Avionics

SEEING THE UNSEEN: ENHANCED VISION ADVANCES

SEEING THE UNSEEN: ENHANCED VISION ADVANCES

Leidos to Acquire Cobham Aviation Services Australia’s Special Mission Business

Joy Finnegan

Leidos has entered into a definitive agreement with Cobham Limited to acquire Cobham Aviation Services Australia’s Special Mission business. The Special Mission business provides airborne border surveillance and search and rescue services to the Australian Federal Government. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. “Cobham’s Special Mission team conducts essential operations…

Parker Aerospace and Eviation Team Up on Development of Alice, the First All-electric Commuter Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced a partnership to further the development of electric flight. Eviation Aircraft has engaged Parker Aerospace to develop six technology system packages for Alice, the first-of-its-kind all-electric commuter aircraft. The two industry leaders are now entering the…

Slovenia Control Enhances Area and Terminal Control Performance with Frequentis Software

Joy Finnegan

Slovenia Control, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Slovenia, has selected Frequentis to upgrade the software of its Safety Nets for area and terminal control to provide enhanced performance, safety and alerting functionalities. The Safety Nets system, known as PRISMA-SNET, is an essential module of Frequentis Comsoft’s PRISMA Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation suite. …

Panasonic Avionics Announces Executive Appointments

Joy Finnegan

Panasonic Avionics recently announced several new executive appointments following the successful launch of its new in-flight entertainment (IFE) seat-end solution, Astrova. The company’s announcement comes amid a broad recovery for the airline industry and sustained increases in passenger traffic. Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics, said, “Panasonic is entering this period of renewed…

C-5M Super Galaxy Cockpit Display System Gets a FACE Lift

Joy Finnegan

Green Hills Software announced that its INTEGRITY-178 tuM FACE conformant real-time operating system (RTOS) will be used in the Replacement Multi-Function Controls and Displays (RMCD) on the C-5M Super Galaxy transport aircraft. INTEGRITY-178 tuMP will run on the PU-3000 multicore avionics computer from CMC Electronics, which will be combined with the VDT-1209 video display terminal…

L3Harris Introduces Extra Light Data Recorder Designed for Growing eVTOL and UAM Market

Joy Finnegan

L3Harris Technologies has introduced a new Extra Lightweight Data Recorder (xLDR) designed especially to address the growing light eVTOL and unmanned aircraft systems market.  The xLDR is a 50% lighter version of the current LDR family in use globally, while providing the same level of crash protection for capturing audio, flight data, video and GPS parameters. It exceeds global mandates and recommendations for crash-protected flight recorders on smaller…

Pickering Augments PXI Microwave MUX Range

Pickering Augments PXI Microwave MUX Range

Joy Finnegan

Pickering Interfaces, a supplier of modular signal switching and simulation solutions for use in electronic test and verification, has augmented its 4x-785C range of SP4T & SP6T microwave multiplexers with the addition of 67 GHz terminated SP4T / SP6T modules to support the latest requirements of the 5G and semiconductor test sectors. The 40-785C (PXI)…

A Combination of Cooperative and Noncooperative Detection Enables DAA and BVLOS

A Combination of Cooperative and Noncooperative Detection Enables DAA and BVLOS

Joy Finnegan

Creating a turnkey operation for cooperative and noncooperative detection, Iris Automation and Sagetech Avionics are partnering to offer an air risk mitigation solution which they hope will help move the UAV industry closer to future BVLOS flight. Both companies share several mutual customers, with Sagetech specializing in situational awareness avionics for crewed and uncrewed aircraft…

Thales Selected by Airbus for its New FMS

Thales Selected by Airbus for its New FMS

Joy Finnegan

A new flight management system (FMS), which is based on the PureFlyt product and has been adapted to meet the specific needs of Airbus, will be developed by Thales to equip Airbus commercial airliners, and in particular the A320, A330 and A350, with service entry planned for the end of 2026. Thales says the new…

Boom Redesigns SST, Adding Engine and Trimming’s Pax Load 

Bruno Duarte

Boom Supersonic has redesigned its proposed Mach 1.7 airliner, adding a medium-bypass engine and shrinking its maximum passenger load 9 percent, the company said at the Farnborough Air Show. The company also is widening the wingspan and shortening the fuselage. Boom also said it had added Collins Aerospace, Eaton, Northrop Grumman, and Safran Landing Systems to…

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