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FAA promotes use of angle-of-attack systems on general aviation platforms to reduce accidents

WASHINGTON, 29 July 2014. Officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Service in Washington issued Information for Operators (InFO) information on the installation, training, and use of non-required/supplemental angle-of-attack (AOA) based systems for general aviation (GA) airplanes.

Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces from GE for Cessna aircraft

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 28 July 2014. Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.

Hyperspectral VNIR sensor for small hand-launched UAVs introduced by Headwall

FITCHBURG, Mass., 28 July 2014. Headwall Photonics Inc. in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the Nano-Hyperspec sensor to provide small hand-launched commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with hyperspectral imaging capability.

ADS-B

AEA to award money for ADS-B upgrades to five aircraft owners at AirVenture

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 23 July 2014. Aircraft Electronics Association officials, to help incentivize owners of general aviation (GA) aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Administration's ADS-B Out mandate, will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade.

Rugged enclosures for aerospace, defense, and similar applications introduced by ADL

SAN DIEGO, 21 July 2014. ADL Embedded Solutions in San Diego is introducing the ADLMES-8200 family of high IP modular electronics enclosures for military, aerospace, and other embedded computing applications that must operate in rugged conditions like aviation and aerospace.

Parker

Parker Aerospace expands global support in Middle East

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Customer Support Operations officials at Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., have launched a global pooling center in the Middle East to provide increased regional service support for customers.

US Pavilion

Ribbon cutting opens U.S. Pavilion, spanning three halls, at FIA14

FARNBOROUGH, England, 14 July 2014. The U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Matthew Barzun, cut the ribbon on the U.S. Pavilion at his first Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

Accenture

Farnborough Airshow agenda: the biggest aerospace challenges and how to solve them

Most of the difficult challenges with building airplanes are well known, such as delivering them to market faster at lower costs, yet the solutions to them continue to be elusive or insufficient. In fact, well publicized delays in delivering major aircraft models to market have cost the industry billions of dollars.

Indra full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters EC175 certified, ready to train rotorcraft pilots

Indra full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters EC175 certified, ready to train rotorcraft pilots

MARIGNANE, France, 8 July 2014. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials awarded airworthiness certification to Indra’s Level D full-flight simulator for EC175 rotorcraft from Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group.

Aviation authorities to brief industry this fall on UAS sense-and-avoid technologies

LAUREL, Md., 7 July 2014. U.S. government aviation authorities will meet with industry this fall to discuss lightweight sense-and-avoid technologies to enable unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to operate safely with manned aircraft in crowded civil airspace.

Homeland Security officials to order broad-area airborne maritime search radars from Raytheon

Homeland Security officials to order broad-area airborne maritime search radars from Raytheon

WASHINGTON, 7 July 2014. Maritime surveillance experts at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington needed airborne radar systems for searching the surface of the ocean for a variety of security applications. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

4DSP delivers data acquisition, signal processing, and storage solution in XMC form factor

AUSTIN, Texas, 3 July 2014. 4DSP’s new FM788 is an FPGA-based, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) card designed to deliver unparalleled performance for a variety of applications, including beamforming, direction finding, radar, and satellite communications.

Intelligent Aerospace

Groundbreaking Intelligent Aerospace Event Issues Call for Papers

SPOKANE, Wash., 3 July 2014. Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director Courtney E. Howard is issuing a Call for Papers for the Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference, to be held 6-8 Oct. 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 integrated display system avionics retrofit certified for Hawker 800

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 25 June 2014. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials have certified the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 integrated display system (IDS) retrofit solution for Pro Line II-equipped Hawker 800 business jets. The retrofit brings Hawker 800 owners modern flight deck capabilities with the same displays found on Hawker 900XP and 850XP aircraft.

Intelligent Aerospace

PennWell launches Intelligent Aerospace global, high-tech conference and exhibition

NASHUA, N.H., 24 June 2014. PennWell Corp.’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group, with headquarters in Nashua, N.H., and offices in Essex, U.K., launches the Intelligent Aerospace conference and exhibition, an all-new, one-of-a-kind industry event crafted by industry veterans to unite and integrate all segments of the aerospace community.

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