September 1, 2015

Cree Wins US Air Force Semiconductor Contract for F-35

Juliet Van Wagenen

A-Variant (CTOL) LRIP F-35 aircraft. Photo: JSF [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] The U.S. Air Force has awarded a follow-on contract of $4.1 million to Cree, a wide-bandgap semiconductor electronics company. The new funding will enable the qualification of a high-performance power electronic module developed for the F-35...

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  • FedEx Looks to Fleet Renewal, Avionics Modernization

    September 1, 2015 | [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Cargo airline FedEx Express, which operates the world’s fourth largest fleet, has its eyes on major fleet modernization initiatives to introduce newer, more operationally efficient aircraft into the fleet. Earlier this...

  • GE Completes US Fleet Services Transfer to Element Financial

    September 1, 2015 | [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] GE has completed the sale of its U.S. fleet services business to Element Financial Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $5 billion. Also, GE’s sale of its Mexican, Australian and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element...

  • Airline Interest in Reducing Operating Costs Spurs Global MRO Market

    September 1, 2015 | Maintenance technicians working on an aircraft. Photo: Southwest Airlines [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] The global narrow-body aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of almost 4 percent...

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  • Embraer Taps Atlas Air as European Sales Representative

    September 1, 2015 | Embraer has chosen Atlas Air as a European sales representative. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 09-01-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has added Atlas Air Service as its...

  • Drone IDs Hot Spots for Firefighters

    September 1, 2015 |

    Washington firefighters used a camera-equipped drone last week to identify targets for helicopters to drop water. State officials deployed the fixed-wing ScanEagle UAV to about 9,500 ft above the Paradise Fire in Olympic National Park.

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  • Carter Plans Slowed-Rotor Demos This Month

    September 1, 2015 |

    Carter Aviation plans flight demonstrations of its Slowed Rotor/Compound proof-of-concept aircraft, which is designed to have helicopter-like VTOL capabilities and fixed-wing airplane cruise speeds.

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