El Segundo, CA | November 20, 2013–  

A fifth generation Aircraft Wireless LAN Unit (AWLU) from Teledyne Controls, the aircraft data and information management business, has been successfully certified by Boeing as a Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) option for installation on all new 777 production aircraft.

The AWLU enables the secure, reliable and cost-effective transfer of data to and from the aircraft. In this 777 application, the AWLU provides the wireless transfer of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and/or Onboard Networking System (ONS) applications data.

The new AWLU is a compact, lightweight and cost‐effective networking solution that provides high-speed ground based off‐board wireless connectivity for any systems on‐board the aircraft, using 3G/4G cellular and optional WiFi technology. It is designed to be easily upgradeable to newer cellular standards as they become available.

“The AWLU provides a critical component of any airlines e-enabled aircraft strategy,” said Larry Levine, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales at Teledyne Controls.  “Using cellular and/or 802.11 WiFi technologies, the AWLU provides a secure, reliable and cost-effective link to connect the aircraft to the airline network to support current and future applications as they are developed.

Teledyne’s wireless solutions include the Wireless GroundLink® system (WGL) and the fifth-generation AWLU . Previous generations of these products have been flying in commercial service for over a decade and have given Teledyne a wealth of experience in the wireless transmission of data for the airline industry.  Additionally, Teledyne has recently signed a Technical Services Agreement (TSA) with Boeing to develop and certify in 2014 its Terminal Cellular System (TCS) for the Boeing 787, bringing communications capability similar to the AWLU to that airplane model.

El Segundo, CA | September 13, 2012– Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), announced today that it has strengthened its management team by appointing Larry Levine as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Larry Levine will have overall responsibility for Teledyne Controls’ worldwide Sales, Marketing and Customer Account Management teams.

“I am very pleased with the addition of Larry to the Teledyne Controls leadership team. He brings many years of valuable experience working with OEMs and Airlines especially in the areas of increasing operational efficiencies,” said Masood Hassan, Vice President and General Manager of Teledyne Controls.

Larry Levine comes to Teledyne Controls with over 34 years in the aviation industry and solid experience as a Sales and Marketing leader. Prior to joining Teledyne, he was with the Boeing Company in the Commercial Aviation Services organization for over 13 years. Larry’s roles at Boeing included Director Fleet Management Customer Leader and Regional Director-Americas/Leasing. As the Director Fleet Management Customer Leader, Larry led the first GoldCare customer campaign as well as supported the GoldCare program. Larry also worked with Decrane Aircraft Holdings, Litton Aero Products and Lockheed Martin. He also is a commercial rated pilot and flight instructor. Mr. Levine holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an Associate degree in Electronic Technology.

“I am very excited to join such a successful team at Teledyne and look forward to meeting with our customers and partners,” said Larry Levine.

Darby Shields, the former Vice President of Sales and Marketing, is now in charge of a new Business Development and Program organization focused on e-enabled solutions.