Carter Bearings ‘Space Heritage’ on Show at Farnborough

The 2022 Farnborough Air Show provides precision bearing specialist Carter Manufacturing with the  opportunity to showcase its technical expertise in supplying specialist aerospace bearings and aerospace bearing tool services on Stand 1031. Carter benefits from the all-important status of ‘Space Heritage’ having had direct involvement in providing complete design and engineering support for prestigious ESA and NASA applications.

From critical space to commercial aerospace applications Carter can provide precision bearings which are AS9120B and EN ISO9001:2015 certified including; hybrid, thin section, spherical plain and miniature, which are LNG, LOX, CH⁴, LH2 and LN2 compatible. Their tooling services include; install and remove, swage, proof load and torque test along with custom tools and kits.

They also offer a range of completely controllable UNASIS aerospace bearing heaters, specifically designed to meet the exacting demands of the aerospace sector for a wide range of bearing sizes with an OD of 25mm up to 600mm and weights from juts 100g up to 600kg.

Aerospace Tech Week Joins Praise for Covid-19 Vaccine to Get Aviation Industry Moving Again

Organisers of Aerospace Tech Week, premier exhibition and conference for the aerospace technology community, have welcomed the news of the potential Covid-19 vaccine as an opportunity to get the devastated aviation industry moving again.

Since the initial lockdowns and grounding of aircraft across Europe in March, the air transport industry has struggled to get moving again due to continued travel restrictions and concerns of travellers, despite the industry demonstrating its excellent safety and clean cabin air through use of high quality HEPA filters.

Air transport continues to be around half of its pre-pandemic levels and has created turbulence and uncertainty, but with a possible vaccine on the horizon has been given a confidence boost that the industry can begin to look forward to better times.

With many airlines being provided financial support from Government’s, many of these are linked to reducing the environmental impact of aviation. Technology and developments in engineering solutions will be key factors in enhancing the sectors green comeback, with Aerospace Tech Week showcasing much of this latest tech.

Adrian Broadbent, CEO and owner of Aerospace Tech Week and Aerospace Tech Review magazine, said, “We are very encouraged by the announcement of a possible Covid-19 vaccine to build confidence in all industries, and especially the hard hit aviation industry.”

“We hope this enables future investment to thrive in new technologies, cleaner aircraft and improved solutions for the sector to demonstrate its commitment to cleaner skies. Aerospace Tech Week will enable many of these technologies to be showcased and we look forward to welcoming the industry to Toulouse on 26th-27th May 2021 for an exciting and safe back-to-business environment.” Continued Mr Broadbent.

Further details, including international expert speakers, will be announced soon at

Aerospace Tech Week Call for Papers Open

The 2021 Aerospace Tech Week Organizing Committees are inviting abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the conference for the following topics:


Aerospace Tech Week will take place on 25th-26th March 2021 in Toulouse, France and is the premier annual gathering of aerospace technology professionals to discuss and develop systems and solutions for international airlines, avionics, aerospace testing, flight ops and MRO communities in the commercial and defence aerospace sector

If you are interested, you are invited by the conference committee to submit your abstract for consideration at

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CertifyNation Receives FAA STC for Honeywell TRA-100B ADS-B

CertifyNation – A Division of The Angelus Corporation has been issued an FAA STC for Honeywell’s TRA-100B Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

CertifyNation received certification for Honeywell’s TRA-100B Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) on Boeing 737 – 500/700/800/900ER aircraft. The FAA STC number for the Retrofit Installation of the Honeywell TRA-100B Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is ST04269CH.

Aerospace Technology Week dates announced for 2020

Aerospace Technology Week has announced dates for next years event as 18th-19th March 2020 to take place at the Diagora Congress Center in Toulouse, France, and is set to be the largest gathering for the avionics, electronics, connectivity, aerospace testing and airline communities.

Aerospace Technology Week has developed greatly over the past two years and 2020 sees the introduction of 3 new areas of cous for the aerospace tech professional and now comprises of SIX complementary co-located Events:

(5) MRO IT
(6) FACE – Future Airborne Capability Environment

Each Event has a dedicated High Level Conference and there is a LARGE central Exhibition with sections for each and further details can be found at

Each Event has a dedicated High Level Conference and there is a LARGE central Exhibition with sections for each and further details can be found at


Established for over 10 years, Avionics Expo is the leading exhibition and conference for both the commercial and defence sectors, fixed wing and rotorcraft.

Both SESAR and Next-Gen recognise the need to integrate the air and ground parts of their air traffic management systems by addressing efficiency needs of flight trajectories planning and execution and the seamless sharing of accurate information.

This framework provides a vehicle for the US and Europe to work together towards interoperable standards and in support of efforts towards achievement of ICAO global Harmonisation. For example, a significant achievement in the NextGen and SESAR collaboration is the delivery of an agreed-upon baseline NextGen/SESAR Joint Avionics Roadmap.

ICAO estimates that 120 billion US dollars will be spent on air transportation systems transformation in the next 10 years. While the NextGen and SESAR modernisation programmes account for a large share of this spending in Europe and the US, there are parallel investment initiatives in other regions.

Connected Aircraft

Launched in 2019, Connected Aircraft covers all the connectivity systems that airlines use (air-to-ground and nose-to-tail) including IFC, cabin IFEC, AI, M2M, VR, connected EFBs and ETLs, airline e-Enablement processes and strategies, ancillary revenues, IoT, big data analytics, flight tracking, cyber security, application disrupters, connectivity systems for operational efficiency and connectivity for predictive maintenance. The aviation industry is undergoing a technological transformation, as more aircraft are becoming “fully connected” machines in order to benefit the passenger experience, increase revenues for airlines and to improve safety, operations and maintenance – from the flight deck to the cabin.

Aerospace Testing

Launched in 2018, Aerospace Testing covers the hardware and software aspects of testing and certification related to the design, manufacture and maintenance of commercial and military aircraft (fixed-wing and rotary-wing), plus UAVs and space testing. Aerospace Testing is the key gathering for manufacturing and inspection professionals to learn about the latest regulations, challenges and technical developments for testing systems and products related to: Flight testing, Environmental testing, Climatic testing, Shock and Vibration testing, Structural testing, Avionics testing, Instrumentation testing, Fatigue testing, Test automation, MIMO testing, Wind tunnel testing, Measurement solutions, Pressure measurement, Lightning testing, Gap measurement, Air data testing, Non-destructive (NDT), Engine testing, Materials testing and Dynamics measurement.

Flight Ops IT

Launching in 2020, Flight Ops IT will cover all the software systems that airlines use for flight planning, aircraft scheduling, performance calculations, weight and balance, operations control, ground operations management, pilot training, paperless manuals, weather data, ACARS data management, crew management, EFBs and ETLs, big data analytics, e-signature, engine failure procedures, cyber security, environmental impact and noise reduction, fuel efficiency savings and CO2 emissions tracking for EU-ETS.


Launching in 2020, MRO IT will cover all the maintenance software systems that airlines use for legacy systems integration, digital transformation, job cards and MRO records, parts tracking and inventory management, payroll, procurement, training, supply chain logistics, fleet management, MRO scheduling and planning, blockchain, mobile maintenance Apps, voice-activated tooling, VR devices, predictive maintenance, forecasting, work orders, systems optimization, component and document tracking, reliability, planning, tech logs, maintenance control and anything else to do with aircraft fleet maintenance.

Aerospace Technology Week

Aerospace Tech Week is the annual gathering of the world’s leading aerospace companies to discuss and develop the systems and solutions to meet the needs of the evolving commercial aviation and aerospace defence industries. The show brings you the latest developments in aircraft connectivity (air-to-ground and nose-to-tail), airline e-Enablement, flight operations software, fuel efficiency, MRO software, regulatory, policy, technical SES and next-generation challenges for avionics, plus the testing systems that affect the design, construction and maintenance of all commercial and military aircraft (both hardware and software).

Bringing together the best aspects for aerospace technology, Aerospace Technology Week, comprising of Avionics, Connected Aircraft, Aerospace Testing, Flight Ops IT, MRO IT and Future Airborne Capability Environment delivers greater connectivity between these exciting, fast moving aerospace industry sectors.

CALL FOR PAPERS – deadline 21st June 2019
The conference committees for Avionics, Connected Aircraft, Aerospace Testing, Flight Ops IT and MRO IT are inviting abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the conference programme.

Representatives from airlines, airframers, prime contractors/integrators and the industry supply chain can benefit from sharing knowledge and experiences, to enhance the industry developments and solutions.

Abstracts can be submitted at Deadline for abstracts is 21st June 2019.

Single European Sky and NextGen continue to dominate the aerospace industry, with targets of ensuring the utilisation of technology to increase traffic, improve aircraft and control communications whilst enhancing safety in an ever increasingly busy sky.

Passengers are demanding more from the aircraft in which they fly – 61% of passengers see high-quality inflight Wi-Fi availability as more important to them than onboard entertainment.

Airlines are wanting to see greater efficiencies whilst enhancing safety.

Adrian Broadbent, Event Director of Aerospace Technology Week, said, “There is much for the aerospace industry to discuss and develop in terms of safe and secure solutions for aircraft. Our increasing demand for air travel creates busier skies and higher expectations on aircraft to be online 24/7 means huge investments in greater connectivity. This in turn leads to increased security risks for aircraft and its passengers devices from being permanently online.”

“Aerospace Technology Week will look at these challenges across commercial, military and space crafts to understand the issues and challenges, from a regulatory perspective through to implementation and technology solutions, through the different elements of the programme – avionics, connect aircraft and testing or hardware and software applications. Aerospace Technology Week delivers an exciting programme for the global industry to explore and question the experts,” concluded Mr Broadbent.

For further information on Aerospace Technology Week visit

Presagis Vaps Xt: Proven Solution for Developing Graphical User Interfaces

Presagis Vaps Xt: Proven Solution for Developing Graphical User Interfaces

From concept to deployment, create interactive, real-time hmis in a model based development environment
VAPS XT offers HMI designers, systems engineers, and embedded engineers maximum control and flexibility for creating interactive real-time graphical displays for avionics and other safety-critical embedded applications.

VAPS XT is a powerful full-featured software tool for the rapid development of interactive graphical HMI displays for avionics and other embedded applications that is easy to use by every level of user experience. Capture requirements and design; express functionality in integrated state charts and automatically generate code that implements the design.

VAPS XT is the only graphics tool of its kind that allows users to define both object appearance and display logic in one easy graphical editor. Working together and using the automatic code generator CodeNGen – developers and human factors experts can define the look and feel of an object or group of objects, assign behavior, and subsequently generate a stand-alone executable. Furthermore, through a flexible porting approach, VAPS XT applications can be easily deployed to virtually any embedded target with excellent performance.

AFuzion Launches New Aviation Cyber-Security Services & Training at Aerospace Tech Week

AFuzion, the world’s leader in aviation development optimization and certification, announces the launch of its new Aviation Cyber-Security Services and Training to coincide with Europe’s largest aviation conference. Aerospace Tech Week taking place in Munich, Germany on March 12-13, will host the world leaders in aviation technology. Over 1,000 aviation technology participants are expected to converge on Munich in six weeks to showcase emerging technologies and capabilities. Dozens of technical presentations will be made and aviation-certification related classes will be held to further enable aviation development optimization. Foremost among these new technologies is Aviation Cyber-Security, meant to ensure prevention and mitigation of electronic incursions into the aircraft operational ecosystem.

March 12, 2019 at Aerospace Tech Week will feature AFuzion’s 1-day course on Aviation Cyber Security and DO-326A / ED-202A compliance. In addition AFuzion’s DO-178C and ARP4754A courses which will also be taught at Aerospace Tech Week, AFuzion’s new Aviation Cyber-Security course on March 12, 2019 will enable attendees to understand the emerging requirements for aviation developers to meet compliance with these new cyber-security standards and ensure safe development and operation of aircraft, avionics and related systems. Details of this March 12, 2019 course at Aerospace Tech Week in Munich, Germany can be found here:

Why is aviation cyber-security so important and what are the new requirements? Says Aharon David, the manager of AFuzion’s new Aviation Cyber-Security division: “DO-326A/ED-202A is an ‘Airworthiness Security Process Specification’, used to mitigate effects of intentional electrical equipment intrusion, a.k.a. “IUEI” (Intentional Unauthorized Electronic Interaction) which could impact aircraft safety. DO-326A/ED-202A currently has 3 (three) companion documents: ED-201, DO-355/ED-204 and DO-356A / ED-203A (see below for detailed information) , and a few more planned. DO-326A / ED202A provide requirements and objectives in a similar fashion to DO-178C, DO-254, and ARP4754A; while the DO-326A guidance is just that, certification authorities increasingly assess DO-326A compliance as added requirements for aviation suppliers. Currently, DO-326A/ED-202A only applies to larger commercial aircraft, greater than 19 seats, hence is for Part 25 fixed-wing aircraft, however – clear FAA recommendations already exist for the adaptation/tailoring of DO-326A/ED-202A for general aviation (Part 23),rotorcraft (Parts 27 and 29), engines (Part 33) and propellers (Part 35). AFuzion’s participation in various committees and client work indicates DO-326/ED-202 will increasingly be applied to these other aircraft including military beginning in 2022 or thereafter. DO-326A focuses upon type certification during the first three phases of an aircraft (including avionics) type: 1) Initiation, 2) Development or Acquisition, and 3) Implementation. We will be introducing and explaining all these concepts in Munich at Aerospace Tech Week on March 12, 2019.”

Adds AFuzion’s Chief Technical Officer and Founder Vance Hilderman: “Avionics and aircraft manufacturers need to address both developmental and operational aspects of their aircraft/systems. This ecosystem of secure safety within aviation development and operation focuses upon prevention of malware entering the avionics systems while they are being developed or data-loaded, and also during flight operations where such malware (or external hacking) could alter intended aircraft operations and safety. We will be showcasing various technologies which enable aviation developers to comply with these new standards. More details of our DO-326A / ED-202A training class can be found at AFuzion’s website here:

As their titles suggest, ED-201 serves as the top-level “WHY” guide for the entire information security process. DO-326A/ED-202A define the “WHAT”, including risk assessment for ARP4761A; DO-356A/ED-203A comprise the “HOW” – more or less the “security-companions” of DO-178C/ED-12C et al; DO-355/ED-204 are the “WHAT THEN” – feeding to ARP5150; and the new ED-205 is for the ground (CNS/ATM, e.g. companions to DO-278A), more or less the “security-companions” of DO-278A/ED-109A, et al. Where the base aviation guidelines (DO-178C, DO-254, DO-278A, ARP4754A,…) suggest safe and verifiable engineering processes, the aforementioned security-related documents provide guidance and rules which augment those engineering processes for security intrusions and extend through aircraft operations.

For hands-on insight into the important new emerging requirements and needs for aviation cyber-security, come to Aerospace Tech Week in Munich Germany on March 12-13, 2019.

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions understands the supply chains


Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions understands the supply chains, testing procedures, manufacturing, program management commitments, and so much more that are key links in the development, delivery, and integration of solutions that are on-time, on-spec, and on-budget. As a trusted, proven leader for comprehensive, rugged, mission-critical solutions we provide the industry with everything from innovative COTS modules to highly engineered subsystems and fully integrated systems. We also offer technology insights, engineering innovation, application experience, and regulatory knowledge trusted by defense departments, commercial avionics companies, and systems integrators worldwide.

Our rugged solutions have been proven to reduce program length and costs while reducing system size, weight, and power (SWaP). For example, our industry leading portfolio of commercial off-the-shelf boards and modules can help pave the way to safety certification and with the embedded industry’s first Common Criteria Certified two-layer encryption, an NSA approved encryption solution doesn’t need to cost a fortune. The flexibility of our air data computers enable efficient fleet management and our video management solutions reduce interoperability headaches while reducing system SWaP. Compact, scalable, and reliable data acquisition units can provide aircraft fleet owners with predicative maintenance data to reduce down time and maintenance costs and SWaP optimized switching, routing and processing enables high speed networking on-board the most space constrained platforms. These are just some examples of how Curtiss-Wright designs, develops and manufactures total system solutions that can help you meet your program needs. We have a strong focus on the future and strive to be technology leaders with the best in class products across our portfolio.

Join Rapita Systems, ConsuNova, and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Rapita Systems

Join Rapita Systems, ConsuNova, and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center for a day of Certifying Multicore Timing Analysis for DO-178C Projects training on the 16th April at the Sofia Hotel, Barcelona.

This practical workshop will provide an insight into considerations when producing evidence for the timing behavior of multicore systems for DO-178C certification.
You’ll learn the following from leading experts in multicore certification and critical software verification:

Certifying multicore timing for DO-178C. With the increased adoption of multicore systems in critical aerospace projects, you’ll learn the challenges involved with certifying the timing behavior of these systems for DO-178C and how these challenges can be overcome using cutting-edge V&V solutions.

Complying with CAST-32A guidance. You’ll learn how to interpret CAST-32A guidance and produce the work products specified in CAST-32A.

Accounting for shared resources & interference. Shared resources in multicore systems can have a huge impact on the execution time of a task, making timing behavior non-deterministic. You’ll learn how to account for these resources in a way that is compliant with DO-178C and CAST-32A.

Attendees will benefit from training from some of the world’s leading authorities on critical software verification and multicore research. As the course is strictly limited to 30 places, you’ll get the opportunity to engage with the trainers on a personal basis and examine the challenges or questions you may have on timing analysis for multicore systems.
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Which Video Bus? How ARINC 818 Became the Global Standard

Which Video Bus? How ARINC 818 Became the Global Standard

Military and civilian aviation systems require high-speed video systems for cockpit displays, head-up displays, infrared and optical sensors, and flight simulators, to name a few. Twenty-first century advances require higher bandwidths and greater flexibility. Certification requirements are strict. One high-speed video protocol addresses this reality: ARINC 818.

In the early 2000s, after frustrating and costly integration issues involving proprietary video protocols, Airbus, Boeing, and other OEMs put their efforts into a common avionics video standard. ARINC convened a committee to define such a standard, which included Great River Technology (GRT). The challenge: how to meet ever-expanding resolution and bandwidth requirements while maintaining enough flexibility to handle nearly any video format, update rate, and color-encoding scheme.

The 2006 Avionics Digital Video Bus, ARINC 818-1, gained quick adoption in military and commercial programs such as the A400M and B-787. Today, ARINC 818-2 is employed by dozens of aircraft and upgrade programs. This current version defines speeds to 28 Gb/s, giving it room to grow.

“ARINC 818 has become the de-facto standard for high-speed video for avionics systems,” said Tim Keller, COO for Airborne Products for GRT. “ARINC 818 is now the global standard.” GRT has participated in more than 100 ARINC 818 projects worldwide.

“We’ve created tools to address the challenges,” concluded Keller. “We’ve listened to customers who have used the tools. We’ve used the development tools ourselves and continue to refine them.” (See VPA III illustration.) “By doing so, we let customers know they’ll have a partner throughout program lifecycles.”