Fixed Base Operator (FBO)

ILFC subsidiary AeroTurbine expands aircraft maintenance facility to provide narrowbody aircraft MRO services

ILFC subsidiary AeroTurbine expands aircraft maintenance facility to provide narrowbody aircraft MRO services

MIAMI, 8 April 2014. AeroTurbine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC), has expanded its aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in Goodyear, Ariz.

Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system

Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system

VISTA, Calif., 7 April 2014. Sandel Avionics Inc., a manufacturer of retrofit avionics, has unveiled its first all-digital attitude heading reference system (AHRS), the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces. 

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Hawthorne Global expands network of FBOs, opens in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill., 18 March 2014. Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is expanding its fixed-base operator (FBO) network with the opening of its new FBO at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK), featuring hangar, office space, and a range of services for passengers, crew, and private jet owners.

Robinson offers glass-cockpit avionics in light helicopters in move away from mechanical-only instruments

Robinson offers glass-cockpit avionics in light helicopters in move away from mechanical-only instruments

TORRANCE, Calif., 24 Feb. 2014. Light helicopter expert Robinson Helicopter Co. in Torrance, Calif., is moving away from its traditional simple mechanical avionics panels with a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R22, R44, and R66 light helicopters.

New era begins for B-1 bomber as Air Force begins taking delivery of Lancer aircraft with major avionics upgrades

New era begins for B-1 bomber as Air Force begins taking delivery of Lancer aircraft with major avionics upgrades

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 26 Jan. 2014. U.S. Air Force jet bomber squadrons have begun taking delivery of the latest versions of the venerable Boeing B-1 Lancer jet bomber, which has the most extensive avionics upgrade in the aircraft's long history.

Astronics sharpens focus on avionics test and measurement by buying EADS North America Test and Services

Astronics sharpens focus on avionics test and measurement by buying EADS North America Test and Services

EAST AURORA, N.Y., 26 Jan. 2014. Executives of Astronics Corp. in East Aurora, N.Y., are boosting their company's expertise in automatic test and measurement with their pending acquisition of the EADS North America Test and Services division (EADS T&S) in Irvine, Calif.

EADS and Raytheon to provide advanced light utility helicopters and airborne communications systems for Army aviation

EADS and Raytheon to provide advanced light utility helicopters and airborne communications systems for Army

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 22 Dec. 2013. U.S. Army aviation leaders are buying six UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters and six Raytheon AN/ARC-231 aircraft voice and data radios under terms of a $33.2 million contract.

Northrop Grumman selected to operate man-hunting radar system for manned and unmanned aircraft operations in Afghanistan

Northrop Grumman to operate man-hunting radar system for manned and unmanned aircraft operations in Afghanistan

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 22 Dec. 2013. Airborne radar experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems segment in Linthicum, Md., will continue to operate and support a system designed to detect and follow people traveling on foot, as well as moving land vehicles, under terms of a $65.3 million contract modification.

Air Force approaches industry for power upgrades that enable B-52H bomber to carry MIL-STD-1760-compatible weapons

Air Force approaches industry for power upgrades that enable B-52H bomber to carry MIL-STD-1760 weapons

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 15 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force bomber experts are surveying industry to find companies with the expertise to upgrade power control and distribution systems aboard the B-52H jet bomber to apply MIL-STD-1760 power to the B-52H's bomb-bay and underwing weapons.

Air Force chooses crystal oscillators from Syntonic Microwave for B-1B jet bomber electronic countermeasures

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., 15 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force airborne electronic warfare (EW) experts needed crystal oscillators as spare parts for the Exelis ALQ-161A integrated RF electronic countermeasures system aboard the Air Force Boeing B-1B Lancer supersonic jet bomber. They found their solution from Syntonic Microwave in Campbell, Calif.

Air Force chooses flight-line test and measurement equipment from Marvin Test for A-10C close-air-support jet avionics

Air Force chooses flight-line test and measurement equipment from Marvin Test for A-10C close-air-support jet

IRVINE, Calif., 8 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance experts needed a flight-line test set for the Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II close-air-support combat jet. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

Improved navigation systems for unmanned vehicles, precision guidance,  and weapons targeting introduced by Sparton

Improved navigation systems for unmanned vehicles, precision guidance, and weapons introduced by Sparton

DE LEON SPRINGS, Fla., 8 Dec. 2013. The Sparton Corp. Navigation and Exploration segment in De Leon Springs, Fla., is introducing the GEDC-6E improved gyro attitude and heading measurement system and the DC-4E enhanced tilt attitude heading system for unmanned vehicle navigation; weapons targeting; and precision guidance applications.

Rugged, sunlight-readable LCD flat-panel displays for military, avionics, and law enforcement introduced by TRU-Vu

Rugged, sunlight-readable LCD displays for military, avionics, and law enforcement introduced by TRU-Vu

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., 8 Dec. 2013. TRU-Vu Monitors Inc. in Arlington Heights, Ill., is introducing the SRM-15.6J and SRMTS-15.6J widescreen sunlight-readable displays for military, avionics, and law-enforcement applications.

USB adapter for testing ARINC 429-based avionics, bus traffic monitoring, and data recording introduced by GE

USB adapter for testing ARINC 429-based avionics, bus traffic monitoring, and data recording introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 10 Nov. 2013. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the intelligent, high density RAR-USB ARINC 429 USB adapter for avionics test of ARINC systems and for debugging, monitoring, and analyzing bus traffic and data recording.

Lockheed Martin to replace obsolete display processors for primary flight displays on Air Force C-130J turboprops

Lockheed Martin to replace obsolete display processors for primary flight displays on Air Force C-130J turboprops

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force avionics experts are working together with Lockheed Martin Corp. to upgrade embedded computers in primary flight displays aboard the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in an effort to improve capability and stave-off component obsolescence.

MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer UAVs to receive electro-optical targeting systems from Raytheon in $50.2 million contract

MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer UAVs to receive electro-optical targeting systems from Raytheon in $50.2 million contract

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 27 Oct. 2013. U.S. Air Force officials needed electro-optical targeting systems for the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), as well as for manned helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. They found their solution from the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas.

Navy readies future deployment of long-range maritime patrol UAVs with infrastructure improvements on east and west coasts

Navy readies future deployment of long-range maritime patrol UAVs with infrastructure on east and west coasts

VENTURA COUNTY NAVAL BASE, Calif., 1 Sept. 2013. U.S. Navy leaders are continuing their expansion of basing and infrastructure to support the Navy's future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Alpha Air Center FBO at Joplin Regional Airport set to complete 5,000-square-foot executive terminal this summer

Alpha Air Center FBO at Joplin Regional Airport set to complete 5,000-square-foot executive terminal this summer

WEBB CITY, Mo., 12 May 2013. Alpha Air Center, a fixed-base operator (FBO) at Joplin Regional Airport (KJL) in Webb City, Mo., is scheduled to complete a 5,000-square-foot executive terminal this summer, airport officials say.

Northstar Aviation FBO at Providence Green Airport unveils expanded and upgraded business aviation executive terminal

Northstar Aviation FBO at Providence Green Airport unveils expanded and upgraded business aviation executive terminal

WARWICK, R.I., 12 May 2013. Northstar Aviation, a fixed-base operator at Green Airport (PVD) in Warwick, R.I., has finished a new, state-of-the-art executive terminal.

Signature opens new satellite FBO at Berlin Tegel Airport

Signature opens new satellite FBO at Berlin Tegel Airport

BERLIN, 5 May 2013. Fixed-base operator (FBO) specialist Signature Flight Support in Orlando, Fla., opened a second FBO location in Berlin, Germany, this week when the company began operating an FBO satellite station at Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL).

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