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EASA recommends two crew in cockpit entire flight to avoid pilot lockouts, intentional crashes

EASA recommends two crew in cockpit entire flight to avoid pilot lockouts, intentional crashes

COLOGNE, Germany, 31 March 2015. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have published a temporary recommendation for airlines to ensure that at least two crew, including at least one qualified pilot, are in the flight crew compartment at all times of the flight.

Northrop Grumman modernizing U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters with L-3 cockpit displays

Northrop Grumman modernizing U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters with L-3 cockpit displays

PHOENIX, 31 March 2015. Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. needed multifunction displays for a digital cockpit upgrade from the U.S. Army’s UH-60L to the UH-60V configuration Black Hawk helicopters. They found their solution at L-3 Aviation Products’ Display Systems (L-3 DS) business.

Air Force asks Boeing for prototype avionics for upgrade of Air Force One aircraft

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 30 March 2015. Special aircraft experts at the Boeing Co., are moving forward with a project to upgrade important avionics subsystems aboard the nation's two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft, which when in operation are known as Air Force One.

Navy chooses electronic jammer transmitters from Cobham for Navy EA-18G jets

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 March 2015. U.S. Navy electronic warfare (EW) experts are looking to Cobham plc to provide transmitters for electronic jammers for Navy EA-18G jet aircraft avionics that are designed to spoof and blind enemy low-frequency radar systems.

VNX-based small-form-factor mission computer for avionics uses introduced by CES

GENEVA, Switzerland, 30 March 2015. CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA in Geneva, Switzerland, is introducing the ROCK-3210 rugged VNX small-form-factor mission computer for deployed avionics and aerospace applications.

FAA sells interim policy for unmanned aircraft as bridge from past to future

FAA sells interim policy for unmanned aircraft as bridge from past to future

WASHINGTON, 27 March 2015. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials in Washington have established an interim policy to speed airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions.

Germanwings co-pilot locks out pilot, intentionally crashes aircraft, killing everyone onboard

Germanwings co-pilot locks out pilot, intentionally crashes aircraft, killing everyone onboard

LE BOURGE, France, 26 March 2015. Officials from the Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA), French authority responsible for safety investigations into accidents or incidents in civil aviation, revealed shocking information gleaned from the recovered cockpit voice recorder (CVR), one of two “black boxes.” The flight data recorder (FDR) has yet to be located.

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One Part Epoxy Resists up to 500°F and Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applications in the aerospace, electronic, electro-optic and OEM industries. This system fully passes ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing and is well suited for vacuum environments.

Low Viscosity, One Part Cyanoacrylate Is Non-Toxic and Meets ISO 10993-5 Specifications

Master Bond MB250NT is widely used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed production for disposable/reusable medical devices and passes ISO 10993-5 testing requirements. It also resists EtO and gamma sterilization processes.

Thermally Conductive, Two Component Epoxy Passes USP Class VI Tests and ISO 10993-5 Specifications

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications in the medical device industry. This two component epoxy system withstands a variety of sterilization methods, including EtO, radiation and many cold sterilants.

One Component, Snap Cure Epoxy Features High Strength Properties

Suitable for a variety of applications in the electronic, aerospace and OEM industries, Master Bond EP3SP5FL is a single component epoxy that cures in 1-2 minutes at 300°F. Since it requires heat curing, it essentially has “unlimited” working life at room temperature.

CURTISS-WRIGHT CONGRATULATES NORTHROP GRUMMAN ON SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT OF SECOND MQ-4C TRITON UAS

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) on the recent successful first flight of the second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) built for the U.S. Navy. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., a Navy and Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the

Curtiss-Wright’s New Rugged Mobile IP Router Subsystem Features an Integrated Cisco® 5915 ESR Router

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solution Technology Integration (STI) partner, has introduced the Parvus DuraMAR 5915 3X Series, an enhanced version of its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Parvus DuraMAR 5915 rugged SWaP-C optimized mobile IP Router subsystem. The new rugged subsystem combines an integrated Cisco®

VICTORY Shared Processing, Fire Control Computer, and Switch for Ground Vehicles Introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fully integrated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Ground Control System (GCS) processing and network switch subsystem. Designed for use with the U.S. Army’s VICTORY (Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability) network architecture, the GCS combines rugged processing and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)

GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (October 13-15, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC) the rugged ADEPT4000 compact high definition digital video tracker with electronic image processing. It is the first HD digital video tracker with the capability to perform tracking, image

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