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Emergency management firm adopts Smart UAV operating system with tamper-proof tracking, NATO-standard security

Emergency management firm adopts Smart UAV operating system with tamper-proof tracking, NATO-standard security

BRUSSELS, 31 Aug. 2015. Officials at the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) in New Jersey sought unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), for emergency situations and search & rescue (SAR) operations. They found their solution at EagleEye Systems (EES) in Brussels, Belgium, selecting the company’s Smart UAV operating system to support their efforts.

Lightweight braid system for avionics applications introduced by TE

HARRISBURG, Pa., 31 Aug. 2015. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the Raychem INSTALITE lightweight braid system for aerospace and defense applications.

FAA moves away from owning data centers, to the Cloud

FAA moves away from owning data centers, to the Cloud

WASHINGTON, 28 Aug. 2015. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials, wanting to benefit from advanced computing solutions in the Cloud, awarded a $108 million, 10-year contract to CSC Government Solutions, which will lead an overall integration effort to include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and other leading Cloud providers.

Advantage Aviation Technologies debuts Boeing 737 reamer repair kit for operators, MROs

Advantage Aviation Technologies debuts Boeing 737 reamer repair kit for operators, MROs

DALLAS, 27 Aug. 2015. Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) is introducing its Boeing 737 Canoe Fairing Shaft Reamer repair kit, a self-contained, portable tooling solution system designed to provide efficient front and rear bushing removal and installation of canoe fairing shaft on tarmac or in hanger for scheduled or as needed maintenance.

Sensuron spins out of 4DSP, debuts compact fiber optic sensing

Sensuron spins out of 4DSP, debuts compact fiber optic sensing

AUSTIN, Texas, 25 Aug. 2015. Sensuron, a global provider of compact fiber-optic sensing (FOS) systems in Austin, Texas, spun off from sister company 4DSP to form an entity aimed at solving problems on a global scale and enabling innovation using light-based technologies that ensure aerospace equipment is functional, reliable, and safe. The company also is introducing its RTS 125 and RTS 150 systems.  

Rugged connector for military SATA data storage applications introduced by Smiths

HUDSON, Mass., 24 Aug. 2015. Smiths Connectors in Hudson, Mass., is introducing the Nebula series Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6-gigabit-per-second connector for aerospace, defense and industrial rugged data storage applications.

AAT debuts Boeing 737 aircraft fuselage and wing support system for operators, MRO facilities

AAT debuts Boeing 737 aircraft fuselage and wing support system for operators, MRO facilities

DALLAS, 20 Aug. 2015. Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) has unveiled its wing, fuselage, and secondary window support shoring system, designed to provide Boeing 737 aircraft operators and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) professionals a cost-effective component assembly repair solution for FAA RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directive and scheduled aircraft maintenance. 

FAA implements long-overdue flight training device upgrade

FAA implements long-overdue flight training device upgrade

OKLAHOMA CITY, 18 Aug. 2015. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy at Mike Monroney Aeronatical Center in Oklahoma City has upgraded three Frasca flight training devices (FTDs) that accommodate networking, ADS-B symbology, and tablet computers, including iPads.

Industry to build 26,676 large passenger jetliners worth $4.23 trillion through 2029

NEWTOWN, Conn., 17 Aug. 2015. Global production of large airline commercial aircraft will total 26,676 worth a cumulative $4.23 trillion in the 15-year time period from 2015 through 2029, predict analysts at market researcher Forecast International in Newtown, Conn.

Rugged network storage subsystem for military avionics introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 17 Aug. 2015. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing an enhanced version of its rugged CNS4 Compact Network Storage subsystem for military avionics applications that require high-speed data recording, cryptography and removable storage.

Small-form-factor MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 interfaces introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the MAMBA family of MIL-STD-1553 and MIL-STD-1760 avionics databus interface devices in an ultra-compact form factor.

MetaVR visuals selected for U.S. Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota synthetic flight training systems

MetaVR visuals selected for U.S. Army National Guard UH-72A Lakota synthetic flight training systems

BROOKLINE, Mass., 13 Aug. 2015. MetaVR delivered 48 Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) licenses to Fidelity Flight Simulation Inc. (F2Si) for the production of eight UH-72A Lakota Synthetic Flight Training Systems (SFTS) for the Army National Guard (ARNG).

Solid-state power amplifier for EW, avionics, and radar introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 13 Aug. 2015. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BME1929-300 solid-state power amplifier module for avionics communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar transmitter systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.

RF amplifiers for EW, avionics, radar, and SATCOM introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 12 Aug. 2015. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a family of coaxial high-reliability power RF amplifiers for applications in electronic warfare (EW), avionics, radar, test and measurement, and satellite communications (SATCOM).

Will there be light at the end of the supply chain tunnel?

Will there be light at the end of the supply chain tunnel?

By Locatory.com staff
Unquestionably, aviation aftermarket today is a vital segment of the entire industry. Currently valued at more than $28 billion dollars, it accounts for nearly half of the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market pie.

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