PPG Aerospace Sealants Cured with Ultraviolet Light Undergoing Qualification

PPG  has begun qualification and shop trials for a family of aerospace sealants that are cured on demand using ultraviolet (UV) light, allowing for substantial reductions in process time, waste and costs while increasing efficiency, the company says. Based on PPG PERMAPOL polymer technology and known as sealants cured on demand (SCOD), these proprietary sealants…

MRO Software Market Predicted to Grow Steadily

The global MRO software market in aviation is estimated at $4.08 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $4.93 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.85 percent from 2017 to 2022. A significant increase in digitalization of MRO activities and the high demand in aviation maintenance software services from MROs are projected to…

Liebherr-Aerospace at Aviation Electronics Expo 2018

Liebherr-Aerospace will participate in Aviation Electronics Expo (AEE) 2018 which will take place on June 19th and 20th at the MOC Event Center in Munich (Germany). The system supplier offers stand-alone electronics to the aviation market. At its booth no. B8 in Hall 1, Liebherr-Aerospace will showcase various examples of its innovative electronics units for…

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Deliver 300th F-35 Aircraft

The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have delivered the 300th production F-35 aircraft. The 300th aircraft is a U.S. Air Force F-35A, to be delivered to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. “The F-35 weapons system is a key enabler of our National Defense Strategy and is providing our warfighters the combat proven, advanced…

Zarate Named President of FlightSafety Services

FlightSafety International announces that Hector Zarate has been named interim President of FlightSafety Services Corporation. He replaces Ron Ladnier who will retire at the end of June. “Hector has an in-depth understanding of government and military training requirements and the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills required to assume this important responsibility,” said Ray Johns, EVP.…

RAAF No. 6 Squadron Chooses PPG Coatings for Special EA-18G Jet Tails

PPG  was selected by Boeing Defense Australia to supply coatings for repainting the vertical stabilizers of an EA-18G GROWLER aircraft for the No. 6 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Boeing repainted the tails of the airborne electronic attack aircraft in a special paint scheme to commemorate the squadron’s 100th anniversary in 2017.…

IMP Aerospace Nabs Norwegian Air Force P-3 Mx Contract

IMP Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization (NDLO) following an international competitive bidding process for the maintenance of the P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft fleet operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF). This multi-year contract includes additional In-Service Support (ISS) work beyond maintenance inspections and will be performed…

Serge Dassault Dies at 93

French entrepreneur and business leader, Serge Dassault has died. “Serge Dassault has devoted his life to aeronautics and the French industry. He has defended with passion and determination Dassault Aviation and its employees…” Eric Trappier, Chairman/CEO. A billionaire worth reportedly $26+ billion, he was one of France’s richest men, according to Forbes and Bloomberg. He…

Magellan Signs Long Term Agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand

Magellan Aerospace announced an  agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand to manufacture complex magnesium and aluminum castings for various military and commercial aerospace platforms.  The castings will be produced by Magellan’s facilities in Haley, Ontario and Glendale, Arizona. This new long-term agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand provides the framework for a new level of strategic alignment with Magellan;…

First CH-53K Delivered to U. S. Marines

The first CH-53K King Stallion was delivered to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, N.C. This was another on-time milestone for the U.S. Marine Corps’ future heavy-lift helicopter program. The helicopter’s arrival to New River enters it into the Supportability Test Plan where U.S. Marines will conduct a logistics assessment on the maintenance, sustainment…