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Jim McCarthy, the Host of ‘The Bridge’ Discusses the Challenges Facing the Burgeoning UAS (Drones) Marketplace

With new developments in aerial technology growing faster than legislature can adapt, a disconnect has emerged. The applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or Drones) are vast and far-reaching, but where will the regulatory line be drawn between hobbyists and the military? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently estimated that by …

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General Atomics Holds 1st Flight Test at New Facility in North Dakota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has completed the first test flight activity at its recently opened Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, using a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical …

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KeyLogic Names NASA Vet John Marinaro Federal Civilian Group VP

John Marinaro, former director of the technical excellence office at NASA‘s Safety Center, has joined professional services and engineering firm KeyLogic as vice president for the federal civilian business. He will manage KeyLogic’s federal civilian portfolio and apply his engineering experience from NASA to the company’s processes, software development and service delivery …

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General Atomics Performs FAA-Approved Flight of Predator B Variant in National Airspace

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 22, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has performed a flight of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft across non-restricted airspace following approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it flew the Predator B variant from Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona to General Atomics …

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Tetra Tech to Help FAA Track Hazardous Materials Under Potential $77M Contract

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Tetra Tech (Nasdaq: TTEK) a potential $77 million contract to provide technical services to the FAA’s Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety. The company said Thursday it will provide specialized cybersecurity services and help manage systems the agency uses to track hazardous materials. Dan Batrack, …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Next to Help Advance Telecommunications, Air Traffic Control

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 11, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Iridium Next constellation will work to support the “renovation” of air traffic control toward the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Next Generation Air Transportation System, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday that the company’s effort to replace the original …

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L3 Gets FAA Supplemental Type Certification for AT-802L Digital Avionics, Cockpit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 19, 2017 — L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has received a supplemental type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for the company’s modified digital avionics and cockpit installed on the AT-802L Longsword aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the cockpit features the Garmin G600 system, Electronic Standby Instrument System, a dual-screen display, an …

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Raytheon Installs Air Traffic Control Automation System at NY Facility; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2017 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has completed updates to the terminal software, hardware and automation systems at a Terminal Radar Approach Control facility in New York as part of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s national airspace modernization project, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday it installed the Standard Terminal …

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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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Carl D’Alessandro, VP for Global Business Dev’t at Harris, Named to 2017 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA March 31, 2017 — Carl D’Alessandro, former president for critical networks at Harris Corp., has been selected for this year’s Executive Mosaic Wash100 for his leadership in air traffic control and communications. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector executives selected by Executive …

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