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2010-10-27 14:39:00

FAIRVIEW, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectrum Control, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPEC), a leading designer and manufacturer of custom electronic products and systems, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Summit Instruments, Inc. ("Summit"). Based in Akron, Ohio, Summit designs and manufactures custom accelerometers, gyros, inertial measurement systems, and related products and assemblies. The transaction is expected to...

2010-10-27 10:42:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will continue to supply its gun hard inertial measurement unit for the Raytheon Excalibur precision-guided artillery round. The U.S. Army recently announced the selection of Raytheon for phase 1b of the Excalibur program. The inertial measurement unit (IMU) provides accurate guidance data for the artillery round throughout flight and is supplied by Plymouth, UK-based Atlantic Inertial Systems (AIS), which...

2010-10-18 05:01:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NBAA -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON), booth 6600, the first avionics company to bring a certified synthetic vision system to business aircraft, is now flying Enhanced Vision Systems infrared technology integrated with synthetic vision on a test aircraft to develop the future version of the SmartView(TM) synthetic vision. It is expected the blended synthetic vision and infrared technologies will provide pilots with even greater situational awareness at night or in...

2010-10-07 16:35:00

MIAMI, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Avionica is pleased to announce FAA STC certification of its 3G Wireless miniQAR Module. The 3G Wireless Module is applicable to all miniQAR Mk III Quick Access Recorders, which are certified for installation on nearly 150 aircraft types. This expansive certification makes the miniQAR the most widely applicable wireless QAR available. "The 3G Wireless Module is the most anticipated miniQAR development to date," stated President Raul Segredo. "The module...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been selected by the Comissao de Implantacao do Sistema de Controle do Espaco Aereo (CISCEA) to deliver and install its SmartPath(TM) Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) at Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro. The SmartPath Precision Landing System, a technology that can increase airport capacity, decrease air traffic noise, and reduce weather-related delays, is the...

2010-08-19 07:00:00

FREIBURG, Germany, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract by EADS Defence & Security, through its Military Air Systems business unit, to deliver 88 inertial measurement units (IMU) for Tranche 3A of the Eurofighter Typhoon. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/ The IMUs, which provide motion data for the aircraft, will be built by the company's German navigation systems...

2010-08-09 14:37:00

PHOENIX, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin delivering its Flight Management System (FMS) software upgrade that provides advanced GPS-enabled approaches and access to Future Air Navigation System (FANS) routes in congested air spaces and oceanic airways. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) The...

2010-07-30 09:00:00

PHOENIX, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has been selected by United Launch Alliance to provide primary avionics components for guidance and navigation of the Atlas V rocket in a follow-on contract worth up to $90 million over the life of the long-term contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) Honeywell will provide the Fault Tolerant Inertial...

2010-07-22 12:38:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though the programmed Department of Defense (DoD) spending shows a planned 4.7 percent increase in overall military avionics spending through 2015, there could be significant shifts in spending patterns. Spending will become more selective and specialized, except for new installations on the F-35 and remanufactured helicopters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-20 13:41:00

FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW, UK, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it will provide Atlant Soyuz its full avionics suite, including the award-winning IntuVue(TM) 3-D advanced weather radar, for their Boeing B737-800 aircraft in a contract valued at more than $7 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) "IntuVue was the first system certified to the Federal...


Latest Aircraft instruments Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 18:22:54

A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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