Lockheed Martin to use Honeywell weather radar solution on new commercial freighter

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will provide IntuVue RDR-4000 and 4000M Weather Radar systems, the commercial and military versions of its 3-D weather radar solution, to Lockheed Martin for use on its new LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter, the company said.

The LM-100J is expected to operate in severe weather conditions and the radar enables pilots to operate in difficult environments.

Honeywell adapted the advanced technology from the IntuVue radar into the RDR-4000M to support the unique operating conditions of cargo aircraft like the C-130, C-17 and LM-100J.

Honeywell is a software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.

Jeppesen, Teledyne partner to enhance aircraft connectivity capabilities

Jeppesen has teamed with Teledyne Controls to deliver greater data connectivity for carriers using FliteDeck Pro, the electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for airlines and large-scale operators, the company said.

The companies will integrate Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro with Teledyne´s GroundLink Comm+ system with Aircraft Interface Device (AID) functionality, known as GroundLink AID+, the company said.

GroundLink AID+ technology from Teledyne will allow airlines to view real-time GPS-based, ownship positioning on navigational charts to increase situational awareness in flight.

Connectivity provides the pilot with access to the EFB pre-flight, during the ramp/taxi, during the flight, and after the flight.

Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of global air operations.

Southern California-based Teledyne Controls LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, is a manufacturer of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, manage, and distribute aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers.

S7 Airlines selects EDM to manufacture E170 door trainer

UK-based EDM has won an order to manufacture an E170 door trainer for Russia-based S7 Airlines, the company said.

The Door Trainer will be used to train the airlines´ cabin crew in the proficient use of the Embraer E170 exit door under all normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.

Designed and built to meet international regulatory standards, the door trainer will be positioned at operational height and fitted with a real slide to allow crew to be fully trained in slide safety and emergency procedures.

EDM will design and build the E170 Door Trainer at its Manchester headquarters in the UK before shipping and installing it at S7 Airline´s crew training centre in Moscow.

EDM is a global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation, defence, rail, and other industries. The company provides airlines with door trainers, cabin service trainers, cabin emergency evacuation trainers and full size mockups and defence organisations with procedure trainers, maintenance trainers, ejection seats, simulators and full size replicas.

Orbital ATK board approves USD 0.32 per share quarterly dividend

Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA) board of directors has declared a dividend of USD 0.32 per share, the company said.

The dividend will be paid on June 22, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 7, 2017.

Orbital ATK´s previous dividend of USD 0.32 was paid on March 24, 2017. Future dividends are subject to Board approval.

Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. The company employs approximately 12,500 people in 18 states across the US and in several international locations.

Orbital Insight raises USD 50m investment

Geospatial analytics and software company Orbital Insight has closed a USD 50m Series C round led by existing investor Sequoia Capital, the company said.

New investors participating in the round are Envision Ventures, Balyasny Asset Management, Geodesic Capital, ITOCHU Corporation and Intellectus Partners.

Previous investors GV, Lux Capital, and CME Ventures participated in the Series C as well.

This latest round brings the four-year-old company´s total funding to USD 78.7m.

With this new round of funding, Orbital Insight plans to expand its portfolio of analytic products and grow its global strategic partnerships and sales presence in key international markets.

Orbital Insight provides large-scale analysis of satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery. The company´s client list includes financial services firms, Global 500 companies, several US government agencies, and global non-profit organizations.

Pratt & Whitney Canada reaches milestone with production of 100,000th engine

Longueuil, Quebec-based Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a subsidiary of Farmington, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine, the company said.

P&WC currently has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Its engine families span across general aviation, regional turboprops, business aviation, civil helicopters and auxiliary power units (APUs), and total an impressive 730 million flight hours logged.

Founded in 1928, P&WC provides high-technology systems and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.

Robertson to lead Airbus DS Communications

Airbus DS Communications has named industry veteran Jeff Robertson president and CEO, effective immediately, the company said.

Robertson replaces Bob Freinberg who has served as president and CEO since 2011. He will remain at Airbus DS Communications in a consultant role.

Robertson brings more than 20 years of experience in public safety, previously serving as CEO of two 9-1-1 technology companies, as a former executive director and founding board member of the 9-1-1 Industry Alliance, and as vice president for Intergraph.

The leadership transition is well timed to maximize the current momentum at Airbus DS Communications, which provides VESTA Next Generation 9-1-1, emergency notification, and P-25 land mobile radio solutions.

Airbus provides aeronautics, space, and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of EUR 64.5bn and employed a workforce of around 136,600. The company offers a range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats, as well as providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft. It s a leading European space enterprise, and provides civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Airbus DS Communications is a public safety communications provider in North America. The VESTA product suite provides Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing systems, land mobile radio solutions, and emergency notification applications.

Garmin aviation segment revenue grows 16% in first quarter 2017

For the first quarter ended April 1, 2017, Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) aviation segment posted revenue growth of 16%, primarily driven by growth in aftermarket products, the company said.

Gross and operating margins were strong at 74% and 31%, respectively, resulting in 27% operating income growth.

During the quarter, the company began shipping the G1000 NXi, the next generation integrated flight deck, expanded the market for its ADS-B products with the European Aviation Safety Agency certification of the GTX 345, and continued to expand its portfolio of safety enhancing products with the G5 solution for electronic flight instruments.

Garmin Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of navigation, communication, and information devices worldwide. It operates through five segments: auto, aviation, marine, outdoor, and fitness.

The aviation segment provides navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, weather radar, radar altimeter, datalink weather, in-cockpit and cloud connectivity, automated logbook, voice and touch control, and other products and services; wearables, portables, and apps; traffic collision avoidance, and terrain awareness and warning systems. It also offers controller-pilot data link, a suite of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast solutions.

Lockheed Martin to use Honeywell weather radar solution on new commercial freighter

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will provide IntuVue RDR-4000 and 4000M Weather Radar systems, the commercial and military versions of its 3-D weather radar solution, to Lockheed Martin for use on its new LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter, the company said.

The LM-100J is expected to operate in severe weather conditions and the radar enables pilots to operate in difficult environments.

Honeywell adapted the advanced technology from the IntuVue radar into the RDR-4000M to support the unique operating conditions of cargo aircraft like the C-130, C-17 and LM-100J.

Honeywell is a software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.

Jeppesen, Teledyne partner to enhance aircraft connectivity capabilities

Jeppesen has teamed with Teledyne Controls to deliver greater data connectivity for carriers using FliteDeck Pro, the electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for airlines and large-scale operators, the company said.

The companies will integrate Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro with Teledyne´s GroundLink Comm+ system with Aircraft Interface Device (AID) functionality, known as GroundLink AID+, the company said.

GroundLink AID+ technology from Teledyne will allow airlines to view real-time GPS-based, ownship positioning on navigational charts to increase situational awareness in flight.

Connectivity provides the pilot with access to the EFB pre-flight, during the ramp/taxi, during the flight, and after the flight.

Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of global air operations.

Southern California-based Teledyne Controls LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, is a manufacturer of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, manage, and distribute aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers.