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GaN RF and microwave amplifier for X-band radar applications introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 22 Sept. 2014. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BMC858109-600 gallium nitride (GaN) RF amplifier for X-band radar applications.

FAA NextGen ADS-B

FAA asks industry to equip for NextGen, help to increase safety and efficiency

WASHINGTON, 19 Sept. 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is holding an all-day “Call to Action” summit — to be held 28 October 2014 — to engage the aviation industry in meeting the 1 Jan. 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology.

Kontron debuts ACE Flight 600 airborne server with 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground communications, data loading

Kontron debuts ACE Flight 600 airborne server with 4G LTE modem for enhanced ground communications, data loading

POWAY, Calif., 16 Sept. 2014. Kontron is introducing its latest ACE Flight 600 general-purpose airborne servers with an integrated 4G LTE modem. This upgrade to the ACE Flight Server platform enables airlines to achieve a 3X or greater increase in the amount of wireless content loaded during aircraft turnarounds compared to the 3G modem version.

BAE Systems integrates Global Eagle Entertainment WISE streaming into IntelliCabin inflight entertainment system

BAE Systems integrates Global Eagle Entertainment WISE streaming into IntelliCabin inflight entertainment system

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 16 Sept. 2014. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide provider of content, connectivity, and digital media solutions to airlines, has entered into a strategic, technological relationship with BAE Systems, a global provider of defense, security, and aerospace systems. Global Eagle Entertainment’s WISE inflight streaming solution is being integrated with BAE Systems’ inflight entertainment (IFE) offering for commercial aircraft.

COTS analog module for flight test applications introduced by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 15 Sept. 2014. The Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions division in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the Acra KAM-500 ADC/136 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analog module for flight test instrumentation applications.

Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation, relocates headquarters to accommodate growth

Aircell rebrands as Gogo Business Aviation, relocates headquarters to accommodate growth

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 10 Sept. 2014. Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO), a global aero-communications service provider, announces that Aircell, the company’s business aviation division, has rebranded as Gogo Business Aviation.

Enabling electric green taxis, fuel and cost savings with electromechanical power contactors integrating intelligent sensing and protective functions

High-tech, no-cost webinar today: Enabling electric green taxis, fuel and cost savings with electromechanical power contactors

FREE WEBINAR, 9 Sept. 2014. Jet fuel is a major expense for airlines, so saving even a fraction per flight can add up to considerable savings. Electric green taxi systems enable commercial airplanes to push back from the gate and taxi out to the runway without starting the main engines, adding up to millions of dollars in savings. Register now to attend this free, high-tech webinar from Intelligent Aerospace and TE Connectivity. 

High-power GaAs MMIC amplifier for X-band communications and radar introduced by M/A-COM

GaAs MMIC amplifier for X-band communications and radar introduced by M/A-COM

LOWELL, Mass., 8 Sept. 2014. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. in Lowell, Mass., is introducing the MAAP-015036 high-power monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier for X-band communications and radar applications.

EASA certifies Rockwell Collins Aircraft Information Manager on 22 aircraft models

EASA certifies Rockwell Collins Aircraft Information Manager on 22 aircraft

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 4 Sept. 2014. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have certified Rockwell Collins’ Aircraft Information Manager (AIM)—the secure data transfer system for Pro Line Fusion, Pro Line 21, and Pro Line 4 avionics—for use on 22 aircraft models.

Dassault Falcon Jet expands in Little Rock, adds hangars for completing Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X

Dassault Falcon Jet expands in Little Rock, adds hangars for completing Falcon 5X and Falcon 8X

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 3 Sept. 2014. Dassault Falcon Jet officials broke ground on a major expansion and upgrade of the company’s Little Rock, Arkansas completion facility dedicated to two new models, the Falcon 5X very large body twin jet and ultra-long range Falcon 8X trijet.

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage the tactical and strategic planning of 2,800 pilots

Quintiq software helps KLM Royal Dutch Airlines manage 2,800 pilots

FARNBOROUGH, England, 2 Sept. 2014. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) officials adopted software from Quintiq, a provider of supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), to optimize the company’s workforce planning strategies for pilot management.

Standex expands aviation market foothold with Enginetics acquisition

Standex expands aviation market foothold with Enginetics acquisition

SALEM, N.H., 29 Aug. 2014. Standex International Corp. (NYSE:SXI) has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire Ohio-based Enginetics Corp., a producer of aircraft engine components for all major aircraft platforms.

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.

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