Education

Saab completes flight test with Infra Red Search and Track for Gripen E

Saab completes flight test with Infra Red Search and Track for Gripen E

BROMMA, Sweden, 7 April 2014. Defence and security company Saab has performed the first Gripen E flight with the new Infra Red Search and Track (IRST) sensor on schedule. The IRST does not emit a signal and can, without revealing the aircraft’s own position, silently detect, track, and identify all types of targets, officials say.

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.

Rockwell Collins sells part of Rockwell Collins Government Systems avionics business to Endress+Hauser

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 23 Nov. 2013. Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL) sold subsidiary Kaiser Optical Systems Inc.—a provider of spectrographic instrumentation and applied holographic technology with operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Lyon, France—to Endress+Hauser (International) Holding AG.

Avionics technologies for tomorrow's air-superiority jet fighter aircraft is topic of September industry briefings

Avionics technologies for tomorrow's air-superiority jet fighter aircraft is topic of September industry briefings

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va., 25 Aug. 2013. U.S. combat air power experts will brief industry in September on the latest ideas and technologies to achieve and hold air supremacy with jet fighter aircraft and other weapon systems.

Enabling technologies: An open-source, two-seat aircraft

MakerPlane Inc., an open-source hardware and software organization, aims to revolutionize the aviation industry by enabling the use of low-cost digital manufacturing technologies to build aircraft quickly, safely, and at low cost.

ISS

American Astronautical Society, NASA to discuss space electronics, exploration at Space Station Research and Development Conference

WASHINGTON, 15 July 2013. The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is holding the International Space Station Research and Development Conference, with the theme of "Discoveries, Applications, and Opportunities" July 16-18 in Denver.

F-16

ITT Exelis to provide RF technology for fighter aircraft

CLIFTON, N.J., 13 May 2013. ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) won a $9.4 million contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth, Texas, to supply the Continuous Wave Illuminator (CWI) subsystem for the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

sUAS

Embry Riddle student seeks small unmanned aerial vehicle insight, opinions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., 9 May 2013. Engineers and executives involved with small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) and systems (sUAS) are invited to take part in a short online survey. Industry participation will help a student in the Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautics degree program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus, meet his graduation requirements.

Future Firepower reveals next-generation munitions on Discovery Channel tonight

LONDON, 9 May 2013.  Tune into tonight Discovery Channel for Future Firepower, a three-part marathon from Darlow Smithson Productions on the next generation of 21st century weapons.

Quasar Jacksonville 141 satellite location approved for flight training

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., 29 April 2013. Quasar Aerospace Industries Inc. subsidiary A-Cent Aviation Inc. achieved certification of its 141 satellite location in Jacksonville, Fla.; A-Cent will be the only FAA Part 141 flight school located at Herlong Airport. 

Embraer Defense & Security to convert A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for Smoke Squadron

RIO DE JANEIRO, 12 April 2013. Embraer Defense & Security and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) won a $16 million contract, including an aeronautics service package totaling $10.1 million, to provide aeronautical services (engineering, design, painting, modification, and reconfiguration, among others) to adapt and put into operation 12 Aeronautics Command A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for use by the Aerial Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Smoke Squadron (Esquadrilha da Fumaca).

Lockheed Martin F-35As report to Nellis AFB for operational testing

FORT WORTH, Texas, 1 April 2013. The 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., officially welcomed four Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft.


GE Intelligent Platforms lends its voice to the FACE Consortium efforts to foster open-systems avionics

GE Intelligent Platforms lends its voice to the FACE Consortium efforts to foster open-systems avionics

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 1 April 2013. Embedded computing expert GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is joining the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, which is in place to develop open standards for avionics systems of the future.

Air Force and NASA to define next-generation radhard space microprocessor for the spacecraft of 2020-2030

Air Force and NASA to define next-generation radhard space microprocessor for the spacecraft of 2020-2030

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., 5 March 2013. U.S. Air Force and NASA radiation-hardened microprocessor experts are kicking off a program to define a next-generation rad-hard microprocessor for space applications based on anticipated space computer needs from 2020 to 2030.

High-school aerospace engineers design real-world light sport aircraft

Some might find it hard to believe that high-school students could improve the wing design of a 737 aircraft, or design the wing and tail sections of a Cessna corporate jet, or design a light sport aircraft (LSA) given very aggressive specs for performance, environmental impact, and carrying capacity. Yet, students have been doing so for the past five years in the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) competition in the United States.

WorldView-3 Defined

WorldView-3, scheduled to launch in mid-2014, is expected to be the first super-spectral, high-resolution commercial satellite. 


Boeing

Boeing military pilot training system taps JVC 8K projectors to enhance realism, fidelity, immersion

WAYNE, N.J., 5 Dec. 2012. During the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando this week, Boeing (NYSE:BA) is demonstrating its Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS) that, with the aid of JVC’s e-Shift 8K projection technology, delivers nearly four times the resolution of high definition (HD) and enables more realistic, high-fidelity, and effective military training.

AIAA

AIAA: STEM Jobs Act to benefit U.S.

RESTON, Va., 3 Dec. 2012. “The STEM Jobs Act of 2012 will help the United States economy remain globally competitive,” says Sandra H. Magnus, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), “by increasing the number of green cards available for foreign graduates of America’s universities who have attained advanced degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM).

F-35

Northrop Grumman selects Danish composite manufacturer Terma A/S to provide components for F-35 Lightning II

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 7 Nov. 2012. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) officials have selected Terma A/S, a manufacturer of advanced composites in Denmark, to provide component parts for the international F-35 Lightning II program.

Surging Asia Pacific economies boost need for more than 400,000 new commercial aircraft pilots and technicians in next 20 years

Surging Asia Pacific economies boost need for more than 400,000 new commercial aircraft pilots and technicians

SEATTLE, 29 Aug. 2012. The Asia Pacific region will need hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and commercial aircraft maintenance technicians over the next two decades to support airline fleet modernization and the rapid growth of air travel in the Western Pacific, predict officials of the Boeing Co. Commercial Airplanes segment in Seattle.