Military

Optomec Receives $1.5M Air Force Contract for Additive Repair of F35 Large Titanium Blisks

Optomec Receives $1.5M Air Force Contract for Additive Repair of F35 Large Titanium Blisks

Joy Finnegan

The US Air Force has awarded Optomec a $1.5 million contract to develop a Metal Additive Manufacturing system and process that enables the repair of oversized titanium components used in aircraft engines. The initial target, called integrally bladed rotors (IBRs, also known as blisks), are complex, single-piece compressor rotors made of light-weight titanium alloy that…

MTI Instruments’ WiFi-Enabled 1520 Portable Signal Simulator/Calibrator Brings Enhanced Functionality, Laboratory-Grade Accuracy Directly to Flightline and Test-Cell

MTI Instruments has introduced the 1520 Signal Simulator and Calibrator offering WiFi connectivity, ergonomic and visualization features, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Designed to support MTI Instruments’ proven jet engine vibration measurement and balancing systems, the portable signal simulator brings laboratory-grade accuracy directly onto the flightline and to the test-cell. The unit…

MTI Instruments Introduces PBS eXpress: Portable Engine Balancing System for Business and Regional Jets

MTI Instruments, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced test and measurement equipment, introduces the PBS eXpress aircraft engine vibration analysis and balancing system. The PBS eXpress is designed to optimize small-frame turbofan and turboprop engines, commonly utilized in regional jet, business jet and general aviation. The PBS eXpress runs advanced algorithms to record vibration and speed…

Field Aerospace Wins Contract to Provide and Modify New British Antarctic Survey Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Field Aerospace announced it has been awarded, as Prime Contractor, a contract by United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to supply an aircraft for use by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The De Havilland DHC-8 aircraft will replace the four-engine DHC-7 aircraft in service with BAS since 1994 which was also modified by Field Aerospace,…

Russelectric Emergency Power System Offers Redundant PLC Controls and Manual Backup Capability

Russelectric, A Siemens Business, maker of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, is offering a robust and reliable emergency power system which provides backup power during a utility power loss. The paralleling switchgear systems offer redundant programmable logic controller (PLC) controls and manual backup capability. Trusted by the largest critical facilities in the world,…

Kaman Measuring Announces ThreadChecker with Inspection Capabilities

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products has announced the availability of its improved ThreadChecker. This line of non-contact application-specific sensors provides rugged, reliable verification of thread presence or absence in nearly any electrically conductive material. The ThreadChecker is a teachable eddy current inspection tool, widely used for thread detection, material sorting, plating presence, and…

How Naval Aviation is Solving its Billion-Dollar Corrosion Problem

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) recently patented a suite of corrosion mitigation products aimed at solving naval aviation’s billion-dollar corrosion problem. Chemists from NAWCAD developed Navguard, a family of aircraft cleaning, coating, and lubricant products to prevent rust and mildew on aircraft and their components – a problem that cost the Navy…

AMADA WELD TECH EUROPE Announces the DC-H3000A High Duty DC Spot Welding Power Supply

AMADA WELD TECH has announced the availability of the DC-H3000A High Duty cycle, DC Spot Welding Power Supply for high precision micro-joining applications. This power supply is designed for applications where high levels of accuracy, process control and traceability is required. The switching system architecture of the DC-H3000A provides unsurpassed levels of DC current purity,…

HAL and Safran Sign MoU at Groundbreaking of HE-MRO at Goa

Joy Finnegan

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have broken ground on their Joint Venture facility, Helicopter Engines MRO (HE-MRO), at Sattari, 40 km from Panaji in Goa. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL, Franck Saudo, CEO, Safran Helicopter Engines and senior officers from the Indian Armed Forces and HAL were present for the occasion. During the…

Pacific Propeller Intl. Leading in Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Joy Finnegan

Pacific Propeller International (PPI) says it is poised and actively assisting humanitarian and other efforts in the Ukraine conflict by delivering urgently needed C-130 propellers. The C-130 Hercules is a heavy lift aircraft capable of delivering food, humanitarian and medical supplies in the harshest of conditions and locations. “PPI products may be only propellers, but…

Astronautics Relocates Manufacturing Operations Into New Corporate Headquarters

Joy Finnegan

Astronautics Corporation of America, a designer and manufacturer of avionics and connectivity solutions for the aerospace industry, is relocating its manufacturing operations and Federal Aviation Administration Repair Station from Milwaukee into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art, 80,000 square-foot facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  Relocation of Astronautics’ manufacturing operation into its new production facility at the company’s…