On December 1 2016, Pia Bergquist wrote an article for Flying Mag talking about how Breitling and Cirrus are working together. This will be called the Aerospace Evo Cirrus Aircraft Limited Edition watch. This will have a simple design with the pilot in mind. The watch will include implications such as digital calendar, dual time zones, alarm features, and a glare proof sapphire crystal display as well as a NVG compatible display.

The face of the watch will show a silhouette of a Cirrus airplane as well as the Cirrus logo. There will be three parallel bars that symbolizes the three piston models of the Cirrus airplane which is the SR20, SR22, and SR 22T. On the minute hand, there will be symbol of a parachute.

The price tag for this watch will be $4,930.00

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The Navy has contracted avionics software engineers at Lockheed Martin Corp. to provide cyber security and data integrity for their fleet of 20 C-130T Hercules cargo, logistics, and utility aircraft. The contract was announced to be in the $16 million dollar range by Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. and is actually a modification to the current Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems segment in Owego, N.Y., for data integrity/cyber security in the Avionics Obsolescence Upgrade (AOU) effort for the C-130T aircraft.

Lockheed Martin has been handling the installation, upgrade and maintenance of the avionics and software integration solution in regards to the upgrades for the Navy C-130T aircraft under the AOU program since 2012. This move will modernize the C-130T's autopilot, communication suite, cockpit displays, navigation computers, flight management system and automatic flight control system with an integrated, modular open systems approach (MOSA) all the while closely adhering to the FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment standard).

The goal of this program is to prevent the loss or corruption of important data by malicious or accidental means which is the whole goal of Data integrity, which is a subset of cyber security. Slated to finish by March of 2018, the C-130T AOU upgrade includes embedded Global Positioning System (GPS), government-furnished color weather radar, UHF, VHF, and HF radios, protected instrument landing system (P-ILS), standby instruments for use with Lockheed Martin-furnished avionics and software and inertial navigation systems.


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Airbus Helicopters are very well known. They have been known for the past 15 years for their great wellbeing. They are one of the top in the industry. They are very reliable and have been around for a while. They always work on new ways to improve them and to improve their flight service. Recently they celebrated their fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile. The main reason that they have been so popular and have been keeping their high status for many years is because they pay attention a lot to customer satisfaction. It is usually at the core of any new investment.

They hold the leading market in the south cone region.

“We are the only helicopter manufacturer with its own infrastructure in the country built to meet its customers' needs," explains Alexandre Ceccacci, Airbus Helicopters’ CEO in Chile. "This anniversary celebration and the investments that have just been announced are a wager on the future. We are also reaffirming our confidence in the regional market where we are going to continue to grow over the next decades.”
This is great for them. Even after 15 years they are still leaders. To keep up with their growing company, they planning to build a new customer service center. This center will be much larger in site. It is going to be totaling 10,000 square meters of floor space. Which will lead to doubling Airbus helicopters customer service capacity. This will also increase pilot training activities which will be good for their marketing and will make people choose them over any other. They are also planning to support the regional fleet of more than 300 helicopters. The Admiral Carlos Pons, commander of the Chilean Navy Aviation mentioned “Any expansion of the Airbus Helicopters service offer can only be positive for us, providing us with more alternative solutions to our requirements"

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Raytheon Missile systems is one of the best systems that are offered in regards to providing and protecting homelands. It will help with protecting homeland, defend allies, and safeguard trade. Their main goal is provide a peace of mind to people to know that they are safe in their own country. Many countries rely on this system to be specific almost 13 countries rely on this system for their own protection. For so many years they have been able to accomplish their mission of keeping countries safe by mainly protecting people from high up (the sky) which is their main mission. Recently they have announced their new promotion of three airborne weapons systems. This was mainly to ensure protection to the fourth generation aircraft that would penetrate advanced air defense systems.

They are always looking outside the box which is why they have been one of the busy for years. Since they are aware that not all nations operate with low observable combat aircraft and that the ones who do, will likely to have retained non-LO aircraft as well. To keep their security high and to make sure they reach highest customer satisfaction they have developed separate areas separate from the company. They have developed defense systems such as The high speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM). Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW) and Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD). After these defense systems were meant to deliver more tailored package for the system and for the customers.

The Director of international programs and growth, Caesar Rodriguez recently told AIN that

“modeling and simulation had been highly rated by the U.S. Air Force. This led RMS to “think outside the box about synchronization, to deliver an affordable response to the A2/AD threat.”
This is important to ensure that they are qualified and have developed a great company that will protect counties and homelands of people. they are even able to kill vehicle defeat warheads while they’re still in space. Their JLNES aerostats provide regionals defense from 10,000 feet for 30 days at a time. they have a long radar that constantly keep watching over. They have been able to provide this great service with the many aircraft parts distributors.

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Panasonic Avionics has taken the initiative to choose Ericsson to be the next generation brand that is going to take over the aviation and multiple markets when it comes to connectivity services and networking. In the past few years airlines have been slowly enabling Wi-Fi connectivity available on board for crew members and passengers. This has been slowly becoming available to some airplanes but not all. Eventually all airplanes will have either 2G, 3G, LTE or Wi-Fi connectivity. Internet connection is becoming a necessity in today’s world, what a thousand men couldn’t do a hundred years ago one man can do today and this because of how technologically advanced we have become. Aviation connectivity services is definitely on the rise today and we can already see it some of the new cars that have these services available. Soon not only airplanes will have internet connection but every car or vehicle that is moving will have some type of internet connection.

Ericsson is definitely looking forward to embark on this journey to make global connectivity a possibility and this is possible through Panasonic Avionics and AeroMobile because they are going to play an important role in this and will be in a long term business relationship with Ericsson. Physicists predict that in the future the internet will be spread everywhere just like electricity is spread everywhere now, information will simply be flowing everywhere like power is flowing everywhere now. This contact between Ericsson and Panasonic Avionics is one step closer to this prediction where information is going to be accessible at 30,000 feet above sea level.


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Engine Data is the best way to enhance the health and performance the airplane engines, every company that designs and manufacturers engines has to face the reality of their product and how it performs from every angle. Engine data can be of great value because it shows the results for performance of an engine in real life where every bit of details can be recorded and seen by experts and engineers in order to make an effort to enhance their design in the future. Teledyne Controls and GE Aviation have agreed to join partnership in order to monitor engine health data. Originally engine data had to be measured or received in a lab with the engine running in a controlled environment. However, now and thanks to technology they are able to measure the engine data wirelessly in real time and while the aircraft is flying. This allows the engineers to measure real time and real event measurements.

Engine health data is being taken to whole another level according to Teledyne Controls and that’s because the capacity of taking this data is being changed, according to Willie Cecil, the director of business development, health monitoring always had a limit of few hundred bytes and that is not much. Also, the technology that used to gather this data was not up to date with what we have today. Engine data has been transferred by ACARS which is a limited access because of limited bandwidth. On the other hand, using Teledyne’s GroundLink original technology creates a higher bandwidth and continuous data reception during short and long flight hours available for technicians and engineers to see.

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Pratt & Whitney who are Canada innovators are ready to launch they maintenance program which is pay per hour maintenance program. It is called the leading-edge eagle service plan. It is mainly tailored to PT6A customer. Each plan is different and it depends on the airplane and the distance where it is at. It optimizes different plans. All their plans are cost effective which makes them even more appealing and more user friendly. This can save many a lot of money for the long term run. Therefore, many people are using it and many are willing to pay extra to be able to have their one on one service.

Some of the different plans that they have are one is the especially for you PT engine plane. This plan provides the first hours of coverage for free only to customers of new PT S engine powered aircraft. The other plan is an enhancement plan to P7W current ESP plan offering. This enables customers to apply their ESP plan investment. This is mainly for customers that are already enrolled in the service. It allows customers to select a new engine plan for the same model they have. Finally, the third plan is called the eagle service plan which is an engine maintenance service plan there is a fixed monthly fee and where operators have different level of operation to pay. There are different levels of coverage.

With these plans and great opportunities Pratt& Whitney are leading the aerospace and are shaping the future of the aviation industry. The Vice president Satheesh kumar Kumarasingam said

“We’ve proven the bottom-line value of the ESP plan to thousands of customers as a unique solution that delivers a planned approach to OEM-backed engine maintenance. And we continue to innovate our maintenance coverage options with the launch of new and enhanced programs. Today’s announcement is a testament to the program’s ongoing evolution in delivering comprehensive pay-per-hour coverage.”

Even their president is excited to announce their new plan. Which is the best plan for any aircraft repair and aircraft maintenance.


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In modern days many more people are travelling, some travel to explore the world and some people travel or basically fly for work reasons. The main point is that many people are flying and are using airplanes and different airport service. Many don’t know what goes behind scenes and many do not realize what really happens at an airport. So this blog is made to inform people with 5 interesting airport facts:

  1. Airport make A LOT of money… from parking:

Parking and transportation contribute to 41% of the total revenue that the airport makes. This is crazy because that’s almost half of the revenue that an airport makes is from parking itself. No wonder parking is so expensive. Most of the time airports take advantage of customers and use them to make extra cash by maintaining a high parking and transportation fee.

  1. The TSA is under a lot of testing.

It is shocking enough that TSA is under a microscope, yet another shocking point was that the TSA gets tested using volunteer from the airport employees. They use different employees from time to time and they make them go under the TSA screener. Often times they attach products to the consumer’s belt and prohibited substances to verify and check if the TSA screener can detect it.

  1. When bird strikes happen, they get sent to the Smithsonian

DNA must be sent from every bird the flocks around, it can be feathers, bird guts or both, depending on the state of the animal they are found in. This is done to be able to verify and intensity the species of the bird.

  1. Record keeping is intense

This might be somewhat obvious, but its not just normal record keeping, they have dozens of are binders that are filled with A LOT of papers, some are updated on regular basis.

  1. It is complicated to expand an Airport

It is not as easy as one thinks. Expanding an airport is a challenge. Many things must be taken into considerations, it also required a lot of money. Also finding aircraft parts supplier is challenging.

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Rolls-Royce conducted the first test for its Power GearBox (PGB) at its facility in Germany. The beginning of PBG testing has marked an important step for Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine as it has been two whole years since the design for the UltraFan was first released. The PGB is an essential part of the fan’s infrastructure and efficiencies. It will enable the engine to provide power that reaches 100,000HP during aircraft take-off, landing, and during flight.

So far, the PBG has been tested in low speeds and low pressures. These set of tests have proved that its rig dynamics and oils systems function accordingly.

The PBG has been scheduled to undergo more testing for the rest of the year that will showcase just how well it does under all types of conditions including, low-power, various pitches and roll angles at high-speed combinations, and at different altitudes.

After this phase of testing in complete, the PGB will be tested to its full power and the entire project should be finalized by 2025. Compared to the first generation of Rolls-Royce Trent engine, this Ultra-Fan engine will deliver an even lower burn efficiency with lower emission, a CTI System that will reduce weight, a heat resistant ceramic matrix, and a geared design that will deliver power even during high-thrust. Together, these new features will allow this UltraFan engine to have a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency. To make this possible, Rolls-Royce partnered with Liebherr-Aerospace. They developed the capabilities available for the new PGB Power Rig.

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Boeing released its Biennial World Air Cargo Forecast at the International Air Cargo Association Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in Paris this October. The model shows the company’s prediction for air cargo traffic over the next 20 years. Boeing’s forecast is more than optimistic despite the “below-trend” growth the air cargo market has experienced in the last several years. Boeing estimates the air cargo traffic rate will increase by 4.2% annually. To meet market demand by 2035, 930 new freighters are needed as well as 1,440 converted freighters.

The confidence in air cargo growth comes from an increase in trade due to an expanding e-commerce market. By 2020, internet transactions will reach $3.6 trillion in revenue. China projects its express market to grow by 55% in volume and 39% in revenue within the next 5 years. Overall, the markets connected to Asian countries are predicted to account for most of the air cargo growth.

Currently, Boeing produces 90% of the world’s freighters and products, and the positive expectations will increase the demand for their products and services. Approximately 550 large, 380 medium widebody, 400 widebody conversion, and 1,040 medium conversion freighters are needed to meet this demand. Boeing has engineered these carriers to be used for either express cargo or industrial goods. Boeing’s merchandise lineup includes carriers that are more than capable and reliable, and that continue to push Boeing as leaders of the industry.

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