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FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

WACO, Texas, 21 Nov. 2014. Engineers at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory (VSCL) have installed and flown the FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) system on their Pegasus II unmanned aircraft system (UAS)—an historic first for a certified ADS-B UAT system to receive FAA approval to be flown on a UAS.

SMART Aircraft flight deck communications and health monitoring system unveiled

SMART Aircraft flight deck communications and health monitoring system unveiled

TORONTO, Ontario, 21 Nov. 2014. Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. and International Communications Group of Newport News, Va., are launching an integrated solution for Status Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting and Tracking System (S.M.A.R.T. AIRCRAFT), a result of the integration between ICG's NxtLink Series of satellite-based flight deck communications systems and the STAR-ISMS.

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DLA Energy, Air Force complete jet fuel conversion initiative expected to save millions

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 20 Nov. 2014. Defense Logistics Agency Energy, in partnership with the Air Force Petroleum Agency, have converted all U.S. Air Force bases from JP8 military-specification jet fuel to Jet A with additives commercial standard jet fuel. The intiative is expected to save the Air Force an estimated $25.5 million in fuel costs annually.    

Honeywell and AVIAGE Systems adopt Crane Aerospace & Electronics power electronics for COMAC C919 narrow-body aircraft

Honeywell and AVIAGE Systems adopt Crane power electronics for COMAC C919 narrow-body aircraft

LYNNWOOD, Wash., 20 Nov. 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions, officials in Lynnwood, Wash., is supplying its power electronics products for use on the much-anticipated C919 family of narrow-body aircraft from Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC), a Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer in Shanghai, China.

South Korea and U.S. partner to improve air traffic management, advance ATC automation

South Korea and U.S. partner to improve air traffic management, advance ATC automation

WASHINGTON, 19 Nov. 2014. NASA and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) are partnering to develop advanced air traffic management (ATM), also known as air traffic control (ATC), technologies to benefit airline passengers and citizens of both the U.S. and South Korea nations.

Orbital wins NASA contract for scientific balloon engineering, flight operations for 15 missions annually

Orbital wins NASA contract for scientific balloon engineering, flight operations for 15 missions annually

DULLES, Va., 19 Nov. 2014. Space technology company Orbital Sciences Corp.’s (NYSE:ORB) Technical Services Division (TSD) in Greenbelt, Md., won a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contract to operate the space agency’s Science Balloon Operations program.

Avionics sales for general aviation aircraft, including bizjets, exceed $614 million in Q3 2014, says AEA

Avionics sales for general aviation aircraft, including bizjets, exceed $614 million in Q3 2014, says AEA

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., 19 Nov. 2014. Total worldwide avionics sales for business and general aviation exceeded $614 million in the three-month period from July through September 2014, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) third-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report. This figure represents a five (5) percent decrease in year-over-year sales; sales in the third-quarter 2013 reached more than $646 million.

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