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HAITEC selects Honeywell cockpit avionics and cabin electronics for bizjet upgrades, including 3D weather radar, TCAS

HAITEC selects Honeywell cockpit avionics, cabin electronics for bizjet upgrades, including 3D weather radar, TCAS

FRANKFURT HAHN AIRPORT, Germany, 27 May 2016. Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance at Frankfurt Hahn Airport in Germany has selected Honeywell (NYSE:HON) in Westerville, Ohio, to supply a range of avionics products to the company’s VIP, large-cabin aircraft operators to help maximize passenger safety and comfort.

Textron Systems’ AAI business to deliver upgraded Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Testers and service life extension retrofit kits to U.S. Air Force

Textron Systems’ AAI business to deliver upgraded systems test, retrofit kits to extend life of U.S. Air Force aircraft

HUNT VALLEY, Md., 27 May 2016. AAI Corp., doing business as Textron Systems Electronic Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) business, has received two separate delivery orders for 15 AN/USM-670A Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Testers (JSECST) and 95 AN/USM-670A Retrofit Kits worth $11.5 million on an existing four-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force in Warner Robins, Ga.

MDA to provide communication subsystems for Boeing 702MP satellites

MDA to provide communication subsystems for Boeing 702MP satellites

RICHMOND, B.C., 27 May 2016. The Boeing Company engineers in El Segundo, California, sought a communications system for the Boeing 702MP satellite platform. They found their solution at MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates Ltd. (MDA; TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company in Richmond, British Columbia.

Raytheon ramps up deliveries of small unmanned aircraft, forms UAS directorate in Tucson

Raytheon ramps up deliveries of small unmanned aircraft, forms UAS directorate in Tucson

WALTHAM, Mass., 26 May 2016. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) in Waltham, Massachusetts, has increased deliveries of its small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to meet growing demand, and formed a new UAS directorate within the Advanced Missile Systems product line in Tucson, Arizona, that combines expertise in small UAS airframe and integration with mission payload, command and control, and technology from across the company. 

National Instruments extends AWR Connected for EM interoperability

National Instruments extends AWR Connected for EM interoperability

SAN FRANCISCO, 26 May 2016. A new and improved EM Socket II architecture within NI AWR Design Environment enhances the AWR Connected for EM interoperability between third-party electromagnetic (EM) simulation tools and the company’s flagship high-frequency circuit design software, Microwave Office.

Crane’s Interpoint MFK series DC-DC converters designated as Class H under MIL-PRF-38534

Crane’s Interpoint MFK series DC-DC converters designated as Class H under MIL-PRF-38534

REDMOND, Wash., 26 May 2016. Interpoint MFK Series DC-DC converters from Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Redmond, Washington, are now designated Class H per Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) performance specifications. Class H is a standard military quality level of MIL-PRF-38534.

Cobham ASICs integrated into airport security screening systems

Cobham ASICs integrated into airport security screening systems

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 25 May 2016. Cobham officials in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are fulfilling orders totaling approximately $1.6 million for custom application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for airport security screening applications. Cobham Semiconductor Solutions, a business unit of the Cobham Advanced Electronics Solutions sector, is delivering the company’s ASICs, designed to provide high-level detection performance to the security screening industry.

Simulation apps provide multidisciplinary teams with a competitive edge in race to deliver 5G, IoT solutions

Simulation apps provide multidisciplinary teams with a competitive edge in race to deliver 5G, IoT solutions

BURLINGTON, Mass., 24 May 2016. COMSOL, a provider of multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application design software, is at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) announcing support for application development that furthers work toward 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). “We wanted to show designers how easy it is to build a customized easy-to-use interface based on their detailed model in order to let anyone in product development test different operating conditions and configurations,” says Jiyoun Munn, technical product manager of the RF Module at COMSOL.

Millitech presents millimeter-wave assemblies for high-frequency applications at IMS

Millitech presents millimeter-wave assemblies for high-frequency applications at IMS

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., 24 May 2016. Millitech Inc, a provider of millimeter-wave technology in Northampton, Massachusetts, and part of Smiths Microwave Subsystems, is presenting its advanced millimeter-wave assemblies (MMWAs) -- engineered assemblies with new levels of performance and integration in response to growing demands for E-, W-, and V-band products -- at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in San Francisco, California.

L-3 to convert Cessna Caravan single-engine turboprop aircraft to surveillance platforms

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 May 2016. U.S. Air Force airborne surveillance experts are working with L-3 Communications Corp. to convert light single-engine turboprop aircraft avionics to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.


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Aerospace Images

Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor

The Bell V-280 Valor is a third-generation tiltrotor being developed by Bell Helicopter, as prime contractor, with Lockheed Martin and an aerospace industry team for the United States Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The aircraft was officially unveiled at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas, with a projected first flight in 2017.

EagleEye delivers unmanned aircraft with “brain on board”

EagleEye delivers unmanned aircraft with “brain on board”

EagleEye was founded in 2014 by a team of three entrepreneurs in the software industry – and all are licensed pilots. They set out to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a “brain” on board that could make decisions based on real-time inputs from sensors and cameras, and that does not need a pilot to constantly oversee the mission.

Erickson helicopters

Erickson Incorporated medium-lift helicopters suppress fires

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a global provider of aviation services in Portland, Oregon, won two exclusive-use contracts with the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources for wildfire suppression. Under the contracts Erickson will provide two medium-lift helicopters.

Flydubai Boeing plane crash

FlyDubai Flight 981 crash investigation

Members of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), Russia’s authority on civil aviation and airworthiness certification in Moscow, have retrieved the flight data recorder, designed and tested by Honeywell engineers, and badly damaged cockpit voice recorder from the Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operated by FlyDubai that crashed at Rostov-on-Don Airport in southern Russia on 19 March 2016.  

 

Rockwell Collins integrated flight deck selected for forward-fit and retrofit turboprop aircraft cockpit upgrades

Rockwell Collins integrated flight deck selected for forward-fit and retrofit turboprop aircraft cockpit upgrades

Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion integrated flight deck is certified by the FAA and EASA for installation in forward-fit and retrofit turboprop aircraft, including Beechcraft's line of King Air general aviation platforms. Many turboprop owners and operators are employing Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facilities to install new Pro Line Fusion avionics in existing aircraft, both as a glass cockpit upgrade and to meet the latest regulations and requirements, such as for ADS-B avionics hardware and software. 

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Press Releases

KVH Surpasses 200,000 Mobile Satellite Antennas for Broadband Connectivity and Satellite TV Reception

MIDDLETOWN, RI – February 11, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it recently shipped its 200,000th mobile satellite antenna, setting a milestone in the mobile satellite marketplace. The antennas include KVH’s award-winning TracPhone line of satellite communications antenna systems for broadband access at sea, and the

Abaco Systems Recognized by Mentor Graphics for Innovative Design

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— February 9, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced that it was chosen by Mentor Graphics as the winner of “Best Overall Design” in Mentor’s 26th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. The award acknowledges engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address today’s complex PCB

X-ES Announces a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA-Based VME Bridge

Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) announces several new 6U VME SBCs featuring a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA-based VME Bridge. These 6U VME products are designed to be pin-compatible with the Radstone/GE/Abaco PPC7D VME IDT Tsi148-based card, providing users with a straightforward, disruption-free upgrade path for legacy systems and a solution to

Low-Cost, High-Reliability, Plug & Play Industrial Motor Controller

Bohemia, New York (January 2016) Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces a new, low-cost BLDC motor controller for speed, torque and position control. The MC-5000 series BLDC motor controller provides a turnkey, plug-and-play solution, that is available in configurations to support motors that utilize Hall sensor or sensorless commutation for torque

Abaco Systems Announces DSP282 High Performance Multiprocessor for Demanding Applications in Harsh Environments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— January 19, 2016 Responding to the growing customer requirement for more compute power per chassis slot for demanding applications, Abaco Systems today announced the DSP282 6U OpenVPX rugged multiprocessor. Designed for processor-intensive systems deployed in harsh environments such as radar, sonar and image- and sensor processing, it

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