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Skandia Flammability Lab Draws on Decades of Engineering Experience in Aviation Burn Testing and Certification Market

Joy Finnegan

1983 marks the year Skandia, Incorporated was founded. In line with its mission statement of Making Aircraft Quieter, Safer and More Comfortable, a flammability engineering and testing laboratory was started as a department within Skandia. The creation of this new department was to help aircraft manufacturers, interior shops and completion centers conform to newly required…

Danlaw Acquires BSC Spin-Off Maspatechnologies, Elevating Rapita Systems’ Multicore Capabilities

Joy Finnegan

Global automotive and aerospace electronics solutions provider, Danlaw, has acquired Maspatechnologies, a spin-off company from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS). Maspatechnologies has joined the Danlaw-owned Rapita Systems group and will operate as Rapita Systems SL from offices in Barcelona. Maspatechnologies brings technology to verify and certify the software timing behavior…

Accelerated Runtime Analyses Facilitate Software Development

Joy Finnegan

Safety-critical applications with real-time requirements need worst-case program runtimes to be estimated. A novel solution from leading tool specialists Lauterbach and AbsInt makes such runtime analyses even faster and easier.The earlier in the development process software errors are discovered, the more efficiently they can be fixed. In the development of embedded systems, methods such as…

Kaman Measuring Highlights KD-5100+ Differential Measurement System

Joy Finnegan

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products is highlighting the availability of its KD-5100+ high reliability differential displacement measurement system, with nanometer resolution. With its stable design, extremely small size, and low power consumption, the KD-5100+ is ideal for laser communications satellites and ground stations, image stabilization systems, and directed energy systems for ground, shipboard…

Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage Flight Testing Starts on Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage Flight Testing Starts on Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Pratt & Whitney announced that Airbus has started development flight testing of the GTF Advantage engine on an A320neo aircraft. This early flight test campaign will continue to mature the engine by testing it in a variety of environments, including hot and cold weather and operation from high-altitude airports. The flight test campaign is an…

Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage Flight Testing Starts on Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Pratt & Whitney announced that Airbus has started development flight testing of the GTF Advantage engine on an A320neo aircraft. This early flight test campaign will continue to mature the engine by testing it in a variety of environments, including hot and cold weather and operation from high-altitude airports. The flight test campaign is an…

Pratt & Whitney Canada Announces Certification of PW127XT-M Regional Turboprop Engine

Joy Finnegan

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has type certified the PW127XT-M regional turboprop engine that will power new builds of ATR aircraft. “The PW127XT-M engine is the new standard for operating economics, maintenance and sustainability for regional aircraft,” said Timothy Swail, vice president, Regional Aviation and APU Product Marketing & Sales…

Astronautics Relocates Mechanical Engineering Prototype and Environmental Testing into New Corporate HQ

Joy Finnegan

Astronautics Corporation of America relocated its mechanical engineering prototype and environmental test operations from Milwaukee into its newly renovated, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Relocation of Astronautics’ model shop to the company’s corporate headquarters completed July 30.  The transition marks the completion of the company’s third and final phase of renovation at their…

Evolution Measurement Appointed USA and Canada Sales Channel Partner for DMA

Joy Finnegan

Evolution Measurement has been appointed as channel partner for Italian flight test instrument manufacturer, D. Marchiori Srl. (DMA) in the USA and Canada. DMA design and manufacture test equipment for aircraft systems and components such as: RVSM compliant Air Data Test Sets and Systems; Pitot-Static adapters and air data accessory kits, fly-by-wire flight control surface…

AMETEK MRO Muirhead Avionics Introduces the SDR-OMNI All-in-One Avionics Flight Line Test Set

Joy Finnegan

Muirhead Avionics, a brand of AMETEK MRO and one of the largest independent avionics repair facilities in Europe (excluding Spain & Portugal), has secured exclusive distribution rights for the SDR-OMNI All-in-One Avionics Flight Test Set in Europe. Manufactured by Tel Instruments (TIC), the SDR-OMNI Flight Line Test Set provides avionics technicians with a comprehensive suite of radio…

Safran Acquires Orolia, Plans to Become Leader in Resilient PNT

Safran Acquires Orolia, Plans to Become Leader in Resilient PNT

Joy Finnegan

After an exclusive negotiation process that began in December 2021, Orolia — a company recognized globally for its positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) and related activities, technologies and equipment — has joined Safran Electronics & Defense. Orolia employs more than 435 people in Europe and North America and has revenues of around €100 million. Its…

Barfield Names Giacoman Accountable Manager and SVP of Operations

Barfield Names Giacoman Accountable Manager and SVP of Operations

Joy Finnegan

Barfield has chosen Luis Giacoman as accountable manager and senior vice president of operations and quality for its Miami, Doral, Phoenix and Louisville facilities. He will oversee day-to-day company operations, develop and implement operations processes and monitor company operational performance to meet Barfield customer expectations. Giacoman will also work closely with the Federal Aviation Administration…

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