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MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for height-restricted uses offered by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 27 April 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2579CG 3.3-volt MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual avionics transceiver for applications using cards with component height restrictions like PMC and XMC.

UTC Aerospace Systems showcases operations in Mexico at inaugural aerospace fair

UTC Aerospace Systems showcases operations in Mexico at inaugural aerospace fair

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 22 April 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), is showcasing its Mexican operations and capabilities at the first-ever Aerospace Fair Mexico (Feria Aeroespacial Mexico 2015, FAMEX), which opens at the military base in Santa Lucia, Mexico, today.

Rugged avionics computer for commercial aircraft introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 20 April 2015 The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the MPMC-9355-0002 multi-platform avionics computer for image, signal, and radar processing aboard military and commercial aircraft and ground vehicles.

Aircraft cabin innovations garner awards

Aircraft cabin innovations garner awards

HAMBURG, Germany, 16 April 2015. A panel of judges at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, awarded seven of the world's smartest ideas for the aircraft cabin of the future with the Chrystal Cabin Award. An international judging panel announced the winners of the Chrystal Cabin Award 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. B/E Aerospace, Embraer, SABIC Innovative Plastics, SII Deutschland, ViaSat, Etihad Airways and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences won the most prestigious prize in one of seven categories for their extraordinary cabin concepts and products.

FAA Administrator Huerta on NextGen ATC: ‘A lot is at stake, and we need to get this right’

FAA Administrator Huerta on NextGen ATC: ‘A lot is at stake, and we need to get this right’

WASHINGTON, 15 April 2015. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta testified before Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, and members of the Senate Commerce Committee on the reauthorization of the FAA, crediting government and industry for partnering to upgrade and future-proof the aviation system in the U.S. He also acknowledged the FAA’s continuing work on transforming the national airspace system (NAS), including En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), a new high altitude air traffic control system that accommodates NextGen technologies and replaces a legacy system from the 1960s.

Interface computer introduced by DDC to develop MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 applications

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 13 April 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the Avionics Interface Computer (AIC), a scalable, programmable, and portable platform to develop and test MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 system applications via an Ethernet network.

Growing in-flight connectivity market holds great potential for satellite businesses

Growing in-flight connectivity market holds great potential for satellite businesses

LONDON, 10 April 2015. The commercial aircraft connectivity market is expected to achieve retail revenues of $3.2 billion U.S. by 2024, with in-flight connectivity (IFC) FSS Ku-band and HTS installs on wide-body and narrow-body airplanes will driving market growth, according to NSR's Aeronautical Satcom Markets (Third Edition) report. 

Readers asked to weigh-in on the importance of cyber security and cyber warfare

NASHUA, N.H., 9 April 2015. The editors of Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics are reaching out to readers in an effort to gauge the importance that the aerospace and defense industry places on cyber security, information security, and cyber warfare.

Wencor Group acquires PHS, expands aircraft repair solutions portfolio

Wencor Group acquires PHS, expands aircraft repair solutions portfolio

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., 8 April 2015. Wencor Group has acquired PHS/MWA Aviation Services (PHS), a certified FAA/EASA Repair Station and provider of aircraft repair solutions in cargo and interior systems, hydraulics, and power and controls.

Air Canada pilots urge regulatory agencies, airlines to support independent crash investigation, wait to impose new rules

Air Canada pilots urge regulatory agencies, airlines to support independent crash investigation, wait to impose new rules

TORONTO, Ontario, 1 April 2015. "We urge all players in the global aviation industry to support the independent investigation into the Germanwings tragedy so that its findings and recommendations can be used to improve aviation safety worldwide,” says Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) President Captain Ian Smith. “This can only be accomplished if all stakeholders refrain from speculation and interference, allow the investigation to reach unbiased conclusions and recommendations, then dedicate themselves to applying any lessons learned to our own jurisdictions and operations.”

EASA modernizes performance based navigation rules and regulations

EASA modernizes performance based navigation rules and regulations

COLOGNE, Germany, 1 April 2015. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have published Opinion 3/2015, which proposes amendments to Performance Based Navigation (PBN)-related safety rules, including significant changes to the way PBN operations are regulated.

EASA recommends two crew in cockpit entire flight to avoid pilot lockouts, intentional crashes

EASA recommends two crew in cockpit entire flight to avoid pilot lockouts, intentional crashes

COLOGNE, Germany, 31 March 2015. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have published a temporary recommendation for airlines to ensure that at least two crew, including at least one qualified pilot, are in the flight crew compartment at all times of the flight.

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.

FAA sells interim policy for unmanned aircraft as bridge from past to future

FAA sells interim policy for unmanned aircraft as bridge from past to future

WASHINGTON, 27 March 2015. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials in Washington have established an interim policy to speed airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions.

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.

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