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Era Group Inc. opens Super Base, adopts Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for oil-and-gas applications

Era Group Inc. opens Super Base, adopts Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for oil-and-gas applications

STRATFORD, Conn., 26 June 2015. Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), a helicopter transport operator, opened its Super Base, a 35-acre passenger terminal and climate-controlled hangar in Houma, La., and took delivery of a S-92 helicopter from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

Airbus Group acquires Safe Air global aviation MRO service provider

Airbus Group acquires Safe Air global aviation MRO service provider

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 23 June 2015. Officials at aerospace company Airbus Group Australia Pacific have grown the business with the acquisition of Safe Air, a provider of aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO), design, and manufacturing services. The transaction expands Airbus Group’s standing as a regional integrated through-life support provider.

Line driver to convert TL/CMOS input to ARINC amplitudes introduced by DDC

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 22 June 2015. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the DD-4107X ARINC 429 line driver to convert TL/CMOS serial input data to ARINC-specified amplitudes in avionics applications.

Paris Air Show

Gore aerospace presents materials, cables, microwave assemblies modern airborne digital networks

PARIS, June 2015. W. L. Gore & Associates officials are on hand at Paris Air Show 2015 this week demonstrating new advances in aerospace and avionics technology in the areas of aerospace materials, Ethernet cables, and microwave assemblies for commercial and defense applications. 

Honeywell’s inertial navigation technology upgrades Finmeccanica-Agustawestland AW101 helicopter

Honeywell’s inertial navigation technology upgrades Finmeccanica-Agustawestland AW101 helicopter

PHOENIX12 June 2015. Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON) is delivering its LASEREF VI Inertial Navigation System as for future and in-service Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland AW101 tactical transport helicopters. The inertial navigation upgrade helps helicopter pilots navigate with extreme accuracy, even with the loss of GPS satellite guidance, and brings new capabilities to the platform including greater efficiency.

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