Tag Archives: NextGen

Leidos, New Zealand-Based Company Develop Air Traffic Mgmt System

Leidos has collaborated with Airways New Zealand to develop an air traffic management system designed to facilitate exchange of information between airports, airlines and an air navigation service provider. SkyLine-X works to help ATC personnel monitor aircraft and airspace, manage trajectory-based operations, secure communications and coordinate weather planning activities, Leidos said Tuesday. The …

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Matt Desch: Aireon System on Iridium NEXT Satellites Could Transform Air Traffic Control

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, told CNBC in an interview published Friday the Aireon system payload aboard NEXT satellites aims to help air traffic controllers track an aircraft’s position anywhere on Earth. “Aireon means airlines can fly more direct routes, which could reduce both the cost and time of air travel,” …

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Matt Desch: Iridium ‘NEXT’ Satellite Constellation Supports FAA NextGen Program Through Aircraft Tracking

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation works to help track the location of commercial aircraft across trans-oceanic routes in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System program, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday. Desch said the company has equipped its Iridium NEXT satellites with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers designed …

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Ed Sayadian: NextGen Aviation Improvement Programs Need Long-Term Investments

Ed Sayadian, president of mission networks at Harris Corp., has said Congress should continue to advance long-term investments in the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen programs and other aviation modernization initiatives. “Without this investment, the significant and important modernization gains will be threatened, subjecting passengers to unnecessary delays and sustaining aviation …

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Stephanie Hill: Lockheed, FAA Collaborate to Implement NextGen ATC Automation System

Lockheed Martin has helped the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration build and implement a computer system to manage air traffic flow in national airspace. The En Route Automation Modernization infrastructure is designed to replace a legacy air traffic control platform that FAA has used to monitor planes flying at a high altitude, …

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MITRE’s Lillian Ryals: FAA-Stakeholder Collaboration Key to NextGen Program

MITRE has sought to help the aviation community collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration meet the goals of the Next Generation Air Transportation System program, Aviation Today reported Thursday. Juliet Van Wagenen writes that the company’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development has released a report to assess the progress of the program based on the FAA’s implementation plan …

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Exelis Reaches New ADS-B Milestone for FAA NextGen Project

Exelis has completed a round of milestones for the Federal Aviation Administration’s flagship program designed to help modernize air traffic control in the country. The company said Sept. 25 that it has delivered more than the required surveillance coverage for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system while staying within cost obligations. Exelis …

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Four Airlines Join FAA NextGen Data Equipment Program

Four unnnamed U.S. airlines intend to install digital avionics systems as part of a seven-year, $150 million task order the Federal Aviation Administration awarded to Harris Corp. in August. The FAA intends to transition pilot-to-air traffic controller communications from voice-only messaging to digital communications under the NextGen program’s Data Communications Integrated Services project, …

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Harris Gives FAA NextGen Demo Comm Systems; John O’Sullivan Comments

Harris has provided three demonstration voice communication systems to the Federal Aviation Administration for use in the agency’s NextGen air traffic control initiative. Under a 15-year contract awarded last year, Harris is building an Internet Protocol-based national airspace voice system for the FAA’s modernization project, the company said Wednesday. The demonstration units are …

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United Airlines Signs Up for Harris-FAA NextGen Avionics Program; Howard Attarian Comments

United Airlines has pledged to use digital avionics equipment as part of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s air traffic modernization initiative, for which Harris Corp. serves as the prime contractor. The goal of the FAA’s NextGen Data Communications Integrated Services program is to integrate data and voice messaging communications between air traffic controllers …

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General Dynamics to Help FAA Evaluate NextGen Tech, Concepts; Marcus Collier Comments

General Dynamics has won a five-year, $12 million task order to help the Federal Aviation Administration integrate and evaluate technologies and other tools for the NextGen air traffic initiative. The company will design and develop software and also provide engineering services to the FAA’s NextGen Integration and Evaluation Capability laboratory, General …

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