BAE Systems is to acquire Watkins-Johnson Telecommunications, a US specialist in military communications surveillance. The Gaithersburg, Maryland-based group will become part of BAE Systems North America's Aerospace Electronics division. A $16.5 million plan by Far East Ventures to buy privately owned Renown Air, including carriers Renown Aviation and Air Niagara Express, has collapsed. Cockpit and cabin digital safety systems specialist Head Up Technologies is to be bought by telephony company Intellicall. Both are Dallas-based. Nordam Group has purchased Pilkington Aerospace's Visual Systems business unit, which manufactures simulator display systems. Operations have been transferred from California to Nordam's Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Transparency division. Jordan Airline Training and Simulation is to be privatised through the offer of a 100% stake to an airline or international aviation training investor.

Source: Flight International