorcraft excellence at Heli-Expo 2015

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Airbus Helicopters officials delivered on their promise of one year ago, providing Heli-Expo 2015 attendees a glimpse of the company’s all-new X4 rotorcraft.

AgustaWestland debuts 7 Tonne AW139 with payload and range increase, reduced weight

AgustaWestland debuts 7 Tonne AW139 with payload and range increase, reduced weight

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. AgustaWestland unveiled at Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando an optional kit for the company’s AW139 twin-engine helicopter.

Northwest Helicopters expands MRO and Logistics software

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Northwest Helicopters LLC, a large helicopter company in the state of Washington, is expanding its Quantum Control MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) and Logistics software to include StockMarket and manufacturing for Mechanical Specialties LLC, a subsidiary that will manufacture the Bell model 505 cargo hook.

HAI Heli-Expo 2015 opens in Orlando with 725 vendors, more than 50 aircraft, roughly 20,000 attendees

HAI Heli-Expo 2015 opens in Orlando with 725 vendors, more than 50 aircraft, roughly 20,000 attendees

ORLANDO, Fla., 3 March 2015. Helicopter Association International (HAI) opened Heli-Expo 2015, the annual trade show and exposition dedicated to vertical aviation, in Orlando, Fla.

Army orders 35 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $591.2 million contract to Boeing

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 2 March 2015. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. will provide 35 of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the U.S. Army under terms of a $591.2 million contract modification announced on 19 Feb.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to beef-up cyber security for BACN communications

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 2 March 2015. Military communications experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. are beefing-up a major airborne battlefield communications system to protect it from computer hackers and other cyber security threats.

Engility acquires TASC, expands into analysis of space systems architectures, data, geospatial intelligence

Engility acquires TASC, expands into analysis of space systems architectures, data, geospatial intelligence

CHANTILLY, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. Engility Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EGL) has completed its acquisition of TASC Inc. for approximately $1.3 billion, creating “a leading government services provider with a customer footprint that spans the federal services market,” officials say.

Panasonic Avionics selects Intertrust ExpressPlay Marlin for X Series IFE platform

Panasonic Avionics selects Intertrust ExpressPlay Marlin for X Series IFE platform

LAKE FOREST, Calif., 26 Feb. 2015. Panasonic Avionics Corp. (Panasonic) engineers incorporated Intertrust’s ExpressPlay Marlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology into the Panasonic eXW wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system to protect and manage in-flight content libraries.

Boeing selects BAE Systems flight control electronics for 777X aircraft

Boeing selects BAE Systems flight control electronics for 777X aircraft

ENDICOTT, N.Y., 26 Feb. 2015. The Boeing Company officials have selected BAE Systems to provide the Remote Electronic Units (REU) for both variants of the Boeing 777X commercial aircraft.

Saab Aeronautics selects Exelis pneumatic missile eject launchers

Saab Aeronautics selects Exelis pneumatic missile eject launchers

BRIGHTON, England, 25 Feb. 2015. Saab Aeronautics officials in Stockholm, Sweden, have selected Exelis (NYSE:XLS), with headquarters in McLean, Va., to develop, supply, and support Pneumatic Missile Eject Launcher pylons (PMEL) for use on Saab’s next-generation Gripen E multirole fighter aircraft.

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. Marion C. Blakey, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), is leaving her post of the past seven years to assume the position of president and CEO of Rolls Royce North America.

Marion Blakey leaves Aerospace Industries Association

ARLINGTON, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. Marion C. Blakey, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), is leaving her post of the past seven years to assume the position of president and CEO of Rolls Royce North America.

RESTON, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. Rolls-Royce officials have appointed Marion C. Blakey as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce North America and chair of the Rolls-Royce North America Board of Directors, replacing James M. Guyette who will be retiring in May.

AIA’s Blakey named president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America

RESTON, Va., 24 Feb. 2015. Rolls-Royce officials have appointed Marion C. Blakey as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Rolls-Royce North America and chair of the Rolls-Royce North America Board of Directors, replacing James M. Guyette who will be retiring in May.

U.S. air traffic control/management (ATC/ATM) system

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to host NextGen 101

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., 24 Feb. 2015. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be presenting a two-day NextGen 101 workshop, on the U.S. air traffic control/management (ATC/ATM) system, in Washington, D.C., 23-24 June 2105.

Australian Army to train personnel on Rockwell Collins Joint Fires Observer/Joint Terminal Attack Controller simulator

Australian Army to train personnel on Rockwell Collins Joint Fires Observer/Joint Terminal Attack Controller simulator

GEELONG, Australia, 24 Feb. 2015. Australian Army officials needed a training and simulation solution capable of meeting all the service’s training requirements now and into the foreseeable future. They found their system at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Boeing to upgrade electronics in four Japan AWACS surveillance aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 23 Feb. 2015. Airborne electronics experts at the Boeing Co., will continue the process of avionics upgrades on four of Japan's wide-area radar surveillance jets under terms of a $402.8 million contract modification announced on 13 Feb.

U.S. Army orders 41 Airbus UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters

U.S. Army orders 41 Airbus UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 Feb. 2015. Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Herndon Va., will provide the U.S. Army with 41 UH-72A Lakota utility helicopters equipped with airborne radios under terms of a $220.6 million contract.

Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins debut rotary-wing simulator, enter military flight simulation market

Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins debut rotary-wing simulator, enter military flight simulation market

BANGALORE, 20 Feb. 2015. Zen Technologies and Rockwell Collins have jointly unveiled a next-generation, rotary-wing simulator at Aero India 2015 in Bangalore. The companies are partnering and combining their strengths in simulation and training to offer advanced and high-fidelity military flight simulation solutions.

Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung upgrades historic aircraft with Sandel avionics

Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung upgrades historic aircraft with Sandel avionics

HAMBURG, Germany, 19 Feb. 2015. Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung officials in Hamburg, Germany, worked with Sandel Avionics Inc. authorized dealer Avionik Straubing to upgrade the organization’s “Aunt Ju” Junker Ju 52 historic aircraft with the installation of an avionics package that includes duel Sandel SN4500s, dual SG102s, and dual ST3400s.

Egypt to equip forces with Dassault Rafale combat aircraft with Thales systems

Egypt to equip forces with Dassault Rafale combat aircraft with Thales systems

CAIRO, 19 Feb. 2015. Egyptian authorities have selected 24 Dassault Rafale omnirole combat aircraft and one FREMM multi-mission frigate to equip the Egyptian forces.

Boeing to build all-electric propulsion satellite for SES

Boeing to build all-electric propulsion satellite for SES

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 19 Feb. 2015. Boeing [NYSE:BA] will build for SES S.A. a new, all-electric 702SP satellite that will enable SES’s airline customers to provide in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) over North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Heroux-Devtek and C&L partner to enhance in-service support for Saab 340 aircraft operators

Heroux-Devtek and C&L partner to enhance in-service support for Saab 340 aircraft operators

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, 18 Feb. 2015. Héroux-Devtek UK, a subsidiary of Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX), an international manufacturer of aerospace products in Canada, has entered into a strategic alliance with C&L Aviation Group in the United States to enhance the global maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services and support available to operators of all variants of the Saab 340 aircraft family.

FAA achieves critical milestone with proposed rule on commercial UAV use, AUVSI's Wynne says

FAA achieves critical milestone with proposed rule on commercial UAV use, AUVSI's Wynne says

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 Feb. 2015. President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Brian Wynne, calls the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA’s) proposed rule for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) "a good first step" to allow commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

FAA small UAS rule is important first step in airspace integration, says AIA’s Blakey

FAA small UAS rule is important first step in airspace integration, says AIA’s Blakey

ARLINGTON, Va., 17 Feb. 2015. The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) draft regulations for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, is “an important step towards the integration of UAS into civil airspace,” says Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Marion C. Blakey.

FAA proposes regulations to facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

FAA proposes regulations to facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system

WASHINGTON, 17 Feb. 2015. Officials in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington have proposed a framework of regulations allowing routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national aviation system, and accommodating future technological innovations.

General Atomics to build 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack UAS in $279.1 million contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 16 Feb. 2015. Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designers at General Atomics in Poway, Calif., will provide the U.S. Air Force with 24 MQ-9 Block 5 Reaper attack drones under terms of a $279.1 million contract announced earlier this month.

Navy chooses JBT Corp. to provide next-gen shipboard aircraft electric power plant

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 16 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts have chosen John Bean Technologies (JBT) Corp. in Ogden, Utah, to design and build a new-generation mobile shipboard power generator for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft based on aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships.

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