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NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements—expected to be available during the second half of 2015—will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of Challenger 650 aircraft.

Bombardier Vision flight deck on Challenger 650 features Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 enhancements

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins next-generation Pro Line 21 enhancements—expected to be available during the second half of 2015—will be featured on the Bombardier Vision flight deck of Challenger 650 aircraft.

BAE Systems selects Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions for Boeing 777X flight control electronics

BAE Systems selects Crane Aerospace & Electronics Power Solutions for Boeing 777X flight control electronics

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. BAE Systems officials have selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions to provide ELDEC Power Conditioning Modules (PCMs) and batteries on the Boeing 777X commercial aircraft.

Thales Wireless inflight entertainment system now standard on Gulfstream bizjets

Thales Wireless inflight entertainment system now standard on Gulfstream bizjets

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. The Thales Wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) system has become the first wireless IFE to come standard on Gulfstream platforms, Thales officials are announcing during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference and exhibition. Thales has been selected to provide its wireless IFE system on the Gulfstream 500 and 600 business jets (bizjets) unveiled this month.

Gulfstream Aerospace chooses Elbit Systems Kollsman Enhanced Vision System for new G500 and G600 aircraft

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 23 Oct. 2014. Gulfstream Aerospace officials selected Elbit Systems of America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, to deliver its Kollsman Enhanced Vision System - Superior Performance (EVS-SP) for the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 business aircraft.

Lufthansa Technik expands capabilities, opens dedicated bizjet MRO hangar

Lufthansa Technik expands capabilities, opens dedicated bizjet MRO hangar

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 22 Oct. 2014. Lufthansa Technik U.S. subsidiary BizJet International has opened a new dedicated maintenance and refurbishment hangar in Tulsa, Okla.

GE to provide power/health management systems, integrated data technologies for Gulfstream G500/G600 business jets

GE to provide power/health management systems, integrated data technologies for Gulfstream G500/G600 business jets

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. GE Aviation is supplying the data concentration and network, advanced power management system, and advanced health management system to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for the G500/G600 business jet aircraft.

Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS offering, helping Falcon operators comply with emerging airspace mandates

Dassault selects Gogo Business Aviation FANS offering, helping Falcon operators comply with emerging airspace mandates

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. Dassault will offer a factory-approved solution, which includes Iridium-based communications systems from Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ:GOGO) subsidiary Gogo Business Aviation LLC, to help Falcon operators comply with emerging FANS (Future Air Navigation System) mandates.

Flexjet enters 10-year agreement, orders up to 50 Gulfstream aircraft

Flexjet enters 10-year agreement, orders up to 50 Gulfstream aircraft

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 21 Oct. 2014. Flexjet LLC officials have placed orders for up to 50 Gulfstream aircraft, including the new Gulfstream G500, for which Flexjet will be the North American launch customer.

Unmanned aircraft system market to triple by 2020, driven by commercial and DIY applications

Unmanned aircraft system market to triple by 2020, driven by commercial and DIY applications

COQUITLAM, B.C., Canada, 16 Oct. 2014. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market in the United States will grow from $5 billion in 2013 to $15 billion in 2020, according to IGI Consulting Inc. in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins Future Airspace Navigation System designed to benefit business jet operators, maintenance technicians, ANSPs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 16 Oct. 2014. Rockwell Collins is offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics.

Rockford aerospace cluster

Regional aerospace cluster expands, grows international presence, attracts attention

Proactive aerospace community grows international presence and participation, becomes an epicenter of aerospace activity in the nation, and competes for business on a global scale.

Flightline technicians need a stronger voice in the test equipment business

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 13 Oct. 2014. The flightline test experts buying and specifying test equipment need to improve their communications with the technicians using that equipment, or risk playing a guessing game that could lead to the wrong choices.

Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corp., rotorcraft industry specialists to unveil S-97 Raider helicopter

Sikorsky collaborates with LORD Corp., rotorcraft industry specialists to unveil S-97 Raider helicopter

CARY, N.C., 9 Oct. 2014. United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX] subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER helicopter prototypes. Sikorsky engineers teamed with rotorcraft industry specialists—including LORD Corp., maker of vibration, noise, and motion control management solutions—to develop this follow-up to the company’s X2 Technology demonstrator aircraft.

Boeing forecast: Air cargo market recovering, to double in next 20 years

Boeing forecast: Air cargo market recovering, to double in next 20 years

SEOUL, South Korea, 7 Oct. 2014. "We see strong signs of a recovery as air freight traffic levels continue to strengthen after several years of stagnation," says Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The air cargo market is now growing at nearly the long-term rates."

Global aerospace plastics market to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, says Transparency Market Research

Global aerospace plastics market to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, says Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, N.Y., 7 Oct. 2014. The global aerospace plastics market is expected to reach $10.5 billion in 2018, up from a total worth of $6.2 billion in 2011, according to a new market research report published by Transparency Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

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