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Amphenol expands Backshell family with AlumaLight release

Amphenol expands Backshell family with AlumaLight release

PARIS, June 2015. Amphenol Pcd, a subsidiary of Amphenol Corp. and a supplier of interconnect products for military and commercial aerospace applications in Beverly, Mass. has extended its Backshell product family with AlumaLight. 

Avionics sales exceed $587 million in Q1 2015, declining nearly 10 percent year over year

General aviation, bizjet avionics sales exceed $587 million in Q1 2015, declining nearly 10 percent year over year

PARIS, 19 June 2015. In the first three months of 2015, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales exceeded $587 million ($587,100,212.92), according to the Aircraft Electronics Association first-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report. The figure represents a 9.9 percent decrease in sales compared to the first-quarter 2014 ($651,748,994.12, or more than $651 million); this year's first-quarter sales are more in line with the first-quarter sales of 2013 ($586,006,894.49, or more than $586 million).

GE and joint ventures win $19B in orders, commitments at Paris Air Show

GE and joint ventures win $19B in orders, commitments at Paris Air Show

PARIS, 19 June 2015. GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, including CFM International (joint company between GE and Snecma/Safran), won more than $19 billion (USD) in orders and commitments for nearly 1,000 GE and CFM engines as well as OnPoint agreements for engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO).

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union (EU) plan to cooperate to provide seamless air traffic services for aircraft flying between the United States and Europe. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the European Commission’s (EC’s) Director General for Mobility and Transport, Joao Aguiar Machado, signed a letter of intent on air traffic management (ATM) modernization at a ceremony in Paris. The extension and expansion of the current agreement between the U.S. and E.U. are intended to help ensure passengers enjoy safer, on-time flying over the Atlantic, thanks to the benefits of NextGen and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR). 

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

PARIS, 18 June 2015. The TEKEVER Group, an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer, and ViaSat, a provider of communication technologies and services, have entered into a strategic alliance aimed at expanding the civilian use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms, also commonly known as drones, with advanced satellite communications. The companies are collaborating by adding ViaSat’s communication technologies onto TEKEVER’s UAS platforms to push the boundaries of UAS range in civilian beyond line of sight (BLOS) applications, officials say.

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Attack jet designers at Textron AirLand LLC in Providence, R.I., have integrated the I-Master radar from Thales Group in Paris on the Scorpion light attack and Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) jet aircraft.

Alenia Aermacchi engineers opt for Honeywell environmental, cabin press controls

Alenia Aermacchi engineers opt for Honeywell environmental, cabin press controls

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Engineers at Alenia Aermacchi needed an environmental control system for the company’s new, lightweight M-345 High Efficiency Trainer jets, due to enter service in 2018. They found their solution at Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON), and signed a contract for Honeywell’s Environmental Control Systems and Cabin Pressure Control Systems, designed for aircraft cooling, cockpit pressurization, and temperature control.  

Thales and Defense Conseil International partner to advance electronic warfare training

Thales and Defense Conseil International partner to advance electronic warfare training

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Thales and Defense Conseil International (DCI) have joined forces to better meet the high-level electronic warfare (EW) training “needs and expectations of military customers around the world,” officials explain. Thales and DCI engineers have developed common training modules focused on various aspects of modern EW.

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