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Carleton University will Make Use of VABS Software for Simulation of New Helicopter Rotor Blades
AnalySwift, LLC has announced the participation of Carleton University in its launched Academic Partner Program (APP), and the university is using its VABS simulation software for simulating new helicopter rotor blades. A research group, Rotorcraft Laboratory at Carleton University is working on...

VT Group will be Modernizing US Navy C4ISR Systems Worldwide
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) has selected VT Group as one of eight awardees for an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract in support of the Shore Global C4ISR Installation Contract. The work will be performed at shore-based facilities, and...

SGL has Delivered Composite Materials to Airbus Helicopters for Rotor Blades
SGL has delivered two special glass fiber textiles since August this year for Airbus Helicopter’s new version of helicopter model H145. These materials are used in the new and especially efficient five-blade rotor. Also, the material has been qualified for the application for the next years...

Cubic will be Delivering P5 Combat Training System and additional airborne pods for the US Air Force and International Customer
Cubic Corporation has announced the United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded cubic global Defense a contract for P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS). The contract has additional P5CTS airborne subsystems (pods) for the USAF and also pods and associated ground subsystems for a foreign military sales...

SMi Announces Small Satellite Conference in London 2020
SMi has announced the Small Satellite Conference in London from the 27th April to 28th April 2020. The market for small satellites is on constant growth and it is estimated to reach out to $7.53 bn by 2022. Hence, the leading industry and government stakeholders worldwide are developing the...

Aircraft Surface Treatment Market unit of BASF Inaugurates a New Laboratory
The Surface Treatment business unit of BASF has inaugurated a new laboratory and office building in Langelsheim, Germany lately. The business unit is of BASF’s Coatings division and is operational under the brand Chemetall. The inauguration is an addition to the production site in Lower...

Bombardier agrees to Sell Aerostructures Business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding, Inc
Bombardier has announced about its definitive agreement on selling Aerostructures business to Spirit AeroSystems Holding Inc. (Spirit), in order to focus on trains and business aircraft. As per this agreement, Spirit will acquire the aerostructure activities and aftermarket services operations...

Astronics have Introduced New Retrofit In-Seat Passenger Power Solution in Aircrafts
Astronics Corporation have announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. The EmPower Xpress on-seat USB outlet housing solution attaches quickly and directly to installed seat tubes and delivers instant USB charging options for airvradt in a simple overnight...

JetBlue Reveals the Cabin Interior of its New A321Neo Aircraft
JetBlue has just revealed its A321neo aircraft’s new cabin interiors that has been designed with a comfort-focussed LOPA. The Acumen design agency in London have created the inflight experience and this includes the moonlighting interior and uplifting boarding music. The design team have...

Solvay Plans Expansion of its Aerospace Thermoplastic Composites Capacity in the US
Solvay is introducing a new producing line at its U.S. facility in Anaheim, California for expanding its thermoplastic composites capacity. The aim is to meet strong demand growth from aerospace customers for this high performance material and Solvay’s proprietary and unique...

Victrex and Safran Together will Launch Flexible Composite Platform for Multiple Aircraft Bracket Projects
A world-leading supplier of aircraft cabin interiors, Safran worked with Victrex to qualify thermoplastic composite parts on aircraft. They are designing a flexible composite platform to cut planning and time-to-market of multiple brackets, with the first being a hybrid over-molded aircraft cabin...

Airbus, British Airways, Williams, JPA Design and SWS Join Hands for Developing Lightweight Aircraft Seat Structure
Airbus is extending its support to the formed consortium of Williams Advanced Engineering, JPA Design, British Airways and SWS Certification in developing new lightweight aircraft seat structure capabilities in the UK. Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) is funding the project that is aiming at...

Telair International Launches First-ever Narrow-Body Modular Cargo Loading System for A320
Telair International introduced the world’s first cargo loading system, allowing the lower deck of a narrow-body aircraft to be quickly converted for different cargo requirements. The new system will have pre-assembled floor modules, easily reconfigured within a few hours to accommodate full...

Garmin will Certify GFC 600H Helicopter Flight Control System for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X
Garmin has announced it will certify the GFC 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronics Stability and Protection, dedicated...

HSA Commercial Real Estate Signs A Lease with Aerospace Firm Safran Nacelles
HSA Commercial Real Estate announced a lease of 56,592 square-foot with Safran Nacelles Services Americas LLC (”Safran Nacelles”) at its Gateway V distribution center at 845 Airtech Parkway in Plainfield, Ind. The firm entered a 10 years lease of customer support and services for...

Aerco Now Assembles HBB High Power Connectors from Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect has re-launched HBB series of single-pole high power 300A and 500A circular connectors. These connectors are compact, lightweight and ruggedized heavy-duty connectors designed for use in all types of harsh environment applications, including electric motor drives, military...

Boeing and Aeroflot announced a contract to get cabin upgrades for B777
Boeing and Aeroflot announced a contract to get cabin upgrades on 18 of the Russian flagship carrier’s 777-300ERs. “Aeroflot is widely recognized as a premium service airline. Designing a new Boeing 777 interior, we aim to enhance our premium quality at every class of service –...

Meggitt Awarded with New Orders for Lockheed Martin and The Defence Logistics Agency
Meggitt LLC announced about two deals with an aggregated value of $85 million with Lockheed Martin and the Defense Logistics Agency in the United States. The company has an agreement of 3 years with Lockheed Martin for the supply of rudder pedal assemblies on the F35. The contracts with the...

Meggitt to offer braking system service on Gulfstream G600
Meggit has announced about the entry of its fully integrated braking system service on the Gulfstream G600. Also, a similar system on the G500 fleet has reached more than 2,000 flight hours in less than six months. The company is the sole supplier of braking systems for in-service fleet of...

GKN Aerospace Announces About Its Global Integration
GKN Aerospace has announced that it will have a worldwide reorganisation to create a simpler, more competitive, and customer-focussed business. The recent acquisitions has led the business to grow rapidly and that increase the scale from £600m turnover in 2006 to more than £3.5bn at...

Pegasus Partners with Callen-Lenz by signing MoU for Flight Control Systems Development
Pegasus Universal Aerospace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Callen-Lenz Group, a UK-based technical aviation consultancy, to collaborate on the design and development of the flight control systems for the Pegasus One aircraft.  The merging of different functions such as...

APWORKS partners with Additive Industries to start production of certified parts
APWORKS, the first customer of Additive Industries has tested the MetalFAB1 Beta system extensively since its installation in March 2016. APWORKS, located at the Airbus headquarters close to Munich and its partner Additive Industries have jointly decided to now move to the next phase of industrial...

GE9X broke Guinness World Records with powerful thrust
Boeing 777X’s GE9X engine broke the Guinness World Records title for thrust to be the most powerful commercial aircraft jet engine (test performance) on reaching 134,300 pounds. The last record was set by GE90-11B engine of 127,900 pounds in 2002. The thrust actually occurred during an...

GKN Aerospace delivered Thermoplastic Composite components for the Bell Helicopter
GKN Aerospace has lately delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction welded Ruddervators, and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from re-used thermoplastic waste material, to Bell V-280 Valor, helicopter from the Textron Inc. Company. The Ruddervators and Access Panels...

Recaro will be offering comfortable seating for the economy class passengers
Recaro is very much dedicated to delivering ultimate passenger comfort and hence it has created a range of three comfort elements for long-haul seating, designed to enable better body posture, a better ability to change sleeping positions, and a reduction of pressure points. The Abrazo Headrest,...

Meggitt will be offering wheels and brakes for global ATR72 aircraft fleet upgrade
As many as 15 airline operators will operate 185 ATR72 aircraft and will have upgraded equipment from Meggitt. Currently about 65 aircraft have been already installed with heavy duty wheels and brakes with NuCarb carbon. These upgraded enhancements will be offering increased gross take-off...

Textron awarded Meggitt with a multi-million contract for the supply of fire protection systems
Meggitt PLC, a key player in the market of high-performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy, has entered into a contract with Textron for the supply of fire protection systems on the Cessna Denali and Skycourier platforms. The deliveries of the systems are scheduled...

Meggitt starts delivering Advanced Jet Trainer Braking Systems of AIDC
A leading international company, Meggitt PLC, specialised in high performance components and subsystems for aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, has started delivery of the main wheels, carbon brakes and brake control systems for the Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT). The current Indigenous...

OXIS Energy is about to develop advanced and lightweight Lithium Sulphur Cells for BYE Aerospace
OXIS Energy is collaborating with BYE Aerospace of Denver, Colorado to produce a common Li-S battery cell for the high battery pack system that can be used in the future electric aircraft of BYE Aerospace. The project is set to commence in September 2019. Huw Hampson-Hones, CEO OXIS Energy,...

Dassault selected Meggitt for braking and tyre pressure monitoring systems on Falcon 6X
Dassault has selected a leading international company, Meggitt, specialised in high-performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense, and selected energy markets, to provide the wheels, brakes, brake control system, and tire pressure monitoring system, for the Falcon 6X program. The...

Boeing introduces satellite to offer affordable broadband for Europe, Africa, and Middle East
The Amos-17 satellite built on the 702 satellite platform of Boeing will be able to provide affordable internet access and other communications services to underserved parts of Africa as well as Europe and the Middle East. The space electronics was launched from Cape Canaveral and should enter...

Boeing is working on the software of flight control system of 737 MAX to improve reliability
After the crash of Lion Air 737 Max 8 in the month of October last year and the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, Boeing 737 Max was grounded to avoid such further accidents. Currently, Boeing is getting a software update on the flight control system of the plane in order to increase the...

Operations at Amsterdam Schiphol back to normal after resolving fault in fuel system
On 24th of July, around 18:00 hours, the aircraft fuel system at Amsterdam Schiphol became faulty as a result of which many flights were delayed while others even got cancelled.  A queue of aircrafts were noticed waiting for the fuel system and the management were not sure when the problem can...

New upgrade in aerospace wheels and brakes conversion kit for Daher aircraft available with Parker
Parker Aerospace announced about the availability of its Cleveland aircraft Wheel and Brake conversion kit for the Daher TBM 900, TBM 930, and the current production TBM 940 single-engine turboprop aircraft. High-strength forging is one of the design features of the new wheel that has been...

Parker Aerospace offers fully digital Flight Control System for FAA Type - Certified Gulfstream G600 Business Jet
Parker Aerospace has supplied fully digital, three-axis fly-by-wire flight control system for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s Gulfstream G600 twin-engine, long-range business jet, which received its type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June 2019. The...

Midwest Prototyping gets certified in AS9100 for further advancements in its 3D printing technologies
Midwest Prototyping, LLC, one of the largest independent additive manufacturing service bureaus of Unites States has announced its AS91900 Rev. D certification, the standard of operational excellence required for aviation and aerospace suppliers. The Wisconsin-based company is into manufacturing...

RUAG gets into partnership with Kubos to contribute to the Space electronics better
RUAG Space and Kubos Corporation signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah on 5th August. The agreement outlines how the companies will work together on multiple new lines of ready-to-fly satellite computers. These new integrated products, geared...

Northrop Grumman awards Lockheed Martin to produce more APY-9 radars for the United States Navy's E-2D program
The APY-9 radar program is nearing completion of a current five-year production contract in 2020, and this new award calls for another five years of production – with deliveries spanning from 2021 to 2025. The latest radar order will include Lockheed Martin’s new Advanced Radar...

ANA launches new luxury cabins in Collaboration with famed Japanese architect and British Designers
Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for seven consecutive years, All Nippon Airways, has collaborated with the famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and leading British designers Acumen to roll out a total of twelve completely redesigned Boeing 777-300ER aircraft cabin. One daily operation of...

OXIS Energy will develop Proof-of-Concept Advanced, Lightweight Lithium Sulfur battery cell for BYE Aerospace
The Lithium-Sulfur battery cell technology from the OXIS Energy offers significant benefits to aviation and now will be collaborating with Bye Aerospace for offering such batteries for the future electric aircraft. These cells will achieve the higher energy density required for such aircraft. The...

Kordsa acquires AXIOM Materials
With the acquisition of Axiom Materials, Kordsa completed the first phase of its goal of creating a second Kordsa. Advanced composite materials produced by Axiom Materials are used in many new generation applications in different sectors as well as aircraft engines. Pointing out his place in...

AFRL Looks to Fine Tune process of 3D Printing Composite Inks
AFRL’s Polymer Matrix Composites Materials and processing research team has been working toward 3D printing complex parts that will be lighter and less expensive for the Air Force. The team has added 100-300 microns long chopped fibers into the polymer. The chopped fibers for producing a...

Boeing to acquire EnCore Group, an Aerospace Interiors Supplier
Boeing will be acquiring California based EnCore Group, an aerospace interiors company that designs, certifies and produces airplane galleys and seats for airlines and also supplies products and components to Boeing. The acquisition will strengthen internal capabilities and increase innovation...

AkzoNobel to acquire Mapaero and strengthen its global aerospace coatings business
AkzoNobel is about to acquire Mapaero, the French aerospace coatings manufacturer and the acquisition is said to strengthen to global position of AkzoNobel in aerospace coatings market, notably in the structural and cabin coating sub-segments, and contribute directly towards delivering the...

CCS is Developing Composite Wings for Eviation's Electric Aircraft
Composite Cluster Singapore (CSS) has started working with Eviation Aircraft on ‘Alice’ – a fully electric aircraft structure that was lately showcased at the 53rd International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. CCS is continuously expanding its activities in the electric...

Safran to build new aircraft carbon brake plant near Lyon
Phillipe Petitcolin, the Chief Executive Officer of Safran announced on July 8 about the construction of a new aircraft carbon brake plant in Feyzin, near Lyon, in a ceremony attended by the French President Emmanuel Macron and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Safran, Ross McInnes. This...

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