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Textron’s Bell Subsidiary Opens Wichita Facility to Support Aerospace Programs


Bell has opened an office in Wichita, Kan., that will house the Textron subsidiary's corporate, manufacturing, supply chain and engineering functions and programs that support aerospace customers. The new facility is part of an investment to grow Bell operations after the U.S. Army selected the aircraft manufacturer to participate in two of the service branch's modernization programs, Textron said Thursday.

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Astronics-NI Alliance Releases New PXI-Based Rugged Test Platforms

Astronics Test Systems and National Instruments have rolled out a set of PXI-based technology platforms the companies jointly developed for aerospace and defense test programs. NI said Tuesday the PXIe-6943 digital test instrument, PXIe-3352 rubidium clock source and PXIe-1209 pulse pattern generator employ software compatible with current VXI testing equipment as well as legacy offerings from multiple instrument vendors. The PXIe-6943 tool is …

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Astronics to Produce Night-Vision Lighting Systems for Intl Customer’s F-16 Fleet

Astronics has received a 24-month, $5 million contract to supply night-vision lighting systems for the F-16 jets of an unnamed country through the U.S. foreign military sales program. The contract calls for Astronics to design and develop a complete lighting system that will work to help pilots fly F-16s with night-vision goggles, the company said Wednesday. Astronics …

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Astronics Subsidiary Starts Harris CapRock Tech-Based SATCOM Service; Tom Eaton Comments

Astronics Corp.'s AeroSat subsidiary has introduced a satellite broadband service that uses Harris CapRock's technologies in a move aimed to fulfill communication requirements of customers that carry out VVIP flights. The FliteStream VVIP service features AeroSat's Ku-band antenna technology and includes a installation design and supplemental-type certificate data package, Astronics said Oct. …

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