BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to modernise head-up displays (HUD) on F-16 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, replacing the fleet’s analogue system with advanced digital technology. The HUD, which sits directly in a pilot’s line of sight, is a see-through display that presents real-time, flight-critical information without obstructing his or her view of the outside world.

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Report reveals London Southend is the capital’s most punctual airport

  • London Southend beats all other airports servicing the capital for on-time performance (OTP) for January
  • The capital’s smallest airport also ranked in top 100 globally for punctuality – the only London airport to do so.

London, February 8th, 2018 – London Southend Airport has been ranked the most punctual airport servicing the capital, leaving the other five a long way behind.  The airport also came in the top 100 in the world for punctuality.

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Papua New Guinea’s National Airports Corporation closer to 2030 ‘smart airports’ goal with Rockwell Collins contract renewal

NAC has renewed its contract with Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Airport Solutions for its Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport.

  • NAC efforts focused on Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport
  • Enhanced technology prepares the airport for travel surge during 2018 APEC Summit
  • Data analytics to serve as the driver to optimize business operations

SINGAPORE (Feb. 7, 2017) – By 2030, the National Airports Corporation (NAC) of Papua New Guinea will operate 15 smart airports to accommodate the evolving security requirements and new International Air Transport Association (IATA) initiatives. To achieve this goal, NAC has renewed its contract with Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Airport Solutions for its Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM).

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NAC Richard Yopo said, “Our work with Rockwell Collins dates back five years. Their proven expertise and depth of experience working with airports of all sizes across Asia was a key factor in our selection decision. We are confident that with the deployment of these solutions, we will be able to improve the passenger experience, streamline the passenger reconciliation processes and strengthen security at the airport. Most importantly, it enables us to provide a consistent model for passenger processing for all airlines that operate at POM Airport.”

Included under the contract, Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE™, AirVue™, AirDB™, AirPlan and Veripax™ will provide:

  • Passenger processing capabilities that enable the NAC to focus on a singular suite of check-in applications
  • Flight information display systems
  • Operational database
  • Optimization of passenger flow at security checkpoints by complementing existing manual processes by enabling the verification of flight and boarding pass information

In addition to the renewal, Rockwell Collins will provide NAC with a local departure control system and baggage reconciliation solution.

“The latest version of vMUSE will optimize business operations by providing the NAC with data analytics to monitor what’s working and what needs further attention,” said Yun Chong, global head of sales, Airport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We are honored to be a part of NAC’s smart airports mission and value our collaborative relationship in customizing a solution for POM.”

The NAC owns and operates 22 national airports in Papua New Guinea. POM is the country’s main airport.

AIRMARK Aviation selects Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out solution for its Boeing 737-300 aircraft

AIRMARK Aviation has selected Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out solution for its Boeing 737-300 aircraft.

SINGAPORE (Feb. 7, 2018) – AIRMARK Aviation, based in Singapore, has selected Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out solution to upgrade four of its Boeing 737-300 aircraft, with an option to fit one more. Work is expected to begin next month and be completed by the middle of 2019.

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Iridium Announces First Land-Mobile Service Providers for Iridium CertusSM

Iridium Certus to Redefine Mobile-Broadband Connectivity for Mission-Critical Applications

MCLEAN, Va., February 7, 2018 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) today announced the first Iridium Certus service providers for land-mobile applications, planned for commercial availability in mid-2018.  This initial group of six world-class land-mobile service providers play a pivotal role in bringing Iridium Certus to market. Enabled by the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation, Iridium Certus will deliver reliable, global broadband connectivity and high-quality voice service to the land-mobile industry.

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