Rockwell Collins introduces new ARINC Flight Data Display with launch customer Royal Jordanian Airlines

Royal Jordanian is using Rockwell Collins’ new ARINC Flight Data Display to get a simple and clear visual representation of its entire fleet.

  • Powered by ARINC MultiLinkSM, flight tracking tool enhances enroute awareness for carriers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 25, 2017) – In an on-going effort to meet the increased demand for enhanced flight tracking capabilities, Rockwell Collins today introduced the web-based ARINC Flight Data Display, a new situational awareness display that provides a simple and clear visual representation of an entire fleet. The new display, launching with Royal Jordanian Airlines and available for carriers globally, ensures key flight information is available to support airline operational decision making.

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Royal Canadian Navy tests new galley equipment with cooking competition


April 25, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) hosted a “mystery box” cooking challenge today, pitting RCN cooks, culinary students, and local Ottawa chefs against each other in a head-to-head competition designed to test and showcase the navy’s brand-new ovens.

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Federal Aviation Administration and Aireon Announce Space-Based ADS-B NextGen Technology Flight Test Success

Three AireonSM payloads receive 2,462 FAA Test Aircraft ADS-B messages in the Washington / New York Flight Information Region

MCLEAN, VA – April 26, 2017 – Aireon and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit.  The flight took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, utilizing the FAA’s specially equipped “flying laboratory” Bombardier jet with three AireonSM payloads available to receive data.  A total of 2,462 ADS-B messages were received and decoded providing comparable data to that of terrestrial ADS-B stations.  The flight test was highly choreographed and precisely located and timed within the Washington and New York Flight Information Regions (FIRs) to help provide validation of the capabilities of the Aireon system.

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U.S. Navy’s Fifth Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS Satellite Now Supporting Troops with Ultra High Frequency Communications

MUOS-5 Completes Global Military Cellular Network As Spare For Next-Generation Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The fifth Lockheed Martin (NYSE-LMT)-built Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) satellite is now delivering secure, beyond-line-of-sight communications to troops with legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios.

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Second Boeing T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

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Designed for U.S. Air Force, Boeing T-X proves low risk, performance, manufacturing repeatability

ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Saab [Stockholm: SAABB] have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.

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Protecting the Soldier: U.S. Army Orders More Q-53 Counterfire Radars from Lockheed Martin

The Q-53 radar system has been successfully deployed in combat since 2010

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will manufacture additional AN/TPQ-53 counterfire radar systems for the U.S. Army under a $1.6 billion order-dependent contract. The Q-53 radar system supports troops in combat by detecting, classifying, tracking and identifying the location of enemy indirect fire in either 360- or 90-degree modes.

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Military Technology of the First World War, development, use and consequences


The author has looked closely at the amazing technical advances made during WWI from the perspective of the land campaigns. Extensively illustrated, this is a very efficient review of the use and consequences of technology developed to achieve domination on land, including the part aircraft played in assisting land commanders.

Images of War, Great War Fighter Aces 1916-1918, rare photographs from wartime archives


Another book in the very popular Images of War Series, this time looking at the ‘Aces’ of the Great War from 1916 to 1918. The usual outstanding selection of rare photographs is supported by concise and clear text in the form of captions and much longer introductory pieces. A very affordable volume with many remarkable images of war.

The Royal Navy Lynx, an operational history


The outstanding Lynx has reached retirement age and is being replaced in RN service by the ‘super’ Lynx under its new name Wildcat. That speaks volumes for the ability of the Lynx. The author has provided a comprehensive account of the hugely successful service of the Lynx since its entry into service in 1976. All you need to know about a great aircraft, very highly recommended.