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Futuristic aircraft part from Boeing Research & Technology undergoes structural testing at NASA

Futuristic aircraft part from Boeing Research & Technology undergoes structural testing at NASA

WASHINGTON, 18 Dec. 2014. Scientists and engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., are testing part of a futuristic hybrid wing body aircraft constructed of carbon-fiber material.

Department of Defense officials name MRO&U assignments for F-35 airframes and engines

Department of Defense officials name MRO&U assignments for F-35 airframes and engines

WASHINGTON, 18 Dec. 2014. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials have assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the Asia Pacific Region.

Lockheed Martin engineers select Northrop Grumman navigation system for SBIRS GEO-5 satellite

Lockheed Martin engineers select Northrop Grumman navigation system for SBIRS GEO-5 satellite

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 18 Dec. 2014. Officials at prime contractor Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] needed a space-based inertial reference system for the U.S. Air Force Space-Based Infrared System's (SBIRS) fifth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite. They found their solution at Northrop Grumman Corp. [NYSE:NOC].

Cubic acquires DTECH LABS Inc., expanding secure communications and networking portfolio

Cubic acquires DTECH LABS Inc., expanding secure communications and networking portfolio

SAN DIEGO, 17 Dec. 2014. Cubic Corp. (NYSE:CUB) has acquired DTECH LABS Inc. (DTECH), a provider of modular networking and baseband communications equipment based in Sterling, Va., for up to $114.5 million, including $15 million of contingent consideration and subject to the terms of the stock purchase agreement.

Boeing, South African Airways use energy-rich tobacco to make sustainable aviation biofuel

Boeing, South African Airways use energy-rich tobacco to make sustainable aviation biofuel

MARBLE HALL, South Africa, 17 Dec. 2014. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and South African Airways (SAA) are using energy-rich tobacco plants from South African farmers to aid in the production of sustainable aviation biofuel.

Rockwell Collins Venue, Airshow cabin systems selected for wide-body VIP business jet

Rockwell Collins Venue, Airshow cabin systems selected for wide-body VIP business jet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 Dec. 2014. Rockwell Collins officials have revealed that an undisclosed customer has selected the company’s Venue high-definition (HD) cabin management and entertainment system, Airshow Moving Map, and audio/video on-demand (AVOD) streaming solution for a wide-body Airbus A340 business jet. The cabin package will be installed in mid-2015.

Boeing selects Aircelle titanium exhaust systems for GE Aviation engines on 777X jetliner

Boeing selects Aircelle titanium exhaust systems for GE Aviation engines on 777X jetliner

LE HAVRE, France, 16 Dec. 2014. Aircelle (Safran) will produce titanium exhaust systems for the Boeing 777X commercial jetliner, according to what is the nacelle manufacturer's first major supplier win with the airframe manufacturer. 

Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration selects VTOL UAS from ING Robotic Aviation

Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration selects VTOL UAS from ING Robotic Aviation

OTTAWA, Ontario, 16 Dec. 2014. Officials at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) sought a robotic aircraft, also known as a drone, for research into systems integration and specific unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) applications, as well as to increase the center’s focus on robust Arctic-proven technology. They found their solution at ING Robotic Aviation: the company's Responder rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.

Sierra Nevada to provide upgrade kits for carrier precision-approach landing systems

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 15 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy carrier aviation experts needed upgrade kits to improve the AN/SPN-46 automatic carrier landing system. They found their solution from Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev.

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA aircraft laser missile-defense program

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 Dec. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

F-35 military aircraft MRO

Maintenance, repair, overhaul, and upgrade facilities named for F-35 military airframes, engines in Europe

WASHINGTON, 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials have issued the first F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility assignments. These initial MRO&U assignments will support near-term engine and airframe F-35 overseas operations and maintenance, and will be reviewed and updated in approximately five years.

BAE Systems to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, specializing in ISR, from Esterline

BAE Systems to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems, specializing in ISR, from Esterline

ARLINGTON, Va., 12 Dec. 2014. BAE Systems has entered into an agreement with Esterline Corp. for the proposed acquisition of its wholly owned subsidiary, Eclipse Electronic Systems Inc., for approximately $28 million, subject to closing adjustments.

DGA acquires ThalesRaytheonSystems Ground Master radars to boost France’s airspace surveillance

DGA acquires ThalesRaytheonSystems Ground Master radars to boost France’s airspace surveillance

MASSY, France, 12 Dec. 2014. ThalesRaytheonSystems won a contract by French defense procurement agency DGA to supply French armed forces with 12 fixed Ground Master 400 radars and four mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radars. The contract also includes installation and civil engineering work for the 12 Ground Master 400 radars.

New Boeing lab to focus on engineering, integration, visualization, cyber security, data analytics

New Boeing lab to focus on engineering, integration, visualization, cyber security, data analytics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) is constructing a 7,000-square-foot addition to its research and technology center in Alabama. The new lab space, known as the Center for Applied Simulation and Analytics (CASA), will serve as a hub for Boeing, its research partners, and academic collaborators to create and develop simulation and analytics technologies, providing advanced simulation of Boeing products from concepts through operations.

Mercury Systems to deliver open-architecture subsystems for military airborne sensor processing

Mercury Systems to deliver open-architecture subsystems for military airborne sensor processing

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 11 Dec. 2014. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) will deliver open-architecture electronic subsystems in support of a sensor-processing application on fighter aircraft under a $2.6 million purchase order from an unnamed military customer.

Indian Navy fills multi-role helicopter requirement with Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk aircraft

Indian Navy fills multi-role helicopter requirement with Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk aircraft

STRATFORD, Conn., 10 Dec. 2014. Indian Navy officials needed a multi-role helicopter for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), and to fulfill other maritime roles. They found their solution at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) in Stratford, Conn.

HISPASAT Group expands with SSL multi-mission communications satellite acquisition

HISPASAT Group expands with SSL multi-mission communications satellite acquisition

PALO ALTO, Calif., 10 Dec. 2014. Officials at Spanish satellite operator HISPASAT Group sought a multi-mission communications satellite to enable a broad range of services in Latin America. They found their solution at Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a provider of commercial satellites, and purchased the Amazonas 5 satellite.

Risk analysis and staying informed help MRO businesses conquer supply-chain issues this holiday travel season

Risk analysis and staying informed can help MRO businesses conquer supply-chain issues this holiday travel season

If you’ve been keeping up with conversations around the hangar, you’ve likely noticed all the talk these days about supply-chain management in aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Supply-chain management techniques, including supply-chain mapping and risk analysis, have emerged as major contributors to efficient aviation maintenance and repair.

Munich Airport flight information display system powered by Matrox graphics cards

Munich Airport flight information display system powered by Matrox graphics cards

MUNICH, 9 Dec. 2014. Flughafen München GmbH officials overseeing Munich Airport, the second busiest airport in Germany behind Frankfurt, sought to modernize the airport’s flight information display system (FIDS). They found their solution at InoNet, hiring the company to integrate a 72-monitor video wall driven by Matrox M-Series multi-display graphics cards.

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

RIDGECREST, Calif., 8 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy flight-test experts needed a company that specializes in to in-flight aircraft jet engine blade vibration and monitoring to help conduct flight tests on the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet. They found their solution from Hood Tech Corp. in Hood River, Ore.

Arête to build UAS multispectral sensor payload to protect attacking Marines from hidden mines

PANAMA CITY, Fla., 8 Dec. 2014. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) sensor payload experts at Arête Associates in Tucson, Ariz., are building UAS-based multispectral sensors to detect and pinpoint mines and obstacles in beach surf zones to help keep Marines safe during amphibious attacks.

Cubic virtual-reality, game-based training tutorial wins I/ITSEC 2014 award

Cubic virtual-reality, game-based training tutorial wins I/ITSEC 2014 award

ORLANDO, Fla., 5 Dec. 2014. Cubic Corp. (NYSE:CUB) won Best Tutorial at the 2014 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), a professional modeling, simulation, and training conference this week in Orlando.

L-3 Link delivers F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer to Royal Malaysian Air Force

L-3 Link delivers F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer to Royal Malaysian Air Force

ARLINGTON, Texas, 4 Dec. 2014. L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has delivered an F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in Butterworth, Malaysia.

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 logs first flight with green diesel as aviation biofuel

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 logs first flight with green diesel as aviation biofuel

SEATTLE, 4 Dec. 2014. Boeing’s [NYSE:BA] ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane flew for the first time using "green diesel," a sustainable aviation biofuel blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine.

L-3 Link opens C-17 Training System site supporting pilots, loadmasters, maintenance technicians

L-3 Link opens C-17 Training System site supporting pilots, loadmasters, maintenance technicians

ARLINGTON, Texas, 3 Dec. 2014. L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has opened and is supporting a new C-17 Training System (TS) site in Memphis, Tenn., that will train aircrews to operate the U.S. Air Force’s transport aircraft.

Simulation and training technologies take center stage at I/ITSEC this week

Simulation and training technologies take center stage at I/ITSEC this week

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Dec. 2014. Industry leaders focused on enhancing the fidelity, efficiency, and efficacy of aerospace and defense training and simulation systems are gathering this week at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Fla.

FAAC powers visual display for Air National Guard boom operator simulation system with Christie LED projectors, LCD panels

FAAC powers visual display for Air National Guard boom operator simulation system with Christie LED projectors, LCD panels

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Dec. 2014. Officials at FAAC Inc. and the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) selected Christie Matrix LED simulation projectors to power the visual displays for the Air National Guard’s Boom Operator Simulation System (BOSS).

CAE delivers first U.S. Army UH-72A flight simulator to Ft. Rucker

CAE delivers first U.S. Army UH-72A flight simulator to Ft. Rucker

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Dec. 2014. The U.S. Army has accepted for training the first UH-72A flight training device (FTD) from CAE to be located at the U.S. Army's Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. This news was announced today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Fla.

Northrop Grumman details VME-based flight computers on Marine Corps combat helicopters

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., 1 Dec. 2014. Helicopter avionics experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems sector in Woodland Hills, Calif., are revealing details of a $25 million U.S. Navy contract awarded last May to provide flight computers for the U.S. Marine Corps.UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.

Sagem flight tests prove Patroller UAS capable of operating in civilian airspace

Sagem flight tests prove Patroller UAS capable of operating in civilian airspace

BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT, France, 26 Nov. 2014. Sagem (Safran) completed flight tests demonstrating the feasibility of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) -- also known as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone -- being integrated in a shared airspace alongside other manned and unmanned aircraft, in compliance with civil aviation regulations and air control procedures. Company engineers performed a series of roughly 20 flights using Sagem’s Patroller UAS near Toulouse from October 26 to November 7. It was carried out within the scope of Single European Sky ATM Research, Europe’s SESAR program.

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