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Pennsylvania invests in 20 airports, upgrading facilities and supporting more than 8,400 jobs

Pennsylvania invests in 20 airports, upgrading facilities and supporting more than 8,400 jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa., 28 Aug. 2014. Governor Tom Corbett announced a $3.4 million state investment to improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs. "Aviation, just as Pennsylvania's other transportation assets, supports jobs and strengthens our state economy," Gov. Corbett said. "These investments position these airports to offer better service and generate additional business activity."

JetSupport extends avionics business, joins Honeywell service network

JetSupport extends avionics business, joins Honeywell service network

SCHIPHOL AIRPORT, Netherlands, 27 Aug. 2014. JetSupport’s avionics shop is now part of the Honeywell service network, adding Honeywell and Bendix King service authorization to its scope of business. The addition of the service center authorisation allows JetSupport to provide a broader range of repairs, modifications, and upgrades (RMUs) for Honeywell and Bendix King components and installations in commercial and general/business aviation.

BOC Aviation grows fuel-efficient fleet with order for 82 Boeing airplanes

BOC Aviation grows fuel-efficient fleet with order for 82 Boeing airplanes

SINGAPORE, 27 Aug. 2014. Boeing (NYSE:BA) won an order from BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800 and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft. BOC Aviation officials placed the order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices and the largest in its 20-year history, as part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes.

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit

Wearable head-up display with enhanced vision for helicopter pilots introduced by Elbit

HAIFA, Israel, 25 Aug. 2014. Elbit Systems in Haifa, Israel, is introducing a helicopter version of the Skylens wearable head-up display for enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) applications.

DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild

DynCorp International and NASA make history with WB-57 aircraft rebuild

FORT WORTH, Texas, 21 Aug. 2014. DynCorp International (DI) and NASA engineers, mechanics, and logisticians working on the NASA Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support (AMOS) program have made aviation history by reconstructing a WB-57 aircraft 40 years follows its last mission.

Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., has recieved a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

Pilatus Centre Canada wins STC for Pilatus PC-12 high-definition enhanced vision system

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, 19 Aug. 2014. Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., has received a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

Orbital completes cargo delivery to ISS, plans next mission, praises public-private partnership

Orbital completes cargo delivery to ISS, plans next mission, praises public-private partnership

DULLES, Va., 19 Aug. 2014. Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB) has completed its third cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in the past 10 months, including the initial demonstration flight completed in October 2013 and the first two operational missions under the company’s $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Its third CRS mission of 2014 is currently scheduled to take place in mid-October.

Cathay Pacific airlines chooses avionics interface from Ballard to safeguard flight controls

Cathay Pacific airlines chooses avionics interface from Ballard to safeguard flight controls

EVERETT, Wash., 18 Aug. 2014. Avionics integrators at Cathay Pacific airlines in Hong Kong needed avionics interface technology to protect flight-critical aircraft control systems aboard long-range passenger jets from potential corruption from in-flight entertainment and other non-flight-critical systems. They found their solution from Ballard Technology Inc. in Everett, Wash.

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test gear, and antennas offered by Pasternack

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test gear, and antennas offered by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 18 Aug. 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing low passive intermodulation (PIM) cable jumpers with formable coax for low PIM applications like black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and lab testing.

Logicircuit

Leverage COTS IP to speed development, comply with requirements, and mitigate SEE, urges Logicircuit’s Lange

An avionics regulations and certification expert from Logicircuit describes the upcoming FAA National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware conference and its value, commercial off-the-shelf IP, and the path to certification.

Aerojet Rocketdyne tests rocket motor for Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System

Aerojet Rocketdyne tests rocket motor for Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Low Earth Orbiting Nanosatellite Integrated Defense Autonomous System (LEONIDAS) first-stage, solid-propellant rocket motor (LEO-46) has completed a hot-fire static test at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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Aerospace technology leaders open SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., 13 Aug. 2014. SAE International is holding the SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Neil R. Garrigan, executive manager, Advanced Technology Systems, Programs and Strategy at GE Aviation, is delivering the keynote speech to open the conference.

Sikorsky, Boeing to build SB>1 Defiant helicopter technology demonstrator for future vertical lift

Sikorsky, Boeing to build SB>1 Defiant helicopter technology demonstrator for future vertical lift

WASHINGTON, 13 Aug. 2014. U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) officials have contracted Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to continue developing the SB>1 Defiant medium-lift helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), designed to pave the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft.

200-Watt limiter for air traffic management and radar systems introduced by M/A-COM

200-Watt limiter for air traffic management and radar systems introduced by M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass., 11 Aug. 2014. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. in Lowell, Mass., is introducing the MADL-011014 200-Watt CW power L-band limiter for air traffic management, radar systems, and other demanding applications that require high peak and CW power.

FAA

LDRA and Logicircuit sponsor FAA certification conference on systems, software, airborne electronic hardware policy and practice changes

ALPHARETTA, Ga., 8 Aug. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting the 2014 National Systems, Software, and Airborne Electronic Hardware Conference, co-sponsored by Logicircuit in Alpharetta, Ga., and LDRA in Wirral, U.K. This year’s conference, to be held 23-25 Sept. 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., connects industry members and regulators to discuss recent significant changes to policy and practice in aircraft systems, software, and hardware.

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