Exact Metrology Set to Open New Center in Moline

Exact Metrology will be adding a new facility. With existing facilities in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Ohio and an upcoming one in Texas, the company will have a center in Moline, Illinois.  The new location will open on March 1, 2020 and will be located at 4715th Street A.  The need for a new space arose…

Bally Ribbon Mills Provides Fully Berry-Compliant Polyester Webbing for Seat Belts, Retractors and Tie-Down Applications

Offering low minimum runs and customized designs to meet performance properties, Bally Ribbon Mills, a manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, announced it has expanded capabilities for producing polyester webbing that is fully compliant with the Berry Amendment. This standard requires the Department of Defense to give preference to domestically produced fabrics and clothing. Webbing…

The Spanish Air Force Buys PC-21 Training System Including 24 Aircraft

The Spanish Air Force, Ejército del Aire, is the third European air force to opt for the Swiss-produced PC-21, as their Next Generation Trainer. Pilatus has committed to delivering a total of 24 PC-21s to Spain. The single-engine turboprop trainer aircraft will replace the Casa C-101 jet trainers used since 1980. The Ministry of Defence…

Acroamatics Telemetry Systems Chosen to Support Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile

Acroamatics Telemetry Systems (Acroamatics), a Delta Information Systems Company, has been selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver multiple Model 3022AP Portable Multi-function Telemetry Processing Systems in support of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program production and test operations. Northrop Grumman’s AARGM is a supersonic, medium-range, air-launched tactical missile compatible with U.S. and allied strike…

FAA Releases Important Information for Applicants Pursuing Mechanic, Parachute Rigger, and Dispatcher Certifications

The Regulatory Support Division (AFS-600) recently awarded a new airman knowledge testing contract called the Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS). The ACTS contract is a comprehensive, best-practices approach aimed at enhancing the overall quality of FAA Airman Knowledge Testing. As a result, there are several enhancements going into effect on January 13, 2020, that are…

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force to Study Joint Development of a New Light Military Transport Aircraft

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a memorandum of understanding which enables the study of the potential development of a new light military transport aircraft. The study seeks to identify alternatives and solutions to meet FAB’s operational needs, especially in the Amazon region and austere environments, including unpaved, short and damaged runways located…

Boeing OKC Campus Sells To California Investors

One of the largest commercial real estate transactions in Oklahoma City history occurred in on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 when the Boeing Oklahoma City (OKC) campus was sold for $124,735,000 to OKC Aerospace 1, LLC. The transaction comprises the entire Boeing OKC campus consisting of three office buildings. The property is located directly west of…

Marshall Signs Contract with U.S. Government for Kuwait Air Force KC-130J

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has signed a multi-year contract with the United States Government to support the Kuwait Air Force fleet of KC-130J tanker aircraft. Marshall will do Planned Maintenance Interval inspections, full aircraft repainting and specific overhaul tasks from this year on Kuwait’s three KC-130J – the extended-range tanker version of the C-130…