Lorin Coil Service Center Offers Services for Anodized Aluminum Customers

Lorin Industries announced that its Coil Service Center (CSC) offers comprehensive services available in the industry for leveling, sheeting, coil slitting, shearing, custom packaging and more. Whether destined for architectural, transportation, or consumer goods use, Lorin’s anodized aluminum is ideally suited for its end use thanks to the CSC’s services. In addition, Lorin operates an…

Ace Aeronautics Opens Aircraft Paint Booth and Media Blast Facility

Ace Aeronautics announced the grand opening of its aircraft paint booth and media blast facility located in Guntersville, Alabama. This facility will add to the company’s capabilities, providing military, commercial and general aviation customers an additional component offering or turnkey service. “The new media blast and paint center will accommodate CH/MH-47, UH/MH-60, and AH-64 or…

GORE Introduces New High Performance Aerospace Wires

W. L. Gore & Associates announced a new solution that meets higher voltages as the trend continues towards aircraft electrification to reduce the impact of air transport on the environment. GORE High Performance Aerospace Wires, GWN3000 Series, deliver a combination of mechanical strength and electrical reliability without increasing wire bundle size or weight, the company says.…

MD Helicopters Awarded Two Army Contracts

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter. The first contract, worth $6.1 million, requires MDHI to retrofit 18 legacy MD 530F helicopters operated by the Afghanistan Air Force with ballistic-tolerant crashworthy fuel systems (CWFS). Jointly developed with Robertson…

Boeing Receives $477 Million Performance Based Logistics Contract from Defense Logistics Agency

Boeing received a Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract award valued at $477 million from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for supplies, full supply chain management and logistics services to ensure long-term, affordable sustainment of multiple weapon systems platforms. Work will be performed under a fixed-price, master services agreement. Under the contract, Boeing will support individual…

Greene Tweed Announces New L-Cap Seal for Hydraulic Systems in Aerospace Applications

Greene Tweed, maker of high-performance seals, thermoplastics, composites, and engineered components, announced the release of its new L-Cap seal for hydraulic systems in aerospace applications. Made with proprietary Avalon PTFE, Arlon PEEK, and elastomer materials, Greene Tweed’s new L-Cap seal exceeds industry standards for performance and durability, ensuring long service life, minimal fluid leakage, and…

Airbus delivers A400M to Luxembourg’s Armed Forces

The Luxembourg Armed Forces have taken delivery of its Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, which was accepted at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain) and has performed a ferry flight. It will make a first stop in Luxembourg before continuing its journey to the 15th Wing Air Transport in Melsbroek (Belgium), where the…

AEVEX Aerospace Acquires IKHANA and Geodetics

AEVEX Aerospace announced its acquisitions of IKHANA Aircraft Services and Geodetics Incorporated. IKHANA Aircraft Services, headquartered in Murrieta, Calif., is a full-service provider of aircraft engineering, modification, and maintenance solutions (see Aviation Maintenance cover story on IKHANA here). Geodetics Incorporated, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., designs, develops, and manufactures commercial high-precision positioning and assured navigation…

Flying observatory SOFIA Returns to Hamburg for a C-check

SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy), a modified Boeing 747SP, is due for another “pit stop”: For a routine check at Lufthansa Technik, the flying observatory of the US space agency NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) landed at Hamburg Airport on 30 September 2020. During this layover, which is equivalent to a C-check…

JetSupport and PAL Aerospace Awarded Contract to Supply and Support New Maritime Surveillance Aircraft for the Netherlands Coastguard

JetSupport, in partnership with PAL Aerospace, was awarded a contract to provide and support maritime surveillance aircraft and services for the Netherlands Coastguard. This new contract, executed under the authority of the Defence Material Organization of the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands, will see JetSupport and PAL Aerospace modify and deliver two fully missionized…