Collins advances connected aviation with FlightAware’s tracking and predictive tech

Key Insights and Signals in Aerospace and Defense

Center setup and Expansion  
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces new aircraft service center at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport 
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation announced they will construct a new 225,000 square foot maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport, Airport). The Mesa service center will offer a broad range of services and add additional capacity for customers in the western United States. Read More>>
Elbit to build South Carolina facility for the manufacture of combat vehicles 
Elbit Systems of America is planning to open a 135,000 square-foot facility in North Charleston, S.C., to build weapons for Israel and boost the company’s manufacturing. Projected to open by the third quarter of 2022, it can provide as many as 300 jobs. Read More>>
Deal and Deal Renewal 
Leonardo inks services deal with the Saudi engineering company 
Under Leonardo SpA, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries will become a maintenance-services provider for Leonardo’s aircraft in the country. Saudia will enter a qualification process to be recognized as an authorized Leonardo services center in Saudi Arabia for the AW139 model of helicopters, delivering essential maintenance. Read More>>
Emirates extends sustainability efforts with GE digital aviation software 
Emirates has contracted GE Digital for two new flight data solutions to intensify its sustainability programs. The Dubai-based airline will be implementing GE Digitals Fuel Insight product and FlightPulse Pre-Flight module to help reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions. Read More>>
Safran chosen by China Eastern for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations on the landing gear of its Airbus A330 fleet
Safran Landing Systems has signed a five-year contract with the Chinese airline China Eastern to carry out maintenance operations on the landing gear of 31 Airbus A330s. The Singapore workshop is a joint venture with SIAec (Singapore Airlines Engineering Company), with over 300 employees specializing in landing gear revision. Over 9,000 landing gear have been revised there. Read More>>
T-Systems and Frequentis join forces to digitalize airports 
The partnership will focus on improving the flexibility of information and technology systems at airports. Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary T-Systems will improve processes in the passenger, logistics, and airside areas. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition
Collins Aerospace closes takeover of digital aviation firm FlightAware 
Raytheon Technologies’ subsidiary Collins Aerospace has finalized the takeover of American flight tracking tools provider FlightAware, which offers predictive technology, analytics, and decision-making solutions. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

The airline companies focus on enhancing the network connectivity of their aircraft with satellites for various operations and providing reliable inflight internet capabilities to the customers. 

  • Delta Airlines and ViaSat Inc. joined to upgrade its current IFC system to ViaSat’s more advanced Ka-band satellite-powered technology to provide all customers with enhanced and reliable in-flight internet capabilities. 

  • Immarsat collaborated with Hughes Network to develop and launch an aviation connectivity solution named GX+North America for North American Commercial Airlines to enhance customers with universal connectivity as they return to the skies. 

  • Wideroe leveraged SmartKargo’s cloud network solution to deliver e-commerce shipments to the entire Norwegian population and enhance seamless connections with a range of airline interline and ground delivery partners and provide direct connectivity. 

Key Funding Alert

Hydrosat closes another USD 10 Mn in funding for ground temperature analytics product 
Hydrosat secured seed funding to accelerate the commercialization of its ground temperature analytics product. The company aims to collect surface temperature data using satellites equipped with infrared sensors. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Spaceit 
Total Funding  USD 1.24 Mn
About: Spaceit provides a platform for satellite operations, ground station services, and cybersecurity. Its offering includes a Mission Control System (MCS), aggregated marketplace for ground station services, Satellite Operations Simulator (SatOpSim). Read more>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

SpaceX Account Intelligence Report: SpaceX offers its launch vehicles to carry payloads over the Earth orbit for communication purposes. It aims to deliver data with high reliability without delay in data transfer by integrating with Goole Cloud. Read More>>
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