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Worldwide passenger and air cargo transport up 5 percent, ACI reveals

Worldwide passenger and air cargo transport up 5 percent, ACI reveals

MONTRÉAL, 4 Sept. 2015. Global passenger traffic grew 5.7 percent and worldwide airport cargo increased 4.7 percent in 2014, even in the face of global uncertainties, according to the latest World Airport Traffic Report from Airports Council International (ACI) in Montreal, Canada.

Lightweight braid system for avionics applications introduced by TE

HARRISBURG, Pa., 31 Aug. 2015. TE Connectivity in Harrisburg, Pa., is introducing the Raychem INSTALITE lightweight braid system for aerospace and defense applications.

Solid-state power amplifier for EW, avionics, and radar introduced by Comtech PST

MELVILLE, N.Y., 13 Aug. 2015. Comtech PST Corp. in Melville, N.Y., is introducing the model BME1929-300 solid-state power amplifier module for avionics communications, electronic warfare (EW), and radar transmitter systems where space, cooling, and power are limited.

RF amplifiers for EW, avionics, radar, and SATCOM introduced by Fairview

ALLEN, Texas, 12 Aug. 2015. Fairview Microwave Inc. in Allen, Texas, is introducing a family of coaxial high-reliability power RF amplifiers for applications in electronic warfare (EW), avionics, radar, test and measurement, and satellite communications (SATCOM).

Boeing continues development on XS-1 reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft

Boeing continues development on XS-1 reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 11 Aug. 2015. U.S. military researchers are pushing forward with a project to design a reusable hypersonic unmanned spacecraft able to carry and deploy 3,000-to-5,000-pound satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO) for less than $5 million per launch.

Corporate aviation bizjet sales and supplies booming, on tap to reach $21B this year

Corporate aviation bizjet sales and supplies booming, on tap to reach $21B this year

LONDON, 5 August 2015. The business jet (bizjet) market is growing and will reach $21 billion this year due to a strengthening global economy and a rise in the high net worth individual population, according to Visiongain’s new 263-page “Business Jet Market Report 2015-2025.”

RN-Aircraft orders AW189 commercial helicopters for oil & gas application

RN-Aircraft orders AW189 commercial helicopters for oil & gas application

SAMARATE, Italy, 23 July 2015. Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland officials signed a contract for the sale of 10 AW189 commercial helicopters to RN-Aircraft, a subsidiary of oil company Rosneft.

Lockheed Martin to strengthen helicopter portfolio with Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition

Lockheed Martin to strengthen helicopter portfolio with Sikorsky Aircraft acquisition

BETHESDA, Md., 22 July 2015. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, maker of military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft based in Stratford, Conn., for $9.0 billion from United Technologies Corp. (UTC).

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

OTTAWA, 21 July 2015. Government officials in Canada are proactively establishing air transport agreements with other nations under Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which enables Canadian airlines to better serve passengers travelling between Canada and these countries. This week, officials announced agreements with Nigeria, Mali, and Oman. 

Flexible rugged cabling for motion-control in avionics offered by Cicoil

VALENCIA, Calif., 20 July 2015. Cicoil Corp. in Valencia, Calif., is introducing the EZ-Flexx Motion Series Plus rugged cabling for high-performance motion-control in aerospace and defense applications.

XMC computer for mission- and safety-critical avionics applications offered by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 13 July 2015. Creative Electronic Systems (CES) in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the MFCC-8557 XMC single-board computer based on the Freescale QorIQ P3041 processor for mission-critical and safety-critical aerospace and defense applications.

Bell 525 Relentless commercial fly-by-wire helicopter achieves first flight

Bell 525 Relentless commercial fly-by-wire helicopter achieves first flight

AMARILLO, Texas, 7 July 2015. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the maiden flight of its Bell 525 Relentless super-medium helicopter at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas.

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics uses offered by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 6 July 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2130 low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for military and commercial avionics applications. The device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers, and dual transformers in a low-profile compact package.

Era Group Inc. opens Super Base, adopts Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for oil-and-gas applications

Era Group Inc. opens Super Base, adopts Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for oil-and-gas applications

STRATFORD, Conn., 26 June 2015. Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), a helicopter transport operator, opened its Super Base, a 35-acre passenger terminal and climate-controlled hangar in Houma, La., and took delivery of a S-92 helicopter from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Line driver to convert TL/CMOS input to ARINC amplitudes introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 22 June 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-4107X ARINC 429 line driver to convert TL/CMOS serial input data to ARINC-specified amplitudes in avionics applications.

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