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NASA Charles Bolden

NASA partners with industry to return Americans to space, advance space exploration

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The U.S. Government is partnering with American technology leaders to enable human space exploration once again, according to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA officials. The North American aerospace community and general public are celebrating the news, announced this week.

NASA names SpaceX Falcon and Dragon to U.S. human spaceflight program

NASA names SpaceX Falcon and Dragon to U.S. human spaceflight program

HAWTHORNE, Calif., 19 Sept. 2014. NASA officials have selected SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft to fly American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Under the $2.6 billion contract, SpaceX will launch the Crew Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

FAA NextGen ADS-B

FAA asks industry to equip for NextGen, help to increase safety and efficiency

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding an all-day “Call to Action” summit — to be held 28 October 2014 — to engage the aviation industry in meeting the 1 Jan. 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology.

NASA selects Boeing CST-100 as next American spacecraft, awards $4.2 billion under Commercial Crew Program

NASA selects Boeing CST-100 as next American spacecraft, awards $4.2 billion under Commercial Crew Program

HOUSTON, 18 Sept. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) won an award of $4.2 billion from NASA to build and fly the United States’ next passenger spacecraft. Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to resume U.S.-based flights to space by 2017.

Commercial Space Transportation-100 relies on Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion

Commercial Space Transportation-100 relies on Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 18 Sept. 2014. A Commercial Space Transportation-100 (CST-100) spacecraft teammate with Boeing since 2010, Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE:GY) company,  has designed and developed an integrated propulsion system designed to propel the crew to safety in case of a launch abort. The propulsion system also will enable precise in-space maneuvers as the spacecraft docks/undocks from the International Space Station and other future low-Earth orbit destinations.

StorTrends 3500i SSD hybrid, full flash storage array completes testing, company to provide free pizza during Webcast

StorTrends 3500i SSD hybrid, full flash storage array completes testing, company to provide free pizza during Webcast

NORCROSS, Ga., 17 Sept. 2014. StorageReview Enterprise Lab staff completed benchmark tests on the StorTrends 3500i solid-state disk (SSD) hybrid and full flash storage array. Comparing the StorTrends device to many of the industry's most well-known Tier 1 storage solutions, StorageReview.com Founder, Publisher, and Editor Brian Beeler will present the test results during a live webinar on Wed., 24 Sept. 2014 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. StorTrends Senior SAN Engineer James Dyckowski will also provide a 3500i deep dive and demo, and the company is offering free pizza to attendees.

Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

Teledyne LeCroy introduces 500 MHz, $5,000 WaveJet Touch portable oscilloscope

CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., 16 Sept. 2014. Teledyne LeCroy is introducing the WaveJet Touch oscilloscope, equipped with a touch screen, powerful debug tools, and advanced triggering. Built on the popular WaveJet 300 oscilloscope platform, the WaveJet Touch is available in two models with 350 MHz or 500 MHz bandwidth, four channels, up to 5 Mpts of memory at 2 GS/s, and a 7.5-inch touch-screen display.

Kontron debuts ACE Flight 600 airborne server with 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground communications, data loading

Kontron debuts ACE Flight 600 airborne server with 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground communications, data loading

POWAY, Calif., 16 Sept. 2014. Kontron is introducing its latest ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne servers with an integrated 4G LTE modem. This upgrade to the ACE Flight Server platform enables airlines to achieve a 3X or greater increase in the amount of wireless content loaded during aircraft turnarounds compared to the 3G modem version.

BAE Systems integrates Global Eagle Entertainment WISE streaming into IntelliCabin inflight entertainment system

BAE Systems integrates Global Eagle Entertainment WISE streaming into IntelliCabin inflight entertainment system

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 16 Sept. 2014. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide provider of content, connectivity, and digital media solutions to airlines, has entered into a strategic, technological relationship with BAE Systems, a global provider of defense, security, and aerospace systems. Global Eagle Entertainment’s WISE inflight streaming solution is being integrated with BAE Systems’ inflight entertainment (IFE) offering for commercial aircraft.

Boeing prepares to build 24 AH-6I light helicopter gunships for Saudi Arabia

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 15 Sept. 2014. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in Mesa, Ariz., are preparing to build 24 new AH-6I light helicopter gunships.

Cobham to acquire Aeroflex in merger expected to close 12 September 2014

Cobham to acquire Aeroflex in merger expected to close 12 September 2014

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 11 Sept. 2014. Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), a global provider of microelectronic components and test & measurement equipment, is on track to merge with Cobham plc (LSE:COB.LN), a U.K.-listed company that designs and manufactures a wide range of equipment, specialized systems, and components for the aerospace, defense, energy, and electronics industries.

Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation, relocates headquarters to accommodate growth

Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation, relocates headquarters to accommodate growth

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 10 Sept. 2014. Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO), a global aero-communications service provider, announces that Aircell, the company’s business aviation division, has rebranded as Gogo Business Aviation.

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 8 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide airborne computers that link sensors aboard the U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F and EA-18G combat aircraft and the Raytheon AN/AGM-88 anti-radar missile.

Northrop Grumman to build three Air Force advanced Global UAS for surveillance

Northrop Grumman to build three Air Force advanced Global UAS for surveillance

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 8 Sept. 2014. Unmanned aerial system (UAS) designers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in San Diego will build three advanced versions of the RQ-4B Global Hawk high-altitude, long-range UAS under terms of a $240.7 million contract.

EASA certifies Rockwell Collins Aircraft Information Manager on 22 aircraft models

EASA certifies Rockwell Collins Aircraft Information Manager on 22 aircraft

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 4 Sept. 2014. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have certified Rockwell Collins’ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM)—the secure data transfer system for Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21, and Pro Line 4 avionics—for use on 22 aircraft models.

Industry and military partner to protect helicopter aircrews from attack

Industry and military partner to protect helicopter aircrews from attack

MERRIMACK, N.H., 3 Sept. 2014. Military personnel are preparing to redeploy a workhorse electronic protection system that helps protect helicopter aircrews from shoulder-fired weapons to other regions as U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan winds down.

Dassault Falcon Jet expands in Little Rock, adds hangars for completing Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X

Dassault Falcon Jet expands in Little Rock, adds hangars for completing Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 3 Sept. 2014. Dassault Falcon Jet officials broke ground on a major expansion and upgrade of the company’s Little Rock, Arkansas completion facility dedicated to two new models, the Falcon 5X very large body twin jet and ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet.

Prana Fistianduta

Dassault Systemes to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain and business operations tools

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. Dassault Systèmes officials intend to acquire Quintiq. By combining Dassault Systèmes' 3D software solutions with Quintiq’s full scope of business operations planning solution, they will enable businesses to imagine innovation in a 3D world, design and plan operations, schedule and produce products, and deliver with yet unimaginable outcomes.

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.

Standex expands aviation market foothold with Enginetics acquisition

Standex expands aviation market foothold with Enginetics acquisition

SALEM, N.H., 29 Aug. 2014. Standex International Corp. (NYSE:SXI) has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire Ohio-based Enginetics Corp., a producer of aircraft engine components for all major aircraft platforms.

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. 

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.

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.

CAE demonstrates simulation interoperability and networking for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J aircrews

CAE demonstrates simulation interoperability and networking for Royal Australian Air Force C-130J aircrews

ADELAIDE, Australia, 26 Aug. 2014. CAE has demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond. CAE engineers linked the CAE-built C-130J full-flight and mission simulator (FFMS) with a C-130J tactical airlift crew trainer (TACT) developed by Bluedrop and Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) to demonstrate a single virtual aircraft operating in a common synthetic environment.

CAE to provide U.S. Air Force with integrated Aeromedical Evacuation Training System

TAMPA, Fla., 26 Aug. 2014. CAE won a contract from ADS Inc. under the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) program to provide the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) at Dobbins Air Force Base with a comprehensive Aeromedical Evacuation Training System.

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

General Dynamics wins $16.3 million contract for mission computers on Navy EA-18G EW jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 25 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts are asking the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Minneapolis to build 60 mission computers for EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare combat jets.

Air Force looks to DRS ICAS to supply secure intelligence situational awareness data receivers

Air Force looks to DRS ICAS to supply secure intelligence situational awareness data receivers

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., 25 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force combat aircraft experts needed tactical receivers to enable air crews to receive situational awareness information in a secure environment. They found their solution from DRS ICAS LLC in Dayton, Ohio.

EIAST builds primay satellite manufacturing facility, preps to produce KhalifaSat

EIAST builds primay satellite manufacturing facility, preps to produce KhalifaSat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 21 Aug. 2014. The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) is constructing its primary satellite manufacturing facility, which includes a clean room and electrical and mechanical labs. This facility marks the first phase of a larger development dedicated to satellite manufacturing; the whole project is expected to be completed within two years.

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.

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