Flight Traning & Simulation

DeLaPorte

Turn the current design process on its head, recommends DeLaPorte at IESF 2014

EVERETT, Wa., 24 April 2014. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” James DeLaPorte, business transformation consultant, DeLaPLM Consulting, says, quoting Steve Jobs. “Innovation is the lifeblood of business,” he adds during his “Rise of the Systems Engineer for the 21st Century” presentation during IESF 2014 at the Future of Flight museum in Everett, Wa.

Navy orders shipboard aircraft identification-friend-or-foe interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million deal

Navy orders shipboard aircraft identification-friend-or-foe interrogators from BAE Systems in $6.7 million deal

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 21 April 2014. U.S. Navy aviation experts needed identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) interrogators for surface ships and land installations to help identify friendly and potentially hostile aircraft. They found their solution from the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Greenlawn, N.Y.

U.S. Air Force selects Cubic for Moroccan P5 air combat training system

U.S. Air Force selects Cubic for Moroccan P5 air combat training system

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 14 April 2014. Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corp. (NYSE:CUB) won a U.S. Air Force contract valued at more than $5 million to supply its P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) to the Moroccan Air Force.

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.

U.S. military researchers ready to kick off program to enable unmanned aircraft to share information and work together

U.S. military researchers ready to kick off program to enable unmanned aircraft to share information and work together

ARLINGTON, Va., 30 March 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry in April on an upcoming project to enable surveillance and attack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to work together on missions involving electronic jamming, degraded communications, and other difficult operating conditions.

Air Force asks General Atomics to upgrade UAV ground-control stations for use with the Internet

Air Force asks General Atomics to upgrade UAV ground-control stations for use with the Internet

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 30 March 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) experts at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif., are performing major software upgrades on U.S. Air Force UAV ground control stations to enhance UAV ground control over the Internet.

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

Tietronix chosen for software research and maintenance job for NASA mission control at Houston Johnson Space Center

HOUSTON, 16 March 2014. Mission control specialists at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Houston needed advanced software programming to support the agency's Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) and human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. They found their solution from Tietronix Software Inc. in Houston.

OIS-AeroSpace serves growing Indian aerospace market as Gemelli, Italy OEM delivering noise reduction technologies for aircraft

HYDERABAD, India, 15 March 2014. OIS AeroSpace (OIS-AS), now the Gemelli, Italy OEM in India, is delivering Gemelli noise control and self-protecting technologies and communication products across the civilian and military aviation sectors within India.


Army orders 82 of Boeing's latest-version AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $1.2 billion contract

Army orders 82 of Boeing's latest-version AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $1.2 billion contract

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 9 March 2014. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) will provide 82 of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the U.S. Army under terms of a $1.2 billion contract announced this past week.

Metro Aviation takes safety to the next level, achieving FAA SMS Level IV status

Metro Aviation takes safety to the next level, achieving FAA SMS Level IV status

SHREVEPORT, La., 24 Feb. 2014. Metro Aviation has achieved Level IV of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Safety Management System (SMS) pilot project.   

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.

Autodesk Delcam

Autodesk completes acquisition of Delcam and its 3D design and engineering tools

BIRMINGHAM, U.K., 7 Feb. 2014. Autodesk Inc. completed its acquisition of Delcam, a global supplier of advanced computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Delcam will operate as a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Autodesk, with no significant changes planned for Delcam’s business.

CAE named exclusive Dassault-approved training provider for Falcon 5X aircraft

CAE named exclusive Dassault-approved training provider for Falcon 5X aircraft

MONTREAL, 30 Jan. 2014. Dassault officials have named CAE (NYSE:CAE) the exclusive Dassault-Approved Training Provider (DATP) for the all-new Dassault Falcon 5X long-range business jet.

Flight simulator

Rockwell Collins and Bluesky to form ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation joint venture

TIANJIN, China, 18 Jan. 2014. Rockwell Collins and Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology, an AVIC subsidiary, are establishing ACCEL (Tianjin) Flight Simulation Co. Ltd. joint venture (JV) with the intention to create a simulation and training center of excellence in China for commercial flight simulation and training solutions.

Northrop Grumman to develop predictive-maintenance models to anticipate and prevent Air Force airframe cracks

Northrop Grumman to develop predictive-maintenance models to anticipate and prevent Air Force airframe cracks

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 29 Dec. 2013. U.S. Air Force maintenance experts need better ways to predict cracking on aircraft and other airframe structural problems through modeling and simulation. They found their solution from the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Rugged SATA solid-state drive data storage module for avionics, aerospace, and defense offered by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged SATA solid-state drive data storage module for avionics, aerospace, and defense offered by Curtiss-Wright

ASHBURN, Va., 29 Dec. 2013. Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions in Ashburn, Va., is introducing the FSM Carrier (FSM-C) low-cost, flexible solution for embedding rugged, high density SATA solid-state drive (SSD) data storage in deployed aerospace and defense systems.

High-performance aerospace and defense systems harness the power of innovative microprocessors

High-performance systems harness the power of microprocessors

Aerospace and defense professionals, in the quest to do more with less, have turned their attentions to infusing systems new and old with robust, capable, and efficient microprocessors. A wealth of high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) options exist, however, causing systems architects and systems integrators to take pause and closely consider all alternatives when selecting silicon.

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.

Airbus

Airbus focuses on efficiency, environment throughout A350 XWB life cycle

MONTREAL, 2 Dec. 2013. The A350 was the first program at Airbus to really take efficiency and environmental impact to heart, from design to the supply chain, through manufacturing and aircraft operations, to the end-of-life, explains David Hills, director of research and technology at Airbus S.A.S. in Toulouse, France.

SOCOM asks industry for software tools to help helicopter pilots evade enemy radar and radar-guided missiles and weapons

SOCOM asks industry for software tools to help helicopter pilots evade enemy radar and radar-guided missiles

FORT EUSTIS, Va., 1 Dec. 2013. U.S. special operations aviation experts are asking industry for new software tools to help helicopter pilots evade enemy radar and radar-guided missiles and weapons.

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