Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

Raytheon-GDIT JV Manages Satellite Launch With New GPS Payload; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — The Eutelsat 117 West B geostationary satellite, which was equipped with Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) GEO 5 payload built for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System, has been sent to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Raytheon said Wednesday the WAAS GEO …

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Lockheed Lands FAA Contract for Air Traffic Control Radar Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 2, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide technical services to the Federal Aviation Administration in support of radar systems for air traffic control under a $28.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the contract covers design, development, analysis and test services for FAA’s …

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Former Bigelow Aerospace Exec Michael Gold Joins SSL as VP of DC Operations

Palo Alto, California-based aerospace company Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of its Washington operations. Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of Washington operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday. …

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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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NASA to Demo Detect-and-Avoid Systems Onboard General Atomics’ Ikhana

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2016 — NASA will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop provisions on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems using a demonstration of detect-and-avoid platforms onboard a General Atomics-built Ikhana, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The space agency said Friday the team plans a fourth series of flight tests using Ikhana with other drones to demonstrate …

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Matt Desch: FAA Should Decide Soon on Transition to New Aircraft Surveillance System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to make its decision on the transition to a new aircraft surveillance system by the end of 2016, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Reuters reported March 8 Desch said at the Satellite 2016 conference that FAA …

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Harris to Provide Air Traffic Mgmt VoIP Platform to NATS; Ed Sayadian Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will provide the Voice Communications System for the 21st Century platform to NATS, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Harris said March 8 the voice over Internet protocol communications platform contract aims to support air traffic management services in the U.K. through …

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Raytheon Awarded $135M to Update FAA Air Traffic Control Systems at 22 Airports

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $135 million contract modification from the Federal Aviation Administration to complete the company’s work on updates to traffic control systems across 22 airports in the U.S. as part of the agency’s NextGen modernization program. The company will implement the Standard Terminal Automation System at …

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Honeywell to Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi on Boeing 757 Through Inmarsat’s GX Broadband

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 25, 2016 — Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) JetWave hardware will provide Internet connectivity aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 757 aircraft through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress broadband satellite network after receiving the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Honeywell said Thursday it had 180 flight hours’ worth of tests for the system approval. About Executive Mosaic: …

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Tony Dunleavy: Strat Aero Makes UAS Market Push Through Aero Kinetics Buy

Strat Aero has agreed to acquire Fort Worth, Texas-based unmanned aircraft system manufacturer Aero Kinetics for about $24 million and potential incentive payments. London-based Strat Aero provides aeronautical services to civilian, law enforcement and military customers and made the acquisition to expand its UAS operational and flight training offerings,  CEO Tony …

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