Advanced Aerospace Solutions Announces NASA Award

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Advanced Aerospace Solutions wins prestigious NASA Small Business of the Year award for 2014 for work on TASAR project.

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Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero) is pleased to announce that it was awarded NASA’s prestigious 2014 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award in a ceremony on March 10th in recognition of its outstanding contribution to NASA in 2014. This award relates to work performed by the AdvAero's team on a previously-announced contract that involves the use of Marinvent’s Piaggio P180 Avanti advanced flight test aircraft and flight test team for the flight test and evaluation of one of NASA’s latest NextGen technologies called the Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR).

“AdvAero has been working very closely with NASA Langley providing flight test and evaluation services for the TASAR NextGen technology as a subcontractor to Engility Corporation for the past three years,” said John Maris, CEO of AdvAero. “We have established an excellent working relationship with the team at NASA and Engility, and with our other partners on the NextGen research team. We are absolutely delighted to have been recognized by NASA for our contribution to the project in this manner. This award is extremely significant to us and to our JV Partner Marinvent, whose team and Piaggio Avanti Flying Avionics Test Bed have been an integral part of this project with us. So it is with great pride that AdvAero accepts the award on behalf of both companies.”

About NASA’s Annual Small Business of the Year Award

The official NASA press release: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasa-announces-small-business-industry-awards/#.VP9T6vnF9s4

Advanced Aerospace Solutions and Marinvent Corporation are aerospace R&D test and evaluation companies, headquartered in Raleigh, NC and St-Bruno, QC respectively, whose major function is to reduce the risk, life cycle cost, time to develop, and time to certify novel aerospace technologies for fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned platforms. The companies specialize in Flight Test Services, Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Aerospace Consulting, Flight Test & Certification Training, Software Development, Government Procurement Services and Civil Certification. The companies have a stellar track record and have been awarded numerous Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), ranging from single display upgrades to complete cockpit retrofits, such as the Honeywell CDS/R® retrofit for the Piaggio P180 aircraft, which included a completely new Electronic Flight Instrumentation System, FMS, INS AHRS, autopilot interface, radar, lightning detection, EGPWS, T2CAS, and RVSM certification. Advanced Aerospace Solutions and Marinvent Corporation have more than 100 combined years of experience in aerospace R&D, with a customer base that includes Governments around the world, NASA and every major avionics manufacturer in North America and beyond.

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