Cockpit Electronics and Avionics Technology

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Air Force looking into advanced staring infrared search and track for fighter aircraft

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 28 July 2014. U.S. Air Force electro-optics researchers are reaching out to industry for ideas and enabling technologies for a next-generation infrared search-and-track (IRST) system to provide advanced passive surveillance, tracking, and target-acquisition capability for military combat aircraft.

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces from GE for Cessna aircraft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 28 July 2014. Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

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L-3’s FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder Selected for Embraer E-Jets E2

SARASOTA, Fla., 24 July 2014. Embraer officials have selected the FA5003 Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder (CVDR) system from L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) as its standard forward-fit solution for the E-Jets E2 commercial aircraft program.

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

FARNBOROUGH, England, 21 July 2014. Analysts at the Boeing Co. in Seattle predict global demand for commercial passenger jets will be 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years worth $5.2 trillion. Boeing, one of the world's largest commercial jet manufacturers, made its announcement this past week at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.

Lockheed Martin chooses flight-control systems from NAI for DARPA ARES unmanned helicopter

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 21 July 2014. Aircraft designers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Skunk Works segment in Palmdale, Calif., needed a navigation system for an experimental unmanned cargo helicopter for future military forces. They found their solution from North Atlantic Industries (NAI) in Bohemia, N.Y.

Raytheon avionics radio demonstration paves the way for upgrading U.S. Army helicopter fleet

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 21 July 2014. Avionics radio experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in El Segundo, Calif., are providing the first major helicopter radio upgrade since to the U.S. Army rotorcraft fleet since 2005 with the company's RT-1987 radio, Raytheon officials say.

Rugged enclosures for aerospace, defense, and similar applications introduced by ADL

SAN DIEGO, 21 July 2014. ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular electronics enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions like aviation and aerospace.

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 18 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines had another really bad day yesterday. News reports say a Malaysia Airlines 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

Raytheon

Raytheon showcases advanced weapons, missile defense technology at Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Precision weapons, advanced gunfire detectors, tiny jammers, and a bus-size radar that tracks missiles as they hurtle through space are all part of Raytheon Company's (NYSE:RTN) technology showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

iPad

NAFI sponsors MyGoFlight's iPad EFB challenge seminars and contests

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has partnered with MyGoFlight to sponsor a national seminar/contest series for pilots making the transition from a paper-based to a paperless cockpit using an Apple iPad tablet computer as an electronic flight bag (EFB).

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GE Aviation and Barco’s Defence & Aerospace division sign collaboration agreement for future helicopter displays

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Engineers in GE Aviation and the Barco Defence & Aerospace division are jointly developing a new family of open system helicopter cockpit displays, according to a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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Parker develops modular cooling pumps for specialized electronics and sensor suites

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Engineers at Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., are developing a family of polyalphaolefin (PAO) cooling pumps ideally suited for specialized electronic or sensor suites. Modular products will support low-production volumes that are common in domestic and international defense markets.

Textron

Textron Aviation brings four aircraft to Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is featuring four aircraft and sharing a chalet with other Textron companies—Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, and Textron Systems—at the Farnborough International Airshow this week in Farnborough, England.

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Technical Fibre Products and AGC AeroComposites introduce lightweight composite for aircraft fuel systems

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Technical Fibre Products (TFP) and AGC AeroComposites (AGC) are debuting a lightweight composite solution for aircraft fuel systems at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Textron

Aircraft participation up at Farnborough International Airshow 2014

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Farnborough International Ltd. officials have received a record number of requests to exhibit aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in both the static aircraft park and the flying display, including more large-body aircraft than in recent years. To date, more than 70 aircraft are confirmed as part of the static lineup and another 23 for the flying display.

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