Iridium

Iridium Communications Inc is located in McLean, Virginia and it is the operator of 66 active satellites used for worldwide voice and data and the only company that offers coverage. Matt Desch, Iridium CEO provided updates on Aireon’s place : the pilots and flights operations department will have speedier cockpit connections due to ADS-B service and new L-band airplane terminals.

Certus, Iridium’s multi-service communications platform, is intended to allow connectivity to numerous industries, mostly maritime and aviation operators. Commercial airliners and general aviation will benefit from this decision with lower cost hardware for fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Sailor 4300 has been already launched for maritime operators by Cobham Sarcom as the first Iridium Certus connected terminal. Moreover, in 2016 at National Business Aviation Association, Thales launched FlyLink connected cockpit and crew operational satellite. Mat Desch, CEO of Certus, explained how their focused will be more on the cockpit and operational services contrary to the cabin. He also added that the speed will improve as well with new software and satellites as they become available.

The terminals will be able to operate both on its existing satellites and the next constellation with a speed varying between 128 kbps and 350 kbps. Eventually the speed will reach 700 kbps and ultimately 1.4 mbps featuring the advantages of the new satellites.

Commercial airliner market will benefit of the higher speed connections while the lower speed will be available for general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

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Turbofan engine

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and it is a manufacturer of advanced specialty materials and complex components. The company breaks down into two segments : High Performance Materials and Components which includes nickel and titanium based alloys/ superalloys and Flat Rolled Products which includes titanium, specialty, duplex and nickel alloys, strip and grain-oriented electrical steel. On the other hand, Pratt & Whitney is a aerospace manufacturer, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTC). The engine powers more than a quarter of the world’s mainline passenger fleet. Recently, divulged plans to increase isothermal forging capacity, which is part of nearly $386-million capital investment in Columbus, GA. Therefore, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated and Pratt & Whitney have entered a new long-term purchase agreement to provide diverse jet engine parts.

Under the established conditions, ATI will supply isothermal forgings and nickel-based powder alloys for Pratt & Whitney’s new PurePower Geared Turbofan engine. The agreement was concluded between P&W’s principal, United Technologies and ATI last year. The LTPA will start operating this year and will continue during the complete engine program. From 2017 to 2030, the LTPA is anticipated to produce revenue in excess of $1 billion.

“Through this agreement, ATI significantly increases its content on the GTF engine as well as on the P&W F135 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter program,” said Rich Harshman, ATI’s chairman, president and CEO. “We believe this LTPA recognizes our leading technologies, broad manufacturing capabilities and operating reliability within the jet-engine supply chain made possible by ATI’s integrated capabilities from nickel-based alloy powders through isothermal forgings to machined parts.”

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LCI orders nine helicopters

The aviation division of the Libra Group, Leonardo and Lease Corporation International (LCI), have announced an increased order of nine helicopters. The order is valued at over US$120 million and covers the entire family of new generation helicopters called the Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189. Deliveries for the helicopters should started and should continue into 2018.

Lease Corporation International (LCI) is already a leading customer for Leonardo aircraft. Having a total of 49 helicopters with this additional order. The versatility and capability of the AW169, AW139 and AW189 aircraft are proving to be exceedingly popular among the leading operators around the world. A record five AW169s and one AW139 are being delivered and deployed this month. The helicopters are going to be used for maritime pilot transfers, search-and-rescue (SAR), training and utility missions, and emergency medical services. Proving that Lease Corporation International is diverse and expanding.

Crispin Maunder, executive chairman of LCI said, “Today’s [June 19] order marks just an interim stage in our continued long-term fleet development plan. We are seeing a resurgence of demand for modern, cost-effective helicopters across a range of different sectors, and this additional follow-on order underscores our confidence in the market and ensures that LCI has the right size and mix of helicopter fleet to fulfil our customers’ near-term requirements. The record number of helicopters we have taken delivery of and placed on lease this month alone is a clear demonstration of the continuing strength and diversity of demand in the helicopter market and in particular that for Leonardo helicopters.”

Lease Corporation International’s helicopter fleet is currently made up of approximately 60 helicopters in service and on order, including the market-leading Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopters. LCI’s growing fleet of helicopters are on lease to operators worldwide. Serving a wide range of sectors including EMS, SAR, offshore wind power, harbor pilots and training and utility, as well as a small proportion serving oil-and-gas production.

With a big order like LCI’s helicopter fleet comes with a big order of helicopter engine parts. The leading distributor for all helicopter engine parts is ASAP Aerospace. You can get all your aviation parts 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can order online at www.asap-aerospace.com or by phone in your office, job site or the comfort of your own home. 


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Praxair’s abrasive coating
There is exciting news about Rolls-Royce, a major aerospace organization headquartered in Indiana. They are one of the leading aerospace components manufacturers and is the second largest provider of aero-engine products in the defense industry. One of their facilities, Crosspointe, manufactures engine components for the Trent engine family and has recently awarded a contract with Praxair Surface Technologies. This 10-year contract will allow Praxair Surface Technologies to coat the rotating components in the jet engine which will aid with heat produced due to friction and will increase the part’s life. The Rolls-Royce engines will definitely benefit from Praxair’s abrasive coatings and allow their engines to perform better and require less maintenance.

Praxair is scheduled to start later this year around June or July, and will begin to use their Tribomet coating technology on the aerospace components. Many parts have a certain timeframe before they need to be replaced or maintained, and it can become a headache for an aircraft operator to not be able to fly an aircraft because of a faulty or worn-down part. As technology and research develops, companies like Praxair Surface Technologies will help lessen these unfortunate and unwanted moments and helps create a much smoother operational flow. Rolls-Royce engines are used all throughout the globe, and are used for many important military aircrafts. If these coatings help to keep these aircrafts in the air, then Rolls-Royce will benefit from this contract with Praxair. Furthermore, militaries and defense industries around the world will be able to keep their nations safer as these aircrafts perform more efficiently and effectively.

Here at ASAP Aerospace, we have a dedicated and expansive array of aviation. We are your one-stop shop and go-to destination for a simplified sourcing solution. ASAP will ensure that our consumers’ needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner all the while offering cost-effective component solutions therefore improving your negotiation power and profit margins. All our aircraft parts are extensively tested and enjoy our consumer-centric warranty. If you are interested in a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales staff at www.asap-aerospace.com. Call us toll free at 1-714-705-4780!

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Harris Corp. F-35
Harris Corp. an American technology company has succeeded in major expense savings and delivery milestones for avionics supporting the F-35 Lightning II, the Melbourne, Fla.-based aerospace producer noted this week. Since the commencement of the F-35 program, Harris has worked with engineering partners to deliver more than 780,000 items with 99.8 percent on time precision, which includes vibration secluded and liquid cooled avionics racks, power supplies for all aircraft mission systems, network boundary units that allow fiber optic data communication among mission subsystems within the entire aircraft, phased array antennas and data links that guarantee encoded and secure communication among the aircraft, and lightweight air-filled carriage and release racks that support the aircraft’s low visible profile. Harris is a great company and here at ASAP Semi we do a lot of business with them because they are always on time and reliable.

Right from the first deliveries of avionics, Harris has applied affordability enterprises that have reduced the avionics ship set cost for each aircraft by 64 percent. I love to get low prices, so I can give customers a better price and Harris does great at giving us low prices. Harris has also provided sectional components and common parts to 21 other F-35 contractors ensuing in more than $750 million in expense savings over the existence of the production program. As part of every individual aircraft, Harris delivers more than 1,500 module components, 58 network interface units, 21 power supplies, 7 integrated racks, 6 advanced antenna arrays, and 3 antenna interface units. Harris is a great one stop shop and has a lot of stock and low prices.

At ASAP Semi, we are great at knowing about new projects that are being started because that’s how we get a great amount of orders. We like to know exactly what is going on when a customer calls, so customers know they can trust us because we are knowledgeable of the parts and projects going on. So that we can have stock available for these customers and give them a low price since we will be buying at a large quantity. Also check our military aircraft and helicopter parts catalogue

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Navy’s P-8A Aircraft
Boeing Co. engineers are being asked to make some enhancements to the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon Patrol Aircraft’s digital signal processing system. This aircraft is the military’s version of the Boeing 737 jetliner. The upgrade is being requested by the US Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and is under the terms of a $68.7 million contract. The Defense, Space & Security segment of Boeing is also being asked to improve the P-8A’S acoustic subsystem, which is the main component in operating the aircraft’s ASW functionality.

The Navy is asking Boeing for P-8A increment 3 block 2 acoustics subsystem capability enhancements, which include some software and system updates, technical support, management, defect correction, obsolescence mitigation and modernization. The goal of this update request is to initiate an open-systems approach in which the existing systems collaborate with and support future capability integration systems.
The Navy’s P-8A Aircraft Boeing-built acoustics subsystem includes previous updates. One of the previous updates to the system was the Multistatic Active Coherent Capability (MAC) which uses the SSQ-125 sonobuoy. The SSQ-125 sonobuoy generates sounds electronically as opposed to using explosive charges. It intercepts submarine sonar echoes and replays them to the P-8A aircraft’s system. This way of operating and generating sound is significantly more accurate than the former, resulting in fewer false returns.

 Another upgrade that was previously initiated for the P-8A Aircraft is the Automatic Information System and the High-Altitude ASW Weapon (HAAWC) system. This is a flying torpedo that is designed for release from high altitudes to suddenly enter the water in near proximity to enemy submarines in very little time. The HAAWC includes a GPS system, a data link and a Boeing-built wing kit. This enables the Navy’s P-8A Aircraft to have a wide range and maintain a large search area. It also enables increased standoff ranges from threats. There is a GPS satellite navigation capability included on the sonobuoys that are deployed by the P-8A aircrafts as well. This is to enables the Navy’s P-8A Patrol Aircraft the ability to maintain a precise plot of the suonobuoy field. They can reach altitude of 10,000 feet or higher.

In conclusion, the Navy’s P-8A Aircraft system capabilities are numerous. The goal is to develop and deploy new functions and capabilities quickly as they are generated, as opposed to delaying delivery for the purpose of presenting them all together. These updates will stay within the current size, weight, power and cooling margins of the P-8A aircraft.ASAP Aerospace is global distributor & manufacturer of Aerospace parts and are tested and covered under warranty. 

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Optionally Piloted Aircraft

There was a time when flying was just in the imagination of people’s minds, and many have tried to attempt to fly and failed. It wasn’t until the wright brothers put all their dedication and effort to invent and succeed the first prototype of an airplane. Since then airplanes have become a thing of the future, it allows us to travel thousands of miles in matters of hours when it used to take weeks and months to travel somewhere. Technology is another aspect that goes hand in hand with airplanes; the better technologically advanced we are then the better we can create solutions in the air. A simple example can be when the GPS was invented it made flying much easier because the since of direction and the ability to derive the location of the airplane has become significantly easier. Pilots are no longer dependent on the stars to locate where they are, and if there is a bad weather causing low visibility then finding direction can be extremely difficult.

Stemme AG and S-Plane Automation have innovated the latest technology into an aircraft which now the aircraft can be optionally operated by a human being. What this means is that an entire airplane can operate automatically and proceed with takeoff and landing. Stemme AG and S-Plane Automation have agreed to build this technology into the ECARYS ES15 aircraft. It gives the option to the operator to fly manually or to fly independently without a pilot.

ASAP Semiconductor is a procurement focused company that focuses on finding solutions to our customers, ASAP Semiconductor supplies all kinds of parts and in our efforts to make it easy for our customers to find the parts they need we have created a platform that can do that; ASAP Aerospace deal with Aerospace parts, also our aircraft parts are tested and under warranty. If you are looking for parts in need of pricing and availability then send us a request for quote online at asap-aerospace.com with your parts numbers and the quantity you need. You can also send your request via email at sales@asap-aerospace.com and receive your quote that way, and you can call us at +1-714-705-4780 to speak with a sales representative.


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prattwhitney-greenaviationtechnology

It’s true that fossil fuels have created a change in history and without it; how we live today would have never happened this quickly. Fossil fuels made everything from transportation, manufacturing, Electricity to be available in the way it is available today and many more to happen. Aerospace and aviation are obviously a big user of fossil fuels and if it wasn’t for fossil fuels then the aerospace industry would have not been able to flourish the way it did for the past hundred years. Having said that; fossil fuels might be very important for the way we have grew globally in every aspect of life but it also has it’s cons due to carbon dioxide production as a bi-product of burning fossil fuels which is causing our atmosphere to heat up and it’s killing our ozone layer which is our protection from the sun rays.

Now and with all the discoveries and innovative minds of today we are trying to develop alternative ways to create green aviation technology, NASA is making it their business also to create green aviation engine technology and they have selected Pratt & Whitney American aerospace manufacturer for ultra-high bypass advanced nacelle technologies flight demonstration. NASA is already looking to integrate this technology for commercial transport and they are investing about $22 million over the next few years to get this project moving quickly and in a powerful way.

ASAP Semiconductor is a proud distributor of all kind of parts, especially aircraft parts, and we will find logistic solutions in order to find you those parts that are hard to find and for competitive prices. Our platform ASAP Aerospace Online deal with Aerospace parts and our aircraft parts are tested and under warranty. If you are interested in a quote and looking for parts then submit a request for quote online at www.asap-aerospace.com with your part number and quantity and we will reply to you with a quote shortly after. You can also email us your request at sales@asap-aerospace.com or you can speak with a sales representative and receive a quote over the phone if you call +1-714-705-4780.


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Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot

Many people in the Los Angeles area, know what the Goodyear blimp is due to how big it is and its bright blue color on it. I believe this blimp is a great way of advertising and just by flying it in the air it gets exposed to thousands of eyes. The Airship Operations base is in Carson, they plan on making an improvement by the end of the year, which will include an inflatable hangar for the new Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot Two. These iconic blimps have been a type of advertisement for Goodyear for more than 90 years.

The new blimp will have some new upgrades like a completely new design, faster speeds, quieter engine, advance on-board avionics and larger passenger capacity. Goodyear wants to continue to innovate themselves from competitors. With this new blimp, Goodyear believes that the more people will be attracted to it and more people will want to take a ride in it since you really can’t do it anywhere and what better area then Los Angeles.

The new hanger will contain over 73 miles of partially translucent polyester fabrics and will be about nine stories tall and longer than a football field. Another upgrade that Goodyear will be doing is enlarged mooring circle for ground handling, a new mastering system, and a new matiness building.

Goodyear began in 1917 and since then they have built more than 300 lighter-than-air- vehicles for public relations and defense applications. They have become one of the largest companies in the world with about 66,000 employees, 48 facilities in 21 countries, and have developed state of the art products and services that set the technology and performance standards for the industry.

Here at ASAP Aerospace developing ways for customers to see availably and pricing as easy as possible. Advertisement on online searches is one of strengths, which brings of lots of customers that could be going to other customers. If you have any parts requirement of Goodyear manufacturer, then feel free to contact our dedicated sales representative at sales@asap-aerospace.com or call us on +1-714-705-4780.


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Communications On Airlines

Since the early 1990’s the FCC has banned all cellphone use once the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet. I am sure all of us have been on an airplane ride and had to stop texting, a phone conversation, or even reading an article once the pilot has stated to do so. At that point you can only hope that the airline you have chosen to fly with has WiFi and for that matter, free WiFi.

In December of 2016 the department of transportation proposed new regulations allowing passengers to continue to surf the web, Skype, Facebook, and FaceTime while in flight as long as the airline has provided its travelers with information on their guidelines. People have always been very negative towards this issue, wondering why at 10,000 feet you must shut off your device. To this day there has been no significant evidence proving that these measures need to be taken. Then you also have the opposite end of the spectrum, one I too can side with.

Allowing customers to take voice calls while in the confined space of airplane could lead to more problems than solutions. Who wants to listen to a passenger sitting next to you jabber on their cell phone about politics for two hours while you are trying to read, take a nap, or watch a movie. As recently as December Alaska Airline and Southwest Airlines told the Chicago Tribune they have zero plans to allow voice calls on airplanes. I would suspect this is due to flight attendants not wanting to deal with people chattering into their phones during flights. That much noise could possibly cause some sort of safety issue. The FCC will continue to rule and discuss this matter but a real change doesn’t look realistic in the near future. Realistically you could leave it up to airline to decide. That way when someone flies with a particular airline they would know beforehand if it’s going to be a quiet or “chatty” flight beforehand. It’s looking like the “can you hear me now” pests won’t soon be visiting an airline near you.

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