Avionics Design
 
 
The Avionics Design monthly E-newsletter from the editorial staff of mil-embedded.com covers hardware and software avionics designs and certification issues in the commercial and military avionics markets in the U.S. and Europe via the Military Embedded Systems partnership with Aviation Maintenance magazine and the Aviation Electronics Europe show.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RUSS GRAVES, TE CONNECTIVITY
 
After World War II, aviation electronics evolved away from electromechanical components toward electronic and digital technologies, as seen in the development of fly-by-wire systems. That evolution continues today, as both military and commercial aircraft use increasing amounts of computing power and generate huge reams of data.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SCOTT MILLER, TE CONNECTIVITY
 
Introduced in the 1970s and still widely used today, MIL-DTL-38999 circular crimp connectors are sometimes taken for granted. Their long history and general popularity make it easy to overlook the ability of the broad 38999-connector family to help engineers solve contemporary size, weight, and power (SWaP) challenges.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Unmanned systems and software company Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, has won a first-of-its kind contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to provide fire-suppression services within the contiguous 48 states and Alaska using its ScanEagle unmanned sircraft dystem (UAS).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Rockwell Collins reports that its AN/PRC-162(V)1 software-defined radio (SDR) is now the first tactical ground radio to pass one of the critical tests needed to meet the security requirements required for operation with the Department of Defense (DoD) final version of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
A newly released congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine states that introducing drone operations into U.S. airspace can provide substantial benefits to society, such as preventing derailments, inspecting cell phone towers, delivering medical devices to patients in cardiac distress, and assisting firefighters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Rockwell Collins has extended its contract with the Australian army to provide avionics support for Australian fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters. The performance-based logistics (PBL) contract extends to 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR 
 
Officials at TPG Capital completed the acquisition of Wind River. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANA IRIARTE, TECHNOLOGY EDITOR
 
U.S. Navy officials tapped Charles River Analytics for the the Intuitive User Interfaces for Task-Tailored Planning (INTUIT) contract, in which they will create mission planning tools for Navy pilots. The two-year contract is valued at $750,000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
JetBlue founder David Neeleman is reportedly launching a new airline possibly to be called Moxy. The airline is said to be based on the low-cost carrier model similar to JetBlue and less like Spirit Airlines, and will operate the Bombardier C-series aircraft. Reports say the preliminary order is for 60 Bombardier CS300s.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MERCURY SYSTEMS
 
Commercial digital convergence has created converged media, information systems, smartphones and autonomous vehicles. Digital convergence now has a proven roadmap behind it and is enabling new technology breakthroughs in processing domains everywhere.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
The global MRO software market in aviation is estimated at $4.08 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $4.93 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.85 percent from 2017 to 2022. A significant increase in digitalization of MRO activities and the high demand in aviation maintenance software services from MROs are projected to drive the growth of the aviation MRO market.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Utilize X-ES embedded hardware for reliable, trusted computing in a wide range of deployable applications. Designed, manufactured & supported in the USA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
More than 100 members of the tech industry from 17 companies came to Calgary for WestJet's inaugural #hackinthehangar Challenge. Teams were challenged to create and build world-class digital solutions focused on WestJet's premium and global travelers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Boeing announced that it will invest in Kittyhawk (San Francisco, California), a startup that offers a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UASs).
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Lockheed Martin has chosen Raytheon to develop and deliver the next-generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 fighter jet. Northrop Grumman had previously held the contract for the F-35 DAS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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AVIATION MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE
 
The Aviation Consulting Group (TACG) will be holding a Human Factors Train-the-Trainer Course for Aircraft Maintenance in Myrtle Beach, S. C. in August. The forty-hour, five-day course is designed for company employees who will be responsible for developing and teaching human factors courses. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
NASA reports that it has conducted a series of flight tests that successfully demonstrate technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LISA DAIGLE, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
 
Rockwell Collins has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc. II) program it undertook with the U.S. Navy and has obtained approval to begin detailed design work on the system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DDC-I
 
Gary Gilliland, Technical Marketing Manager, DDC-I, Inc. at Avionics Expo discussing new operating systems.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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JOHN MCHALE, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
 
EVP, Group Editorial Director John McHale gives a recap on the last day of Avionics Expo. He discusses the panel discussions and key topics of how to integrate drones into national air space.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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JOHN MCHALE, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
 
EVP, Group Editorial Director John McHale and Adrian Broadbent, CEO and founder of Avionics Expo discusses the success of the show.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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