• Clean Sky 2 participants take stock and eye the road ahead

    Significant gains in fuel efficiency, fuselage design, and onboard power generation and management for large- and small-model aircraft were among the main achievements from the first phase of the EU Clean Sky 1 (CS1) aeronautical research programme, according to participants. Many of the materials,

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    Cuban air navigation service provider ECASA has taken delivery of the Almanac airport surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS) from Russian firms CRTS and VNIIRA. The A-SMGCS is now being commissioned at José Martí International Airport in Havana. ECASA picked Almanac after

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  • Harris scores fourth VCS21 success

    Harris is supplying its VCS21 voice communication system to the Taiwanese military, for use in its air defence system. Harris will equip 140 controller working positions (CWPs) in Taiwan with the net-centric Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-based radio and telephony system. "The point is

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  • SkyFusion enters second phase and broadens its geographical scope

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    The second development phase of cloud-based aviation data platform SkyFusion will focus on Latin America, according to Brett Wells, IATA project manager on the joint project with Harris. This follows a successful beta trial in the Asia-Pacific region during the third quarter of 2016 that involved
  • Oshkosh powers up with new version of Striker 8x8

    Oshkosh Airport Products has upgraded its Striker 8x8 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle with a more powerful engine and other new features. The new Striker 8x8 will go on public display for the first time on 27-29 April at the 2017 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in
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