More News

GE to provide power/health management systems, integrated data technologies for Gulfstream G500/G600 business jets

GE to provide power/health management systems, integrated data technologies for Gulfstream G500/G600 business jets

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. GE Aviation is supplying the data concentration and network, advanced power management system, and advanced health management system to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for the G500/G600 business jet aircraft.

Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS offering, helping Falcon operators comply with emerging airspace mandates

Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS offering, helping Falcon operators comply with emerging airspace mandates

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. Dassault will offer a factory-approved solution, which includes Iridium-based communications systems from Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) subsidiary Gogo Business Aviation LLC, to help Falcon operators comply with emerging FANS (Future Air Navigation System) mandates.

Flexjet enters 10-year agreement, orders up to 50 Gulfstream aircraft

Flexjet enters 10-year agreement, orders up to 50 Gulfstream aircraft

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. Flexjet LLC officials have placed orders for up to 50 Gulfstream aircraft, including the new Gulfstream G500, for which Flexjet will be the North American launch customer.

Lufthansa Technik expands capabilities, opens dedicated bizjet MRO hangar

Lufthansa Technik expands capabilities, opens dedicated bizjet MRO hangar

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. Lufthansa Technik U.S. subsidiary BizJet International has opened a new dedicated maintenance and refurbishment hangar in Tulsa, Okla.

Air Force asks Northrop Grumman to stiffen Global Hawk UAS defenses against cyber attacks

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 20 Oct. 2014. U.S. Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to upgrade the abilities of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) to resist computer hackers' attempts to commandeer or disrupt the unmanned aircraft while in flight.

Air Forces asks Textron to upgrade military AN/USM-670 JSECST flightline test equipment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 20 Oct. 2014. Flightline test experts at Textron Systems Corp. will upgrade the U.S. military AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST) to resolve severe component obsolescence issues, Air Force officials say.

United Airlines two-cabin regional jet fleet to provide Gogo inflight wi-fi, personal device entertainment

United Airlines two-cabin regional jet fleet to provide Gogo inflight wi-fi, personal device entertainment

ITASCA, Ill., 16 Oct. 2014. United Airlines officials chose Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO), a global aero communications service provider, to bring in-flight Internet service to the airline’s two-cabin regional jet fleet.

Unmanned aircraft system market to triple by 2020, driven by commercial and DIY applications

Unmanned aircraft system market to triple by 2020, driven by commercial and DIY applications

COQUITLAM, B.C., Canada, 16 Oct. 2014. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market in the United States will grow from $5 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2020, according to IGI Consulting Inc. in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins Future Airspace Navigation System designed to benefit business jet operators, maintenance technicians, ANSPs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 16 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins is offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics.

Airports Authority of India to deploy Saab surface movement guidance, control systems

Airports Authority of India to deploy Saab surface movement guidance, control systems

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., 15 Oct. 2014. Officials at the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will deploy Saab Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at five airports in India. The Saab A-SMGCS will enhance situational awareness and runway safety at these growing airports, officials of the defense and security company explain.

Rockford aerospace cluster

Regional aerospace cluster expands, grows international presence, attracts attention

Proactive aerospace community grows international presence and participation, becomes an epicenter of aerospace activity in the nation, and competes for business on a global scale.

Navy moves forward on helicopter-based EW to protect surface warships from missiles

WASHINGTON, 13 Oct. 2014. U.S. Navy surface-warfare experts will begin deciding next month on a contractor to design and build a helicopter-based long-range electronic warfare (EW) system to counter existing and future advanced anti-ship missiles.

Inmarsat’s L-TAC provides beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications to U.S. government users

Inmarsat’s L-TAC provides beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications to U.S. government users

WASHINGTON, 10 Oct. 2014. Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communication (SATCOM) services, is harnessing the skills of its partners and the capabilities of its Inmarsat-4 satellite constellation to expand the availability of mobile tactical beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications to actively deployed U.S. and coalition forces.

Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corp., rotorcraft industry specialists to unveil S-97 Raider helicopter

Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corp., rotorcraft industry specialists to unveil S-97 Raider helicopter

CARY, N.C., 9 Oct. 2014. United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX] subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER helicopter prototypes. Sikorsky engineers teamed with rotorcraft industry specialists—including LORD Corp., maker of vibration, noise, and motion control management solutions—to develop this follow-up to the company’s X2 Technology demonstrator aircraft.

Flight management systems market to reach $912 million by 2020

Flight management systems market to reach $912 million by 2020

DALLAS, 9 Oct. 2014. The global flight management system market is estimated at $601.36 million in 2014 and expected to reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets.

AeroVironment wins $19 million DARPA contract to develop new class of maritime unmanned aircraft system

AeroVironment wins $19 million DARPA contract to develop new class of maritime unmanned aircraft system

MONROVIA, Calif., 8 Oct. 2014. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials have awarded AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and its industry team a 12-month, $19,035,007 phase II preliminary design contract to advance the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN).

Northrop Grumman delivers Space Based Infrared System payload to Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman delivers Space Based Infrared System payload to Lockheed Martin

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 8 Oct. 2014. Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems has delivered a Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) payload to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, Calif. The payload -- the third delivered on the SBIRS Follow-on Production contract in 15 months -- will be integrated with a SBIRS geosynchronous (GEO) spacecraft in preparation for its projected launch in the summer of 2016.

Boeing delivers new-build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook

Boeing delivers new-build MH-47G Special Operations Chinook helicopter

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., 7 Oct. 2014. Boeing has completed a full month ahead of schedule the initial flight and delivery of its first, new-build MH-47G configured Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.

Boeing forecast: Air cargo market recovering, to double in next 20 years

Boeing forecast: Air cargo market recovering, to double in next 20 years

SEOUL, South Korea, 7 Oct. 2014. "We see strong signs of a recovery as air freight traffic levels continue to strengthen after several years of stagnation," says Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The air cargo market is now growing at nearly the long-term rates."

Global aerospace plastics market to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, says Transparency Market Research

Global aerospace plastics market to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, says Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, N.Y., 7 Oct. 2014. The global aerospace plastics market is expected to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, up from a total worth of $6.2 billion in 2011, according to a new market research report published by Transparency Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

Army awards $130 million deal to Boeing to build seven AH-64E attack helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 6 Oct. 2014. U.S. Army combat aviation experts are ordering seven of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the Boeing Co. under terms of a $130 million contract modification.

Rockwell Collins ARC-210 becomes first airborne radio to operate on MUOS satellite system

Rockwell Collins ARC-210 becomes first airborne radio to operate on MUOS satellite system

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 2 Oct. 2014. The Rockwell Collins ARC-210 radio has become the first airborne radio to operate over the U.S. government’s newest satellite constellation, the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The MUOS system is based on cellular phone technology and represents a paradigm shift for Department of Defense (DOD) satellite communications, officials say.

Space systems, subsystems technologies benefit Earth applications, not just space-based missions

Space systems, subsystems technologies benefit Earth applications, not just space-based missions

IAC 2014, TORONTO, 2 Oct. 2014. A panel of aerospace professionals from government agencies, academia, and the private sector convened in Toronto at the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) today to discuss the applications of technologies and lessons learned from the International Space Station (ISS) to applications on Earth, such as robotics technologies used in life-saving surgeries, and even Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

FAA boosting Chicago air traffic control operations, increasing flight throughput daily in wake of severe electronics damage

FAA boosting Chicago air traffic control operations, increasing flight throughput daily in wake of severe electronics damage

WASHINGTON, 1 Oct. 2014. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers managed more operations at Chicago O’Hare than at any other airport in the country, according to an agency spokesperson, as FAA officials struggle to return Chicago area flight operations back to normal following a major incident.

Cooperation, integration key to safe single airspace with civil and military aircraft, says Eurocontrol’s Director General

Cooperation, integration key to safe single airspace with civil and military aircraft, says Eurocontrol’s Director General

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. “Airspace should not be designated as either permanently civil or military but considered as a continuum in which all use requirements have to be accommodated to the greatest extent possible,” says Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, during the Air Traffic Control Association’s Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) in National Harbor, Md.

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Intelligent Aerospace, the annual aerospace event and industry resource, and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), the renowned industry association dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment in Alexandria, Va., have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly support and serve the rapidly expanding global aerospace community. The agreement was struck during ATCA’s 59th Annual Conference and Exposition and Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) being held this week, 28 September – 1 October 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Air Traffic Control Association’s CMAC opens, fosters civil and military collaboration

Air Traffic Control Association’s CMAC opens, fosters civil and military collaboration

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Opportunities exist for collaboration between civil and military organizations to increase the safety and efficiency of air traffic management, recognizes Peter Dumont, president and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) during the association’s Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC).

Honeywell wins $15.7 million to provide cockpit displays for Navy jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Sept. 2014. U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a variety of cockpit displays for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter-bomber and the EA-18 Growler electronic warfare jets. They found their solution from the Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace segment in Albuquerque, N.M.

Aircraft pilots benefit from modern cockpits with greater visual acuity, situational awareness, communications

Aircraft pilots benefit from modern cockpits with greater visual acuity, situational awareness, communications

CINCINNATI, Ohio, 25 Sept. 2014. “Visual acuity in the cockpit is a bigger problem than you might think,” describes Bruce S. Maxwell of Luma Technologies during the SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week. “The sun is the enemy; pilots are in and out of it all day long,” he says, showing an image of a pilot wearing dark sunglasses and a fully extended sun visor in the sunlit cockpit.

All avionics technology domains growing, with exception of HUDs, says Thales Avionics’ Gatti

All avionics technology domains growing, with exception of HUDs, says Thales Avionics’ Gatti

CINCINNATI, Ohio, 25 Sept. 2014. The avionics sector sits at the intersection of two major technology domains: electronics and aeronautical – with the added pressure of certification, describes Marc Gatti of Thales Avionics during his talk, titled “Technological Changes and Competitive Advantage: the New Deal for Avionics Firms,” at the SAE Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week.

All Access Sponsors


Follow Us On...