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By Jonathan Ray | January 1, 2009
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Sales Representation

AD Aerospace, of Cheshire, U.K., appointed Millennium Aviation Consulting (MAC) as its representatives for Latin America. MAC will promote AD Aerospace’s FlightVu range of aerospace video safety and security systems through Mexico, Central and South America.


Connector Assembly

A.E. Petsche opened a Value-Added Connector Assembly operation in Dallas. The facility will increase the company’s production capacity to a daily rate of 10,000 mil-aero connectors per day.

The nearly 20,000-square-foot facility, which includes both production and connector component storage, will also allow A.E. Petsche to provide shorter lead times as a result of improved production flow and new equipment.


Power Supply

Orchid Technologies Engineering & Consulting, of Maynard, Mass., completed the development of its ruggedized power supply for avionics applications. Orchid Technologies said it delivered the 150,000-hour MTBF solution to an unnamed avionics client.

The company said brownout detection, over and under voltage protection and thermal protection were performed with an on-board power supply controller. Also, error detection and power supply status monitoring achieved extraordinary output performance from the design. Visit

AS9100 Certification

Emteq entities in Canada, Aero Consulting Services Ltd. and Northern Aero Industries Ltd., received AS9100 certification registration. Emteq said the certification is an "important step forward in retaining current clients and securing future business from customers who require compliance with an approved and regulated continuous improvement system by an unbiased third party."


Modification Center

M7 Aerospace teamed with San Antonio Aircraft Support (SAAS) to create a major modification center in San Antonio specializing in custom corporate interiors for regional airliners, business aircraft and helicopters. M7 will also offer avionics upgrades.

SAAS will handle interior development for aircraft, including cabinet design and development, wood working, seat upholstery, burn testing, carpets and headliners, paint and faux finishing, and machining of hardware and sheet metal. M7 will install the interiors and obtain the supplemental type certifications necessary from FAA for their installation.


Technical Publications

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP), Brisbane, Calif., signed an expanded agreement with Honeywell to republish and distribute technical publications for Honeywell engine auxiliary power units (APU), landing gear, avionics and additional aviation components. The publications will be accessed through ATP NavigatorV, an independent platform for aviation compliance and safety information management. Visit

Data Recording

VMETRO, of Oslo, Norway, shipped data recording solutions to the Radar Systems Division of Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, N.Y., for the U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mode Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discriminator (ARPDD) program.

The systems are based on VMETRO’s Vortex Open Data Recording platform and its SANbric rugged rotating media storage device. VMETRO developed a Shock Isolation Unit for deployment of two SANbric storage devices as well as application-specific software.


High-Density Connector

ITT Interconnect Solutions released a high-density connector, the KJA 300 Series. The connector accommodates 300 size 22D contacts in a single package and meets MIL-DTL-38999 specifications.

Typical applications include military communications systems and combat vehicles, ground support networks, avionics and test equipment, ITT said.

The connector features EMI shielding, gold-plated contacts, rear release crimp contacts and wire sealing grommets. Visit

Multifunction cPCI Card

North Atlantic Industries (NAI), of Bohemia, N.Y., upgraded the capabilities of its single slot, 2-module, multi-function, 3U cPCI card.

The card, called 75C2, can accommodate up to two independent function modules. ARINC 429/575 (6-channels), RS-422/485/232 (4-channnels), D/S Converter (3-channels), and Reference Generator functions have recently been added to its library of available modules.

Other available function modules include Synchro/Resolver Measurement (4-channels), A/D (10-channels), D/A (10-channels), Discrete I/O (16-channels), TTL I/O (16-channels) and RTD (6-channels).

The 75C2 is available with operating temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C and 0°C to +70°C. NAI said it is suited for airborne, shipboard, ground mobile and C3I applications. Visit

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