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Aircraft Interiors Are Major Growth Area For China's Avic - Aviation Week

While acknowledging the unit is “still relatively small when compared with the likes of Zodiac [Aerospace] and Rockwell Collins,” the chief executive of one of those five companies—AIM Altitude's Richard Bower—tells Aviation Week that Avic, which he ...

Crisis demands revamped South Africa defense sector: Paramount chairman - Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Effective collaboration between companies across South Africa's defense industry and lucrative export markets from Central Asia to Saudi Arabia offer a way out of a crisis in the sector - once a pillar of Africa's most advanced ...

Sintavia partners with SCOA for metal AM - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design (press release)

Officials from Sintavia, a Tier 1 metal additive manufacturer, recently announced a partnership with Sumitomo Corp. of America (SCOA) which will support additive manufacturing advancements in the global aerospace and oil and gas industries. Kenichi ...

UK's BBA Aviation acquires US aerospace component manufacturer - IHS Jane's 360

British business and general aviation supplier BBA Aviation announced on 18 September that it is to acquire US aircraft component manufacturer Firstmark Corp. The acquisition, valued at USD97 million, remains dependent on governmental and regulatory ...

Internet of wings: the rise of aerospace 4.0 - The Engineer

Simulation and certification are helping aerospace adapt to additive manufacturing. Andrew Wade and Jon Excell report on the Farnborough Aerospace 4.0 Zone. Aerospace, by its nature, has to take a conservative approach to new technologies. Failure at ...

Phoenix Aerospace Company Walbar Grows in Guaymas - Arizona Public Media

HERMOSILLO, Mex. — Tempe-based Walbar Engine Components recently finished work on a manufacturing facility in the Sonoran port city of Guaymas, near San Carlos. The turbine-component manufacturer has enjoyed strong year-to-year revenue growth, ...

CAMASA forges ahead to create a R5bn advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Industry in 5 years - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Thursday 06th September, just shy of 20 months since its founding in December 2016, CAMASA (the Commercial Aviation Manufacturing Association South Africa) held its 2nd AGM characterised by industry-wide Stakeholder participation constituted of ...

UTC Aerospace Workers Set To Strike Over Pay, Health Insurance Costs - Hartford Courant

UTAS and Rockwell Collins will be combined into a new business unit known as Collins Aerospace Systems. Machinists in December 2016 approved a nearly 5 1/2-year contract with Pratt & Whitney, UTC's jet engine manufacturer. The agreement ended ...

Ball Aerospace apparently makes Geiger-mode lidar, receives defense and aerospace manufacturing license from ... - SPAR 3D News, Expo & Conference (blog)

That trend continues this week as Argo AI “granted” Ball Aersopace its geiger-mode lidar manufacturing license for the US aerospace and defense industries. These Geiger-mode sensors, according to Ball, are a “a critical component to non-conventional ...

Material Innovations and a Monumental Shift towards Additive Manufacturing Likely to Drive Aerospace Floor Panel ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Key manufacturers of aerospace floor panel are strengthening their additive manufacturing (AM) strategy to not just address challenges pertaining to high manufacturing costs, but also achieve reduced tooling, improved performance, and a reduction in ...

Texas ranked No. 2 on list of top states for aerospace manufacturing - MyStatesman.com

Texas could be in line to land thousands of additional aerospace-related manufacturing and engineering jobs if companies in the fast-growing sector heed a new ranking of the most competitive places for them to operate. The report by ...

Ball Aerospace lands exclusive camera manufacturing agreement - BizWest

BOULDER — Ball Aerospace signed an exclusive license agreement to be the sole manufacturer for certain cameras for the defense and aerospace industries. Ball will manufacture the Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode, or GmAPD, light detection and ...

GKN Aerospace cuts production time and costs with Stratasys 3D printer - 3D Printing Industry

“GKN Aerospace's product range is vast, and we see large-scale FDM and carbon-reinforced parts as the future of additive manufacturing in aerospace.” said Hope “By using Stratasys additive manufacturing for tooling, we are harnessing a machine that ...

UK pushes to protect aviation players in event of no-deal Brexit - The National

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is stepping up efforts to ensure that airlines and aerospace companies can carry on functioning in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The regulator has briefed government officials on its plans to recruit staff with ...

GKN Aerospace to significantly reduce production time by embracing Stratasys additive manufacturing - Manufacturing Global

The US-based 3D printing manufacturer, Stratasys, has confirmed that GKN Aerospace is upgrading its production times and removing design constraints for multiple tooling applications since utilising additive manufacturing at its UK headquarters.

Lockheed Martin secures automated test equipment contract - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design (press release)

According to Navy Naval Air Systems Command, eCASS saves the Navy money by averting the repair of avionics at the next level of maintenance or sending the parts back to the original equipment manufacturer. Sailors use eCASS to troubleshoot and repair ...

GKN Aerospace additively manufactures production line tools in hours with Stratasys FDM technology - TCT Magazine

The aerospace manufacturer works with 90% of the world's aircraft and engine developers, and recently invested in the F900 platform as it looked to produce complex parts while reducing lead time. Taking heed of the plethora of use cases that see fused ...

GKN Aerospace Cuts Assembly Tool Production Time with Stratasys Additive Manufacturing - Business Wire (press release)

MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratasys (Nasdaq:SSYS) today announced that GKN Aerospace is improving production times and removing design constraints for multiple tooling applications since integrating additive manufacturing ...

Marsh's Fine Joins JLT Specialty's Aerospace Team - Insurance Journal

Broker JLT Specialty USA has named Bruce S. Fine as Global Aerospace Manufacturers and Infrastructure Industry leader. Based in Atlanta, Fine will be a member of the Global Specialty – Aerospace leadership team as well as the U.S. Specialty leadership ...

NORDAM reaches agreement with Gulfstream that is expected to shorten bankruptcy, resume PW800 program - Tulsa World

Facing outstanding funded debt of about $286 million, aerospace manufacturer and repair firm NORDAM Group Inc., along with its domestic subsidiaries, filed a voluntary petition July 22 for protection under Chapter 11 reorganization. The action followed ...

An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. Aerospace is a high technology industry.

NASA's AIM (Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere) satellite, assembled in clean room
Construction of the Harmony Module of the International Space Station

An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. Aerospace is a high technology industry.

In the European Union, aerospace companies such as Airbus Group, BAE Systems, Thales, Dassault, Saab AB, and Leonardo-Finmeccanica are participants in the global aerospace industry and research effort.

In Russia, large aerospace companies like Oboronprom and the United Aircraft Corporation (encompassing Mikoyan, Sukhoi, Ilyushin, Tupolev, Yakovlev, and Irkut, which includes Beriev) are among the major global players in this industry.

In the United States, the Department of Defense and NASA are the two biggest consumers of aerospace technology and products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States reported that the aerospace industry employed 444,000 wage and salary jobs in 2004, many of which were in Washington and California, this marked a steep decline from the peak years during the Reagan Administration when total employment exceeded 1,000,000 aerospace industry workers. During that period of recovery a special program to restore U.S. competitiveness across all U.S. industries, Project Socrates, contributed to employment growth as the U.S. aerospace industry captured 72 percent of world aerospace market. By 1999 U.S. share of the world market fell to 52 percent. Leading companies like Boeing, United Technologies Corporation and Lockheed Martin are among the most widely known aerospace manufacturers in the world. The General Electric Company, is the largest of all commercial aerospace companies with revenues of US$146,045 million reported in FY2014 while second- and third-largest aerospace companies are Boeing Company and Airbus Group with revenues of US$86,623 million and US$78,662 million respectively in FY2014.

Important locations of the civil aerospace industry worldwide include Seattle, Wichita, Kansas, Dayton, Ohio and St. Louis in the United States (Boeing), Montreal and Toronto in Canada (Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada), Toulouse in France and Hamburg in Germany (Airbus, EADS), the North-West of England and Bristol in Britain (BAE Systems, Airbus and AgustaWestland), Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Irkutsk in Russia (Sukhoi, Beriev), Kiev and Kharkiv in Ukraine (Antonov), Nagoya in Japan (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Aerospace), as well as São José dos Campos in Brazil where Embraer is based.

Several consolidations took place in the aerospace and defense industries over the last few decades. Between 1988 and 2010, more than 5,452 mergers & acquisitions with a total known-value of US$579 billion were announced worldwide. The largest transactions include the merger of Boeing with McDonnell Douglas valued at US$13.4 billion in 1996, Marconi Electronic Systems, a subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, was acquired by British Aerospace for US$12.9 billion in 1999 merger and was renamed BAE Systems, and Raytheon acquired Hughes Aircraft Company for $9.5 billion in 1997.

Training: Aerospace Manufacturing Readiness Program

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Top 10 Aerospace Manufactures

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The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing

Today's manufacturing doesn't happen in the dingy or dark shop floors seen in Hollywood movies. American factories are among the most high-tech, innovative ...

Developing Large Aerospace Parts with Additive Manufacturing

Incodema3D expert explains why holistic development makes aerospace the ideal additive industry. Read the original article: http://bit.ly/2rVEcfK Follow ...

Value of Aerospace and Manufacturing Apprenticeships to Washington State

Hear from AJAC apprentices on how they use apprenticeship to advance in their career, improve their quality of life, become self-reliant, increase their ...

Manufacturing of composite components for aerospace and hi-tech industry

The Twenty-first century is a time of development and implementation of new technology that until recently were only dreams of many engineers around the ...