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Air Force reaches out to industry to find leading-edge technologies for possible major upgrade to AWACS aircraft

Air Force reaches out to industry to find leading-edge technologies for possible major upgrade to AWACS aircraft

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., 13 April 2014. U.S. Air Force surveillance experts are reaching out to industry for enabling technologies that would improve the airborne moving target indication (AMTI) capabilities of the of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft.

DARPA researchers eye standard building blocks for RF phased array antennas to speed development and lower costs

DARPA researchers eye standard building blocks for RF phased array antennas to speed development, lower costs

ARLINGTON, Va., 13 April 2014. U.S. military researchers plan to spend more than $100 million, involve at least seven defense companies, and award at least nine separate contracts in a landmark project to speed development of electronic RF transmit and receive arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).

FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together

FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., 13 April 2014. U.S. aviation authorities say they will create a center of excellence for unmanned aircraft within the next year, consisting of representatives from government, academia, and industry to conduct unmanned aircraft research, education, and training.

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UTC Aerospace Systems to provide nacelle component maintenance and spare components for Spirit Airlines

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 10 April 2014. Florida-based Spirit Airlines has chosen UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business to provide maintenance services for its Airbus A320-family aircraft fleet powered by V2500 engines. The work will be performed at UTC Aerospace Systems' Alabama Service Center in Foley, Ala. 

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Aerospace technology providers work to advance electronics, lower costs to drive more launches

LONG BEACH, Calif., 1 April 2014. Cargo and crew space transportation is “not an ‘economies of scale’ type of business. We’re looking at building 30 or 40 of something,” which doesn’t lend to lower costs for electronic components and subsystems, materials, and so on,” explains Arianespace President Clay Mowry during the keynote panel session at the Space Tech Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

FIDEA news: Russian Helicopters to deliver more than 40 helicopters to Latin America

FIDEA news: Russian Helicopters to deliver more than 40 helicopters to Latin America

MOSCOW, 27 March 2014. Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, won contracts with Latin American countries for 41 helicopters to be delivered through 2016. Russian Helicopters officials see the Latin American market, one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, as a strategic priority for growing the company’s global market share.

Air Force aircraft upgrade experts considering AESA radar improvements for B-1 and B-52 strategic bomber fleets

Air Force aircraft upgrade experts considering AESA radar improvements for B-1 and B-52 strategic bomber fleets

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 23 March 2014. U.S. Air Force bomber experts are considering upgrading the Air Force fleet of B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress long-range jet bombers with active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems to improve bomber surveillance and targeting capability.

Delta launches Innovation Class, connecting LinkedIn community with industry leaders at 35,000 feet

Delta launches Innovation Class, connecting LinkedIn community with industry leaders at 35,000 feet

ATLANTA, 22 March 2014. Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is launching the "Innovation Class," designed to provide the LinkedIn community with the opportunity to meet with leaders from different fields on a designated flight. The airline will preview the concept at the TED2014 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 17 March 2014.

Intelsat and Airbus Defense & Space plan high-throughput maritime VSAT services with Intelsat EpicNG

LUXEMBOURG, 20 March 2014. Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), a provider of satellite services, has entered into a new agreement with Airbus Defense & Space that bridges maritime very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services to Intelsat’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) EpicNG platform.

Wesco Aircraft acquires Haas Group, provider of chemical supply chain management solutions

Wesco Aircraft acquires Haas Group, provider of chemical supply chain management solutions

VALENCIA, Calif., 1 March 2014. Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WAIR), a provider of supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry, has completed the acquisition of Haas Group Inc.

Software to help warfighters plan air battles with manned aircraft and UAVs is topic of DARPA industry briefing this week

Software to help warfighters plan air battles with manned aircraft and UAVs is topic of DARPA industry briefing

ARLINGTON, Va., 23 Feb. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry on 28 Feb. 2014 on a program to develop software decision aids to plan aerial battles involving manned combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Army lists opportunities for aviation research; schedules industry briefings for next month at Redstone Arsenal

Army lists opportunities for aviation research; schedules industry briefings for next month at Redstone Arsenal

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 16 Feb. 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts will brief industry early next month on upcoming contracting opportunities involved in moving the Army's aviation research closer to useful and deployable technologies.

UTC Aerospace Systems expands C.A.R.E. program, provides maintenance support on Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 fleet

UTC Aerospace Systems expands C.A.R.E. program, provides maintenance support on Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 fleet

SINGAPORE, 15 Feb. 2014. UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has extended its Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program to include repair services and asset management for Singapore Airlines' expanded fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.

Silver Airways gains FAA approval to permit use of portable electronic devices throughout flight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 12 Feb. 2014. Guests traveling on Silver Airways’ U.S. domestic flights aboard its fleet of Saab 340B Plus aircraft now have the FAA-approved option to safely use portable electronic devices (PEDs) throughout their entire trip.

Airbus A350 XWB

Siemens LMS software used for structural analysis of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

NUREMBERG, Germany, 12 Feb. 2014. Airbus officials and engineers sought a computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool to aid in structural analysis of the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, part of the popular Airbus A350 XWB family.

Boeing Seahawks

Boeing 747-8 Freighter flies with Seattle Seahawks livery as NFL team prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII

EVERETT, Wash., 30 Jan. 2014. A Boeing (NYSE:BA) 747-8 Freighter painted in the livery of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, commemorating the team's National Football Conference Championship and upcoming appearance in Super Bowl XLVIII, took flight today.

Metallized Carbon Corp. introduces custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for rotary pumps

Metallized Carbon Corp. introduces custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for rotary pumps

OSSINING, N.Y., 28 Jan. 2014. Metallized Carbon Corp., a manufacturer of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for severe service lubrication applications, announces the availability of custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for use in rotary vane pumps pumping both liquids and gases.

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Boingo becomes exclusive wi-fi and distributed antenna system provider for South America’s largest airport

SÃO PAULO, 27 Jan. 2014. Officials at GRU Airport – São Paulo’s International Airport, the largest airport in South America serving more than 35 million passengers annually, selected Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI) as the airport’s exclusive wi-fi and distributed antenna system (DAS) provider.

British Airways (BA)

British Airways deploys Twisted Pair’s WAVE to extend ground-to-air radio communications to desktop PCs

Like many airlines around the world, British Airways (BA) operates on tight margins. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)—the aviation industry’s lobby group—predicted a member profitability margin of less than 1 percent as a result of high oil prices and a poor global economic climate. Air transport operations were also hard-hit by events on 9/11. The industry as a whole has had to reshape to cope with the after effects. 

Bizjet

Spirit Aeronautics expands to support growing interiors business

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 22 Jan. 2014. Spirit Aeronautics, a provider in business aircraft services, has added another hangar to its Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) campus to support its aircraft interiors refurbishment service expansion.