Farnborough Report e-newsletter

Farnborough Report e-newsletter in July covers the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 from avionics, electronics, and electro-optics perspective.

The editors of Intelligent Aerospace and Military & Aerospace Electronics will produce the Farnborough Report e-newsletter with technology and business news from the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 from Monday, July 14th through Friday, July 18th. The e-newsletter will go out to all subscribers of PennWell Aerospace & Defense Media Group e-newsletters. If you're not already a subscriber, go to www.militaryaerospace.com/newsletters.html and sign up for one or all of these e-newsletters, and the Farnborough Report will land in your inbox every day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Farnborough Report News and Updates

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

Global demand for commercial passenger jets over next two decades set at 36,770 worth $5.2 trillion

FARNBOROUGH, England, 21 July 2014. Analysts at the Boeing Co. in Seattle predict global demand for commercial passenger jets will be 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years worth $5.2 trillion. Boeing, one of the world's largest commercial jet manufacturers, made its announcement this past week at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

An SA-17 missile fired from a Buk launcher would make short work of a 777 passenger jumbo jet

HOWARD'S TOWER BLOG, 18 July 2014. It looks like Malaysia Airlines had another really bad day yesterday. News reports say a Malaysia Airlines 777 jumbo jet en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine where government forces and Russian-backed separatists are locked in a civil war in the eastern region of the country.

Airbus

Parker Aerospace wins MRO contract to support Airbus A320, A330, and A380 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., won a maintenance support agreement with Airbus for its Flight Hour Services (FHS)—including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on components fitted on a wide range of Airbus platforms, including the A320, A330, and A380 commercial aircraft.

iPad

NAFI sponsors MyGoFlight's iPad EFB challenge seminars and contests

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has partnered with MyGoFlight to sponsor a national seminar/contest series for pilots making the transition from a paper-based to a paperless cockpit using an Apple iPad tablet computer as an electronic flight bag (EFB).

Raytheon

Raytheon showcases advanced weapons, missile defense technology at Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Precision weapons, advanced gunfire detectors, tiny jammers, and a bus-size radar that tracks missiles as they hurtle through space are all part of Raytheon Company's (NYSE:RTN) technology showcase at the Farnborough International Airshow in England.

LEAP

LEAP-1B and CFM56-7B engines to power 9 Air Boeing 737 fleet under $3.7 billion contract

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. China's 9 Air has ordered CFM International's LEAP-1B engine to power 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, in addition to CFM56-7B engines to power 20 Next-Generation 737s. The $3.7 billion order includes spare engines and a long-term service agreement.

Sensor

Gyro-Stabilized Systems introduces ultra-HD airborne surveillance sensor

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Gyro-Stabilized Systems is introducing its S516 RetinEye Ultra-HD airborne sensor during Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

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Parker Aerospace develops around-the-clock Global Customer Response Center for MRO customers

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., is pleased to announce the development of a global customer response center, which will provide a full range of business and technical customer services to Parker Aerospace maintenance, repair, and overhaul customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

C919

Parker Aerospace and AVIC JVs open facilities in China to support COMAC C919 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Parker Aerospace and its joint ventures with AVIC FACRI and AVIC Jincheng have received business licenses from the Nanjing and Xi’an governments to operate the joint ventures in China.

Farnborough

GE Aviation and Barco’s Defence & Aerospace division sign collaboration agreement for future helicopter displays

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Engineers in GE Aviation and the Barco Defence & Aerospace division are jointly developing a new family of open system helicopter cockpit displays, according to a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

LifeRcraft

Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotorcraft demonstrator in the frame of Clean Sky 2 program

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17 July 2014. Airbus Helicopters engineers will lead the design of LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft), a large-scale compound rotorcraft demonstrator to be built in the framework of Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative, formally launched last week at Brussels.

AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland to integrate and test FASGW missile systems on U.K. MoD AW159 Wildcat helicopters

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Officials at AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, signed a contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) valued at £90 million to integrate, test, and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters.

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific employs Rockwell Collins ARINC eEnabled take-off-to-touchdown information management for B777-300ER aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Cathay Pacific officials begin their operational evaluation of the Rockwell Collins eEnabled Aircraft Solution for complete, take-off-to-touchdown advanced information management on three Boeing 777-300ER commercial aircraft.

Boeing

Qatar Airways finalizes $19B order for 50 Boeing 777X commercial jetliners, commits to 50 Boeing 777-9X and four Freighters

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Qatar Airways finalized an order for 50 777-9X commercial airliners, valued at $18.9 billion U.S. at current list prices, today at Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Black Hawk helicopter

L-3 Link to build UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers for Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) won a contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation to build three UH-60L Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) and associated training systems for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.

Bombardier

SmartStem Wireless Tire Pressure System wins EASA certification for Bombardier aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics, a segment of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR), has received an EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Crane’s SmartStem Wireless Tire Pressure System for the Bombardier families of CRJ regional jets, Challenger mid-sized business jets, and Global large business jets.

Parker

Parker Aerospace expands global support in Middle East

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Customer Support Operations officials at Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., have launched a global pooling center in the Middle East to provide increased regional service support for customers.

Parker

Advanced Atomization Technologies signs maintenance, repair, and overhaul agreement with Aero Gulf Norway

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Advanced Atomization Technologies (AA TECH), the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, has signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement with maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company Aero Gulf Norway to provide MRO services for CFM56 fuel nozzles in support of Aero Gulf Norway’s engine overhaul shop.

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Parker develops modular cooling pumps for specialized electronics and sensor suites

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Engineers at Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., are developing a family of polyalphaolefin (PAO) cooling pumps ideally suited for specialized electronic or sensor suites. Modular products will support low-production volumes that are common in domestic and international defense markets.

Rolls Royce

Parker Aerospace to provide high-temperature fuel hoses and support for new Rolls-Royce engines for Boeing 787 aircraft

FARNBOROUGH, England, 16 July 2014. Rolls-Royce officials have selected Parker Aerospace to provide high-temperature fuel hoses and lifetime support on Trent 1000-TEN and Trent 1000 package C engines.

F-35

F-35 flies for first time at Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. The F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation, multirole military aircraft is flying for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Parker designs integrated oil replenishment system for business jet applications

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., is designing an integrated engine oil replenishment system as an option for business jet (bizjet) aircraft.

Airbus

Airbus Group brings commercial and military aircraft, propulsion and training systems to Farnborough Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. During Farnborough Airshow, Airbus Group is presenting current and emerging aeronautics technologies, including the A380 double-decker aircraft, new A350 XWB, military airlifter A400M, and a full-size A350 XWB cockpit mock-up. Additionally, Airbus Defence and Space is showing the multi-mission C295 aircraft and the Atlante unmanned aerial system at Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

Textron

Textron Aviation brings four aircraft to Farnborough International Airshow

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is featuring four aircraft and sharing a chalet with other Textron companies—Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, and Textron Systems—at the Farnborough International Airshow this week in Farnborough, England.

Textron

Aircraft participation up at Farnborough International Airshow 2014

FARNBOROUGH, England, 15 July 2014. Farnborough International Ltd. officials have received a record number of requests to exhibit aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in both the static aircraft park and the flying display, including more large-body aircraft than in recent years. To date, more than 70 aircraft are confirmed as part of the static lineup and another 23 for the flying display.

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