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AEA to award money for ADS-B upgrades to five aircraft owners at AirVenture

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 23 July 2014. Aircraft Electronics Association officials, to help incentivize owners of general aviation (GA) aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's ADS-B Out mandate, will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

FARNBOROUGH, England, 21 July 2014. Analysts at the Boeing Co. in Seattle predict global demand for commercial passenger jets will be 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years worth $5.2 trillion. Boeing, one of the world's largest commercial jet manufacturers, made its announcement this past week at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.

Rugged enclosures for aerospace, defense, and similar applications introduced by ADL

SAN DIEGO, 21 July 2014. ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular electronics enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions like aviation and aerospace.

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 18 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines had another really bad day yesterday. News reports say a Malaysia Airlines 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.


Parker Aerospace wins MRO contract to support Airbus A320, A330, and A380 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., won a maintenance support agreement with Airbus for its Flight Hour Services (FHS)—including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on components fitted on a wide range of Airbus platforms, including the A320, A330, and A380 commercial aircraft.


NAFI sponsors MyGoFlight's iPad EFB challenge seminars and contests

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has partnered with MyGoFlight to sponsor a national seminar/contest series for pilots making the transition from a paper-based to a paperless cockpit using an Apple iPad tablet computer as an electronic flight bag (EFB).


LEAP-1B and CFM56-7B engines to power 9 Air Boeing 737 fleet under $3.7 billion contract

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. China's 9 Air has ordered CFM International's LEAP-1B engine to power 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, in addition to CFM56-7B engines to power 20 Next-Generation 737s. The $3.7 billion order includes spare engines and a long-term service agreement.


Parker Aerospace and AVIC JVs open facilities in China to support COMAC C919 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Parker Aerospace and its joint ventures with AVIC FACRI and AVIC Jincheng have received business licenses from the Nanjing and Xi’an governments to operate the joint ventures in China.


GE Aviation and Barco’s Defence & Aerospace division sign collaboration agreement for future helicopter displays

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Engineers in GE Aviation and the Barco Defence & Aerospace division are jointly developing a new family of open system helicopter cockpit displays, according to a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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Cathay Pacific employs Rockwell Collins ARINC eEnabled take-off-to-touchdown information management for B777-300ER aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Cathay Pacific officials begin their operational evaluation of the Rockwell Collins eEnabled Aircraft Solution for complete, take-off-to-touchdown advanced information management on three Boeing 777-300ER commercial aircraft.


Qatar Airways finalizes $19B order for 50 Boeing 777X commercial jetliners, commits to 50 Boeing 777-9X and four Freighters

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Qatar Airways finalized an order for 50 777-9X commercial airliners, valued at $18.9 billion U.S. at current list prices, today at Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

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L-3 Link to build UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers for Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) won a contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation to build three UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) and associated training systems for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.

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Parker Aerospace to provide high-temperature fuel hoses and support for new Rolls-Royce engines for Boeing 787 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Rolls-Royce officials have selected Parker Aerospace to provide high-temperature fuel hoses and lifetime support on Trent 1000-TEN and Trent 1000 package C engines.


Advanced Atomization Technologies signs maintenance, repair, and overhaul agreement with Aero Gulf Norway

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Advanced Atomization Technologies (AA TECH), the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, has signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement with maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company Aero Gulf Norway to provide MRO services for CFM56 fuel nozzles in support of Aero Gulf Norway’s engine overhaul shop.


Parker develops modular cooling pumps for specialized electronics and sensor suites

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Engineers at Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., are developing a family of polyalphaolefin (PAO) cooling pumps ideally suited for specialized electronic or sensor suites. Modular products will support low-production volumes that are common in domestic and international defense markets.

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