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Tribopolymer bearings FAA-approved for aircraft interiors

Tribopolymer bearings FAA-approved for aircraft interiors
Five of the iglidur high-performance polymers from igus now officially comply with the fire safety requirements of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for aircraft interiors. Areas of application for iglidur plain bearings are, for example, bearing points in seats, tables and doors.
23rd April 2018

Signal transmission to improve WiFi on short haul flights

Signal transmission to improve WiFi on short haul flights
W. L. Gore & Associates has announced that GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series have been selected for use in commercial aircraft to deliver continuous high quality signals for improved WiFi Internet access on European short-haul flights. The European Aviation Network (EAN) is a next-gen platform from Inmarsat, a mobile satellite communications provider, that offers a true in-flight broadband experience for millions of passengers traveling across Europe. 
10th April 2018

Test system acts as spacecraft emulator for overall performance

Test system acts as spacecraft emulator for overall performance
SAKOR Technologies has announced that it has supplied a test system to Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to be used to test the atmospheric flight control system for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Dream Chaser is a lifting-body, reusable, crewed or uncrewed horizontal-landing vehicle. It is owned and operated by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and is designed as a space utility vehicle for low-earth orbit.
9th April 2018


Designing smarter solutions for connected aircraft

Designing smarter solutions for connected aircraft
As aircraft grow increasingly complex and connected, TE is developing space and weight-saving connectivity solutions that provide the bandwidth needed for passenger convenience and crew efficiency. The broad range of TE’s aircraft interconnection solutions boosts the performance of cabin requirements for flexible in-flight entertainment, web access, automated galley systems and high-speed networking.
23rd March 2018

F-Secure’s aviation cyber security services takes off

F-Secure’s aviation cyber security services takes off
Trust is everything in the aviation industry. And a successful cyber attack – even a minor one against something like an in-flight entertainment system – could undermine confidence in airlines or even the entire aviation industry. That’s why global cyber security provider F-Secure has launched a specialised Aviation Cyber Security Services offering that’s designed to help airlines and similar organisations protect their aircraft, infrastructure, data, and reputations.
16th March 2018

Boeing's next-gen wide body airliner delivers aft fuselage panels

Boeing's next-gen wide body airliner delivers aft fuselage panels
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered the aft fuselage panels for the first Boeing 777X, Boeing's next-gen wide-body passenger aircraft. The panels were shipped from MHI's Hiroshima Machinery Works Eba Plant. Based on the development and supply contract concluded in July 2015, MHI continues to be responsible for the similar structural components as for the current 777 series, manufacturing the panels of aft and tail fuselages, and passenger doors.
8th February 2018

Will connectivity dominate satellite communications in 2018?

Will connectivity dominate satellite communications in 2018?
  GateHouse Telecom has published five trends it sees as the focus of the satellite communications industry in 2018 - with connectivity at the forefront. Other trends span cyber security, the connected aircraft, the increasing use of commercial SmallSats and easier terminal development processes enabled by core modules and off-air test tools.
12th January 2018

Cost and space saving aircraft power solution

Cost and space saving aircraft power solution
Data Device Corporation (DDC) has introduced a new 280W converter to supply 28V power for IFEC electronics and USB charging ports for Portable Electronic Devices (PED), to up to 18 aircraft seats, with a compact, high output, and cost effective solution that the company claims delivers the industry's best power efficiency performance.
11th January 2018

‘Air Time’ service launched on first five easyJet aircraft

‘Air Time’ service launched on first five easyJet aircraft
It has been announced that Kontron, a global provider of embedded computing inflight entertainment and connectivity equipment, will now be providing its integrated In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) platforms to easyJet. Kontron and long-time in-flight digital solutions partner, Immfly, are collaborating to support the launch of the easyJet ‘Air Time’ service onboard five easyJet aircraft.
13th December 2017

QinetiQ launches ‘centre of excellence’ for laser technology

QinetiQ launches ‘centre of excellence’ for laser technology
  QinetiQ has opened a new ‘centre of excellence’ for the development and testing of advanced laser technology at its headquarters in Farnborough, UK. The new facility, named Dragonworks, will serve as a test bed for all technologies associated with high energy lasers for military or commercial applications.
27th November 2017


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