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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.

Cooperation, integration key to safe single airspace with civil and military aircraft, says Eurocontrol’s Director General

Cooperation, integration key to safe single airspace with civil and military aircraft, says Eurocontrol’s Director General

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. “Airspace should not be designated as either permanently civil or military but considered as a continuum in which all use requirements have to be accommodated to the greatest extent possible,” says Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol, during the Air Traffic Control Association’s Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) in National Harbor, Md.

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Intelligent Aerospace, the annual aerospace event and industry resource, and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), the renowned industry association dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment in Alexandria, Va., have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly support and serve the rapidly expanding global aerospace community. The agreement was struck during ATCA’s 59th Annual Conference and Exposition and Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) being held this week, 28 September – 1 October 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Air Traffic Control Association’s CMAC opens, fosters civil and military collaboration

Air Traffic Control Association’s CMAC opens, fosters civil and military collaboration

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Opportunities exist for collaboration between civil and military organizations to increase the safety and efficiency of air traffic management, recognizes Peter Dumont, president and CEO of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) during the association’s Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC).

“As the role of the engine evolves, we have to understand the systems around it and support subsystems,” says Michael L. Zierolf, engineer/technologist, energy systems & technology, GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio. Zierolf and his colleagues at GE Aviation presented at SAE's Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week.

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