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NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements—expected to be available during the second half of 2015—will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of Challenger 650 aircraft.

Bombardier Vision flight deck on Challenger 650 features Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 enhancements

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements—expected to be available during the second half of 2015—will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of Challenger 650 aircraft.

BAE Systems selects Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions for Boeing 777X flight control electronics

BAE Systems selects Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions for Boeing 777X flight control electronics

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. BAE Systems officials have selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions to provide ELDEC Power Conditioning Modules (PCMs) and batteries on the Boeing 777X commercial aircraft.

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.

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.

TTI introduces harsh-environment connectors from TE Connectivity for civil aircraft uses

FORT WORTH, Texas, 20 Oct. 2014. Electronics distributor TTI Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, is introducing the DEUTSCH 369 connector series from TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., for harsh-environment aerospace applications like in-flight entertainment and power in civil aircraft.

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.

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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.

Flightline technicians need a stronger voice in the test equipment business

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 13 Oct. 2014. The flightline test experts buying and specifying test equipment need to improve their communications with the technicians using that equipment, or risk playing a guessing game that could lead to the wrong choices.

Discrete-to-digital sensor IC for commercial and military avionics introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 13 Oct. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits Inc. in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-8428 discrete-to-digital sensor integrated circuit for a variety of commercial and military avionics applications.

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.

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.

RF and microwave adapters for aviation and military applications introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 6 Oct. 2014. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a line of IP67 RF and microwave adapters for aviation, military, DAS, and cellular applications that require ingress protection from water and dust.

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.

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