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Business Briefs April 17, 2012

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HEICO acquires Aerospace Electronics product line HEICO reported April 16 that its Radiant Power Corp. subsidiary acquired the aerospace assets of Moritz Aerospace, Inc. in an all cash transaction. Radiant is part of HEICO’s Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO stated that it expects the acquisition to be accretive to its earnings within a year following the…

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Judge blocks appeal in Boeing age discrimination lawsuit

Posted April 13, 2015 by Roxana Hegeman

A nine-year legal battle waged by former aircraft workers who claim they lost their jobs because of their age may to have come to an end after a federal judge blocked their attorney from appealing the court’s dismissal of their remaining claims because the paperwork was filed too late. The age discrimination lawsuit was sparked…

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Lockheed Martin receives $79 million contract for development of new GMLRS variant

Posted April 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has received a $79.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new variant of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System that incorporates a new warhead. Under the terms of the contract, the GMLRS Alternative Warhead Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program will run 36 months, and will focus on system…

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Boeing, Air Tahiti Nui finalize order for two 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Air Tahiti Nui have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. “The Dreamliner order heralds an exciting new era for international travel to and from the world’s most beautiful islands – Tahiti,” said Michel Monvoisin, Air Tahiti Nui’s Chairman and CEO. “The entire Air Tahiti Nui family…

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Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1200G engine takes to skies

Posted May 2, 2012 by anradmin

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1200G engine successfully completed its first flight April 30, launching the engine family’s flight test program. The PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft flew on a specially designed stub wing aboard Pratt & Whitney’s Boeing 747SP flying test bed at the company’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre, in Mirabel, Quebec,…

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NASA unveils latest technology roadmaps for future agency needs

Posted May 15, 2015 by

NASA has released the agency’s 2015 technology roadmaps laying out the promising new technologies that will help NASA achieve its aeronautics, science and human exploration missions for the next 20 years, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The agency is seeking public comment on the draft roadmaps to increase awareness, generate innovative solutions for space…

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Boeing Solution speeds delivery of critical data to flight deck

Posted May 10, 2012 by

A new flight data delivery solution for airlines developed jointly by teams at Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen and Boeing Information Services slashes the time required to deliver and load vital flight data to an airplane. Application Data Enhanced Loading is a solution that reduces overall workload, network bandwidth requirements and costs associated with airline data operations….

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Honeywell provides Dassault Falcon 5X with new cockpit technologies

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Building on its long-standing relationship with Dassault, Honeywell Aerospace is supplying its advanced Primus Epic cockpit technologies to Dassault’s newly unveiled Falcon 5X. Primus Epic’s latest enhanced features have been customized for Dassault’s EASy III cockpit. The new plane combines safety, performance and new capabilities while achieving the lowest fuel consumption in its category. “Dassault…

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AeroVironment introduces digital Wasp AE small UAS

Posted May 22, 2012 by

AeroVironment May 22 introduced the Waspâ„¢ small unmanned aircraft system and announced that it has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force for inclusion in its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle program. Inclusion into the BATMAV program enabled the Air Force to place an order for Wasp AE systems valued at $2,447,949. The Air…

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AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

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The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and encourages those building…

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