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Boeing, South African Airways use energy-rich tobacco to make sustainable aviation biofuel

Boeing, South African Airways use energy-rich tobacco to make sustainable aviation biofuel

MARBLE HALL, South Africa, 17 Dec. 2014. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and South African Airways (SAA) are using energy-rich tobacco plants from South African farmers to aid in the production of sustainable aviation biofuel.

Rockwell Collins Venue, Airshow cabin systems selected for wide-body VIP business jet

Rockwell Collins Venue, Airshow cabin systems selected for wide-body VIP business jet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 Dec. 2014. Rockwell Collins officials have revealed that an undisclosed customer has selected the company’s Venue high-definition (HD) cabin management and entertainment system, Airshow Moving Map, and audio/video on-demand (AVOD) streaming solution for a wide-body Airbus A340 business jet. The cabin package will be installed in mid-2015.

ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 Mini PCI Express board for avionics applications introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 15 Dec. 2014. Data Device Corp. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-40001H060 ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 Mini PCI Express avionics databus board for a variety of commercial aviation and business aviation avionics applications.

F-35 military aircraft MRO

Maintenance, repair, overhaul, and upgrade facilities named for F-35 military airframes, engines in Europe

WASHINGTON, 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officials have issued the first F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility assignments. These initial MRO&U assignments will support near-term engine and airframe F-35 overseas operations and maintenance, and will be reviewed and updated in approximately five years.

WIRRAL, U.K., 11 Dec. 2014. LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next-generation Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system (RTOS) to achieve compliance with industry safety- and security-critical standards.

LDRA unveils software verification on VxWorks 7 platform

WIRRAL, U.K., 11 Dec. 2014. LDRA has integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next-generation Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system (RTOS) to achieve compliance with industry safety- and security-critical standards.

Risk analysis and staying informed help MRO businesses conquer supply-chain issues this holiday travel season

Risk analysis and staying informed can help MRO businesses conquer supply-chain issues this holiday travel season

If you’ve been keeping up with conversations around the hangar, you’ve likely noticed all the talk these days about supply-chain management in aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Supply-chain management techniques, including supply-chain mapping and risk analysis, have emerged as major contributors to efficient aviation maintenance and repair.

Lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 8 Dec. 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products for applications requiring DC voltage and current to power tower top-mounted electronics.

10-gigabyte connectors for aerospace and defense uses introduced by TE Connectivity

HARRISBURG, Pa., 1 Dec. 2014. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the CeeLok FAS-X connector that meets aerospace and military industry demand for 10-gigabyte-per-second requirements and other high-speed protocols such as IEEE 1394b I/O, Fibre channel networks and Modular D38999 for harsh environment applications.

Honeywell and AVIAGE Systems adopt Crane Aerospace & Electronics power electronics for COMAC C919 narrow-body aircraft

Honeywell and AVIAGE Systems adopt Crane power electronics for COMAC C919 narrow-body aircraft

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 20 Nov. 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions, officials in Lynnwood, Wash., is supplying its power electronics products for use on the much-anticipated C919 family of narrow-body aircraft from Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC), a Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer in Shanghai, China.

Avionics sales for general aviation aircraft, including bizjets, exceed $614 million in Q3 2014, says AEA

Avionics sales for general aviation aircraft, including bizjets, exceed $614 million in Q3 2014, says AEA

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 19 Nov. 2014. Total worldwide avionics sales for business and general aviation exceeded $614 million in the three-month period from July through September 2014, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) third-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report. This figure represents a five (5) percent decrease in year-over-year sales; sales in the third-quarter 2013 reached more than $646 million.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Unit formed to assist with legal complexities associated with UAS

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Unit formed to assist with legal complexities associated with UAS

NEW YORK, 18 Nov. 2014. Hunton & Williams LLP officials have formed a multidisciplinary Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Unit to assist with the legal complexities associated with the developing regulatory framework pertaining to commercial UAS (commonly known as drones), including issues related to regulations and the rulemaking process of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), such as Section 333 guidance; the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and other state and federal agencies.

Boeing undertakes major avionics upgrades to extend life spans of Air Force One aircraft

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 17 Nov. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Boeing Co. are preparing to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Indonesia airline Lion Air adopts L-3 data and voice recorders, integrated surveillance equipment for 234 Airbus A320 aircraft

Indonesia airline Lion Air adopts L-3 data and voice recorders, integrated surveillance equipment for 234 Airbus A320 aircraft

PHOENIX, 14 Nov. 2014. Officials at Lion Air in Indonesia sought integrated surveillance and voice- and data-recording equipment for the airline’s fleet of 234 Airbus A320 aircraft. They found their solutions at L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) in Phoenix: L-3 AP’s FA2100 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)/Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System.

Gulfstream Aerospace selects L-3 touch-screen standby displays and recorders for G500, G600 bizjets

Gulfstream Aerospace selects L-3 touch-screen standby displays and recorders for G500, G600 bizjets

PHOENIX, 13 Nov. 2014. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. officials have selected the new GENESIS Touch Screen Standby System and FA5003 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)/Flight Data Recorder (FDR), both from L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) in Phoenix, for installation on the business jet (bizjet) manufacturer’s newest G500 and G600 aircraft.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics expands power electronics portfolio, introduces new products at Electronica

Crane Aerospace & Electronics expands power electronics portfolio, introduces new products at Electronica

MUNICH, 11 Nov. 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics officials in Redmond, Wash., are unveiling several new power electronics products well suited to commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and civil and defense space platforms during Electronica in Munich, Germany, this week.

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