Summit Aviation Awarded Oil Tank Contract to Support Blue Angels

The Boeing Company has awarded Summit Aviation a follow-on Oil Tank System contract to support the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team aircraft upgrade, from the F/A-18C/D Hornet to the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. In August 2018, the Navy awarded The Boeing Company the contract to configure nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F aircraft to the standard…

AAR Secures $118M C-40 Aircraft Procurement and Modification Contract with Naval Air Systems Command in Support of U.S. Marine Corps

AAR has secured a new $118.6 million contract with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to deliver two 737 aircraft and associated support equipment to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). The firm-fixed price contract, estimated to last two years, entails the acquisition, modification, acceptance and delivery of two 737-700 Increased Gross Weight (IGW) series commercial…

Sherwin-Williams Completes Military Aerospace Coatings Line by Adding Lusterless Topcoat System

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace now offers a full spectrum of gloss possibilities within its line of military aerospace coatings. The line, which previously introduced gloss and semi-gloss options, is complete with the addition of a lusterless topcoat – all qualified to the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Patuxent River, MD., military aircraft specification MIL-PRF-85285E, Type I…

Aviation Blade Services, Inc. Joins First Aviation Services Inc. Family

Aviation Blade Services, Inc., a provider of helicopter rotor blade repair, overhaul and modification, announced that it has been acquired by First Aviation Services Inc., a component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft. Aviation Blade Services (ABS), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in the UH-60 Blackhawk…

Delta Digital Video Selected by Textron Systems for Modernization of U.S. Army’s RQ-7B TUAS

Textron Systems has awarded Delta Digital Video a contract to supply the Model 6805R HD/SD Video Encoder for use in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technology modernization of the U.S. Army’s fleet of Shadow RQ-7B Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) which are produced for the U.S. Army by Textron Systems. The RQ-7 shadow system…

Boeing to Replace Wings for USAF A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

Boeing will continue its A-10 Thunderbolt II sustainment work under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with a maximum ceiling value of $999 million. Under the competitively-awarded contract, Boeing will be responsible for managing the production of a maximum of 112 wing sets and spare kits. The USAF…

High School Students Graduate from Hallmark University’s Aero CHI Program

San Antonio, Texas-based Hallmark University began its free Aerospace College Head-start Institute (Aero CHI) program two years ago with a group of NEISD high school students, training them in aerospace education during the early mornings of their school days. Today these students have completed their high school training program, having saved themselves more than $10,000…

Rolls-Royce Launches Smart Phone App to Reduce Engine FOD Damage

Rolls-Royce has developed an innovative app which will allow users to track and record foreign object debris (FOD), a common cause of engine damage, straight from their smart phone. The first-of-a-kind research contract, awarded by the United States Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and funded by the US Marine Corps, will help to avoid future…

Boeing, Marines, Navy Celebrate $115 Million V-22 Facility

Boeing, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy celebrated the transformation of a 350,000-square-foot facility outside Philadelphia into a modern factory where company employees will build fuselages for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft and modernize the MV-22 fleet for the Marines. “Boeing’s $115 million investment supports U.S. and international demand for the unrivaled…