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Ministry of Science and Technology, NSTDA, and Autodesk partner to advance digital manufacturing in Thailand

Ministry of Science and Technology, NSTDA, and Autodesk partner to advance digital manufacturing in Thailand

BANGKOK, 23 June 2016. The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Autodesk officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help advance Thailand’s manufacturing competitiveness through industry-wide adoption of leading-edge 3D technologies and digital manufacturing capabilities.

Genscape selects ORBCOMM satellite AIS data, global coverage for improved safety, tracking

Genscape selects ORBCOMM satellite AIS data, global coverage for improved safety, tracking

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., 22 June 2016. Officials at Genscape, a global provider of energy information for commodity, shipping, and financial markets in Louisville, Kentucky, has selected ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, to provide satellite automatic identification system (AIS) data to be used by customers of Genscape’s value-added AIS-based solutions.

Major aerospace trends to watch at Farnborough International Airshow 2016

Major aerospace trends to watch at Farnborough International Airshow 2016

FARNBOROUGH, England, 21 June 2016. Accenture has identified four major trends to watch at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow, taking place outside London in July.

NASA asks industry to determine state of the art in UAS sense and avoid avionics

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., 20 June 2016. U.S. aviation authorities are reaching out to industry for help in formulating avionics performance standards for medium-sized unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that must be able to sense and avoid other aircraft in controlled airspace.

Boeing to build 24 Apache attack helicopters for Qatar under terms of $667.5 million contract

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 20 June 2016. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. will provide 24 of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the government of Qatar under terms of a $667.5 million contract.

Small rugged connector for handheld defense, instrumentation, and UAVs introduced by Fischer

ST-PREX, Switzerland, 20 June 2016. Fischer Connectors in St-Prex, Switzerland is introducing the MiniMax 06 small ultra-miniature connector for space-limited body-worn or handheld applications in defense and security, instrumentation, test equipment, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

NASA, UAE partner on aeronautics research, space exploration, aerospace technology, more

NASA, UAE partner on aeronautics research, space exploration, aerospace technology, more

WASHINGTON, 17 June 2016. United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) aerospace officials have entered into an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes – working together in the peaceful use of outer space for the benefit of humanity.

Aeronautics Innovation Act intended to revitalize aeronautics, restore excellence in aviation

Aeronautics Innovation Act intended to revitalize aeronautics, restore excellence in aviation

WASHINGTON, 17 June 2016. Representative Steve Knight (CA-25) has introduced a bill to give “aeronautics research and development (R&D) the policy continuity and budget stability necessary to achieve national goals.”

IBM’s The Weather Company partners with Gogo Business Aviation to improve turbulence safety

IBM’s The Weather Company partners with Gogo Business Aviation to improve turbulence safety

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 16 June 2016. Turbulence incidents cost airlines approximately $100 million each year in unscheduled maintenance, operational inefficiencies, crew and passenger injuries, and revenue lost while planes are out of service. The Weather Company, an IBM Business (NYSE:IBM), has entered into a groundbreaking deal with Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ:GOGO) that will deliver precise, real-time turbulence reports and alerts directly to pilots, dispatch, and other operations personnel.

MAG and Logos Technologies test wide-area sensor for on-demand airborne ISR

MAG and Logos Technologies test wide-area sensor for on-demand airborne ISR

FAIRFAX, Va., 16 June 2016. MAG Aerospace in Woodbridge, Virginia, and Logos Technologies in Fairfax, Virginia, have tested the ultra-light Redkite wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor aboard a Cessna 206 turboprop aircraft in Carthage, North Carolina. The airborne test, which took place in late May 2016, proved the viability of WAMI as an on-demand airborne service by streaming video down to Android tablets held by ground personnel.


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Erickson Inc. helicopter assists forestry researchers

Erickson Inc. in Portland, Oregon, will deliver one exclusive-use, light-lift helicopter for charter services to an interagency field crew led by the Alaska DNR Division of Forestry, United States Department of Agricultural (USDA), and United States Forest Service under a five-year contract. 

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.  

 

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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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