Tag Archives: ATC

Gen. Carlton Everhart: Boeing-Built KC-46 Tanker On Track for Military Equipment Certification

Gen. Carlton Everhart, head of the U.S. Air Force‘s Air Mobility Command, has said that the Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft is slated to obtain approval for its military equipment, Military Times reported Thursday. Everhart told Air Force Times during a visit to Boeing’s Washington state facility that the company and the Federal Aviation …

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FAA Approves Boeing KC-46 Tanker Configuration

Boeing has obtained an amended type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for the 767-2C airframe configuration of company-built KC-46 military tanker aircraft. The company said Thursday it conducted a series of analyses and laboratory, ground and flight tests to verify the performance of KC-46 components that include avionics, fuel system and auto-flight and environmental control …

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Engility to Maintain, Update Navy Air Traffic Control Systems; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has received a $20 million task order to provide maintenance and update services in support of the U.S. Navy‘s air traffic control systems. The company said Wednesday that it will maintain the AN/SPN-43 radar and related ATC systems and develop modifications to extend the systems’ service lifetime for the Naval Air …

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White House Tech Council Seeks Industry Feedback on Proposed Federal IT Modernization Plan

The American Technology Council wants feedback on the targeted vision and proposed implementation plan of a draft report on federal information technology modernization. ATC is tasked with coordinating an IT modernization report that the heads of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration must submit to …

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Lockheed Starts Optical Payload Development for NASA’s Dark Energy Research Programs

Lockheed Martin has started develop an optical payload that could support NASA‘s research on a mysterious force called dark energy which causes the universe to expand. Lockheed said Thursday NASA selected the company’s Palo Alto, California-based Advanced Technology Center to start the formulation phase of the Wide-Field Optical-Mechanical Assembly. NASA could choose WOMA to serve as …

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Navy Plans Airborne Router Devt Contract Award to ATCorp

The U.S. Navy plans to award Architecture Technology Corp. a one-year contract to develop 10 ruggedized router prototypes for carrier-based aircraft through a Small Business Innovation Research program, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes the military branch will ask ATCorp to build small size, weight and power consumption routers called small-form-factor automated networking …

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ATC Subcontracts Rockwell Collins for Air Force B-52 Training System Modification Work

Rockwell Collins has received a subcontract from Aviation Training Consulting to provide modifications to the U.S. Air Force‘s B-52 training system. Rockwell Collins said Tuesday it will develop major system modifications to support new functions on the B-52 bomber aircraft of the service branch. The project will also involve upgrade work on the cockpit procedures trainer, electronic …

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Northrop Subsidiary to Update South Africa’s Air Traffic Control Comm Systems

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received a contract to produce air traffic control communications equipment for a nationwide ATC modernization project in South Africa. Park Air Systems will provide its T6 Radio, remote control and monitoring system, multi-access remote control server, integrated cabinets, cavity filters and controllers for installation at South Africa’s major airports, Northrop said …

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General Dynamics-Built Air Traffic Control Radios Begin Operations in Missouri Hub; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics has deployed its air traffic control radios in Floyd W. Jones Lebanon Airport in Missouri as part of the Federal Aviation Administration air-ground communications modernization program. The CM300/350 V2 VHF and UHF voice over Internet protocol radios are the first to go into operation at the airport, the company said …

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