Military

Cobham Mission Systems Wins $7.1 million NAVSUP Contract for Water Activated Parachute Systems

Cobham Mission Systems Wins $7.1 million NAVSUP Contract for Water Activated Parachute Systems

Joy Finnegan

Cobham Mission Systems, the U.S.-based design and manufacturer of innovative aerospace safety and survival systems, announced it has been awarded a new $7.1 million prime contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support. This contract is for production and delivery of Universal Water Activated Release System (UWARS) components to be installed on various Navy…

ATAC Honored with 8th Consecutive FAA William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence

Joy Finnegan

Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), part of the Textron Systems segment of Textron Inc., announced it has been awarded the 2020 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William “Bill” O’Brien Diamond Award of Excellence. The award recognizes exemplary dedication to the advancement of aviation safety and a commitment to continuous training across aviation safety, aircraft systems, and…

Pinnacle to Provide Aircraft Maintenance for CH-47F Program in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Joy Finnegan

Pinnacle Solutions has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Multinational Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) under its Worldwide Logistics Service and Support – Contractor Logistics Support (WLSS-C) program to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and the acquisition of their first eight…

Three Cooperate to Power Europe’s Next-Generation Fighter (NGF)

Joy Finnegan

MTU Aero Engines, Safran Aircraft Engines, and ITP Aero came to an overall agreement on the cooperation to provide a jointly developed, produced and supported engine to power the Next-Generation Fighter (NGF), which is a core element of FCAS (Future Combat Air System). ITP joining the program as a main partner of MTU’s and Safran’s…

GROB Systems Introduces New G750 5-axis Universal Machining Center for Milling Large Parts

GROB Systems announces the availability of its new G750 5-axis universal machining center, which offers industrial manufacturing milling for large parts. The G750 provides high productivity, optimized availability and flexibility. It offers a compact design that features optimized access and superior maintainability, with available round-the-clock service. The G750’s unique machine concept includes a horizontal spindle…

King Aerospace Team Honored by the DOE and GSA/ICAP

Joy Finnegan

King Aerospace was among the honorees at the FY 2020 Annual Department of Energy Aviation Awards, held March 22 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The event celebrates superior aviation programs and professional management. The U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Secure Transportation (DOE/NNSA/OST) team – consisting of the OST Aviation Operations Division…

SAE International Publishes New Standard to Improve Aerospace Engine Supply Chain Quality and Control

Joy Finnegan

SAE International announced today the publication of a new technical standard, SAE AS13100: AESQ Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Production Organizations, to simplify and harmonize the various requirements of aerospace engine manufacturers into a single set of requirements to improve understanding, efficiency and performance of aerospace engines. “With the globalization and…

Royal Navy and US Navy to Give Aviation Safety Updates at Defence Aviation Safety 2021

Joy Finnegan

SMi Group Reports attendees can expect to hear navy aviation safety updates at the 3rd annual Defence Aviation Safety conference this April. Defence Aviation Safety 2021 will bring together leaders from around the world to focus on strategies that aim to enhance the protection of lives and capability for aviators and ground crew operating in…

8tree’s Research Center in Germany Achieves ISO9001 Certification

Joy Finnegan

“Every crisis presents an opportunity. Although the aviation sector – one of 8tree’s core markets – was adversely impacted by the COVID-19, our intention was to emerge stronger coming out of the crisis. The ISO9001 certification sends a clear message to our customers and stakeholders saying ‘8tree is still here – stronger than ever,’” says…

GKN and Partners Launch ASCEND to Accelerate High Volume Composite Technologies

Joy Finnegan

GKN Aerospace is heading up a new UK industry consortium called ASCEND (Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development) to develop and accelerate composite material and process technologies for the next generation of energy efficient aircraft and future mobility. The £40m ($55.65m) consortium, funded by a £20.0M ($27.82m) commitment from industry and a £19.6M ($27.27m) commitment…

US Army Awards UH-60 Repair Contract to S3 AeroDefense

Joy Finnegan

S3 AeroDefense is proud to celebrate their continued partnership with the US Army. In September 2020, the US Army awarded S3 with a five-year Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, solidifying what has already been a strong partnership between the two organizations.  After a year long bidding and research process with providers worldwide,…

Carlos Miller, VP Aerospace and Defense, Pioneer

Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Electrochem Solutions, a Precious Metal Plating Company in Silicon Valley

Joy Finnegan

Pioneer Metal Finishing (Pioneer), a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners (Aterian), announced the acquisition of Electrochem Solutions (Electrochem). Founded in 1982 and based in Union City, Calif., Electrochem is a metal finishing company in Silicon Valley. Electrochem provides a range of highly technical finishing solutions including gold plating, silver plating, anodizing, electroless nickel, and…