PARIS AIR SHOW REPORT

Up-to-the-minute coverage of the Paris Air Show

Amphenol expands Backshell family with AlumaLight release

Amphenol expands Backshell family with AlumaLight release

PARIS, June 2015. Amphenol Pcd, a subsidiary of Amphenol Corp. and a supplier of interconnect products for military and commercial aerospace applications in Beverly, Mass. has extended its Backshell product family with AlumaLight. 

Avionics sales exceed $587 million in Q1 2015, declining nearly 10 percent year over year

General aviation, bizjet avionics sales exceed $587 million in Q1 2015, declining nearly 10 percent year over year

PARIS, 19 June 2015. In the first three months of 2015, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales exceeded $587 million ($587,100,212.92), according to the Aircraft Electronics Association first-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report. The figure represents a 9.9 percent decrease in sales compared to the first-quarter 2014 ($651,748,994.12, or more than $651 million); this year's first-quarter sales are more in line with the first-quarter sales of 2013 ($586,006,894.49, or more than $586 million).

GE and joint ventures win $19B in orders, commitments at Paris Air Show

GE and joint ventures win $19B in orders, commitments at Paris Air Show

PARIS, 19 June 2015. GE Aviation and its joint venture companies, including CFM International (joint company between GE and Snecma/Safran), won more than $19 billion (USD) in orders and commitments for nearly 1,000 GE and CFM engines as well as OnPoint agreements for engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO).

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union (EU) plan to cooperate to provide seamless air traffic services for aircraft flying between the United States and Europe. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the European Commission’s (EC’s) Director General for Mobility and Transport, Joao Aguiar Machado, signed a letter of intent on air traffic management (ATM) modernization at a ceremony in Paris. The extension and expansion of the current agreement between the U.S. and E.U. are intended to help ensure passengers enjoy safer, on-time flying over the Atlantic, thanks to the benefits of NextGen and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR). 

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

PARIS, 18 June 2015. The TEKEVER Group, an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer, and ViaSat, a provider of communication technologies and services, have entered into a strategic alliance aimed at expanding the civilian use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms, also commonly known as drones, with advanced satellite communications. The companies are collaborating by adding ViaSat’s communication technologies onto TEKEVER’s UAS platforms to push the boundaries of UAS range in civilian beyond line of sight (BLOS) applications, officials say.

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day four highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

Thales I-Master radar integrated on proposed Scorpion light-attack jet to enhance sensor package

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Attack jet designers at Textron AirLand LLC in Providence, R.I., have integrated the I-Master radar from Thales Group in Paris on the Scorpion light attack and Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) jet aircraft.

Alenia Aermacchi engineers opt for Honeywell environmental, cabin press controls

Alenia Aermacchi engineers opt for Honeywell environmental, cabin press controls

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Engineers at Alenia Aermacchi needed an environmental control system for the company’s new, lightweight M-345 High Efficiency Trainer jets, due to enter service in 2018. They found their solution at Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE:HON), and signed a contract for Honeywell’s Environmental Control Systems and Cabin Pressure Control Systems, designed for aircraft cooling, cockpit pressurization, and temperature control.  

Thales and Defense Conseil International partner to advance electronic warfare training

Thales and Defense Conseil International partner to advance electronic warfare training

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Thales and Defense Conseil International (DCI) have joined forces to better meet the high-level electronic warfare (EW) training “needs and expectations of military customers around the world,” officials explain. Thales and DCI engineers have developed common training modules focused on various aspects of modern EW.

ESI presents its Virtual Prototyping solutions at the International Paris Air Show

ESI Group , pioneer and world-leading solution provider in Virtual Prototyping for manufacturing industries, announces its participation in the 51st International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, June 15 to 21, 2015.

Paris Air Show: Single-aisle jets win out for Boeing, Airbus

A Rafale jet fighter performs its demonstration flight during the Paris Air Show, at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, Monday, June 15, 2015.

Airbus announces X6 heavy-lift helicopter concept at Paris Airshow

Airbus Helicopters has just announced the launch of the concept phase of its planned X6 heavy-lift helicopter. Possible applications for the aircraft could include oil and gas missions, or search and rescue operations.

Boeing Orders Outpace Airbus At Paris Air Show

Boeing (BA) landed the biggest order yet at the Paris Air Show, a $10.7 billion order from Netherlands-based AerCap Holdings (AER) for 100 of its new narrow-body twin-engine 737 Max 8 jets

Boeing nabs big 737 orders at Paris Air Show

The big winner on the second day of the Paris Air Show was the Boeing Co. 737 aircraft. Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced an order from aircraft leasing company AerCap for 100 737 MAX 8s in a deal valued at $10.7 billion at list prices.

Airbus Paris Air Show New Order Tally Tops $16 Bil

Boeing (BA) was outpacing rival Airbus (EADSY) in new orders on Tuesday, day two of the Paris Air Show, the world's largest commercial aircraft expo.

Paris Air Show: Single-aisle jets win out for Boeing, Airbus

Boeing landed the biggest order so far of the Paris Air Show with a deal Tuesday for 100 of its 737s - the single-aisle jets that Boeing's CEO calls "the heart of the market" in the years to come.

In pics: 51st Paris air show

Airbus helicopters and an Airbus A380 airplane of Qatar Airways are pictured at Le Bourget airport on June 16, 2015, north of Paris, on the second day of the show.

U.S. Made 'Judgment Call' To Withhold F-35 at Paris Air Show

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James offered a rationale for the absence of the F-35 Lightning II at the Paris Air Show this week,

Day three highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day three highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day three highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Day three highlights from Paris Airshow 2015

Korean Air orders 100 next-gen single-aisle passenger jets Tuesday from Boeing and Airbus

Korean Air orders 100 next-gen single-aisle passenger jets Tuesday from Boeing and Airbus

PARIS, 17 June 2015. Commercial air carrier Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. in Seoul, South Korea, is ordering as many as 100 next-generation fuel-efficient single-aisle passenger jets in orders announced Tuesday split between the world's two largest commercial jet manufacturers.

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Gore aerospace presents materials, cables, microwave assemblies modern airborne digital networks

PARIS, June 2015. W. L. Gore & Associates officials are on hand at Paris Air Show 2015 this week demonstrating new advances in aerospace and avionics technology in the areas of aerospace materials, Ethernet cables, and microwave assemblies for commercial and defense applications. 

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Accenture and Airbus deliver wearable technology proof of concept for improving airplane cabin assembly

PARIS, 17 June 2015. Accenture is at Paris Air Show showcasing how industrial-grade, Internet-connected wearable technology can improve manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and maintenance processes. This demonstration aims to illustrate how smart glasses technology can enhance real-world industry applications using barcode scanning, data retrieval from the cloud, contextual instructions, augmented reality, 3D viewing and voice command.

UTC confirms plans to spin-off or sell its Sikorsky helicopters unit at Paris air show

Shares of United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) were trading 2.56 percent lower today after the company said it was ready to entertain purchase offers for its Sikorsky helicopter manufacturing division.

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