Successful Workshop on NDT for Marine Composites

This year saw the fourth NDT requirements workshop run by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). The Workshop on NDT Requirements for Marine Composites took place on 27 February 2018 at St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK. A significant amount of non-destructive testing (NDT) is already performed on marine composites, the sector needs further support…

PCB’s Adds High Temperature Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronic’s new accelerometer, Model HTJ356B01 is suited for applications that demand ground isolation to reduce electrical noise and ground loops on test articles in higher temperature environments . This design achieves the ground isolation through the attachment of the accelerometer to a three sided titanium cup that contains an insulating glass filled epoxy. This…

Developing Next Generation Testing Strategies

Air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation. This is no coincidence, as every piece of equipment or technology that goes into the design and construction of an aircraft goes through a rigorous testing and certification process. Regulation, education and training all contribute to the safety and performance of aircraft. So too does…

Mercury Systems Acquires Richland Technologies

Mercury Systems has acquired Richland Technologies, based in Duluth, Ga. RTL specializes in safety-critical and high integrity systems, software, and hardware development as well as safety-certification services for mission-critical applications. In addition, it provides safety-certifiable embedded graphics software for commercial and military aerospace applications. The acquisition complements Mercury’s acquisition of Creative Electronic Systems (CES) last…

DAC International to Distribute Thommen Products

DAC International, a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings, has signed a distribution agreement with Thommen Aircraft Equipment to promote and sell its products. Thommen Aircraft Equipment manufactures mission equipment, displays, air data displays, air data computers, digital clocks and chronographs for helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and UAVs. “We are proud to add Thommen products to…

New Fiber Optic Stripper and Kevlar Cutting Scissors from Platinum

Platinum Tools can now supply a new 5-in-1 fiber optic stripper (p/n15061C) and fiber optic kevlar scissors (p/n10529C). Sean Rothermel, Platinum Tools product manager explained: “These tools are manufactured from high carbon tool steel, precision ground and hardened for durability and long life.” The 5-in-1 fiber optic stripper includes a five cavity design for numerous…

AirBaltic Is Launch Customer for Q400 ADS-B Out and LPV

Universal Avionics has a new, certified Bombardier Q400 solution for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and Localizer Performance with Vertical Navigation (LPV) capability. Supplemental Type Certification (STC) ST02780CH was issued by FAA and EASA and awarded to Canard Aerospace Corporation. The solution includes Universal Avionics UNS-1Ew Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The launch…

TAWS Mode 5 Alerting Using Existing EGPWS Now FAA and EASA Certified

The Blue Avionics BA-440 router/filter is now FAA and EASA certified to provide Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) Mode 5 alerting during Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approach using the existing EGPWS. The system is designed to meet the LPV TAWS Mode 5 alerting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

Aviation Electronics Europe 2017

Aviation Electronics Europe 2017

The international avionics industry will gather in Germany next month for the two-day annual conference and exhibition, Aviation Electronics Europe, which will take place on 25th-26th April 2017 in Munich. The event includes a main conference program, a series of technical workshops and certified training courses as well as the largest exhibition in aviation electronics…

Rugged Form Factor Cards from Abaco

Abaco Systems has produced an R15-MPCIE MIL-STD-1553 Mini PCI Express card and RAR-MPCIE ARINC 429 Mini PCI Express card featuring hard tie screw-in high retention rugged connectors. They are suitable for harsh environments in which shock and vibration can create reliability challenges. Both units are also very small (30mm x 50.95 mm x 4.7mm) and…