Military

W. L. Gore & Associates Offers Ultra-Low-Loss 12G-SDI Coaxial Video Cable for Defense Applications

W. L. Gore & Associates Offers Ultra-Low-Loss 12G-SDI Coaxial Video Cable for Defense Applications

Joy Finnegan

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced the expansion of its Coaxial Cables line for defense land system applications. The new product is smaller and lighter than previous offerings, yet capable of transmitting ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K video with excellent shielding from radio frequency interference. The cable meets a variety of internationally recognized civil and military specifications,…

StandardAero Wins Cloud Based Predictive Engine Maintenance Contract To Support the USAF’s B-52 Aircraft and TF33 Engine Program

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Air Force has awarded StandardAero a contract to apply Predictive Maintenance, Readiness and Reliability tools to the TF33 engine program. The contract deliverables will provide the USAF the capability to optimize the readiness, reliability and costs associated with the maintenance performed on these engines, driven by advanced machine learning integration and utilizing government cloud…

Netherlands F135 Engine Heavy Maintenance Facility Achieves Initial Depot Capability

Joy Finnegan

StandardAero announced today that it has successfully achieved all Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair and overhaul of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine, which powers all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, StandardAero’s F135 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility, or depot, in…

Parker Hannifin to Acquire Meggitt

Joy Finnegan

The boards of directors of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Parker) and Meggitt PLC (Meggitt) announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of Meggitt by Parker. Parker says they believe Meggitt is very well aligned with their goals and Parker’s global business system, representing a unified strategic vision for its team…

Collins Aerospace Invests $30M to Expand Global Repair Facility in Monroe, N.C.

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace has completed an approximately $30 million expansion of its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Monroe, North Carolina. Opened in 2004, Collins‘ Monroe facility focuses on repairs to a number of commercial and military aircraft systems, including actuation, cargo, rescue hoists and winches, landing gear, air management, potable water and lighting, along…

AEM Limited Achieves JOSCAR Accreditation

AEM Limited, a business unit of AMETEK MRO, has successfully renewed its JOSCAR accreditation. JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defense, and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is fit for business….

Zetec Webinar Shows How to Increase Effectiveness of Bolt-Hole Eddy Current Inspections

Zetec Inc. has published its latest on-demand webinar detailing a more effective approach to one of the most common and critical nondestructive testing applications in aerospace MRO (maintenance, repair and operations): inspections of bolt holes in multi-layer materials. The 40-minute webinar will discuss and demonstrate how using high-resolution C-scans and dedicated analysis displays for rotating-probe…

AAR Signs with Druck for Global AOG Support

Joy Finnegan

AAR has signed an agreement with Druck, a Baker Hughes business, to offer global aircraft-on-ground (AOG) support for a range of engine pressure sensors. This service will be performed through AAR´s customer support team and worldwide warehouses network. Complementing existing solutions provided to AAR’s client base, this multi-year agreement will prevent parts supply delays and…

Lockheed Martin Purchases 50 Dalistick Systems for F-35 Sustainment

Lockheed Martin has purchased 50 Dalistick Systems for F-35 Sustainment from Corrdesa, the company says. Corrdesa is now under contract to supply an initial 50 units, with options for 40+ per year for the following three years, to equip the growing number of F-35 squadrons around the world. The Dalistick plating/anodizing unit is designed as…

AMADA WELD TECH Announced the Release of the WL-300A Laser Workstations

AMADA WELD TECH Inc. announced the new WL-300A laser processing workstation, configured for nanosecond pulsed fiber laser applications. Typical applications include marking of metals, and select plastics particularly for medical, electronic components, battery, and aerospace applications. This laser workstation is a larger version of the LMWS laser marker workstation that is designed to accommodate larger…

Greene Tweed Announces New, Ultra-Low-Temperature EPM 953 Elastomer for Phosphate Ester Hydraulic Systems

Greene Tweed announced the release of its new EPM 953 elastomer for phosphate ester hydraulic systems in aerospace applications. Developed for its ultra-low-temperature performance and compatibility with phosphate ester hydraulic fluids, EPM 953 outperforms existing EP elastomers and maintains an excellent seal at temperatures as low as -85°F (-65°C) or below. Suitable for static and…

ASM Rebranding as JANA Engineering

JANA, Inc., an engineering and technical documentation services company, has announced the rebranding of Aircraft Systems and Manufacturing, Inc. (ASM) to JANA Engineering. Ean Niland, president of JANA, Inc., states that the move is the last piece of the transition plan that began when JANA purchased ASM in 2017. “We are undertaking this rebranding effort…