General Aviation

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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Bombardier launches Learjet 85 flight test program

MONTREAL, 11 April 2014. Bombardier Aerospace’s Learjet 85 business aircraft completed its first flight, marking the start of the business jet’s flight test program that will lead up to the first customer delivery.

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Learjet 85 from Bombardier Aerospace

The Learjet 85 business aircraft features a flight deck that combines advanced technology with superior design elements for a cockpit environment unlike any other midsize jet, according to Bombardier Aerospace officials. 

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. 

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.

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.

Ka-band VSAT tail-mounted satellite communications antenna for in-flight Internet connectivity introduced by TECOM

Ka-band tail-mounted satellite communications antenna for in-flight Internet connectivity introduced by TECOM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., 16 March 2014. TECOM Industries Inc. in Thousands Oaks, Calif., is introducing the KaStream 5000 satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna for mounting in the tail of aircraft for airborne in-flight connectivity.

Dassault bullish on Indian business jet market, presents Falcon fleet

Dassault bullish on Indian business jet market, presents Falcon fleet

SAINT-CLOUD, France, 13 March 2014. Dassault Aviation is presenting its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long-range business jets (bizjets)—including the Falcon 7X trijet, reportedly the first business jet certified with a digital flight control system—at India Aviation, a civilian air show held this week at Hyderabad Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad, India.

Coast Guard chooses RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

Coast Guard chooses RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 9 March 2014. U.S. Coast Guard aviation experts needed a weather radar system for the service's future MH-65E Dolphin helicopter. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

NASA scientists plan near-Earth asteroid photo fly-by; ask industry for space-qualified color imaging camera

NASA scientists plan near-Earth asteroid photo fly-by; ask industry for space-qualified color imaging camera

PASADENA, Calif., 2 March 2014. U.S deep-space researchers are asking industry for ideas on how to develop space-qualified cameras for CubeSat spacecraft. CubeSats, which will be launched on deep-space exploration missions, measure 10 by 10 by 10 centimeters, and are about the size of large softballs.

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.

Citation Latitude business jet prototype aircraft makes maiden flight with Garmin G5000 avionics

Citation Latitude business jet prototype makes maiden flight with Garmin G5000 avionics

WICHITA, Kan., 19 Feb. 2014. A prototype of the Citation Latitude midsize business jet from Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, logged its first flight that tested flaps, landing gear, pressurization systems, anti-ice capabilities, stability, and control.

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Gogo air-to-ground connectivity service surpasses 2,000 installations in business aviation market

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 13 Feb. 2014. Aircell, Gogo’s (NASDAQ:GOGO) business aviation group, has surpassed 2,000 Gogo Biz system installations in the business aviation market.

Moog develops avionics conversion kit that can transform civil and commercial rotorcraft into attack helicopters

Moog develops avionics conversion kit that can transform civil and commercial rotorcraft into attack helicopters

ORLANDO, Fla., 2 Feb. 2014. Attack helicopters like the Boeing AH-64 Apache and the Bell AH-1W Super Cobra have proven their worth supporting American soldiers and Marines on the battlefield, or making surgical strikes on important targets.

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.

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.

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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.

NASA reaches out to industry for potential partners to develop advanced fuel cell technology for space

HOUSTON, 19 Jan. 2014. Researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are looking to partner with industry to speed development of next-generation hydrogen and hydrocarbon air-independent fuel cells for future space missions, as well as for applications on Earth.

DC-DC converter for aerospace, defense, and civil aviation electronics applications introduced by Modular Devices

DC-DC converter for aerospace, defense, and civil aviation electronics applications introduced by Modular Devices

SHIRLEY, N.Y., 19 Jan. 2014. Modular Devices Inc. (MDI) in Shirley, N.Y., is introducing the series 3090 compact DC-DC converter for aerospace, defense, and civil aviation airborne electronics applications.

Two-chip ARINC 429 avionics databus repeater for long cable runs and noisy environments introduced by Holt

Two-chip ARINC 429 avionics databus repeater for long cable runs and noisy environments introduced by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 12 Jan. 2014. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing a two-chip ARINC 429 avionics databus repeater that reproduces ARINC 429 signals transmitted over long cable runs or noisy environments.

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