Cockpit Electronics & Avionics Technology

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Northrop Grumman modernizing U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters with L-3 cockpit displays

Northrop Grumman modernizing U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters with L-3 cockpit displays

PHOENIX, 31 March 2015. Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. needed multifunction displays for a digital cockpit upgrade from the U.S. Army’s UH-60L to the UH-60V configuration Black Hawk helicopters. They found their solution at L-3 Aviation Products’ Display Systems (L-3 DS) business.

Air Force asks Boeing for prototype avionics for upgrade of Air Force One aircraft

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 30 March 2015. Special aircraft experts at the Boeing Co., are moving forward with a project to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Navy chooses electronic jammer transmitters from Cobham for Navy EA-18G jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 March 2015. U.S. Navy electronic warfare (EW) experts are looking to Cobham plc to provide transmitters for electronic jammers for Navy EA-18G jet aircraft avionics that are designed to spoof and blind enemy low-frequency radar systems.

VNX-based small-form-factor mission computer for avionics uses introduced by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 30 March 2015. CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the ROCK-3210 rugged VNX small-form-factor mission computer for deployed avionics and aerospace applications.

Germanwings co-pilot locks out pilot, intentionally crashes aircraft, killing everyone onboard

Germanwings co-pilot locks out pilot, intentionally crashes aircraft, killing everyone onboard

LE BOURGE, France, 26 March 2015. Officials from the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA), French authority responsible for safety investigations into accidents or incidents in civil aviation, revealed shocking information gleaned from the recovered cockpit voice recorder (CVR), one of two “black boxes.” The flight data recorder (FDR) has yet to be located.

Presagis accelerates multi-touch cockpit display development with next-generation software

Presagis accelerates multi-touch cockpit display development with next-generation software

MONTREAL, Canada, 26 March 2015. Presagis, a provider of modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics software, is launching its next-generation software for human machine interface (HMI) development, VAPS XT 4.1. The software boasts a new multi-touch and gesture development framework formulated through close collaboration with major airframe manufacturers.

Boeing upgrades, tests NATO AWACS aircraft with Rockwell Collins avionics

Boeing upgrades, tests NATO AWACS aircraft with Rockwell Collins avionics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 25 March 2015. The Boeing Company completed the first test flight of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft with Flight2 integrated avionics system from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The flight deck upgrade replaces existing analog instruments with a modern integrated avionics system that meets the 2020 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) mandates. Rockwell Collins is providing large displays and controls, Flight Management System (FMS), and new communication and navigation equipment under the program.

Innovative Solutions & Support tests and delivers NextGen C-130 flight deck

Innovative Solutions & Support tests and delivers NextGen C-130 flight deck

EXTON, Pa., 25 March 2015. Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. (IS&S) (NASDAQ:ISSC) completed the flight testing and customer delivery of its NextGen Flight Management System (FMS) on the C-130 aircraft. “This extensive flight deck upgrade transforms the cockpits on both C-130 and L-100-30 aircraft, integrating legacy and newly installed equipment into a common advanced cockpit,” IS&S officials say.

Hainan Airlines orders Rockwell Collins head-up guidance systems

Hainan Airlines orders Rockwell Collins head-up guidance systems

HAIFOU, China, 24 March 2015. Hainan Airlines officials in China needed a modern display to aid pilots of its new and in-service Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft and flight simulators. They found their solution at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, opting to improve safety and performance by equipping an undisclosed number of aircraft and flight simulators with Rockwell Collins’ Head-up Guidance System (HGS).

Army places $241.7 million order with Sikorsky to build 22 new UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 23 March 2015. U.S. Army aviation experts are ordering 22 late-model UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for missions like armed reconnaissance and troop transport, medical evacuations, and search and rescue.

Connectors and pins for rugged electronic circuit cards introduced by Mill-Max

OYSTER BAY, N.Y., 23 March 2015. Mill-Max Manufacturing Co. in Oyster Bay, N.Y., is introducing target connectors and pins for use in place of SMT pads on a printed circuit board as the mating surface for spring-loaded pins.

U.S. Army Research Lab advanced dashboard may change military aviation

U.S. Army Research Lab advanced dashboard may change military aviation

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 19 March 2015. A futuristic dashboard could change the way Army aviation operates, allowing for autonomous location tracking and updates on the health of an aircraft even at the material level, according to U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) scientists.

Sparton acquires Stealth.com, expands into ruggedized electronics space

Sparton acquires Stealth.com, expands into ruggedized electronics space

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., 19 March 2015. Sparton Corp.’s (NYSE:SPA) wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton of Canada Ltd., has acquired Stealth.com Inc., an Ontario-based manufacturer of built-to-order and custom-configured ruggedized computers and peripherals – such as mini PCs, rackmount server PCs, portable PCs, and touch-screen displays – for military, government, industrial, and commercial applications.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions targets space with new Ku-Band Iso-Divider

Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions targets space with new ku-band iso-divider

CHANDLER, Ariz., 18 March 2015. Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave Solutions is introducing an 8-way unit to its family of Ku-Band Iso-Divider products, designed to deliver small size, low weight, and high reliability for space applications.

Cobham AvComm adds automated test and alignment for Motorola APX, MOTOTRBO radios to latest test set

Cobham AvComm adds automated test and alignment for Motorola APX, MOTOTRBO radios to latest test set

LAS VEGAS, 17 March 2015. Cobham AvComm, formerly Aeroflex AvComm business unit, is announcing new automated test and alignment support for Motorola APX Series and Motorola MOTOTRBO Series radios in its 8800 Series Digital Radio Test Set, designed to automate radio testing and alignment.

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