Tapestry to Help Modernize Qatar Armed Forces MRO

Boeing subsidiary Tapestry Solutions, recently announced it will implement an advanced Enterprise Resource Planning/Logistics Management Information System (ERP/LMIS) for the Qatar Armed Forces that will maximize readiness for troops on land, air and sea. Work will be performed under a five-year contract, which includes ongoing maintenance support. Tapestry teamed with Qatar-based Mannai Corporation as well as…

Universal Synaptics Appoints New Leadership Team

The Chairman of the Board of Universal Synaptics, David Chambers, announced the appointment of a new leadership team. Ken Anderson, Jon Lee, Nate Johnson and Paul Sorensen will serve in new and advanced roles. “The new executive team brings with them the experience and innovation we need to carry forward the mission and strategic vision…

AAR Wins IDIQ Award from U.S. Army for Aircraft Maintenance And Supply Chain Management

AAR has been awarded a 10-year hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command for aircraft and support equipment maintenance, minor modification and supply chain management. The work will be primarily performed outside the continental U.S. in support of U.S. Army operations. “We are exceptionally proud to be selected for…

Boeing Wins Contract for Canada’s Chinooks

Boeing and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks through 2023. Operating…

Confined Space Monitoring System for USAF Maintenance Depots

Even with an attendant nearby, a mechanic operating inside an aircraft wing or other enclosed space can be overtaken by noxious fumes in minutes. To improve on the safety of workers at Air Force and other defense depots, Aptima and partner, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (LM-Aero) are devising a new Confined Space Monitoring System that draws…

PCB Releases Charge Accelerometers

PCB Piezotronics released  Models 357A94 and 357A95, two extreme temperature (1200 °F/649 °C), differential output, charge accelerometers with a UHT-12 sensing element and integral hardline cable terminating in a 7/16-27 2-pin connector. Model 357A94 has an axis of measurement parallel to the direction of the mounting screw while Model 357A95 has an axis of measurement…

Curtiss-Wright’s Rugged Converter Helps Video Integration

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it has expanded its Rugged Video Gateway (RVG) family of COTS-based video management solutions with the introduction of the RVZG-FC1, a rugged video gateway format converter. As modern video equipment is rapidly integrated into airborne and ground aerospace and defense platforms, system developers are confronted with the burden of…

Nordam to Build F/A-18 Hornet Flaps for Boeing

Nordam will manufacture spare F/A‐18 A‐D Hornet leading‐edge flaps under a new five‐year strategic agreement with Boeing through June 2022. The flaps alter the aerodynamic profile of the fighter aircraft’s wing leading edge for increased or decreased lift, as well as for enhanced maneuverability while in flight. It is the Tulsa‐based firm’s first F/A‐18 manufacturing…

Rockwell Collins Awarded Repair Chain Management for USAF KC-10s

L-3 Communications has awarded Rockwell Collins a repair chain management contract to support the repair of over 500 parts for the U.S. Air Force on 59 KC-10 aircraft. Rockwell Collins will manage 4,000 repairs annually in partnership with Intertrade, a Rockwell Collins company. “Rockwell Collins and Intertrade encompass a trusted source of components and repair…