Clinkenbeard Expands Operations

On Dec. 3 Clinkenbeard relocated to a 40,000-square-foot facility in South Beloit, Ill. The new facility is twice as big as the previous facility and includes space for engineering, machining, a mechanical mockup build shop, and a foundry pattern shop. In addition, several upgrades to the business have recently been made. For example, a DMG…

Tuskegee Airman DeFour Dies at 100

Another Tuskegee Airman died Saturday, December 8, 2018 in New York. He was 100 years old. Wilfred DeFour served as an aircraft technician during World War II. CNN reported that DeFour attended a ceremony last month for the renaming of a Harlem post office in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Tuskegee Airmen were the…

Safran to Support Royal Danish Air Force Arriel Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Denmark’s Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 11 Arriel 1D1-powered AS550C2 Fennec operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). The engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) and the contract will last until mid-2030s, when the fleet is retired. In…

S.S. White Technologies Highlights Custom Flexible Shafts for Aerospace Flexible shaft manufacturer provides custom design expertise

S.S. White Technologies, manufacturer of flexible shafts and related assemblies, highlights bespoke flexible shaft solutions for aerospace applications. Flexible shafts transmit rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but can be routed over, under and around obstacles where a solid shaft cannot be used. Flexible shafts are used in a variety of applications, including many…

United Technologies Announces Intention to Separate Into Three Independent Companies; Completes Acquisition of Rockwell Collins

United Technologies Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of Rockwell Collins and the company’s intention to separate its commercial businesses, Otis and Carrier into independent entities. The separation will result in three global companies: United Technologies, comprised of Collins Aerospace Systems and Pratt & Whitney, will be the preeminent systems supplier to the aerospace…

Maverick Eye Protection Created for Kleenguard Brand

Workers need protection, but they also care about how they look. Maverick Eye Protection, the first eyewear created for the KleenGuard Brand, delivers protection without compromising style or comfort, the company says. Maverick Eye Protection was an award winner in the “Best in Show” New Product Showcase at the 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress…

DTi Launches New Website

Device Technologies, Inc. has launched a redesigned website: www.devicetech.com. They streamlined content and simplified navigation for easy access to relevant information. With the new website, DTi has expanded core information on their flagship Spring-Fast snap-on grommet edging, added latest industry specific case studies and highlighted news like the M22529/2 grommet edging, the release of their ADS-B Aerospace Install Kit, and how the SL-FST…

Pilots Faulted in Puerto Rico Air National Guard WC-130 Crash Results but Maintenance Concerns Uncovered

Air Mobility Command released the results of its investigation into the WC-130H Hercules crash near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, Georgia, May 2, that killed all nine Airmen on board. The aircraft crew, assigned to the 156th Airlift Wing, Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, was on a mission to deliver the aircraft from…