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Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing
UAV launch and recovery system demonstration
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 11 December, 2009
Insitu has successfully demonstrated its SkyHook wing-tip recovery system for unamanned aircraft including a powerful launch system to enable both take-off and landing in difficult terrain without needing runways
 
Joint Precision Airdrop Systems (JPADS) adopted by US DoD
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 22 September, 2009
Airborne Systems has announced the full adoption by the US Department of Defense (DoD) of one of its family of Joint Precision Airdrop Systems (JPADS).
 
'Drop and forget' parachute system
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 22 September, 2009
Airborne Systems Canada announces that the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has procured an undisclosed, but significant number of low cost aerial delivery parachutes, the "Unicross’, for "drop-and-forget’ missions in Afghanistan.
 
Airborne Systems - test drop using modified modular ram-air parachute
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 15 January, 2009
Airborne Systems, has successfully completed a test drop deploying an 18,000 lb payload from 17,500 MSL under a modified modular ram-air parachute.
 
Airborne Systems - GigaFly sets new record
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 21 November, 2008
Airborne Systems Sets New Payload Record for Largest Autonomously Guided Ram-Air Parachute
 
Airborne Systems - GigaFly precision guided cargo delivery system
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 29 September, 2008
Airborne Systems, a world leader in parachute design and manufacturing, announced they successfully completed a test drop of a precision guided cargo delivery system capable of carrying 42,000 pounds under a single ram-air parachute.
 
Best Supplier Award for Michelin Aircraft Tire
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 09 June, 2008
The United States military through its Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) recognized Michelin Aircraft Tire Co. as one of the government’s best suppliers with a Best Value Medal Award at a special honors dinner held on June 3
 
Contract for AN/ARA-63 Tactical Instrument Landing Systems
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 15 May, 2008
Herley Industries, has announced that it has received an option award exceeding $3.5 million to supply Tactical Instrument Landing Systems (TILS) for both the F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D Naval aircraft.
 
DRS - CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Internal Cargo Handling System
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 11 April, 2008
DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it received a $10.8 million contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. , for the design, development and testing of the Internal Cargo Handling System for the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps.
 
Tactair Fluid Controls - nose wheel steering servo actuators for the T-6A Texan II
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 07 April, 2008
Tactair Fluid Controls has announced the award of two contracts totaling approximately $4 million from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) to continue providing Tactair designed and manufactured nose wheel steering servo actuators for the T-6A Texan II.
 
Tire Facility is Environmental Steward
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 19 March, 2008
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) has recognized Michelin’s Norwood, N.C. Aircraft Tire facility with its highest level of achievement in the Environmental Stewardship Initiative.
 
Carmanah Technologies - Solar powered helipad lights for US Army
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 05 March, 2008
The US Army is using solar-powered aviation lights to enhance helipad safety at a forward operating base in the Middle East. Consisting of solar LED aviation lights, solar power systems, internally illuminated solar-powered windsocks and mounting accessories, the new system offers a considerable safety advantage for nighttime base operations.
 
Cargo Handling Systems
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 10 January, 2008
Cargo handling systems for CH-47 (Chinook) helicopters.
 
Airborne Systems - Steerable GPS Cargo Delivery Systems
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 31 August, 2007
Airborne Systems is at the forefront of innovation in the development of GPS (Global Positioning System) to 'steer' the cargo to the target location and has developed a series of precision cargo delivery systems for use with varying weights and sizes of cargo load. The system can be controlled from the ground or from the air and can be used to deliver personnel or supplies to remote regions such as the mountains of Afghanistan, or bring humanitarian relief to dangerous situations like the crisis in Darfur.
 
Michelin Tires: Space Shuttle Discovery Returns Safely
Cargo, Ground Handling and Landing : 17 July, 2006
SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY RETURNS HOME SAFELY ON MICHELIN TIRES
 
 
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