In addition to expanding MRO capabilities in the APAC region, Eaton’s duct and tube repair business has piloted its automated non-disruptive inspection solution which provides fast, reliable repairs and cost-savings.
Asia-Pacific operators have a growing appetite for customized flight deck retrofits for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft says Astronautics Corporation of America, which announced follow-on cockpit modernizations for Lockheed Martin P-3 and L-100/C-130s at the Singapore Airshow.
Details of the U.S. Navy’s new generation, electrically powered aircraft launch and recovery system, currently under test for the first time on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) carrier, are visible in a large-scale model at the General Atomics booth at Singapore Airshow.
It is tempting sometimes to view the expansion of a range of products as somehow inevitable. If one system or capability works well and proves popular with customers, it often appears to naturally follow that a bigger and better version will be coming off the production line in short order. But innovation does not occur in a vacuum.
Interest in the system is growing around the world. BriteCloud allows pilots to eject a round from their standard chaff or flare dispensers that will emit a signal similar to, and stronger than, the radar return of the platform, causing inbound missiles to divert away from the aircraft and toward the decoy.
Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, was previously the secretary of the U.S. Army. He spoke with Aviation Week Network just before the Singapore Airshow about pressures on the supply chain, budget and how industry is working to spur innovation and reduce carbon emissions.
It can be difficult for a small company to manage to attract sufficient attention to win business. Horizon Technologies has managed the challenge, which is formidable even for companies with an in-demand and innovative product range.