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ITT Exelis and an Airbus subsidiary are partnering to develop a new system for airports and airline customers to track aircraft and vehicle movement between gates, Exelis announced Monday. The companies will draw on Exelis’ web-based Symphony OpsVue, which visualizes flight data, and Metron’s web-based Harmony, used to manage flow and collaborative decision making. Goals […] More
Boeing will work with Airbus and Embraer to develop and promote aviation biofuels, the Chicago-based aerospace firm announced Thursday. Jim Albaugh, commercial airplanes president and CEO, signed the agreement with Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders and Paulo Cesar Silva, Embraer’s commercial aviation president. Albaugh said the price of oil and the impact of commercial […] More
Alliant Techsystems celebrated the grand opening of its new Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence facility in Clearfield, Utah, yesterday, less than one year after the expansion was announced. The facility serves as the headquarters for ATK’s commercial aircraft programs and supports the manufacturing of composite airframe and engine components for the Airbus A350 XWB, and […] More
ATK will open its new 615,000 square-foot Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence in August in Clearfield, Utah. The facility will serve as the headquarters for ATK Aerospace Structures commercial aircraft programs and will manufacture commercial airframes, engine components for the Airbus A350, General Electric and Rolls-Royce engine programs. The facility was designed to meet the […] More
There may be truth in advertising after all. Boeing's Dreamliner might just turn out to perform like a dream. The Boeing 787 completed its 1,000th flight yesterday. The flight test program includes seven airplanes that have flown almost 3,000 hours and more than one million miles. According to Capt. Mike Carriker, chief pilot for the […] More
Defense industry experts are bracing for a major consolidation after public comments last Tuesday from Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security division, fueled rumors that the company might consider a merger with Northrop Grumman. However, a Boeing-Northrop merger would put almost half of all defense work in the hands of one giant […] More
Now that Boeing and EADS have each submitted bids for the Air Force’s lucrative KC-X refueling tanker contract, the war of words between supporters of both companies has kicked into high gear. Following a WTO ruling against illegal subsidies provided to EADS by European governments and the Pentagon’s refusal to take the KC-45’s greater fuel […] More
EADS North America is set to submit a proposal on July 9, 2010 for the U.S. Air Force’s tanker modernization program and will offer the KC-45, a product that has already been introduced. EADS North America reports the firm is  “progressing in discussions with potential U.S. partners to build a winning team in order to […] More
A new bidder has entered the competition to build the Air Force’s KC-X mid-air refueling tanker, replacing Boeing’s aging KC-135 Stratotanker which has been in service since 1957. Earlier this month, Northrop Grumman announced that it would pull out of the bidding process, leaving Boeing the apparent winner of the contract, but the parent company […] More
When Northrop Grumman pulled out of the $40 billion competition to build aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force, leaving Boeing as the likely winner, some analysts questioned whether White House acquisition reform efforts are pushing contractors too hard. Loren Thompson, a defense industry expert at the Lexington Institute, told the Washington Post “it shows […] More
We had the pleasure of speaking with Rockwell Collins’ Senior VP in of Washington Operations, Mr. Bobby Sturgell.  A former Navy aviator, NTSB advisor, and head of the FAA, Bobby told us how Rockwell Collins planned to maintain growth and keep American soldiers safe abroad and civilian air transit passengers safe at home, as well […] More
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