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Rockwell Collins Offers Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite Services to Government Aviation Sector

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2017 — Inmarsat has chosen Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as a value-added reseller of Global Xpress satellite broadband services to government aviation customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will offer Ka-band connectivity for government aircraft through Inmarsat’s satellite network as part of the expanded VAR agreement that previously covered …

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Boeing-Built SES Satellite to Help Augment GPS Services, Support In-Flight Connectivity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2017 — A Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) SES satellite has launched to space carrying a Wide Area Augmentation System-hosted payload that will work to build on the global positioning system in support of the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. SES said Thursday the SES-15 hybrid satellite is …

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John Holmes Named AAR President, COO; Timothy Romenesko to Retire as Vice Chairman, CFO at Year’s End

John Holmes, chief operating officer of AAR‘s (NYSE: AIR) aviation services business and a 16-year company veteran, has been promoted to the roles of president and CFO in a move that takes effect June 1. AAR said Tuesday Holmes will also begin to serve as a member of its board of directors …

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Former Leidos VP Wendy Van Wickle Joins Parsons as EVP for Federal Unit’s Logistics, Training Division

Wendy Van Wickle, former vice president of ground operations and logistics at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been named executive VP for the logistics and training division within Parsons‘ federal business unit. Parsons said Monday the more than 25-year aerospace and defense industry veteran will oversee the division’s operational performance, strategy and profit-and-loss functions. “Wendy’s …

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L-3 Strikes Potential $315M Deal to Buy Aviation Security Tech Maker MacDonald Humphrey

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased U.K.-based aviation security technology maker MacDonald Humfrey Automation in a deal potentially worth up to $315.5 million for an effort to add new automation and robotic tools for deployment at airports worldwide. The deal comes nearly one month after L-3 said it would purchase Implant Sciences‘ explosive trace …

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Jacobs Moves Global HQ to Dallas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 26, 2016 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has unveiled a new 100, 000-square-foot global corporate headquarters at the Harwood Center in Dallas, Texas, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the move from the previous headquarters in Pasadena, California, to the new office works to expand its presence in …

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Inmarsat Enters Partnership to Market Cockpit Comms Services in China

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 16, 2016 — Inmarsat will offer its Classic Aero and SwiftBroadband-Safety cockpit communication services to China through its partnership with Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company and Aviation Data Communication Corp., ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The companies will finalize their partnership by the end of the year as MCN and Inmarsat …

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L-3 Communications Enters Deal to Acquire Micreo; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to acquire Australia-based electronic warfare subsystems provider Micreo for an undisclosed amount. L-3’s electronic systems segment will absorb Micreo and adopt the name L-3 Micreo when the transaction closes in September following completion of standard closing conditions, L-3 said Wednesday. “L-3 Micreo will enhance our core business …

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FAA, NASA, Hitachi Test Ground-to-Aircraft Aviation Data Exchange

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — A Hitachi-developed wireless communication system for aircraft played a key part in a test conducted by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration to check support for ground-to-aircraft information exchange, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. NASA said Wednesday ground operators transmitted aviation data to an FAA test plane using …

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Vencore Unveils Updated Flight Data Analysis, Visualization Apps; Mac Curtis Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2016 — Vencore has updated its FlightViz and FlightAnalyst applications that work to support the analysis and visualization of flight data to determine aviation trends, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday new features include 3-D graphics with multiple terrain levels, audio replay functions and compatibility with the industry-standard …

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