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  • Sikorsky Gets Canada's OK for S-92 Helicopter Gross Weight Expansion - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky Gets Canada’s OK for S-92 Helicopter Gross Weight Expansion

    Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has received approval from Canadian regulators for a gross weight expansion of the S-92 helicopter platform. The company said Tuesday the certification allows Sikorsky to increase the helicopter’s payload capacity from 26,500 pounds to 27,700 pounds. The Federal Aviation Administration approved a similar modification three years ago. Sikorsky aims to obtain European Aviation Safety Agency certification […] More

  • Iridium Satellites Host Aireon's Space-Based Air Traffic Surveillance Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iridium Satellites Host Aireon’s Space-Based Air Traffic Surveillance Tech

    Iridium Communications‘ fifth set of NEXT satellites that launched Friday includes Aireon-built global air traffic surveillance technology payloads. Aireon said Friday its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system is designed to provide aircraft tracking coverage with a 15-minute update interval and help airlines test aircraft tracking systems via space-based ADS-B. The International Civil Aviation Organization and European Aviation Safety […] More

  • U.S., Canada, EU Certify Honeywell Satcom Tech, Connectivity Service for Helicopters - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    U.S., Canada, EU Certify Honeywell Satcom Tech, Connectivity Service for Helicopters

    U.S., Canadian and European aviation regulatory agencies have approved Honeywell‘s  satellite communication system and cabin connectivity service to facilitate Wi-Fi access onboard multiple helicopter models. Honeywell said Wednesday it received a Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate for the use of Aspire 200 satcom technolology on Airbus AS350 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency […] More

  • Northrop Helps Army Test-Fly Upgraded Black Hawk Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Helps Army Test-Fly Upgraded Black Hawk Helicopter

    Northrop Grumman has collaborated with the U.S. Army and Redstone Defense Systems to conduct the first test flight of a UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter equipped with a digitized cockpit. Northrop said Monday it supplied the Integrated Avionics Suite for the UH-60V modernization program, which seeks to replace the older analog gauges of the Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk fleet with digital electronic instrument displays. Redstone […] More

  • Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus DS Receives EASA Approval for UAS Design & Development

    Airbus‘ defense and space subsidiary has received the approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the design and development of potential civil-certified unmanned aircraft systems. The Design Organization Approval for UAS expands the company’s existing DOA for conventional manned aircraft in support of efforts to achieve civil type certification for Airbus DS aerial drones, the company said Thursday. “Establishing […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Designates Derco as F-16 'Hologram' Repair Center; Laura Frank Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Designates Derco as F-16 ‘Hologram’ Repair Center; Laura Frank Comments

    Lockheed Martin has designated Derco Repair Services as an authorized F-16 repair center under the Lockheed Hologram certified parts program in a move to expand the defense contractor’s global supply chain services for F-16 operators. Lockheed grants the Hologram designation to repair and overhaul facilities that pass its quality assurance requirements, the company said Wednesday. Derco will join two other […] More

  • Space News: Thales Alenia Space & Partners Seek Contract for High-Altitude Platform Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space News: Thales Alenia Space & Partners Seek Contract for High-Altitude Platform Station

    Industry partners will invest in and work to develop a contract for the Thales Alenia Space-led Stratobus high-altitude platform station, Space News reported Thursday. Peter de Selding writes the French-Italian group expects to add telecommunications payloads when HAPS systems become authorized to operate in Ka- and Ku-band. “We expect to have our first contract in 2017 to develop […] More

  • CAE Obtains Level D Flight Simulator Qualification; Nick Leontidis Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CAE Obtains Level D Flight Simulator Qualification; Nick Leontidis Comments

    CAE has achieved the highest certification for its full-flight simulator from the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation regulatory bodies in Europe. The FAA, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation in France and the European Aviation Safety Agency granted the Level D qualification to CAE's A350 XWB full-flight simulator, the company said Tuesday. “Achieving Level […] More

  • EADS Division Launches Outreach Programs; Guillaume Faury Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    EADS Division Launches Outreach Programs; Guillaume Faury Comments

    A non-profit entity of an EADS division is working with two French non-government institutions for outreach programs that aim to utilize resources in the aeronautics sector. The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation will help Acting for Life start this month a three-year initiative that aims to curb poverty and promote economic growth in a Mexican mountain range, […] More

  • Northrop Facility Certified to Repair European Aircraft; Carl Smith Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Facility Certified to Repair European Aircraft; Carl Smith Comments

    Northrop Grumman Corp. has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency to work on European-registered aircraft at its Rolling Meadows, Ill. repair station, according to a company statement. Carl Smith, Northrop’s land and self protection systems division infrared countermeasures vice president, said the certification will allow the company to extend its client base. The company opened the […] More

  • Rockwell Collins' Avionics System for Boeing Plane is Certified by the FAA; Jeff Standerski Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins’ Avionics System for Boeing Plane is Certified by the FAA; Jeff Standerski Comments

    Rockwell Collins' next generation avionics system, on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner airplane, has recently been certified by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The firm has worked with Boeing to serve as a systems integrator for the airplane's flight deck displays, crew alerting system, flight controls, and communications and surveillance systems among others. “We're […] More

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