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Astronautics Receives EASA STC for Roadrunner EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for A109/119 helicopters. “EASA approval allows A109/119 operators around the world to realize the cost, reliability, and safety benefits of Astronautics’ RoadRunner when upgrading to modern EFI systems (EFIS) on their…

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Collins Demonstrates Capabilities of New Two-Channel Airborne Networking Radio to U.S. DoD

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., recently demonstrated the increased flexibility and bandwidth of its new TruNet AR-2000 two-channel, software-defined networking airborne radio to members of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The AR-2000 features dual internal power amplifiers that eliminates the need for external power amplification or external cooling. This reduces…

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Collins Aerospace to Enhance CRIIS Software and Operator Consoles for Air Force, Navy and Army Test Ranges

Collins Aerospace Systems has been awarded multiple task orders totaling more than $7.6 million to update computer operating systems (OS) and operator consoles of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) for U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army test ranges. This effort resolves OS obsolescence, improves system security and incorporates lessons learned to enhance system…

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Bally Ribbon Mills Announces E-WEBBINGS E-textile Product Base for Electronic Intercommunicative Technology

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) announced its proprietary E-WEBBINGS e-textile product base, designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles serve as the foundation layer to which electronic intercommunicative technology is integrated directly. The company says they allow for smaller…

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Honeywell Acquires TruTrak Flight Systems

Honeywell has acquired privately held TruTrak Flight Systems, a maker of autopilots for experimental, light-sport and certified aircraft. The acquisition will become part of Honeywell’s BendixKing business, helping to deliver affordable technologies to the experimental and general aviation markets. This market has grown by double digits over the past five years. “TruTrak is a natural…

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Ampex Data Systems Announces Multi-year Contract with Northrop Grumman for U.S. Navy’s E2-D Hawkeye

Ampex Data Systems (Ampex), a Delta Information Systems Company, announced the receipt of a Full Rate Production Lot 7 (FRP-7) contract from Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation. In addition to multiple TuffServ282 (TS282) Rugged Network File Servers (NFS), Ampex will be delivering supporting storage media for use in the United States Navy’s E-2D Hawkeye airborne surveillance…

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Dynon Obtains Certification for SkyView HDX in Nearly 600 GA Aircraft Models

Dynon Certified – a division of Dynon Avionics – announced a dramatic expansion of the Approved Model List for its SkyView HDX line of products. With this AML expansion, Dynon’s full suite of certified avionics is now approved for nearly 600 type certificated piston single-engine aircraft. Features approved include Primary and Backup Flight Displays, Synthetic…

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StandardAero Completes First U.S. Registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite Cockpit Upgrade

StandardAero completed its first U.S registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite installation at its MRO facility in Augusta, Georgia, using JetCity’s FAA approved STC. Honeywell’s Primus Elite enhanced cockpit system provides greater functionality and overall situational awareness with the addition of charts, maps and safety enhancements for business jet operators. The upgrade removes existing cathode…

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Raytheon Selected for B-52 AESA Radar Upgrade

Raytheon was selected by the Boeing Company as radar supplier for the B-52 bomber radar modernization program. Under the contract, Raytheon will design, develop, produce and sustain active electronically scanned array radar systems for the entire U.S. Air Force B-52 fleet. The advanced radar upgrade will ensure the aircraft remains mission ready through 2050 and…

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Aireon ALERT Goes Live

Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announced today that the Aireon Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service is officially live. As the first system of its kind in public service, Aireon ALERT provides Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), commercial aircraft operators/airlines, aviation regulators and search and rescue organizations with the last known…