SD Avionics Developing Flat Panel Antenna in Partnership with QEST

SD Avionics, the hardware manufacturing division of Satcom Direct, has partnered with QEST Quantenelektronische Systeme. to develop a new flat panel connectivity antenna for business and military aviation. The electronically steered phased-array antenna system aims to be the smallest and most efficient form factor, bringing high speed connectivity to a wider range of aircraft. SD…

UMS SKELDAR and Airflite to Partner for MRO Service in Australasia

UMS SKELDAR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airflite Pty. Ltd. to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and technical support services for the rotary unmanned UAV portfolio including the NATO-compliant flagship VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) SKELDAR V-200 and its variants. The agreement was announced at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide (4-6…

DAC Gets STC for EFB

DAC International (DAC), has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the GKN Aerospace-Fokker business EFB for iPad solution including DAC International’s Tablet Adapter Interface Unit (TAIU) for the Airbus A320 aircraft. The standard EFB for iPad solution offers two mounts in the cockpit and charging. As an option a free programmable one-way data…

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…