Airbus Helicopters leading provider of helicopters recently delivered their first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation. This took place after the manufacturing company completed the formal acceptance process with France’s Defense Procurement Agency.


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SmartSky Networks has set plans to introduce its 4G LTE connectivity service for in-flights. They will be servicing this connectivity for their business jet operators around the United States starting in mid-2018. Once this connectivity is fully operational, SmartSky Networks will be the first provider that uses proprietary beam-forming technology in a network that is air-to-ground.


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Ametek MRO Muirhead Avionics now has the full capability to bench check, repair, and overhaul the Honeywell RTA-4B. Muirhead Avionics is an OEM-approved overhaul and repair station with services for flight data and cockpit instrumentation for civil and military aircraft.


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Boeing and Nasa have teamed up to make flying safer for all future generations. Between 2001 and 2010 there were seventeen deadly crashes that came as a direct result of pilots no longer being able to see their surroundings and having to navigate their aircrafts with just the instruments on their dashboards. The Space Act was created between NASA and Boeing to help combat this issue in the future.


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On November 9th, 2017, Boeing and CDB Aviation came to an agreement on how many new 737 Max’s and 787 Dreamliner Boeing aircrafts CDB would be purchasing. The total came out to forty-two 737 Max 8s, ten 737 Max 10s, and eight 787 Dreamliner’s. This made their grand total $7.4 billion dollars as per the present item price, which was announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show, which takes place at Parc des Expositions Paris-le-Bourget.


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Aircrafts are a combination of a lot of unique heavy-duty parts and assemblies brought together to create a flyable mechanism. Not all pilots are mechanics and therefore do not know or understand the complexity of aircraft cylinders.  Knowing what Is under the hood of the aircraft upon flying it gives the pilot a better feel of awareness if a malfunction were to happen.


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Avionics Magazine has created a top 10 lists for latest innovations that have been started to revolutionize the aerospace industry in the following years.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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