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AE Industrial Partners acquires The Atlas Group


9 October 2018


Private equity investor AE Industrial Partners has acquired Aerostructures Acquisition LLC (doing business as The Atlas Group), a manufacturer of assemblies for commercial, military and business aircraft. 


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Helitech International’s new Technology Showcase Theatre


5 October 2018


The latest innovations in rotorcraft technology come under the spotlight in a series of dynamic presentations at this year’s Helitech International, taking place in Amsterdam from 16-18 October 2018. 


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US Army awards Boeing $160 million to continue Chinook rotor blade support


3 October 2018


Boeing will continue its support for the US Army's inventory of H-47 Chinook rotor blades with a new $160 million contract award.


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Lockheed Martin to combine machine learning with 3D printing


2 October 2018


The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research has contracted Lockheed Martin to explore how to apply artificial intelligence to train robots to oversee and optimize 3D printing of complex parts.


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Gulfstream officially acquires NORDAM G500 and G600 nacelle line


1 October 2018


Gulfstream Aerospace Corp has acquired the NORDAM Group’s manufacturing line that produces nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. 


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Lockheed Martin opens Innovation Center in Orlando


27 September 2018


Lockheed Martin has opened a 6,500-square-foot Innovation Center at its Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) facility in Orlando, Florida to empower employees with the technology and tools to develop creative solutions to complex problems.


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Washington State grant helps AIM Aerospace expansion


26 September 2018


The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded a $125,000 grant to the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County to support capital investments by AIM Aerospace


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RSA National opens new commercial, airside cargo terminal


24 September 2018


RSA National, the joint venture between US-based National Air Cargo and UAE- based RSA Global, has opened its new, flagship air cargo terminal, located airside at Dubai World Central. 


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Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend


20 September 2018


Airbus is delivering its first American-built aircraft to use sustainable jet fuel today, to New York-based airline JetBlue. 


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Sikorsky/PZL Mielec delivers M28 aircraft to Ecuadorian Army


11 September 2018


An M28 short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft manufactured at PZL Mielec, a facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky, has arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight from Poland. 


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World's biggest equine airlift for FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018


4 September 2018


The largest commercial airlift of horses ever undertaken in the history of equestrian sport is underway ahead of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, which start in North Carolina on 11 September.


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NASA selects SSL to explore commercial satellite assembly in space


31 August 2018


SSL, a Maxar Technologies company, has been selected by NASA to perform a study exploring the use of commercial habitats in space as satellite manufacturing facilities. 


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Lightweighting and fuel efficiency drive high-performance plastics demand


27 August 2018


A recent Frost & Sullivan report reveals that the increasingly popular trends for lightweighting, engine downsizing and vehicle electrification are expected to drive demand and adoption of HPPs in automotive and aerospace applications. 


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Alliance Magnesium receives $30.9 million in financing


22 August 2018


Alliance Magnesium has signed a financing agreement with Investissement Québec and the Government of Quebec's Economic Development Fund in the amount of $30.9 million.


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United Technologies acquires analytics specialist Predikto


21 August 2018


United Technologies Corp has acquired Predikto, Inc, an Atlanta-based predictive analytics software company known for its cloud-based predictive maintenance solution.


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Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems


17 August 2018


Boeing is expanding its satellite and space portfolio with the acquisition of Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small satellite technologies.


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Magellan Aerospace signs purchase agreement with Pratt & Whitney​


13 August 2018


Magellan Aerospace has signed a six year agreement with Pratt & Whitney to manufacture aluminium castings for its next generation product family of engines.


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Honda Aircraft Company delivers first HondaJet Elite 


8 August 2018


Honda Aircraft Company has begun deliveries of its new advanced aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at its headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

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Gulf Coast Avionics completes upgrade to Cessna Citation


6 August 2018


Gulf Coast Avionics has completed a dual Garmin touchscreen and transponder installation in a 1997 Cessna Citation CJ2.


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Electric airplane developer, Eviation, establishes US headquarters in Arizona


2 August 2018


Israel-based electric aircraft developer Eviation Aircraft is setting up its US headquarters in Prescott, Arizona. 


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Airbus reports half-year 2018 financial results


27 July 2018


Reporting its half-year results for the period ending 30 June 2018, Airbus maintained its guidance for the full year.


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Embraer sells E-Jets all over the world from Farnborough


26 July 2018


Embraer’s current Market Outlook forecasts worldwide demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats, over the next 20 years, with roughly two thirds of that demand being driven by market growth, and one third by the need to replace ageing aircraft.


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Allegiant chooses Honeywell for APUs and maintenance


24 July 2018


Honeywell has been selected by Allegiant Air to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its auxiliary power units and select avionics components across its fleet of new Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. 


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UTC Aerospace Systems invests in wheel and brake MRO facilities


23 July 2018


UTC Aerospace Systems is making critical investments in its global MRO infrastructure. In London, the company recently relocated to a new 50,000 square foot facility that is 50 per cent larger than the previous site. 


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Airbus wins orders for 431 commercial aircraft at Farnborough


20 July 2018


Airbus announced strong commercial aircraft business during the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, with successes across its broad product portfolio – including the new A220 and A330neo families.


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Boeing freighters fly off the shelves at Farnborough


19 July 2018


Boeing confirmed orders for 88 freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow from some of the leading air freight and cargo companies, including an agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for 35 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters.


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Phenomenal first two days at Farnborough


18 July 2018


The first day of the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow saw $46.4 billion worth of deals announced. Orders were placed for 311 civil aircraft across the show worth $43.6 billion. 


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Brazilian airline GOL commits to Boeing 737 MAX


18 July 2018


Brazilian carrier GOL is adding the newest and largest member of the 737 MAX family with a new contract that converts 30 current MAX orders to the 737 MAX 10.


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Spirit AeroSystems to build new R&D complex in Scotland


17 July 2018


Spirit AeroSystems has announced the creation of a new research and development complex at its manufacturing site in Prestwick, Scotland. 


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Boeing announces $2 billion of services orders at Farnborough


16 July 2018


The Farnborough Airshow is barely off the ground, but the orders are flying in. On the first day of the show Boeing has announced over $2 billion worth of services orders  . . . 

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Michelin Aircraft to supply entire Cirrus Aircraft line


12 July 2018


Michelin Aircraft Tire has been selected as the new original-equipment provider for Cirrus Aircraft, the renowned manufacturer of piston aircraft and maker of the world's first single-engine personal jet, the Vision Jet. 


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