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500th Apache Ethernet Routing Device Delivered

March 2, 2018

GECO Inc., a leader in aerospace and defense avionics technologies, achieved a significant milestone with the delivery of the 500th Ethernet Routing Device (ERD) to The Boeing Company. The ERD is a rugged, avionics stand-alone Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) designed for extreme temperature, high shock and vibration environments and provides key networking capabilities to the AH-64E Apache Helicopter. The occasion was marked with a special ceremony at The Boeing Company’s production facility in Mesa, Arizona on March 2.

Prior to the celebration of this achievement, GECO was pleased to receive a visit from BG Thomas Todd Project Executive Officer (PEO) for Army Aviation. BG Todd toured the facility and performed Final Inspection steps of the 500th ERD in a joint effort to ensure the product met all program requirements and adherence to AS9100D standards. Since fielding began in 2012, there have been no reported failures on any of the delivered ERD products.

“We are honored to celebrate the delivery of our 500th ERD to Boeing. Our dedicated workforce, coupled with our close supplier relationship with Boeing, has been paramount to our achievements and we look forward to our continued support of Army Aviation” said Jennifer Graves, GECO CEO and President.

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Small Businesses Competing for Long and Medium Range Unmanned Systems for the Army

April 11, 2018

Innovative Automation Technologies LLC,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0191); Aerovironment Inc.,* Monrovia, California (W911QY-18-D-0192); Altavian Inc.,* Gainesville, Florida (W911QY-18-D-0193); GECO Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0194); Strata-G Solutions Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama (W911QY-18-D-0195); Blackbar Engineering LLC,* Tucson, Arizona (W911QY-18-D-0196); and EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas (W911QY-18-D-0197) will compete for each order of the $248,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for long range reconnaissance surveillance and medium range mobile unmanned aircraft systems; a tactical open government-owned architecture controller; and spare and repair parts. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activities.

* Small Business

Source:
https://www.afcea.org/content/small-businesses-competing-long-and-medium-range-unmanned-systems-army

Covering Mesa: GECO expands in Mesa

June 20, 2017

GECO, a Mesa based aerospace company held a ribbon cutting for their expansion in the Falcon District.

GECO Inc. Successful First Flight of Unmanned Aircraft System Using Tactical Open Government-Owned Architecture (TOGA) Handheld Ground Control Station

June 20, 2017

GECO Inc., flew their unmanned aircraft using the US Army’s fourth generation Tactical Open Government-Owned Architecture (TOGA) handheld ground control station, marking an important and much anticipated milestone. After contract award notification late last year, GECO developed the hand controller that will allow operators to control any small tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) with a single, universal device. Read Full Article

GECO INC. WINS NEW UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS WORK INTEGRAL TO FUTURE OF ARMY AVIATION

February 16, 2017

GECO Inc., a rapidly growing aerospace technology company, has been selected to provide essential ground control system hardware and software that will enable secure communications for unmanned U.S. Army Aviation. Read Full Article

GECO INC., ARIZONA STATE SUPPORT FUTURE AIRBORNE CAPABILITY ENVIRONMENT (FACE) AS CO-HOSTS OF CONSORTIUM GATHERING

February 15, 2017

Ongoing efforts to enhance the capabilities of all U.S. military aircraft received a boost last week at Arizona State University (ASU) during the 2017 Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium members’ meeting, co-hosted by GECO Inc. and ASU. Read Full Article

GECO REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO BOEING ON KC-46A TANKER PROGRAM, STRESSING VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL SUPPLIER TEAMS

June 20, 2015

GECO Inc., a growing embedded hardware and software supplier for the aerospace and defense industry, has reaffirmed its commitment to the U.S. Air Force’s KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft program. Read Full Article