News from Farnborough International Airshow

Primus Apex TSOed for Viking Twin Otter
The Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics suite received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from FAA for the Viking Twin Otter Series 400 commuter aircraft. More

Gore, A.E. Petsche Partner On FireWire Cable
W. L. Gore & Associates, Newark, Del., has entered into a strategic partnership with A. E. Petsche Co., of Arlington, Texas, to distribute GORE FireWire cable products for the F-35 Lightning II program. More

Eurocopter, Kawasaki Extend EC145 Agreement
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Aerospace Co. (KHI) has signed a 15-year extension of its partnership with Eurocopter on the EC145. More

Raytheon Awarded V-22 Software Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a five-year, $250 million indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract for support of the V-22s. More

Virgin Atlantic to Use Rockwell Collins Systems
Virgin Atlantic selected avionics systems from Rockwell Collins for
its fleet of 10 A330-300s. More

Atlant Soyuz Selects Honeywell Avionics
Russian airline Atlant Soyuz selected Honeywell to provide its full avionics suite, including IntuVue 3-D advanced weather radar, for its Boeing B737-800s in a $7 million contract announced at this weeks Farnborough Airshow. More

Bell Secures 7-Helicopter Agreement
Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Co. has placed an order for seven more Bell rotorcraft—four Bell 429s and three 412s. More

Sikorsky Develops X2 LTH Simulator
Sikorsky Innovations introduced its X2 Technology light tactical helicopter (LTH) simulator at the Farnborough Airshow. More

Rockwell Collins to Supply PFCC for CSeries
Rockwell Collins was selected to supply the Primary Flight Control Computer (PFCC) and the Attitude Heading Computer (AHC) for Bombardier Aerospaces fly-by-wire (FBW) flight control system on Bombardiers CSeries. More

Thales Describes RAF Chinook Cockpit
Thales this week described the avionics suite it will provide for British Royal Air Force CH-47 Chinooks under contract from Boeing. More

Sale Launches EW Program For Legacy F-16s
ITT Electronic Systems has received the first international order for its AN/ALQ-211(V) 9 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) through a Foreign Military Sale (FMS). More

AgustaWestland Reveals AW169
During the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, AgustaWestland took the wraps off its newest type—the AW169. More

Aerospace Leaders Discuss Approach on Volcanic Ash
Industry leaders from the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe and the Aerospace Industries Association of America exchanged views on how to expand their close collaboration in a wide variety of areas during a meeting at the Farnborough Airshow. More

ADS-B Surveillance Data Commercially Available
ITT Corp. said air-traffic surveillance data collected from its nationwide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) network is available for sale to customers such as airlines, airports and aviation service providers. More

Rockwell Collins to Upgrade AWACS
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Boeing to provide an avionics upgrade for 33 U.S. Air Force E-3B/C and 17 NATO E-3A Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) aircraft to meet current and future Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements. More

Boeing Signs MOU to Market Dominator UAS
Boeing on Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Aeronautics Ltd., of Yavne, Israel, to market the DA42 Dominator unmanned aircraft system. More

Sikorsky, ADAT Creating Military MRO
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) is partnering with Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) to establish a joint venture dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for military helicopters. More

Raytheon Signs HMIT Contract
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $12.6 million contract for Phase 1 integration and qualification of the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system for Air Force and Air National Guard A-10C and F-16C Block 30/32 aircraft. More

SESAR Expands SJU Partnership
The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) has endorsed 13 associate members to the SESAR work program, the group announced Monday at the Farnborough Airshow. More

Elbit, Grob Partner on G 120TP Trainer
German aircraft manufacturer Grob Aircraft AG and Elbit Systems announced they are partnering to develop a family of trainer aircraft -- the G 120TP. More

West Midlands Police Receive EC135Pi

At its booth during the Farnborough Intl Airshow on Monday, Eurocopter gave the keys to a new EC135Pi over to Sharon Rowe, assistant chief constable of West Midlands Police. More

A400M at Farnborough Airbus A400M transport lands during flight display at Farnborough Airshow


F-35 Briefing Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager of F-35 Program Integration, discusses F-35 flight-test program July 19, 2010 at Farnborough Airshow.


Boeing 787 Makes International Debut Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its international debut landing at the Farnborough Airport Sunday.


Ducommun at Farnborough Airshow Laura Hanks, Ducommun Technologies director of business development, introduces the Multi-Input Interactive Display Unit (MIDU) at 2010 Farnborough Airshow.

 

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